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ACKLINS

& CROOKED ISLAND

Acklins and Crooked Islands was a district of the Bahamas until 1996, and as Acklins, Crooked Island, and Long Cay until 1999.

It consisted of a group of islands semi-encircling a large, shallow lagoon called the Bight of Acklins, of which the largest are Crooked Island in the north and Acklins in the south-east, and the smaller are Long Cay (once known as Fortune Island) in the north-west, and Castle Island in the south.

The islands were settled by American Loyalists in the late 1780s who set up cotton plantations employing over 1,000 slaves. After the abolition of slavery in the British Empire, these became uneconomical, and the replacement income from sponge diving has now dwindled as well. The inhabitants now live by fishing and small-scale farming.

Islands of

UNSPOILED BEAUTY

Acklins & Crooked Island remain almost as natural today as they were hundreds of years ago. Separated by a 500-square-mile lagoon known as the Bight of Acklins, both islands are a haven for boating, bonefishing, snorkeling, and diving.

The Highlights

ANCIENT LUCAYN SITES

An ancient Lucayan Indian site, thought to be one of the largest Lucayan Indian settlements in The Bahamas, sits along Pompey Bay Beach, just south of Spring Point. In fact, 10 ancient Lucayan sites have been unearthed by National Geographic Society Archeologists in Samana Cay alone, which is southwest of Spring Point in Acklins.

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Fish On The Flty

An ancient Lucayan Indian site, thought to be one of the largest Lucayan Indian settlements in The Bahamas, sits along Pompey Bay Beach, just south of Spring Point. In fact, 10 ancient Lucayan sites have been unearthed by National Geographic Society Archeologists in Samana Cay alone, which is southwest of Spring Point in Acklins.

What that means for the best time to fish the Bahamas depends on the risks you are willing to take to plan a trip during the hurricane season; the risk being your trip may be inadvertently canceled or postponed. Yet, if you are willing to take that risk, the best time to fish the Bahama is during the summer months of May to September. 

There are many areas in the Bahamas that make for some of the best fishing in the world. Here are some of the top fishing spots in the Bahamas. 

 

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