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Stella Maris Resort offers excellent bonefishing, unlimited reef fishing and exciting game fishing year round. Bonefishing: right at lee-side Adderley’s & Glinton’s Bays (minutes from the resort club), in the protected Columbus passage (north end/8 miles), and many other locations down south. Bottom and Reef Fishing: simply anywhere – lee-side and Atlantic side, from shore and by boat. Deep Sea Fishing: the Island’s east Atlantic shore is being washed by the North Equatorial Current, which transports huge schools of Blue & White Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Rainbow Runners, Yellow & Black Fin Tuna, and Mahi-Mahi…to name a few!

Deep Sea Fishing, Reef Fishing and Bonefishing excursions at Stella Maris Resort may be added to any of our nightly or package rates.

Deep Sea Fishing:

Boats:

32 ft. single engine inboard – for up to 6 fishermen @ $1,200,– per day

38 ft. twin engine inboard – for up to 8 fishermen @ $1,400,– per day

* Other third party deep sea fishing boats are available*

Facts:

  • A fishing day = 8am to 3pm
  • Surcharges for overtimes and unusual travel distances/fuel consumption may apply
  • Boats can cruise at up to 18 kts per hour
  • Boats are equipped with half cabins, WC, fighting chair, and outriggers
  • Boats are manned with a 2 man crew – rates include all equipment and bait

Best Months for Deep Sea Fishing:

  • Blue & White Marlin: June thru September
  • Sailfish: November thru March
  • Wahoo: September thru February
  • Rainbow Runners: March thru May
  • Yellow Fin Tuna: April and May
  • Black Fin Tuna: July thru December
  • Mahi-Mahi: March thru June

Reef Fishing:

Boats:

32 ft. single engine inboard – for up to 8 fishermen @ $950,– per day

38 ft. twin engine inboard – for up to 10 fishermen @ $1,150,– per day

* Various additional third party reef fishing boats are available, starting at 21 ft. length/$350,– per day*

Facts:

  • A fishing day = 8am to 3pm
  • Surcharges for overtimes and unusual travel distances/fuel consumption may apply
  • Boats are manned with a 2 man crew – rates include all equipment and bait

Bonefishing:
Stella Maris’s lee-side bays are a fly fisherman’s paradise, with average bonefish catches of 15-20, from 2-12 pounds! Fish with our expert guides from Bonafide Bonefishing or explore on your own in our nearby bays!

Boats:

16’ Hells Bay, with 65 Mercury, Poling Platform or 17’ Maverick, 90 Yamaha, Poling Platform

  • @ $500,– for a full day of Bonefishing
  • @ $450,– for a half day of Bonefishing
  • Max. 2 guests on the boat along with the guide.
  • Plus: transfer between the Resort and the Marina @ $20,– round trip.

Stella Maris Bonefishing Facts:

  • Boats depart from our marina usually at 8:00 a.m.
  • Fly Rods and Spin Rods are available for rent @ $20,– per day and $10,– per day, but own gear is recommended
  • Bait used includes freshly caught white crab and frozen shrimp when spin casting, Shrimp available @ $9,50 per pack
  • Preferred artificial bait – Brown Charley, Silver Charley, good color combinations are dark red/white/silver/yellow/grey
  • Rods that work best here are numbers 8, 9 and 10
  • 8 line is best for calm days, 9 for windy days
  • Line color does not matter, but yellow line is easiest for the fisherman who wants to see his line Leader – 6 to 10 pound test
  • Catch and release/non-barbed hooked fishing procedures encouraged

For more information about Bonefishing:
Please email James ‘Docky” Smith, of Bonafide Bonefishing at Docky@bonafidebonefishing.com
Or visit: www.bonafidebonefishing.com