|Pelican Bay bonefish
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This Dream Fly Fishing Trip provides the angler with the rare opportunity to fish the productive flats of the Bahamas for bonefish with potential shots at tarpon and permit and make a short run offshore to fish for yellowfin tuna and dolphin/dorado. The flats are rarely influenced by weather offshore and the offshore conditions are typically flat in late May. This makes it easy to spot the bird schools working above marauding tuna or dolphin.
Tentative Dates: Arrive: May 24, 2007 through May 30, 2007
Informal Fly tying and knot tying demonstrations available for those interested. Ready Head kits will be available to tie offshore patterns without using epoxy!
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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Final Destination District of Lucaya from Freeport Airport - airport code: FPO.
6 Fishing Trips in 5 Days!
Five full days fishing on the spectacular flats for bonefish
6 nights lodging
16-foot Maverick flats boats w/new Yamaha 90's
One offshore fishing trip per angler
Offshore equipment, flies and leaders
Daily CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Deluxe PICNIC LUNCH on fishing days
Lodging at Pelican Bay, Grand Bahama
Transport to a from the airport if anglers arrive as a group
6% Hotel Guest Tax, 6% Resort Tax
Pelican Bay at Lucaya, Grand Bahama
6 nights at Bahama's newest boutique Hotel: luxurious accommodations,
Caribbean charm with European Service
Private Balcony overlooking courtyard and marina, shops and
restaurants of Port Lucaya Marketplace
Waterfront room with A/C, 1 King or 2 Double Beds
Satellite TV, direct dial phone, in-room coffemaker & mini refrigerator
Tropical pool, hot tub, and pool bar
For additional information on Pelican Bay and other local attractions please visit their website at:
Transport to and from the Freeport airport as a group.
Freeport Airport code for searching for flights is: FPO
If anglers arrive separately, transfers can be arranged for $25 per airport trip or cab at $20 from airport to resort.
Anglers are responsible for the flights to Freeport as airfare is not included in the price.
Nearby activities and attractions:
Fishing 6 trips in 5 days will tire the hardiest of anglers. The following information is a menu of potential opportunities for non-anglers. If you choose to bring your spouse, family or close friends, there are many other activities to keep them busy. The Pelican Bay unique fishing experience allows anglers to experience world-class bonefishing and offshore flyfishing with luxuray living and ease of access to a myriad of non-angling activities.
There are shops and restaurants located in the Port Lucaya Marketplace within 5 minute walking distance from resort.
Outdoor activities for the non-angler include:
Swimming with dolphins;
Sea Kayaking; and
other water related sports.
Anticipated Dates: May 24 - 30, 2007
The exact week depends on how quick the trip fills and we can lock in the week of May 24 - 30, 2007.
Anglers should supply their own bonefishing fly equipment. If they do not have their own, bonefishing equipment available for rent.
Suggested fly gear are 7 and 8 weight outfits with floating line to fish the shallow flats.
OFFSHORE FISHING: (provided by charter)
If you choose to bring your own equipment, the following is suggested:
10 weight outfit for dolphin and small tuna with a floating line;
12 and 14 weights for larger dolphin and yellowfin tuna with intermediate sink or clear ghost tip lines and a floating line. Reels should have a reliable and smooth drag and capable of holding over 250 yards backing for the 12-weight and 400 yards backing for the 14-weight outfits.
The cost of the trip is $3,310 per person, double occupancy.
Additional offshore trips for additional cost can be reserved ahead of the trip. It is highly recommended to partner with 1 or 2 other anglers to share the cost of the additional trip and to give your arms and back a rest between tuna.
If an angler brings a non-fishing guest, then there is an extra charge for the room since it is not available for the double occupancy of anglers.
A 50% deposit of $1,655 is required at time of booking. Deposits are due by October 31, 2006. There are 7 slots available for this trip and I hope to fill the trip by late Fall, 2006 in order to reserve the week of May 24 - 30, 2007.
PASSPORT required by the U.S. Immigration to return to the United States.
Passports applications are easily obtained through the U.S. Post Office and it is suggested you initiate this process as soon as you decide to join the trip.
Tips for fishing guides - suggested $40 minimum for bonefishing ($20 per angler per day) and $80 per offshore trip;
Dinner (20+ restaurants, pizza to gourmet 2 min. walk from resort)
Bonefishing equipment available for rent