All guests are respectfully asked to comply with our Catch and Release Policy.
The trade winds grant the island a consistently warm, pleasant climate year-round. Long sleeve shirts, pants and sun gloves will lessen potential skin damage from the tropical sun.
If you would like to snorkel, please bring your gear!
Rod & Reel: 8 or 9 wt. fly rods
Backing: At least 200 yards of 20 lb test
Fly Line: Floating weight-forward line
Leader: Tapered to 12 lb, 10-15 feet long
Flies: Bonefish flies include Gotchas, Charlies, Puffs, Bitters, Christmas Island & Bonefish Specials in a variety of colors and eye weights in 4's, 6's & 8's.
Additional saltwater shrimp & crab patterns are always good.
SPIN FISHING & BOTTOM FISHING:
CLICK HERE for plenty of great information from one of our anglers.
Rod & Reel: 20-25 lb spinning rod with a heavy reel with 200 yards of 20-25 lb test
Leader: Wire tippet/leader
Lures: Zara Spook Plugs. Chartreuse tube lures are a local favorite
Rod & Reel: 10 wt+ fly rod/25-30 lb. spinning
Leader: 50+ lb. test wire
Smith-Wells Lodge, P.O. Box DC 30640
Long Island, Bahamas
50 years of fishing experiences and the 6 days with you on the flats ranks at the top!
-Bruce Nuss, LIGONIER, PA