Acklins Island is an unspoilt outer island of the Bahamas that provides a true Bahamian experience untouched by development. The flats of the Bight of Acklins are expansive and offer endless miles of bonefish habitat. The Bight is scattered with sand cays, turtle grass, soft mud and hard sand bottom flats making it perfect bonefish habitat. Huge numbers of fish are found here with a great diversity in sizes.
For anglers who prefer to wade and walk the flats when bonefishing rather than from a skiff, this is the place to come. Here, the guides use the skiffs mainly as a mode of transport to get from one location to another and such are the expanse of flats that the best way to explore the fishing is by wading. It is therefore essential that you have good wading boots and socks so that you are comfortable walking all day. Most of the flats are a hard or semi hard sandy bottom.
The west side of the island is a myriad of creeks, bays, channels and mangrove shorelines which offer an extensive habitat for Bonefish and hence a very productive fishery. The ocean side to the east, where the flats merge with the deeper water, attracts larger Bonefish and the occasional Permit. When the wind gets up, this side can offer protection with some sheltered areas. If the weather closes in, the lodge has the facility to use a truck to get anglers to the sheltered part of the island rather than a prolonged wet lumpy boat ride, which enables guests to maximise their days fishing.
As per all Fly Odyssey bookings, we will provide a comprehensive and detailed pre-trip fly fishing guide and advise of travel requirements prior to your departure.