We are excited to show you some of the best fly fishing the Bahamas has to offer. This outfitter’s family has lived on the islands since the 1700’s and his passion for fishing is displayed in how he runs his lodge.
Think of this remote lodge as access to your own private pristine Caribbean island. Accommodating only 4 angler’s maximum, this lodge is like no other saltwater experience for the adventure angler. After breakfast and a beautiful boat ride you will reach the flats and start fishing. Like all great flats programs, they will work through the tide at the optimum times and locations. In between tides can be an exciting experience whether it is monstrous barracudas or tricky triggerfish.
Everything is geared towards your desires and you having a great and safe time. The fact is you will have untold miles of Cays to explore with your guides. While they are primarily a sport fishing lodge, there are other things of great interest around these pristine Islands. The sheer number of fish will astound even the most seasoned explorer. Snorkeling can be almost overwhelming when one sees the volume and diversity of fish and live coral reefs. They even offer the opportunity for spearfishing if anglers so desire.
“I travel at least two times a year for saltwater and have been involved in many operations around the world. The Jumento Cays are the last of the best in the Caribbean. A truly unspoiled fishery. ”– Mike M
The lodge is equipped with a variety of boats depending upon the type of fishing you’re doing each fun-filled day.
- An 18 ft Beavertail Skiff with a 70 Hp Yamaha for poling in the back mangrove bays surrounding the island. It is also a perfect boat for hunting the flats for the huge Permit and Bonefish that inhabit the area.
- A 17 ft Bay/flats Skiff with a 140 Suzuki is fast and light perfect for flats fishing all along the Jumento Cays.
- 25 ft Center console This boat is great for bluewater with a brand new 300 Yamaha. Comfortable, clean and fast it is a perfect boat for reef fishing and close bluewater.
- A 15 ft Custom Dolphin Skiff Mangrove canoe. Perfect for exploring the large shallow mangrove just behind the lodge.
- A 39-foot Hatteras Convertible blue water boat with twin diesel Caterpillar engines. It is rigged and ready to go with the best equipment. Unlike most locations in the Bahamas the cuts and drops for these monster fish are close to the island and long runs are not necessary.
Thanks to its forgotten location, the bonefish around Lost Key Lodge are by all accounts the least-pressured in the Bahamas. Throw in Permit and plenty of prehistoric and super aggressive Cudas, and you have a near-perfect flats fishery. A plethora of expansive white-sand flats means all the fishing is done by wading or poling from a flats skiff.
There are easily-waded white sand flats as well as hidden, unspoiled mangrove creeks. Remote, rarely visited cays are home to schools of bonefish. The diversity and size of the fishery means a completely different fishing experience every day of your trip.This is not the place to come to see huge schools of 1-2 pound Bonefish. Many of our anglers will land a 10 pound plus Bonefish during their stay.
BARRACUDA Primarily targeted with 9 or 10 weight rods and tropical floating or intermediate sink tip lines. Wire leaders are a must, as barracuda are very toothy critters. Poppers, Bangers, needlefish flies and large Deceivers are all very effective in antagonizing these aggressive fish into striking.
PERMIT They have great numbers of really BIG Permit, a day spent looking for them under the right conditions is likely to result in numbers of shots. There are specific locations – particularly the near shore cays on the Southwest side and some of the ocean flats – holding good populations. And, there are specific periods in the spring season where their inshore numbers increase significantly.
Permit here are generally in the 15 to 30 lb. range and are best targeted using a 10-weight fly rod with a tropical floating line.
TARPON The Tarpon fishery entails a number of small ocean side bays. With the right wind and weather you can hook up with adult Tarpon on your feet.
BLUE WATER If blue water is your game we can accommodate that as well. Off the eastern shore we have large schools of pelagic fish. There are no creatures more perfectly suited to their environment than the ocean’s top gamefish: the white or blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, dolphin (mahi-mahi) or sailfish.
For an angler, there’s no greater challenge than pitting yourself against one of these fish that can provide the adventure of a lifetime. The fight against a big blue marlin, tuna or wahoo can last for hours – and will be an experience you will never forget. Yet no one who’s ever done it would trade away a moment of the experience because there’s nothing more rewarding for a sportsman. While billfish are released to fight again, a wahoo, tuna or mahi-mahi will provide a great feast for the dinner table.
The reef fishing is second to none with large snappers available along with groupers and a myriad of other sport species in natural abundance. From incredible Mutton Snapper bites to grouper and yellowtail the reefs surrounding the Lodge are unspoiled and a wonder of natural abundance.
Breakfast will vary depending on the tides and the plan. With only 4 anglers we have a lot of leeway with ensuring we are not only fitting our schedule but the best schedule for the tides and the fishing.
Breakfast from 6-9 Am. Lunch will be on the water or at the lodge depending on weather and schedule. Most days’ lunch is on the water and is a hearty but light fare.
Dinner will also vary depending on the fishing schedule. Usually between 7-9 pm
This comfortable Lodge was originally designed and built with the advice of American anglers.
5 single occupancy room all very comfy and clean. All rooms are air conditioned, with tile floors and private baths with showers. In the lounge area you’ll find a bar (tabs are settled at the end of your trip), a 52 flat-screen satellite TV and a fly-tying bench.
Built in 2009 and rebuilt since Irma in September of 2017 it has all the amenities any angler might need for a comfortable stay. The lodge was built on a hill to take advantage of cooling breezes and to provide a scenic ocean side view. The boats are about a 2-minute walk.
The croissant- shaped Jumento chain compromises islets, cays and rocks stretching over 110 miles. They include Great and Little Ragged Islands, Raccoon Cay, Hog Cay, Knife Cay, Nurse Cay, Flamingo Cay and Double –Breasted Cay. 60 miles north of Cuba, this lodge is on the edge of the Bahamas in an undamaged Caribbean ecosystem. The waters teem with a wide variety of flats, reef, and pelagic fish. Here natures balance remains undisturbed in the wake of man’s progression.
Even conch fishermen who come in from Spanish Wells, Bahamas, to collect conch, are rare. You are alone amid the vast tropical sapphires of sky and sea. The Jumentos are as healthy as any wilderness can be today.
The Jumentos Cays are a place lost in time. There are no other sport fishing operations and zero angler pressure. We are focused on showing you a truly once in a lifetime experience.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The cost for 7 nights 6 days of fishing is $4,795.00. This includes everything once you reach the airport at Lost Key Lodge.
- Blue Water charters for monsters are available at an additional cost of $400.00 per day per person. The lodge has a full complement of blue water rods and reels (spin and stand-up). The use of all of this tackle is included in the price of the trip.
February 23 -March 1 —4 spaces
April 12-19 — 2 spaces
January 31- Feb 7 — 4 spaces
February 7-14 — 4 spaces
February 14-21 — 4 spaces
February 21-28 — full
Feb 28- March 7 — full
March 7-14 — 4 spaces
March 14-21 — full
March 21-28 — 3 spaces
March 28 – April 4 — 4 spaces
April 4-11 — 4 spaces
April 11-18 — 4 spaces
The logistics of getting to the lodge are easy. There are many direct flights into Georgetown Exuma, Bahamas. American Airlines is very convenient out of Atlanta.
To expedite the transfers Friday morning to the Lodge we ask anglers to spend Thursday night in Georgetown. We will supply a list of accommodations in varying price ranges.
We arrange for the charter with travel to Duncan Town.
Cost for the charter to Duncan Town is $850 per person round trip.
The island is not set up for non-anglers; there are two bars and a small grocery. That’s it. The total population is 32 souls. We are really excited about offering this unique fly fishing Lodge to our clients and think it offers adventuresome anglers superb fishing opportunities. Perfect for those who love wild and untamed locations.
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PHONE: 307-637-5495 email: [email protected]