Fly Fish Chick and the Bones of Exuma
Now, that sounds a little bit like a porn title (although the most porn-like sounding bonefish related item would go to Florida bonefishing guide Captain Ann Houlahan and her website www.boneranger.com). Fly Fish Chick has a great little vid/story about her Exuma trip from April, 2009.
The Fly Fish Chick has a blog full of fishing tales (tails) from all sorts of places you’d like to go to catch fish. Worth a look.
As for Exuma, that’s one of those “Out Islands” in the Bahamas that looks more beautiful that is reasonable. It appeared as though the Island was served by Air Sunshine direct from Ft. Lauderdale, but their website says this service is not available now. Unclear if this is temporary, or until the end of time.
As an alert reader pointed out, there are DIRECT flights from Fort Lauderdale to Exuma on Continental. Right now that flight is about $250. That is a tad much for a flight that lasts 1:30, but that’s the way it goes.
The Florida Sportsman website offered this fantastic account of bonefishing Exuma written by Mike Conner. This is worth a read.
Coral Gardens got a mention as a good base for DIY anglers and the $99 a night is a pretty standard budget rate these days.
If you are thinking more “lodge” as opposed to DIY, I’ve heard many times about Peace and Plenty and their rates seem in the ball-park and far from the most expensive I’ve seen.
Yes, I’d like to go there… for the bones, for the beauty. Sign me up.