Lost Key

Years ago I tried to put together a trip to a lodge on Ragged Key in the Bahamas. I couldn’t pull it off. No regular flights in or out and charter companies to sort though and, yeah, never got it to happen. I ended up diverting to Long Island, which had regular flights, and had a good trip. But Ragged has always kicked around in the back of my head.

It is isolated. It is small (~60 people live there, maybe less). It looks juicy.

Flats on the west and deep water to the east looks like a very good big bonefish scenario.

So, I was excited to talk to Will Blair, who happens to be making a go of it at the newly opened Lost Key Lodge. He was just about to fly out there when I got a hold of him for a few minutes to chat. Seems he might have the flight situation more or less sorted out, which is good. He’s keeping the numbers low, four anglers a week, and there’s a lot of water to cover. Sounds a bit like paradise.

I just checked, and… well… it might be going well. I stole this pic from his facebook page. Holy bonefish.

Yeah, this place is going to be stuck in my head for a while longer.

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  1. The fishing sucks there. That photo was probably from some other place like Key West. The marls are deep and and very sticky -you could drown. The mosquitos are terrible year around. Stick to well established Bonefishing locations and you’ll do fine! ;?

  2. Wow, photos like that make me re-think my choices in life…

  3. Ahhh… yes… I’ve heard that.. horrible there, right?


  4. Myself and 3 other experienced friends fished 1 week there first week of April 2022. Good news- I caught a massive cuda the first day and a 9.5# bonefish day 5 and there were a good amount of permit on rays. Some shots at Permit in rays and my friend caught his first permit. Bad news- we barely saw ANY bonefish all week. I cast to 3 all week and some most days saw no fish on 2 boats all day. Beautiful area but very frustrating for us AND the guides. Would NOT recommend

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