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11-09-2011 08:44 PM
teflon_jones It looks like one of my buddies wants to go back to Mars Bay and not Acklins, so there will only be 3 of us for Acklins. If anybody wants to come along to avoid the single rate, let me know. We'll be there the 17-24 of March.
11-09-2011 02:54 PM
Swalt
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Originally Posted by teflon_jones
Great thanks for the info Walt! I wish I could join you in December, but I'll be in Saudi Arabia and London that week.
Just heading down on my own right now. Like I said I needed the fix. If anyone wanted to come along that would be good too.
11-08-2011 08:33 PM
teflon_jones Great thanks for the info Walt! I wish I could join you in December, but I'll be in Saudi Arabia and London that week.
11-08-2011 06:59 PM
Swalt
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Originally Posted by teflon_jones
There is one big problem for me though that I have to consider. I have two destroyed hips and 3 bad discs in my back, including one that's herniated. My hips are so bad I take oxycontin and oxycodone every day 24/7 just to be able to make it through every day. The last time on Acklins, I found a lot of the flats were very soft and very difficult wading. By the end of the week, I could barely walk due to the pain
Scott,
I have made two trips to Acklins. Once to the north and once to the south. My experience was that the southern flats, esp the ones that you take the boat to, are easier wading for the most part. These are the same flats that require the "death march" to reach without the boat. Providing easy access to these flats is the beauty of Feltons place. There is probably 5 to 6 miles of fishable area there with plenty of hard coral or sand flats.
Walt
11-08-2011 04:58 PM
wrke It looks like I'll be on the Hoh and Sol Duc the last week of March. I might be able to convince my wife I'll need to be in Acklins the first week of March . . . perhaps.
11-08-2011 08:26 AM
teflon_jones Juro and others,
Let me know if the March 17-24 date works. I've got 4 guys including myself. If that doesn't work, I might do the week before/after but I'll be by myself so would need somebody to share a room with for the double rate.
11-08-2011 07:36 AM
acklinsboy Salina Point Bonefish Lodge has space for ten (10) guys/gals, each in a comfortable queen size bed, beach-front, over looking the ocean room!
11-08-2011 12:03 AM
teflon_jones Oh and one other thing is I've got 3 buddies that will be going along, so there would have to be enough space for the 4 of us.

I enjoyed Acklins the last time I was there Felton. I'm not worried about that! Truth be told all I need is a cold Kalik and a bonefish a day and I'll be plenty happy!
11-07-2011 10:38 PM
acklinsboy Scott, I trust what Walt said earlier about the bottom, will help:


The bottom on Acklins is varried. You have light to dark and sand to coral with grass. Most of it is decent wading. If you run into mud just back up unless there is a tail waving at you.

Walt (end of quote)


The truth be told; the Islands of the Bahamas are comparable, however, the deal at Salina Point Lodge can't be beaten with a stick!!! You will enjoy Acklins!
11-07-2011 09:21 PM
teflon_jones
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Originally Posted by Swalt
Teflon,
I am not going to compare fishing on Acklins to fishing on Andros. I have never fished Andros. I do know that Andros is not the only place in the Bahamas where there are good sized bonefish. I have caught double digit fish on other out islands and seen them on Acklins. Some people like to hunt and catch fish on their own and I think Acklins is one of the best places in the Bahamas to do so.

You must not have read what Felton includes in his deal. Both lodging and food are included. He also provides transport to and from the airport as well as daily boat transport to some of the top flats on Acklins. So food is not an extra cost and you don't need a rental unless you choose to get one. You can also hire a guide if you would like.

Walt
Hi Walt. I've only done Acklins once (Feb 2010), but Andros a bunch of times going back 10 years. Almost all of the fish I saw on Acklins were in the 3-4 pound range, though I did see some bigger fish, and one that was well over 30" and probably easily 12-14 pounds.

You're right, I didn't see what Felton had in the deal. I'm really tempted to just go to Acklins for 2 weeks instead of Andros since it'll cost me about 1/3 the price. Well make that about 1/5 the price since I have a college buddy that I pay for since he can't afford to go, but we've been doing destination trips for over 10 years now and it's just not the same without him. At $3250 a week for Andros, plus guide tips that'll run me $50+/day, boy is this a lot cheaper!

Personally I just like to fish on my own so a guide to me is just a way to get to the good flats. I always just leave the other guy with the guide and go off on my own. I like the peace and quiet of solitary wading, plus every fish you see you cast to and there's no need to take turns!

There is one big problem for me though that I have to consider. I have two destroyed hips and 3 bad discs in my back, including one that's herniated. My hips are so bad I take oxycontin and oxycodone every day 24/7 just to be able to make it through every day. The last time on Acklins, I found a lot of the flats were very soft and very difficult wading. By the end of the week, I could barely walk due to the pain.

Felton,
What's the bottom like on most of the flats towards the south end of the island? I stayed up in Chester's and fished mostly the north end of the island. I did fish Snug Harbor a couple of days though, and that was great to wade and nice and hard and easy, so if we'd be doing a lot of flats like that, then I'm fine. I did a lot of flats up near Chester's that were all soft and had that hill/hole/hill/big hole/big hill/hole pattern that makes for really hard wading, and I can't really do that for more than a day any more.
11-07-2011 06:00 PM
juro Those dates work for me.
11-07-2011 04:12 PM
FredA Furthur consultation revealed I'd be good to go the last week in March or the first week in March. I'm a definite for either of those two weeks.
11-07-2011 03:01 PM
juro We need to assemble the old gang at Salinas... what a hoot that would be And much more room for new adventurers at the "Taj Mahal".
11-07-2011 02:41 PM
wrke I still might want to go, but since I didn't make it to Montana and Oregon (Umpqua) this summer . . . and daughter having twins in October (cancelled my NB trip) . . . I think I'm headed to the Olympic Peninsula sometime in March. Haven't made final decisions yet.
11-07-2011 02:16 PM
juro You're killing me Walt! I would love to head down for a Dec "scouting mission".

I hope we get a good posse together this winter, I can't wait.
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