Merry Christmas all. I hope you got lots of good bonefishy shwag. If you were really good, maybe you got a Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters trip wrapped up under the tree.
Some of the best values in destination bonefishing these days are being dealt out by Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters. I was looking at their DIY/Hosted options, but couldn’t get the flights to work. They are on my radar for the future.
Here is an update from Vince, owner/operator of Cattaraugus Creek.
The cost of these trips is the same as if you booked them directly with the lodges. The benefits of going with our group and a host:
*If you’re a single angler, we match you up with another angler so you get the double occupancy rate, and save a bunch of $. We do our best to match you up with someone you’ll be compatible with.
*Our host always brings extra gear (rods, reels, flies, leaders, tippet) just in case. You never have to worry about breaking a rod and being unprepared—we’ve got you covered. If you just want to try out new gear, or don’t want to buy that 10 wt just for the trip, you can use ours for the week.
*We provide a complimentary fly box and a good selection of productive flies for the destination you are visiting. Plus, we’ll have extras in case anyone runs out during the week.
*If you want help with your casting, or want to learn some new knots, we’ll help.
*Our host is there to ensure everything goes smoothly, from making sure everyone has the beverage they want in the cooler for lunch to assisting with rigging your rod and being prepared for your day on the flats.
Turneffe flats lodge, Belize
Turneffe Flats Lodge, Belize (February 13-20, 2010)
great couples trip and also for serious anglers–lots of bonefish and permit, with some tarpon, plus lots to do for the non-angler.
7 Nights/6 Days Fishing (Double Occupancy): $3,900./person (these are the 2009 rates!)
Grey’s Point Lodge, Acklins Island, Bahamas (February 13-20, 2010)
an old favorite of ours located directly on bonefish flats, with lots of great bonefishing and beautiful wading flats very close by. $2895/week double occupancy, fully guided, lodging and meals
Gems @ Paradise Lodge, Long Island, Bahamas (March 6-13, 2010) a great value in bonefishing on beautiful Long Island, Bahamas offering superb wading for bones. Brand new lodge right on the water.
$2250/week, double occupancy, fully guided, lodging and meals
Acklins Island, Bahamas hosted DIY trip (March 13-20, 2010) FULL
Hosted do-it-yourself angling in remote location on beautiful Acklins Island-our fourth year here.
$1750/week, includes your oceanfront hotel, all your meals, maps and kayaks
Eleuthera, Bahamas hosted DIY trip (April 17-24, 2010) FULL
Hosted do-it-yourself angling on a quaint island; great for families too–our tenth year here
$1750/week, includes your oceanfront hotel, all your meals, vehicle, maps
Turneffe Flats Lodge, Belize (May 15-22, 2010)returning again when the big tarpon come out in May, along with the usual bones and permit–a great time for a grand slam!
For more information, go to the Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters website.