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The Bahamas

The Bahamas
The Bahamas

Episode 9


Sun Sports Network

Thursday, 8/28, 6:00pm

Friday, 8/29, 11:30am

Sunday, 8/31, 7:30pm

The Sportsman Channel

Wednesday, 8/27, 12:30pm

Friday, 8/29, 9:00pm

Sunday, 8/31, 6:00am


There is no question that Florida is a great place to fish. But right next door in the Bahamas, the fishing maybe even better. There's no better feeling than completing an ocean crossing in your own boat. Man's been doing it for more than 400 years, but it's never been easier than right now. Even with state of the art electronics, auto pilot and super dependable outboards, it's still a great feeling to spot land after three plus hours at sea.

Today's outboards have never been more reliable, so the prospect of making a crossing in a single powered 25-foot skiff is certainly doable. Even without your own boat the Bahamas are super accessible. Daily flights out of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm will deliver you to some of the hottest fishing destinations anywhere.

Join us as Terry Gibson makes the crossing on boat and find excellent bottom fishing plus some big dolphin. Then Mike Conner flies over to stalk the gray ghost…bonefish. As they say, It's Better in the Bahamas!

On the Conservation Front: Founder Karl Wickstrom points out some silly quirks in Florida's fishing license laws and campaigns for that shore-based anglers to be required to carry a license.


Target Species: Snapper, Grouper Dolphin

Sponsor: Sea Sucker

Location: West End, Bahamas

Host/Editor: Terry Gibson

Guide: Mark Connell, Grayson Kyte, Dale Davant

Lodging: Blue Marlin Cove


Sponsor: Pflueger

Reel: Penn International V 50VSW

Rod: Penn International Tuna Stick 6'

Line: 50lb Trilene Big Game High Vis Green line

Bait: Williamson Trolling Plugs


Sponsor: Mercury

Boat: 39' Venture

Engines: Mercury 275hp Verado


Target Species: Bonefish

Sponsor: Alumarine

Location: Exuma, Bahamas

Host/Editor: Mike Conner

Guide: Garth Thompson, Drex Rolle, Stevie Ferguson

Lodging: The Mermaid House


Sponsor: Berkley

Rod: Pflueger Trion IM-6

Reel: Pflueger Trion

Line: Scientific Angler Mastery Series Bonefish

Fly: #4 Gotcha


Sponsor: Mercury

Boat: 16' Boston Whaler

Engine: Mercury 60hp 2 Stroke


Sponsor: Berkley

Conservation Minute: Mercury

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