Blackfly Lodge

Guided bonefishing charters in the Bahamas have long been a popular and legendary pursuit. Bonefishing, and in particular fly fishing in Southern Abaco has been one of those closely guarded secrets passed on quietly from one fly enthusiast to another, hoping they wouldn't tell too many of their friends. Each day, with each new group of anglers, we learn more about why no one wanted to talk about the huge bonefish, the incredible numbers of permit and the legitimate shots at tarpon that are possible in Abaco.

The fishing grounds that surround Blackfly Lodge and the new town of Schooner Bay form six distinct zones each rich in a variety of species and large enough to support the entire lodge fleet if weather were to force all boats to fish in one zone. Only the most severe weather would cause a cancellation. Each zone supports similar species yet each has a unique offering in both species and habitat. Bonefish, Permit, Mutton Snappers, Sharks, Barracuda, and Tarpon are among the species found in these waters and given the number and the size of the fish we observed makes the fishing at Schooner Bay simply world class.

Blackfly Lodge in Abaco is probably one of the easiest lodges in the Bahamas to get to. Just 1½ hours away from the U.S. mainland, Abaco is serviced by several airlines with direct flights into Marsh Harbor.


There are direct flights from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, W. Palm Beach, Orlando and New Smyrna.
Call us to book your trip to this world class fishery and maybe you will be the next person to land a permit on a fly!