The chill of winter is usually followed by sadness for many North American fishing enthusiasts, as it signals the end of their favorite sport until the spring.
Those that are willing to travel, however, will find that their fishing doesn’t have to end. The Caribbean’s warm weather and rich waters allow for fishing at any time of year.
When you can’t wait to get back to doing what you love or simply want to know where is the best fishing in the Caribbean islands for your upcoming vacation, there is plenty of affordable Caribbean real estate to get hold of as you head to one of the planet’s most popular regions to reel in big catches.
In Andros, you can find some of the best deep-sea fishing in the Caribbean, along with the best bonefishing in the Caribbean, too. Swain’s Cay Lodge is a great place to stay as it caters to those who take their fishing very seriously. With handpicked local guides and easy access to Mangrove Cay, you will be in the perfect condition to bring home large game fish like wahoo, billfish, and tuna.
In North Bimini, go to Bimini Big Game Resort to see the latest tournament vessels filled with the latest in sport fishing gadgetry, go on a snorkeling excursion, get scuba lessons and fish, of course. The perfect Caribbean fishing trip, the resort’s boats have staterooms and live bait wells. You can even bring your catch to the kitchen where they will prepare it for a fabulous meal.
Schooner Bay, yet another fabulous locale if you seek productive bonefish waters, is where you can find Abaco Lodge. A paradise for the saltwater fishermen, this area is one of the best fishing spots in the Caribbean for catching fish over five pounds. Their no-frills package comes with an open bar, fire pit, swimming pool, and a room with a waterfront porch. You can fish the famous Marls on skiffs captained by some of the best guides, which is a true delight.
Turks and Caicos
If there’s something that the Turks and Caicos Islands don’t have, no one has figured it out yet. Purchase affordable Caribbean real estate for the family, like a villa or condo, or book an all-inclusive beach resort to keep the family engaged with tennis, kayaking, or swimming while you enjoy some deep-sea fishing. There are plenty of tours that offer excursions to some of the best bonefishing spots the world has to offer.
South Caicos, a secluded out island, is home to one of the largest barrier reefs in the world providing for some unbelievable reef fishing. The blue waters of the reef have grouper, snapper, tuna and more so bring your rod, reel, and family to relax in this luxurious spot.
In Puna Pajaros lies Ascension Bay, a wonderful fishing area. Schools of bonefish, permit, and tarpon are daily visitors. For access to the best areas of the bay, Casa Blanca Lodge is the way to go. The Bay has hidden lagoons and varied flats, which when combined with the fact that netting is prohibited and the land has had little development, makes for an angler’s dream.
For the best fishing in January to June, go to Isla Mujeres, an island off the Yucatan Peninsula. This is a very low-key place for anglers to experience top-flight sport fishing. Some of the big fish found here are grouper, Bonita, and wahoo, but the sailfish are what makes this place stand out. You’ll find them in abundance. Not far away is Cancun, which offers some of the best fly fishing in the Caribbean.
Famous for the number of summer fishing tournaments hosted, Punta Cana offers fly fishing, bottom fishing, and trolling. There are a few different fishing charter operators available to take you to the very best spots for fishing blue and white marlin, wahoo, and sailfish. Be aware that the Dominican Republic has a catch and release policy for conservation reasons, so fish that aren’t going to be eaten must be released back into the waters.
Cast your line in the local waters of La Romana for the chance to catch the Caribbean island trophy fish of your dreams, like mahi-mahi, kingfish, wahoo, and barracuda which are plentiful. Charter a boat for a few hours or a full day, or stay at Casa De Campo a compound that offers activities for the entire family.
Though Honduras has always been one of the top fishing spots, only insiders seem to know about it. Venturing out to the gorgeous island of Roatan provides you with the ultimate escape from the cold back home. One of the oldest industries of the island, world-class fishing angler and charters can be found just about everywhere, along with local fishermen fishing the shoreline on a string.
Brus Laguna and the Bay Islands are also amazing places to spend a few hours. The Bay Islands being great for bonefishing right off the reef and deep-sea sport fishing to catch marlin while Brus Laguna is home to some massive tarpon.
Grenada’s stunning blue and green shades of crystal-clear water are famous. On one side is the Atlantic Ocean and on the other the Caribbean. Grenada has an unbelievable variety of marine life that makes for some wonderful fishing.
The sportfishing done here is thought to be some of the best deep-sea fishing there is in the Caribbean, with sailfish, dorado, and big yellowfin tuna all a possibility – so have your camera ready. If you prefer, you can fish the reef edge offshore for blackfin tunas, barracuda and wahoo.
Fish the Caribbean
It seems unfair, but the Caribbean’s beautiful beaches and perfect weather also have some of the best fishing destinations in the world, mostly due to the variety of waters.
From lagoons and rivers to shallow shores and deep waters, there is something for fishing enthusiasts of every kind. To experience your very best fishing in the Caribbean, there’s a resort or affordable real estate to make you and your family feel right at home.