Archive | June, 2012

Great Grouper on our Last Day!

Our last day in Abaco and we topped it off with a tasty grouper. At about 7 or 8 pounds this black grouper is about perfect for a couple of tasty filets. Miss Marianna Jewell and myself hopped into the boat at approximately 10:15 AM and headed out into the brilliant calm waters inside Cherokee Sound. In 5 minutes we hit our first reef (intentionally, as in not with the motor), and it was on.  We spotted a sea turtle and a giant ray right off the boat.  Marianna speared a quick Pompano and we moved on to another spot.  Another 5 minutes in the boat and we hit a giant reef.  Even the small fish are big on this one and there are large Schoolmasters by the dozen (these are a member of the Snapper family and delicious).  15 minutes of scoping out the area and as I swim over the reef I spot this juicy grouper minding his own business.  With a quick shot off the Hawaiian sling to the gut this baby was mine.  Speared a few more reef fish and was out of the water by Noon.  Looks like we are having dinner tonight! Here is […]

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Welcome to the Abaco Palms Properties Blog!

Greetings from Casuarina Point in Abaco, Bahamas. For those of you who are not already aware, Abaco Palms Properties currently consists of two luxury homes located on Casuarina Point on the island of Abaco in the Bahamas. It is a family run operation which began 20 years ago when my father Gary was invited on a fishing trip and was introduced to the community of Casuarina Point. At the time, the only option was a pothole-filled, hour-long trek down a dirt road from Marsh Harbour to make it the 16 miles to Casuarina Point from the airport. On arriving, my dad took one look at the sand flats outside of the rented fishing cottage and he knew he had found a special place. By the time he left, he had negotiated a deal with a local resident to buy the property that the original Abaco Palms house currently sits on, and made the promise to bring my mother and there three sons to experience the wonders of Casuarina. Two years later we made our first family trip to Casuarina, staying with Rex and Judy Albury, and we knew that this was going to become our family hideaway. By then, there […]

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