Client Feedback

2018:

“Amazing adaptation to unusual fishery conditions. The airboats/paddleboards really help but the ecosystem is amazing. But the most amazing is the staff, urging us to figure out on our own. Joanne, Pearl and Magda took such great care of us– the food was really good!” -Bill Jiranek

“Fabulous trip! Pristine ecosystem, tremendous number of bonefish and a remarkable fishery facilitated by the airboats that get to some really skinny water and paddleboards that get you even deeper into the fingers of the flats. Bibo and Ganger and the whole team put a lot of effort into making the time spent on South Caicos both enjoyable and memorable. Thanks to the whole team for a great trip.” -Dan Berry

“First time visitor with my son. Two things stand out: First, the fishery is just amazing. So vast and full of big fish. A 20mph east wind is very fishable here if you have sun; Second thing is that Bibo and Marian are such great hosts. You are welcomed and treated like family. They are great stewards of the fishery and very helpful to the island’s modest economy. We will be returning for sure.” -Sony & Ridley Culp

” Great bonefishing!!! Caught more fish over 10 lbs in four days than past ten years [of fishing in Andros]. Will be back next year.” -Ron Smith

“Third year. A lot of wind. Lotta fish. Even with whitecaps on the deeper flats, found fish. To 10 lbs plus. Schoolies 3-4 lbs. Not pattern sensitive. May be the best bonefish fishery in the western hemisphere. Bibo and Ganger know the waters. Great help to those who need it.” -John Byron

“This is my second trip, it is an amazing place with lots of fish and beautiful flats. The accommodations are very clean and comfortable with good food. I wasn’t so talented or lucky but most caught a lot of quality fish.” – Billy K.

“As always a good times had by everyone. (Since I can’t speak for Everyone, I don’t know what sort of time he had…I am still curious, however, how he got his first name of “Almost”. The rest of us had a great time too, by gum!! If I may suggest, however, lace doilies on the night tables would be a lovely touch…and a clock in the kitchen!! Those of us who greet the day several hours before it’s even considered ‘the day’ and remain technologically inferior (no iPhones) could use one. Damn good fishing as usual, damn good company, all things considered (or maybe it’s just best not to consider all things). Plenty of laughs, plenty of fish, plenty of ants but that’s for another episode). Seriously, I love this place! And Pearl and Magda are the best! P.S. Please see that Ganger receives an extra ration of cheeseburgers–he’s looking a bit undernourished.” -GWM

“I have been bonefishing for years, but I learned how to bonefish here. Thank you and see you soon.” -Mark Price (1st time)

“Been coming over 17 years. A unique experience with vast shallow flats, generally fairly hard bottom. Walk as much or as little as you want but always a good chance the fish will find you. ” -Peep Price

“This was second trip bonefishing with Beyond the blue. It was another great experience. Last time I stayed at the old hotel [pink ‘Club Carib’ by SFS], and the accommodations this time are much better. The service, food and guiding were great. Thank you!” -Mike Vonder Haar

“First time bonefishing and first time fishing with Beyond the Blue. I am hooked! Absolutely loved the wade fishing even with wind blowing 20-25 with an occasional squall with 30+. We all caught nice fish and had a great time learning about the flats fishing. Staff and guide were very nice and accommodating. I will be back!” -Joe Broussard

“First year at Beyond the Blue and the start of annual bonefish pilgrimage! What a great venue, great fishing and hospitable hosts. The fishing was a bit challenging in 20+mph winds but we got into the fish! A sure bucket list trip…Thank you–look forward to next year.” -Chris McLaughlin

“What a great trip. We had steady wind from 20-30mph but was surprised to see that we still caught a lot of fish. Big wind/big fish.” -Jimmy B.

“An experience like I have never had. First time bonefishing and “G” man put us on fish the entire trip. You guys are great hosts and I appreciate the hospitality.” -Chris Miller

“Trip was great. Thanks. Enjoyed walking the flats and clearing my mind for a couple of days. Food, guides, etc great. Fishing awesome. 2nd time here, will come back again. Enjoy the family atmosphere at your lodge.” -Phelps

“It was a pleasure to return to Beyond the Blue. Concerns about the Hurricane’s effect were unnecessary. Fishing was better than ever. The bones seemed bigger this year and each of us caught several that were in double digits (10-12#). The staff was great, facilities were in good condition and of course Ganger (Mr. G) was his helpful and very competent best. Our group will return and look forward to another great fishing adventure.” -Steve Brown

“This was my second year here at Beyond the Blue and had another great fishing experience. Big bonefish and an incidental barracuda. The size of the flats here are unbelievable–they go on for miles and miles. Angel deep water to waist deep, Ganger will find the bonefish. Areas with schools of fish cruising the flats or singles and doubles tailing for food. Thank you for another great five days of fishing the South Caicos flats and many good laughs. Tight lines. -Don Barber

“Mixed group: 1 person-first visit; 1 person-second visit; 1 person-third visit; 1 person-fourth visit. Outstanding. Best chance at big bonefish and numbers of fish. Fantastic accommodations for specific dietary needs. Ganger continues to be a fantastic person to fish with–gives instruction when needed and leaves you alone when not needed. We will all be back. One small problem–not enough bedside lighting for us aging readers. Otherwise 4 star.”

“Fourth time with Beyond the Blue, and it just seems to get better each time. If you like to was pristine flats as far as the eye can see, this is your place. The food, the staff are all the best. -Bob Durham

“This was my fourth trip to South Caicos’ Beyond the Blue. Great accommodations, food and the fishing is the best. Wait–forgot to mention the Beyond the Blue staff, who are the nicest people you’ll ever meet. And the sunsets and sunrise–Wow! Oh and I forgot…….” -Spencer H.

“This was my first trip to the Turks & Caicos, also my first time bonefishing. It truly was a blast and everyone caught a pile of bones! ‘G’ was an outstanding guide and a pleasure to hang out with. The accommodations were clean and comfortable and the food was delicious! Can;t wait to come back. -Alex Hinkle

“Another awesome experience. My bet is 12 years now. Sad to see the damage to island’s homes and buildings but the folks living here seem as cheerful as ever and the fishing is out-of-this-world good. [Hurricane] Irma might have blown down some old houses but also blew in some bones–big bones. Lord-willing, I will come back in 6 weeks with Jimmy. Thanks.” -Don Kohla, Atlanta, GA  (Since 2006) “P.S. Pearl is a wonder woman.”

“We always have the best time, and that’s why we keep coming back–I don’t particularly like having processed ham or turkey so we end up eating 1 tuna fish sandwich and 1 jelly & peanut butter for lunch. Breakfast are the best as are the dinners. Can’t improve on the fishing particularly on the paddleboards–I am glad we no longer walk the flats. Love the boards and can’t wait to come back in March- Marian & Bibo are the greatest.” -Jimmy (Since 2006)

2017:

“The trip was great, probably the best bonefishing in the hemisphere. If you are a dedicated wader, as I am, it just doesn;t get any better. I no longer have the eyes or the stamina to catch the huge numbers that I used to catch here but always catch enough to keep coming back. Fish are larger than any place else I have fished and that includes Christmas Island and Los Roques. I came the first season BTB was open and have returned more than 25 times. Coming back in a few months with newbies. What can I say about Ganger? He just has to be experienced to be believed, a very positive part of the adventure.” -Jim Stawarz (Since ~2000)

“Enjoyed another fine fishing experience at Beyond the Blue. Fished for “school fish” and singles. Wish I could catch all the fish I cast towards. There are many opportunities most days. It was fun to work on my skill sets and improve my catch rate. The fishery is improving. More large bones (6-8lbs) and several double-digits were taken this trip. My personal best of 9 1/2lbs was taken in 2015. Service is great by the staff. They do their best to provide a quality experience. The number of guests are limited and our group of 5-6 are the only fishermen on the flat. The guide, ganger, is excellent. Best wishes to Beyond the Blue.” -Steve Brown (Since ~2008)

“Fishing is second to none. The size and volume of fish are outstanding. Ganger and Pearl make the trip feel like home. Food is perfect…don’t change. We tried fishing in all corners of the world and always look forward to coming back to Big South. Pricing is not the cheapest, all things considered. Great fishery but not a luxury resort.” -Kyle Brown (Since 2002)

“Fabulous fishing out on the flats. It is so nice to go out fishing and not be crowded out or pressured by other groups of fishermen. I have never seen so many bonefish and they can always be found somewhere on the flats- either schools or singles. Our guide, Ganger/G-man, can spot fish from +100 yards away and wil get you on fish. He has a great sense of humor and always good for a laugh. The hospitality is wonderful and the home-cooked meals are great. Looking forward to coming back!” -Don B. (Since 2017)

“My father and I have been coming here for over a decade. We try other places and keep coming back- the flats, the size and quantity of fish- nothing else compares. And no where else has Ganger!” -Allen Wilson (Since 2002)

“Started fishing in South Caicos in 2002 and been a regular ever since. Have expanded our group to include our son and so has been an outstanding father-son trip over the years…the guys now outfish their dads on a regular basis. The fishery is significantly better than 5 years ago. Few small fish…lots of 6-8 pounders and always a few double-digit. Great wading and sugar sand flats. You’re the only boat on the flats…no crowd…no noise. If you want to wade only, this is the place…not for beginners. Ganger is a true Caicos treasure and can always put you on fish regardless of the weather.” -H Wilson (Since 2002)