A Resilient Paradise: Bahamas

The last time a hurricane struck the Bahamas, the impacts were catastrophic. Hurricane Dorian stalled over the islands as a Category 5 monster that killed dozens and unleashed a toxic oil spill. This video from NRS reminds us of how resilient the islands are and how they might need to dig deep again now that they are bracing for another hurricane not even a year later as Hurricane Isaias careens toward them.

Crooked Island: a little paradise in the Atlantic Ocean where anglers’ dreams of catching Bonefish come alive. According to local guide Bonefish Shakey, Crooked Island is heaven on earth. “The fishings great. We’ve got lots of Bonefish, Permit, off-shore fishin’. I always say, take it nice and slow, no hurry, no worry, you know?” Each season, hurricanes threaten to destroy this Bahamian island and the livelihoods fishing guides, like Bonefish Shakey, have built that depend on tourism. But despite the recurring destruction, the resilient locals continue to rebuild and share their island with adventure anglers like #NRSFishing team member Brooks Beatty and his crew.

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