I recently went to Atlantis in Nassau with the family for spring break. I decided to give bonefishing a try despite the many misgivings I have read online about bonefishing in Nassau.
I went out for a day with Aaron Bain of www.secret-soul.com. And I have to say that I was amazed at the quality of the fishing. The wind was howling but the opportunites were steady. I could not believe the number of fish that we were seeing. We landed a few in the morning while fishing from the boat. Then in the afternoon we went wading on this great and huge flat. The first half an hour or so we saw nothing and I was thinking that the wading would be a bust. But then we saw a few fish. We had to circle around them to get the wind at our back as there was no other way to cast. After that, the fish just kept coming. The flat was hot! I think I landed about 6 more in the next few hours, and missed countless others due to the difficult casting.
The setting was not as isolated as some places you go as you may guess. The flat we drifted in the boat was along the shore and there were a few houses and people along this area. So it felt a bit urban. But the flat we waded was very isolated and beautiful. We did not see another boat (Aaron said there is only one other guide service on the island).
All in all, it was a great experience. I have been to Andros and Belize and the fish in Nassua were much bigger on average and more plentiful by far. Maybe I had a lucky day but Aaron was not expressing any uniqueness to the amount of fish we were seeing. He was a great guide. Unbelievable "fish eyes". Also, very calm, thoughtful, helpful and understanding (when I was blowing casts). An excellent guy and guide.
One tip: bring your own equipment if you can. They said they had great Orvis equipment but it was just OK. Also, the trip from hotel pickup to boat in water was longer than anticipated (probably more than an hour).
I hope to be back in Nassau to go out with Aaron again. You will not be disappointed. In fact, you will likely be amazed!