Abaco Flats Forecast – August 2011

Bonefishing in the “marls” of Abaco is great all year round, and August is no exception. This time of year, bonefish will be found in schools with both big bonefish, ranging from 6-to-10 pounds, and smaller bones, ranging in size from 1-to-4 pounds. In addition to bones, on the flats you’ll also find mutton snappers, barracudas, sharks, and the occasional permit or tarpon.

Based upon August’s warmer temperatures, fishing will be best early morning.

For tackle, we recommend an 8-weight fly rod with a 10-foot, 10-pound leader using #6 flies in light pink or medium to light tan colours. If you prefer a spin rod, try one 6-foot long with 10-pound test line. Artificial or live bait will work.

Mid-day, when it’s too hot to fish inshore, we can help break up your day with a snorkeling trip or even some bottom fishing. All it takes is a quick phone call or email.

Donnie and Dana Lowe Bonefish Heaven
Email: bonefishheaven@coralwave.com
Telephone: (242) 366-2275