Jan 14th, 2016
Deep Water Cay sits on a private island at the extreme east end of Grand Bahama. The lodge excels at delivering top notch service, understated yet divine luxury, a pristine eco-system and monster bonefish! Deep Water Cay is a professional bonefish operation through and through, yet features a plethora of amenities to keep families and non-angling spouses enthused and happy. From the super comfortable private fishing cottages, brilliant Bahamian cuisine, a superbly friendly Bahamian staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and incredibly skilled guides, Deep Water Cay is a Bahamian paradise offering year-round bonefishing, quality R&R and big time fun.
Expert Interview with Dylan Rose
Where is the lodge?
Deep Water Cay is located on Grand Bahama Island about an hour’s drive east of Freeport.
How do I get there?
Guests can fly directly to Freepor directly from Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. Guests take a taxi approximately 60 minutes to the lodge from Freeport.
When should I go?
Peak months are March through May with the fall season being very productive as well. Do not overlook October and November!
Where do they fish?
Anglers fish the expansive and remote flat of eastern Grand Bahama Island.
How do they fish?
Anglers fish two per boat in pristine Hells Bay Flats skiffs and take turns fishing from the bow of the boat.
What fish will I catch?
Bonefish are the main quarry at Deep Water Cay. Fish range in size from 2lb – 8lbs. Larger fish are sometimes found as well. More and more anglers and having hair raising encounters with large permit as well! Barracuda are also plentiful.
How many fish will I catch?
Any time you land double digit numbers of bonefish in a single day it is a good day! Deep Water Cay may be one of the best places in the world to land a 10lb plus trophy bonefish.
Where do we stay?
Guests stay either in private fishing cottages with air-conditioning and a king sized bed or have the option of upgrading into a private 2 or 3 bedroom house located on the property.
Is there wade fishing?
Some wade fishing is available, most of the fishing is accomplished from the boat.
Does the lodge provide equipment?
The lodge does have some tackle available for rent, although it’s best to bring your own equipment if possible.
What is your favorite rod(s) for the trip?
Currently my favorite rod for this trip is a Sage Salt 9ft – 8wt. It’s powerful enough to deal with the wind and versatile enough for bonefish, juvenile tarpon or permit.
Are there other activities?
Blue-water trips, diving, snorkeling, stand-up paddle boards, kayaking and biking are all possible at Deep Water Cay.
What are the physical demands?
Physical demands are generally not an issue.
Dangers and annoyances?
Some mosquitoes and biting black flies can be present. Bringing long sleeves and pants as well as a good bug repellent is a good idea.