A couple years ago I went to Long Island for a hosted trip. It was a good time and has led to friendships I still have. It also did a good job of filling up the memory bank with plenty of bonefishy goodness.
Long Island got hit pretty hard by the hurricane and is in the process of recovering. The guiding operation I fished with, Bonefish Paradise, run by Dwayne Knowles and his brother, are offering a pretty sweet deal for April and May. This deal, and I haven’t seen anything like it, is $250 a day for a fully guided trip on Long Island. So, you and a buddy could fish for 4 days for $500 each. Really… where else are you going to find something like that? I’d go, were it not for the very real prospect of losing my job and marriage if I tried.
If you need a trip, jump at this. You aren’t likely to find a cheaper trip and you’d get competent guiding in a wonderful place. You’d also be giving some business to some good folks who could use it and would be appreciative.
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That is a heck of a deal!!! Fedel Johnson’s rate is $350/day per boat. I think this is a result of that ill conceived limit on DIY angling regulation. Anglers are down on Acklins too; I leave for Acklins tomorrow. Curtis Fkrming just fished with Fedel and I expect things will pick up from his Fly Rod Chronicles show and legislation is passed that is more angler friendly. Eric
Your photos are to die for. I would give anything for a beer and sandwich and that view that you have. The water is clear as ever, I am beyond envious of you! Thanks for sharing this, I’m seriously looking at my schedule and booking a trip here.