The Guides

Captain Phil and his crew have spend decades learning and guiding the waters around The Grand Bahamas Island. They have perfected the art of bonefish guiding and they can guarantee their clients will have a fun, safe and successful trip out on the water. With some days averaging between 15-20 bonefish, it is easy to tell that Captain Phil can get the job done right.

We are based out of Mclean’s Town, Grand Bahamas Island, where we run half-day and full-day bonefish charters. To swiftly get on and off the flats, and to follow those bones in the shallowest of waters, our guide service is outfitted with 5, 17 ft. Mavericks flat skiffs powered by 85 horse power Yamaha engines. Whether you want to go after them with a fly-rod or light tackle, our guides will ensure that you are safe, happy, and ultimately receive the perfect saltwater fishing experience. To book a charter click here or call +1 (252) 353-3086.


Rods: For hunting and catching the Bahamas’ most sought after game fish, The Silver Ghost, you use an 8 or 9 weight rod. They’ll work for normal to windy weather. For the delicate presentation use an 8 weight rod with a long leader and an un-weighted fly. A 9 to 10 weight rod is recommended for Sharks, Tarpon, Barra- cudas, & Permits.

Reels/Line: Use Saltwater reel which carries at least 150 yd. of 20 lb. back- ing. Use Weight Forward floating line and 7 – 14 ft. leader with an 8 – 12 lb. test tippet.

Flies: Gotchas, Mini puffs, Omeko Specials, Crab Patterns, Clouser Deep Minnow-tan & white , Mantis Pattern, etc.


Rods: To catch bonefish using spinning gear, use a 6 1/2 to 7ft. light rod.

Reels/Line: The reel should be open faced with a 200 yd. capacity. Line should be 8 -10 lb. test.

Hook: # 1/0-03 bare/claw.

Bait: Shrimp is recommended as bait, but lures such as the 1/8-1/4 oz. Up- riding Flat Willie Jigs, Bills jig worms or Millies jigs#155 can be used.


Full Day: $450.00

(Two customers max per boat)

A Full day consists of 8 hrs. of fishing:

  • Full day pickup is 7 a. m.

Half Day: $350.00

(Two customers max per boat)

A Half day is 4 hrs. of fishing:

  • Half day morning pick up is 7 a.m.
  • Half day afternoon pick up is 11 a. m.


  •   Food & Drinks
  •   Wading Boots
  •   Sun Block/Suntan Lotion
  •   Long Sleeve Shirt
  •   Long Pants
  •   Polarized Shades
  •   Broad Rim Hat

Captain Phil’s Bonefishing Guide Service

McClean’s Town,Grand Bahama, Bahamas

E-mail Address


+1 242 353 3960 Office & +1 242 441 0863 Cell