Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Destination X: Northern Bahamas Trip Report

A month ago, we published the trip report by Doug Jeffries on his June 9-16, 2012 Destination X Live-aboard exploration in northern Bahamas with the Water Cay Lodge Guides. To refresh your memory, this is how we described Destination X in that posting:

There are those seductive spots on the map. Those hard to reach, off the radar areas that have fishing like the way it used to be. For much of the year due to weather concerns and/or fuel costs, these spots are usually beyond the reach of guides for day use. They are remote, pristine and rarely fished... and why Destination X was created. We wanted to get to these areas on a limited basis and then keep our mouths shut about exactly where they are. Angling Destinations (www.anglingdestinations.com) has always wanted to get off the beaten path and offer our clients unique angling opportunities. It is in this spirit that we offered the following Bahamian adventure. On this trip we wanted to explore one of best fishing areas in the Bahamas. In the past, we have camped on remote cays in this area (yes, the names shall remain unknown!). This year headquartered aboard a live-aboard catamaran the Destiny II. We employed two of the best guides in the Bahamas, Sid and Ezra Thomas. 

Now we have a report on Curt Killar's trip the following week June 16-23, 2012 as reported in the Richmond, Virginia Times-Dispatch. Here is a link to the story by Andy Thompson in the newspaper published July 22, 2012:


  1. Fantastic photo of the waterspout. And that mutton snapper and grouper make my mouth water just thinking about how Steve would have prepared them. These guys hit it perfect on the backside of that cruddy weather. Glad they had an awesome trip.

  2. That waterspout is pretty cool eh Doug?
    Looks like they had a great time to go along with the weather!