Looking back on 2019.... it was a pretty good fishing year locally (Montana) as well as several new firsts that were great adventures! First saltwater/bonefishing trip (Bahamas), first sturgeon trip (Columbia River in WA) - had to beach the 7 1/2' sturgeon and he didn't cooperate for photos. Learned some tips/tricks for lake fly fishing and doing a little fly tying........... Locations are generalized, don't ask for specifics as I'm not at liberty to give those out Lori
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How did you like fishing the salt with a fly? My first trip was amazing. Such a different style of fishing than the (typically) blind cast. I found it so much more visual (the Bahamian guides have eyes like an osprey), spot and stalkish. Then there is the wind... Add in the drift of the boat and there are so many factors going on that it is hard to keep up with.
Glad you had a great fishing year!
Wow, you saw some tarpon? That's really cool. I fished South Andros for my trips. Saw one permit on one trip and no tarpon. The camp/guides were set up for bones so the other species weren't really keyed on.
I hear you on escaping the dreary NW during the winter months, exactly the same time I escaped the SAD.
Don't know if you were on a purely fishing trip or fishing added on to a vacation trip, but if you do a trip for purely fishing, you might look at Kiritimati/Christmas island. Right on the equator, plenty of sunshine and plenty of fishing. In my opinion, the Bahamas is mainly focused on bonefish, CXI is like fishing in a saltwater aquarium. Triggerfish, plenty of bonefish (generally smaller than you would find in the Bahamas), milkfish, GT's, Wahoo offshore.
Accommodations are a bit more rustic than most places in the Bahamas, travel as I am sure you aware of is a bit limited. But the fishing is amazing....
May your 2020 fishing year be just as good!