They are known as the “ghosts of the sea” — for more reasons than one. Bonefish, almost translucent, appear as little more than flitting shadows beneath the water’s surface and disappear in the blink of an eye. The elusive fish take hours — and the expertise of a local fisherman — to find. They easily spook at a baited hook. And reeling in one of these tenacious creatures is like fighting with the devil. No wonder, then, that bonefishing is the ne plus ultra for many an angler.
Some of the world’s best bonefishing is found in the Bahamas, where warm, tropical waters and shallow flats serve as the fish’s favorite home. And the primo place to try your hand at bonefishing is at Deep Water Cay, a private island a short ferry ride from Grand Bahama Island, or about a half-hour by private plane from Fort Lauderdale.