Written by: Benjamin Gossett—Fishing Manager, Orvis Houston
I recently had the opportunity to travel to The Bahamas to fish at Deep Water Cay. When I arrived at the Freeport Airport, I met up with Craig Foster, store manager of Orvis Raleigh; José Delgado, fishing manager of Orvis Woodlands (TX); and Trey Oliver, fishing manager of Orvis Charlotte.
After a trip to the Sands Brewery, a visit to a cigar shop for Cubans, a scenic van ride, and a short boat ride, we made it to the lodge. The moment we arrived to the lodge everything was perfect: food, accommodations, amazing staff, and, oh yeah, big bones.
The fishing was lights out! I was partnered up with Trey on day one, and after a long run, we made it to bonefish heaven. I don’t remember how many we caught–that’s the way it should be–but we had school after school of nice fish. Trey and I both landed the biggest bones of our lives.
Day two was slower, but we had a blast. I was lucky to share a boat with Christopher Pipes of Deep Water Cay and the High Lonesome Ranch, and I learned that sharks fight very hard.
2 thoughts on “Photo Essay: The Big Bonefish of Deep Water Cay”
Nice article. I know how much fun it it is , I just got back from a great bonefish trip to another Orvis endorsed lodge, Eva’s Bonefishing Lodge in Andros. Read about it at https://samuraiflyshop.com/2015/11/18/one-fish-two-fish-redfish-bonefish/
Beautiful pictures and bones ! Very useful information . If you have the possibility, go to the Aitutaki lagoon, Cook Islands. I was fishing there last August with Etu Dawey , the bones are monsters and the island is a Paradise.