Red Bays

This morning Jim, Art and Sandy headed to Red Bays on the north west side with Bahamian guide Tommy Key. They got back just a bit ago with a report of the days fishing. It was a bit slow and they said there were lots of clouds so the visibility was poor. They did get a couple 28 inch bonefish which would weigh about 8 pounds. One fish ran so hard it blew out the drag on Jim’s reel. Getting a couple fish like that would make a day for just about any one.
Here on the east side of the island it was pretty much a blue bird day.
They did say the fish they saw and cast to didn’t hesitate to eat the fly which makes the west side so great if conditions are right.

Yesterday Art got a big bonefish up the creek. There aren’t huge numbers of fish up there but the ones we find are big which is typical for this time of year.

The wind has been a factor the last few days. Looks like it’s going to lay down in the next few.

We have our list together for our trip to Williams Island on the west side and if the weather cooperates we will be camped there on Christmas day.
We’re planning on staying there for at least three days or until the food runs out. We should be able to catch some snapper and dive for lobster which are abundant over there.


  1. Sounds like a great place that’s full of adventure! The Inland NW was getting hammered with bitter cold temps and cutting wind and today the snow started. Supposed to be ~ 9″ here in Spokane by tomorrow morning…

    Appreciate you taking time to post the reports so those of us stuck elsewhere can dream.

  2. hello
    sounds like a blast!
    could you ask Herman or Benri if they could fish me 12/20-22(this weekend!) and if herman has a room open in the new place? i havent seen benri in years…is he working with prescott or on his own? we fished with herman last december.
    thanks and enjoy williams island,awsome place!
    brian harris 239-209-7653

  3. As of this morning over 17″ of fresh snow at the Spokane airport in the last 24 hours. Other areas hit much harder and it’s been snowing and blowing all day. Makes the Bahamas sound really, really good!

  4. Herman Bain store # 242-368-4222, home 242-368-4367 and cell 242-357-2375. Usually 5pmish EST you can reach him at the store or the cell is probably best bet other times.

  5. Where is Herman Bain’s new place and what is it called?Website?Thanks

  6. I don’t believe he has a website or if it has a name. He’s got several rooms down in Bowen Sound near his store from what I understand. Al will be able to tell you more when he gets back from having too much fun. Meanwhile, I have to go shovel again…..

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