Mar 10

Development Trumps Bonefish

Saw a story on Moldy Chum about a mangrove-crushing, environment-destroying developments in New Providence.  It isn’t pretty and the good folks at Secret Soul Fly Fishing Adventures (Aaron Bain and Clint Kemp) are pretty pissed about it… and you should be too.

You can read the whole story here from The Tribune.

It seems like over-development is a real emerging issue all throughout the Caribbean.  I would have thought that this little economic blip we are coming out of would have stopped a few thousand bulldozers and chain saws, but it continues.  I’ve read stories about development threatening Bimini and fears about development in Belize.

This makes me grumpy.

Oct 09

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.