Clearly, it is our duty to go to the Bahamas

Financial Times contributor John O’Connor took one for the team and went to the Bahamas in September where he wrote about the decline in tourism, the impact it has had on the local economy of the Bahamas and Nassau, in particular.  Amidst talking about unemployment at 20% on Nassau and massive staff cuts at some of those big resort/casino’s, John also found time to go bonefishing with guide Aaron “Big Bone” Bain.  John says his skillz leave something to be desired, but that his guide gets him into fish, including an 8 pounder within 1/2 hour.  Not bad… not bad at all.

The article is an interesting read for anyone interested in how the Bahamas are weathering the economic storm.

I found the below video from an unrelated bonefishing trip with Aaron Bain.

It is nice to know that quality bones can be caught in Nassau, as it is the easiest island to get to and there are  loads and loads of deals for the interested angler these days with low occupancy and lower air fares that have been seen in recent memory.

I quick scan didn’t reveal Aaron Bain’s guide business details.

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  1. Joran Van Helden

    Save your money and book anyone but Aaron, he took me “fishing” on a beat to shit truck, didn’t find any bonefish until the end of my charter. When we stopped for gas he asked me for $20 to put some fuel in his truck, plus I had to pay for bottled water and snacks since he had no drinks at all. Also good thing I brought my own gear because he had nothing on him, by the time i finally caught a bonefish I just wanted the charter to end and be back in my hotel.

  2. Wow… that doesn’t sound like an awesome day. I’ve heard good things about him, but this certainly doesn’t sound positive.

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