Crooked, Acklins & Ragged Islands

Crooked and Acklins Islands in the southern Bahamian chain are all but joined – a shallow passage called The Going Through just about separates the head of Acklins from its sister in the north. It’s a beautiful, rustic part of the out islands and the chances are, if you make it here, you’ve made it here for one reason – fishing. Despite a small selection of fishing lodges and guesthouses, the islands are largely undeveloped and unpretentious. The fishing is sensational though – the islands are ringed by a 50-mile barrier reef, and the relatively unpressured flats are legendary for the size and numbers of bonefish. One for the wilderness bonefisherman.
The same goes for Ragged Island, lying roughly 100 miles to the west of Acklins. Truly remote and untapped, this little-visited fishing paradise is the home of big bones that almost never see angler’s flies, and a fair number of permit. See below for the best fishing lodges and bonefish guides on Ragged Island, Crooked Island and Acklins Island…


Photo credits: David C. S.