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    My wife and I celebrated our 15th anniversary with a trip down to Bermuda last week. We traveled Tuesday thru Saturday and it was a quick, but super fun getaway for us. This was really our first time away for more than a night or two, ALONE, in nearly 12-years since our first son was born.

    She's good with reading, and I wanted to fish. I spent some time researching local waters and species and with the cost of everything else, I figured my best option was to just rent a boat one day and fish from shore the others. I had read that there weren't really any tackle shops in Bermuda, just knick knacks and bait to be found in gas stations. So, I purchased a decent travel rod (Daiwa Ardito - 7-0 Med) which I carried on, and also packed a small tackle bag in my luggage. I used one of my bass spinning reels (Revo X30). I also picked up a few saltwater jerks, some small bucktails, some GULP stuff and jigheads. Basics that could cover multiple species and styles of fishing.

    One Wed, our first full day there and our actual anniversary, I had booked the 6-hour boat rental. It was a small skiff with a 30hp motor. The outfitter provided a cooler, several gallons of gas and snorkel gear. They gave us a map and told us our limits and where we could and couldn't fish. One area was a nature preserve... I basically just let the boat drift with wind and current over reefs where fish were present. I also did the same over a big sand flat where I saw some fish working, and where I landed a bucket list fish...A nice Bonefish. We had a blast on this day, as I landed 7 different species of fish from the boat and also from land when we beached up for a bit. We snorkeled, read, ate, and we laughed with no cares in the world. It was truly a fantastic day. (Pics and a video to follow in subsequent posts.)

    Fish species caught:
    1. Bonefish
    2. Red Hind
    3. Sand Diver
    4. Yellow Tail Jack
    5. Almaco Jack
    6. Pompano
    7. Bermuda Porgy
    8. Barracuda
    9. Triggerfish
    10. Bar Jack
    11. Some little reef thingy...in various sizes

    The next two days we stayed on shore and again, I fished while she chilled and read. I caught several more species on jerkbaits, spoons and bucktails tipped with Gulp. The Yozuri jerk's and the spoons caught the most and best fish though.

    Bermuda is an amazing place. We rented a scooter for transportation and really traveled the island from end to end. It's a beautiful place, and the people there were amazing as well. Super nice, super helpful and it seemed like they truly appreciated us, even as tourists. We'll certainly be headed back.
    Last edited by gnfsnva; 06-13-2019, 03:12 PM.
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    Video of Bonefish Catch. Probably the most fun fish catch I've ever had.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/prNQELUKJ1DMWQtcA
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          • #6
            awesome pics, erik - well done! and yes, the water really is that blue.
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            • #7
              Love the video, that's a big bonefish

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              • #8
                Great catches!

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                • #9
                  Looks like it was an awesome trip! Thanks for sharing! <><

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