Andros

In bonefishing terms, Andros is its own country – no angler could test all of its waters in a lifetime. Located about 170 miles from Miami, Andros is both the largest Bahamian island, and the least populated. Two large bights (channels) divide the island into three sections — North Andros, Mangrove Cay, and South Andros — each area fishing differently depending on time of year. This complex geography makes for some very unique tidal patterns.

As the tide rises on the east side of the island, it falls in the west (and vice versa). This allows you to maximize your time spent on the rising tide, and nearly avoiding slack water completely, making the action consistent  throughout the day.

 

     The eastern outer flats of Andros are loaded with hard-bottom wadeable beach flats, while the interior offers a plethora of soft-bottom flats, cuts, creeks and mangrove-laced lagoons. All of these areas hold bonefish, along with a substantial population of large permit. The east side of Andros is relatively developed and offers easy access. 

 

     The west side of andros is truly wild and untouched. Depending on how far you’re willing to run in a boat, you can fish miles of deserted flats for days on end. It consists of an endless labyrinth of channels, cuts, and lagoons, allowing for guides to place anglers in the best situation on any given day. While smaller fish can be targeted all day long, the real draw is double digit bones. To target these fish you will need an experienced guide and the right mindset. You must be willing to pass on shots at smaller 6-8lb fish and hold your composure as your guide yells “big bone, 2 o’clock 60 feet!”

 

Andros is full of secrets yet to be discovered, and tales of 20-pound bonefish taking all of an angler’s line are told each year. If it’s windy on one shore guides can easily take you to the other. This makes Andros one of the world’s most enticing bonefish destinations.

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Andros is full of secrets yet to be discovered,

and tales of 20-pound bonefish taking all of an angler’s line are told each year.

The west side of Andros

is truly wild and full of miles of untouched flats

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