Crooked & Acklins Islands Trophy Lodge – Bahamas
Crooked and Acklins Trophy Lodge
Two small islands in parts of the archipelago of the Bahamas, of nearby attractions and closer to nature. Large lagoons and a protected reserve make it a wonderful place to fish.
Crooked Island and Acklins have a perfect shallow-water biotope, home to uncountable bonefish but also home to permit. These two species roam the huge sand flats and mangroves that can be waded all day! The average size of the bonefish is about 4 pounds, yet there are many big ones, too. The record bonefish caught on the island went 17,6 lbs! Permit are also present, on the flats, along the channels or following mudding rays, and as opposed to other fishing destinations, they have rarely seen a fly, ever. Triggerfish are also numerous, mainly on coral flats, and will readily eat a well-presented fly, barracuda will hold closer to the deeper water of the tide channels, some of them are really big, 45 lbs and better. Sharks, snapper, snook, and jacks complete the smorgasbord of fish species present all year long. Tarpon is mainly found in spring and summer, even though there is a population of resident fish. Offshore, wahoo, tuna, and dolphinfish are also present and can be fished for.
Located right on a white sandy beach, the lodge is very nice and comfortable. Run by a very friendly couple, the lodge has 5 large air-conditioned double rooms with bathroom and bathtub, sitting area, refrigerator, Wifi, dresser, chest, etc…
Meals will be taken at the bar/restaurant where cold beers will welcome thirsty anglers, returning from the flats. Food is varied with local specialties like a very tasty conch salad. It is a small, quiet, and private lodge, away from large-scale tourism. No crowds will be encountered at this superb atoll!
With nearly 50000 acres of flats, the islands of the Bahamas have the largest bonefishing area in the world. These great fish, often sizeable, thrive on the nutrients produced by one of the richest environments of our planet, the flats and mangrove areas are irrigated on a daily basis by the rich waters of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, flowing along and between the 700 islands and 2500 cays. Fly fishing opportunities are endless. Besides busy New Providence and its capital Nassau and Grand Bahama Island, the Out Islands as they are also called, are only sparsely populated.
You will discover two islands that are probably among the most pristine and least known, Crooked Island and Acklins. These two islands form a vast atoll with a circumference of just over 140 miles. Located in the southeastern portion of the Bahamas, the “Bight of Acklins” and its huge lagoon are encompassed by Crooked Island, Acklins, and Long Cay, totaling some 108 square miles! The islands are located less than 60 miles from the Haitian and Cuban coastlines, respectively… Crooked Island with its 250 inhabitants is a quiet, “out of the way” and tranquil place.
Nature is particularly pristine and beautiful. On many occasions will you be able to spot pink flamingos on the flats. Landing at Crooked Island is a superb and impressive experience, as the water depth of the huge lagoon does not exceed 10 feet so the vistas are truly breathtaking.
4 nights / 3 days package base 2 : $1990/person
4 nights / 3 days package base 1 : $2990/person
4 nights / 3 days package base 2 non angler : $1120/person
Week long trips:
7 nights / 6 days package base 2 : $3690/person
7 nights / 6 days package base 1 : $5690/person
7 nights / 6 days package base 2 non angler : $1790/person
10 days trips:
11 nights / 10 days / 9 guided days package base 2 : $5375/person
11 nights / 10 days / 9 guided days package base 1 : $8190/person
11 nights / 10 days package base 2 non angler : $2690/person
Two weeks trips:
14 nights / 13 days / 12 guided days package base 2 : $6980/person
14 nights / 13 days / 12 guided days package base 1 : 10290/person
14 nights / 13 days package base 2 non angler : $3580/person
In all these prices are included 12% of VAT.