Location, location, location! This lodge is in the heart of a bonefishing mecca. Andros Island is the bonefish capital of the world. It offers great guides, perfect location, professional hands on management, comfortable accommodations and excellent food. Other lodges may offer two or three of these items but rarely do you find all five of these in a Bahamas bonefishing lodge!
This saltwater fly fishing lodge is located smack in the middle of the Andros fishery, the largest area of bonefish habitat in the world. They have guides capable of coaching beginning saltwater anglers or hunting trophy bonefish with experienced fly fishers. Their desire is that beginning saltwater anglers be as much at home there as more experienced anglers. Unlike many guides, these guides are not only capable of putting you on a fish, but will put you on a fish that is within the range of your ability. They instruct as much or as little as you want or need.
Don't be fooled into thinking that because you are an excellent trout or bass fisherman that bonefishing will come naturally. Bonefishing has humbled many an experienced fisherman. For those interested anglers, these guides will quickly have you catching bones!
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When the lodge was planned in 2000, they gave careful thought and attention to all the minute details of their facility and operation. It was designed to raise the bar on the level of comfort offered by a bonefishing lodge. They have the best access to an amazing fishery and offer a beautiful setting, comfortable accommodations, and excellent food.
The four spacious duplex cottages were designed for privacy and minimal intrusion form neighbors. The main lodge was designed for conviviality. All of the buildings are divided by a thick growth of trees and shrubs for privacy, connected by pathways and surrounded by meticulously landscaped lawns and flowerbeds.
Each of the four cottages is divided into two suites, separated by thick soundproof walls! The eight suites all have high cypress ceilings and a bedroom, a sitting room, a bathroom and a private porch overlooking the Middle Bight (a body of water connecting the two sides of the island).
The lodge offers a small shop, office, bar, sitting area and dining room. In the office you will find wireless access, fax, computer, and telephone to call home free of charge.
Chef Iyke has been with the lodge since the beginning. He is famous for his keylime pie and freshly caught fish and lobster. You can check the evenings' menu each morning and let Iyke know if you would prefer substitute menu items. You won't be disappointed with the food at this lodge.
Onsite full time manager:
Liz has been a part of this lodge since the planning stage! She is a full time hands on manager.
The lodge is located on Andros Island. The location was chosen to give them water access to mile after mile of prime bonefish water without ever having to trailer a boat to a launch point or take a rough boat ride in the open ocean. They have access to all of the waters of the Bights, the eastern flats, and the remote, legendary West Side.
It is widely known that bonefish follow the tides, using them to feed in shallow water. Tides on Andros behave in an odd way that works to their advantage. When the tide is low and rising on the east side, it is high and falling on the west side and vice versa. This gives the guides the advantage of being able to move through the Bights all day, never leaving you sitting on a shoreline waiting for the tide to be "right".
There is no tide or moon phase that cannot be successfully fished at this lodge!
Andros bonefish are plentiful and average 3 to 5 pounds with regular appearances of fish 6 to 10 pounds. Several 11, 12 and 13 pound fish are landed every season.
One huge flat on the West Side of Andros has been labeled "The land of the giants," and justifiably so. Good numbers of very large fish can be found there on a consistent basis.
The Bights and West Side of Andros have soft bottoms and are best fished from the bow of the skiff. Wading is done on hard, sandy flats, which are all located on the eastern shores and the south west of Andros.
Most lodge locations in the Bahamas were chosen without thought to the ease of access to the fishery, but were chosen instead because they were in home settlements of the founders on land they already owned.
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