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Old 04-07-2006, 11:24 AM
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Thinking about heading to Grand Bahama for a long weekend in May with the little lady. Planning on staying in a regular resort and using guides for two days.

Anybody have any recommendations of both guides and resorts? (Trying to avoid staying at a lodge for this one)

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Old 04-07-2006, 01:00 PM
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Westin at Our Lucaya....Capt. Phil & Mel for a great weekend

I believe the Westin has at least 5 pools...Phil will pick you up at the door...Just make sure you bring along a soft cooler of drinks and a sandwich or two.. The convenience stores on the East end leave a bit to be desired.
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Old 04-11-2006, 05:34 PM
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Hi Dave
Just back from Abaco this morning . . . I've fished GB many times. Stay at Pelican Bay, s.o. will love it. They have their own guides, but see if you can get a couple of days with the Pinder brothers. Try to get Jeffrey or David, Jr. They always have their sports stay at Lighthouse Point (part of Our Lucaya) which would be fine. PB is smaller (and right next door) and my wife and I prefer it. try grandbahamabonefishing
I'll post some pics from Abaco soon.
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Old 04-11-2006, 08:02 PM
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All of the suggestions are good ones - My personal favorite would be:

East End: Captain Perry Demeriite out of the McCleans Town. He will pick you up at the hotel drive you to the dock (45 - 60 minutes) away. And work his rump off for you. He currently fishes out of a 17 foot maverick, and has what I would consider to be top 10% guiding skills (compares favorably with the Middle Bight guides in Andros). Have sent many his way - and none have complained. He is also comfortable with both expert and novice casters and has the ability to effectively coach so those making the transition to SW have a great experience.

If you want to fish the West end - Tommy or Carl Rolle are both excellent inpendent guides as well 242-559 2956


In the Our Lucaya complex - The Westin is my favorite. The grounds are incredible and great food (and also cheap food) is within walking distance.

Captain Perry Demeritte : (242) 353-3301
Website: captinperry.com

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ditto on perry. but i have him booked from april 29-may5. but he is one of the best guides i have ever encountered. also call mel.; they pretty much have the east end locked up but thgey are top notch.
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Thanks for all the info guys. Unfortunately GB didn't work out for our travel plans.

We are going to fly to Miami instead. We arrive 5/25 visiting friends in the city that night. In the morning we are going to drive down to the keys. Flights are booked but nothing else.

Do you guys have any recommendations on guides and upscale places to stay? It's somewhat short notice but any help would be appreciated.

We would like to be pretty far south. I'm a keys virgin but I'm thinking between Key West and Islamorada.

Thanks again,
Dave
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