Bahamas bonefish adventures can be surprisingly affordable. Here are 7 things Canadian anglers should know


Resorts on Nassau range from charmingly quiet, to lively and packed with attractions


It’s a dangerous thing to wake up one frigid winter morning and say, “Bye honey, I’m off to the Caribbean. I’ll see you in a week, and don’t forget to shovel the driveway.” Not surprisingly, every angler who is curious about bonefishing asks me if they can bring their spouse or kids. You can… if you’re willing to pay the full fishing price for every member of your group, and they’re willing to sit in the skiff with you for seven hours, or spend every day at a simple guest house surrounded by jungle, with no beach, shopping or cafés. In other words, it’s a no-go for most non-fishing folks.

However, you might consider the his-and-hers scenario I pulled off last November. I spent three lovely days in Nassau, laying on the beach with my long-suffering, long-time companion. Then she flew home, and I flew over to North Andros to go fishing. While Nassau is pricey, it’s cheaper outside of the December to February peak, and there are plenty of flights from Canada.