Deep Water Cay, GBI

I found this little video about Grand Bahama Island’s Deep Water Cay.  I’ve never fished at the lodge, but I’ve fished the waters around DWC and I’ve been past the lodge.

A storied lodge in a place that is kind of awesome.


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  1. Deep Water Cay Club. What a place One of the oldest and classiest bonefishing destinations anywhere. It was started in the late ’50s by Gil Drake, a legendary bonefishers It was in disrepair a few years ago. But now it is up to its old glory.( 14 new skiffs, deep water boat, and the main lodge back to it’s traditional look.) Old hand anglers and new types attend, many with wives . Fishing remains exceptional. And, the place is a bit swell.. That private strip gets good usage. It ain’t cheap…the disrepair is long gone.

  2. ps above written early without coffee. Sister Mary Catherine would rap my knuckles about typos. Too baad.

  3. More DWCC. Pioneer anglers in the 50’s told of a diversion created by Gil Drake for weather days, or, more importantly, for after angling relaxing. It was called Lizard Fishing (per the parents of my fishing partner, the first bone fishermen I ever met). Simple. Cast a small fly onto a walk, or stepping stones. A #8 Crazy Charlie, or white and bright fly, is ideal. Strip slowly, in short strips…or simply bounce the fly along, again slowly. Keep keen eyes.(guide eyes…) If available — and tailing?.–said lizards will freeze, eye the fly, and then move as quick as a barracuda to grab the fly, and make a run for it. The angle then lifts the rod quickly, makes a backhand snap, and said lizard takes flight, landing unhurt, and confused about now being in a new land. This lizard fishing is best accomplished with a Kalik or stiff drink in hand. Shots of tequila work. And, if done successfully near a bar, expect to have drinks bought for you, or on the house. Done it many times. As always, you don’t count lizards.

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