Fly Fishing the Abacos

The “Marls of Abaco” are a vast expanse of prime, wilderness bonefish habitat, situated along the western shore of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. This little fished area stretches some 300 square miles: 30 miles to the north and south, and about 10 miles off the west coast of Abaco Island. The Marls have long been known by well-traveled bonefishermen, along with South Andros Island, as one of the most unique and productive fisheries throughout the 700 mile long Bahamian island chain.

The “Marls” are comprised of hundreds of square miles of mangroves, creeks, cuts and flats, navigable only by shallow draft flats and skiffs, and knowledgeable guides. The unique character of the Marls, which makes it such a perfect bonefish habitat, has spared it from further development and to this day remains one of the best bonefishing destinations in the Bahamas.

Activities for non anglers include: diving or snorkeling,  spectacular birding, beaches to visit, some shopping and an amazing golf course, apart from the lodge’s facilities that include a swimming pool located only meters from the sea.  There is quite a lot of birding to do in Abaco as the island lies directly on the eastern flyway migration route between North and South America. Abaco has more bird species than any other Bahamian island. Green Turtle Cay and Elbow Cay offer spectacular birding.  See below for special non angler offers.

Unlike some of the less developed islands in the Bahamas, Abaco has the third largest airport in the Bahamas (Marsh Harbour). Good numbers of direct flights from the U.S. makes traveling easy and the lodge is an easy 15-minute drive from the airport.

Hosting a maximum of eight anglers, the Abaco Lodge is a small, yet world-class operation. Fine cuisine, comfortable lodging, and a leisurely atmosphere go hand and hand with the lodge’s dedication to putting anglers on quality fish through their seasoned, expert guides. The management and staff are fully committed to providing each client with the utmost in service and attention to detail, as each client is sure to enjoy the Bahamian fishing trip of a lifetime.


Typical stay 5 Nights / 4 Days Fishing $3,250 -$3,550 in high season per person.

Call for weekly or shorter stay pricing.

Prices available for non angler and single anglers. Call for info.

Included: Lodging, alcohol, meals, guiding, and transportation between the lodge and Marsh Harbour or Treasure Cay Airport

Not Included: Transportation to Abaco, flies, terminal tackle, and other fishing equipment, personal items, and gratuities