In December, 2011, I traveled to Deep Water Cay Resort on the East End of Grand Bahama Island. Deep Water Cay is known for being perhaps the first bonefish “club,” founded in the late 1950s. It’s storied history belies the reality that, today, Deep Water Cay is one of the most spectacular bonefish destinations in the Caribbean.
The bonefishing experience at Deep Water Cay is hard to describe. Steeped in generations of angling and guiding history, the flats are still perfect and the fishing still fairytale. Still, I did my best to absorb every element. That proved difficult to do with just a few days’ time. I need to go back, to get reacquainted with Deep Water’s legendary guides, and try once again to communicate through photography the unique experience made possible by a combination of heritage, top-shelf guides and staff, and the mind-boggling expanses of bonefish flats.