Bahamas

Crooked Island – Crooked and Acklins Trophy Lodge

THE FISHING

With nearly 20,000 acres of flats, the Bahamas is the largest fishing area for bonefish in the world. Fish are larger than the average size as they enjoy the abundance of food that comes from one of the richest natural environments on the planet; the mangrove flats, irrigated and seeded every day by the rich waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

In the extreme southeast of the archipelago less than a hundred kilometers from the Haitian and Cuban coasts, Crooked Island and Acklins form an atoll over of 230 square miles. Its huge and shallow lagoon which consists of the islands of Crooked Island, Acklins and Long Cay makes a perfect wading area for bonefish and permit. It is particularly unspoiled and beautiful and with its 350 inhabitants this place gives the appearance of a place lost in time.

The average size of bonefish is about 4 lbs but much larger fish can be found on the flats. The island record is 17.6 lb! Permits have hardly ever seen a fly here and are present in great numbers both on the flats and along the channels and they are often found in the vicinity of large stingrays.

Nice triggerfish are also common on the coral flats and are not reluctant to take a little crab or shrimp imitation. Resident baby tarpon can be found throughout the year in some lagoons but most of the bigger fish arrive mainly during spring and summer. Barracudas up to 45 lb, sharks, snappers, jacks and snooks are some of the other species that are worth a cast as well as pelagic wahoo, tuna and dorado. The guides are all natives of the atoll. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience of this huge fishing area which is still unaffected by fishing pressure.

BOATS AND EQUIPMENT

There are a variety of skiffs used, from Hewes to Hells Bay, powered by 60 HP four stroke engines. Each skiff has a generous casting platform along with plenty of storage space for extra rods and dry bags.

GETTING THERE

Guests fly into Nassau International and transfer to their domestic flight to Crook Island. Once arrived, you will be greeted by a Slipstream Angling Rep. and be transferred to the Crooked Island and Acklins Trophy Lodge, to start your week of fishing. On the day of your departure, you will be transferred back to the Crook Island domestic airport to make your domestic flight back to Nassau International for your departing flight home.

Slipstream is a full-service travel company that can handle a variety of services relating to your trip. For assistance, please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703.

RATES FOR 2021/22

7 Nights / 6 Days: $3,690 USD, DBL Occupancy

7 Nights/ 6 Days: $5,190 USD, SGL Occupancy

We can easily organize longer stays (10-14 days) Please contact our office directly for longer stay pricing and availability.

  • NAS - Nassau
  • Year round
  • Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon…
  • 10 Rods per week guests
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Physicality: Low
  • CC Payment at Facility : Yes
Bahamas

Crooked Island – Crooked and Acklins Trophy Lodge

Tour Location

LOCATION

Located in the southeastern portion of the Bahamas. The “Bight of Acklins” and its huge lagoon are encompassed by Crooked Island, Acklins and Long Cay.

PRIMARY SPECIES

Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Triggerfish, Barracuda, Jacks, Sharks, and Snapper

SEASON OF OPERATION

Year Round

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS

The regular week runs from Saturday to Saturday but for those with the time, it is possible to extend your trip and depart the following Wednesday.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Located right on a white sandy beach, the lodge is very nice and comfortable. Run by a very friendly couple, the lodge has 5 large air-conditioned double rooms with bathroom and bathtub, sitting area, refrigerator, Wifi, dresser, chest, etc. Meals will be taken at the bar/restaurant where cold beers will welcome thirsty anglers, returning from the flats. Food is varied with local specialties like a very tasty conch salad. It is a small, quiet and private lodge, away from large scale tourism. No crowds will be encountered at this superb atoll!

DESTINATION CAPACITY

10 Rods per week
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INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • 7 Nights accommodation at the Crooked Island and Acklins Trophy Lodge
  • 6 Days guided fishing
  • All transfers at Crooked Island
  • All meals, including breakfast and a packed lunch for fishing each day, and dinner

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • Gratuities to staff and guides
  • Fishing gear
  • Alcohol
  • Round trip international and domestic airfare to Crooked Island
  • Additional nights spent in Nassau
  • Travel Insurance

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

A valid passport good for 6 months AFTER the trip has been completed. Please note that the Bahamian Government is very strict about the 6 month stipulation and they’ve been known to turn anglers away who don’t have sufficient time left on their passport.