south andros - saltwater Fishing

Since men have fished for bonefish, Andros has been a name synonymous with the biggest fish, and South Andros has built a reputation over the years as being the location to try for a 'giant'.

Trip Overview

Since men have fished for bonefish, Andros has been a name synonymous with the biggest fish, and South Andros has built a reputation over the years as being the location to try for a 'giant'. Names like Grassy Creek, Deep Creek, Little Creek, the Water Cays and Curley Cut Cays are intrinsically linked to sight fishing for some of the world's largest bonefish.
Ideally situated midway between the South Bite and Curly Cut Cays, Bair's Lodge accesses some of the most remote flats, whilst also providing many sheltered locations irrespective of wind direction.
Since the early 90's Bair's has become highly regarded as providing the best fishing South Andros has to offer. The lodge has also come to represent the bench mark in terms of quality guiding, delicious food, comfortable accommodations and courteous hospitality.

LOCATION
Located in Little Creek, South Andros. Anglers fly into Congo Town in South Andros by a 1 hour flight from Miami. The transfer from the airport to the Lodge takes 20 minutes.

Package

Bair's Lodge fishes primarily for bonefish with occasional catches of tarpon and permit.
Other species encountered include barracuda, jacks and several types of snapper.
Offshore fishing can be arranged seasonally for billfish species, wahoo, tuna, and dorado.
Ideally located to access Deep Creek, Little Creek, and the famous West side and Southern Cays, the lodge enjoys some of the most under-fished flats in Andros.
Easy access to wading flats and protected areas n the advent of bad weather.

Accommodation

Capacity: 6 rods
Rooms: 3 en suite air-conditioned bedrooms (double)
Dining room, sitting room, bar, fly-tying table and facilities, telephone.
Beautifully prepared Bahamian specialities concentrating on magnificent fresh seafood.
Maid and laundry service
Fly shop fully equipped with flies, rods, reels, lines, selected items for flats wear and local crafts.
First class professional, personable and accommodating local guides.
A fleet of 18ft dolphin skiffs, powered by Mercury outboards.
Other non-fishing activities include snorkelling, bird watching, trips to the Androsia fabric factory, Island hopping trip by private charter from Congo Town.

Tackle and Flies

Fly Gear:
Nine foot, #6 Wt to #9 Wt fly rod with 200 yards of 20 lb backing and saltwater type floating lines. 8 to 12 ft bonefish
leaders with 8 to 16lb test tippets.

Flies:
Tan and pink patterns work best. "Gotcha's" are especially effective as well as shrimp and crab patterns. Hooks sizes
2 to 8.
Everything for tying flies is available at the guest house.

Spinning Gear: 6 to 7 foot ultralight to medium rod with 200 yards of 6 to 10 pound line.
Lures: Small jigs, pink or tan. Bring plenty because they are not available on the island.

Fishing schedule:
Can be tailored to suit angler's needs though generally speaking a typical day will start with breakfast at 7,
fishing starts at 8 in the morning and ends between 4 and 5 pm. Picnic lunches and cold drinks are taken to the flats in a cooler by your guide.
Bair's Lodge is a strictly CATCH AND RELEASE fishery.

Crab Fly Petersonīs Spawing Crab # 1, 2, 4, 6 Crab Fly Long Legs Crab # 2, 4, 6 Bonefish Fly Borkiīs Bonefish Slider # 4, 6, 8 Bonefish Fly Epoxi Minow # 2, 4, 6 Bonefish Fly Bonefish Special # 4, 6, 8 Bonefish Fly Deep Water Crazy Charlie # 2, 4, 6, 8 Bonefish Fly Gotcha # 4, 6, 8 Bonefish Fly Mousan Shrimp # 4, 6, 8 Crab Fly Avalon Fly # 1, # 1/0 Crab Fly Calvo Crab # 4, # 2

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Rates

2016 / 2017 - PEAK US$ 4,750.-

~ 5 night accommodation and 4 full fishing days, on double basis. ~

Rates include: Lodging, meals, all wines, beer and local spirits at the lodge.

Rates do not include: Airfare; fishing equipment and flies; laundry; personal insurance; gratuities.

Notes: Payment terms: 50% deposit to guarantee booking. Balance 60 days prior to departure. Non-fisher rates: 50% off depending on availability. Ask for short term accommodation.

2018 US$ 750.-

~ Price per day on double doble occupancy basis sharing boat. ~

Rates include: Lodging, meals, all wines, beer and local spirits at the lodge.

Rates do not include: Airfare; fishing equipment and flies; laundry; personal insurance; gratuities.

Notes: Payment terms: 50% deposit to guarantee booking. Balance 60 days prior to departure. Non-fisher rates: 50% off depending on availability. Ask for short term accommodation.

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