North Andros is one of the worlds Legendary Bonefish Destinations. Regardless of the direction of the prevailing winds, there are always sheltered flats and creeks (interior flats) that are home to double digit Bonefish. Such iconic flats areas as the Middle Bight, North Bight, Red Bay, the West Side and the Joulter’s surround the North Island.
If you love to hunt bonefish or its your first time flats fishing, these guides will make your days on the water an experience of a lifetime. These guides are professionals in every way. They have professional equipment, Hells Bay and Action Craft flats boats, to get you to the flats in comfort and in a hurry. They have been fly fishing guides for most of their lives. They were born on Andros and know the flats and creeks like the back of their hands.
These are the very best guides on North Andros!
The bonefishing on North Andros is nothing short of exceptional! Its not uncommon to cast to skinny water tailing fish in the morning, hit wide open sand flats for schools of big bonefish by noon and then spend the afternoon hunting for big singles on the sheltered creek flats. At the end of the day you may find yourself positioned to ambush fish moving of the flats or mangroves on the falling tide. The variety of ecosystems and flats in each given area is mind blowing.
Although Andros is primarily known as a bonefishing destination it also a great permit and tarpon fishery. Tarpon in the 100+ lb. range frequent the flats of the North Bight, Middle Bight and West Side from May through October. Coincidentally this is also the best time of year to hunt for Permit. Preparation and a great guide are keys to success.
If you are considering a trip to Andros Island and haven’t yet booked accommodations have a look at our Andros Island Lodge page. The Lodge has 4 beautiful Bahamian style Cabana’s overlooking a bonefish flat on the islands east side in Cargill Creek. Our Guides can pick you up right at the lodge’s dock.
If staying somewhere else on the island the guides will tailor your fishing day to accommodate your location and your needs and expectations.
What to Bring
There aren’t any fly shops on the island so it is important to bring flies, leader and extra equipment. We recommend bringing an extra rod and reel. Just in case.
- Polarized sunglasses
- Good flats wading boots
- Gravel guards to keep out the sand
- Long sleeved UPF rated shirts,Quick dry fishing pants & shorts
- Buff or bandana
- Sun gloves and hats
- Rain coat and pants. We recommend that you always prepare for inclement weather.
- Waterproof camera and day bag
- Bug repellant.
You can use either Bahamian dollars or US dollars in the Bahamas. The Bahamian dollar is pegged 1 to 1 to the $US.
There are 2 Banks on the North Island if you need to access an ATM for cash. There is a Royal Bank in Fresh Creek and a Scotia Bank in Nichols Town.