Accommodations: Sgl, Dbl, Triple rooms with bath, refrigerator, ceiling fans
Cost: See rates below
Dates: Year round
Duration: 3/2 to 8/7 - nights/days
Location: Andros Island, Bahamas
Not Included: See below
Phone Number: 800-410-1222 (ask for Gary or Mike)
Provided: See below
Species: Bonefish, Tarpon, Barracuda, Shark, Snapper, Permit
Technical: Experience will be helpful
Technique: Fly Fishing & Light Tackle
|Andros Island Bonefish Club - Bahamas
The waters surrounding Andros Island Bonefish Club are renowned for both the incomparable sheer numbers of bonefish-“tousands of dem”-in large schools averaging 3-5 pounds, as well as the great potential for trophy-size, double-digit bonefish swimming in its waters.
Located approximately 150 miles southeast of Miami, Andros Island is the largest island in the Bahamas chain, yet it remains the least populated. The AIBC is located at the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean, Cargill Creek and the eastern end of the North Bight. This places us just 100 yards from a productive, wadable flat where bonefish are frequently spotted tailing in the nearby waters. In this ideal position we are able to offer our guests direct access to some of the best saltwater sport fishing in all the world and more fishable flats than any area of the Caribbean. Andros has long been known as the home of the world’s largest bonefish. As your host Capt. Rupert Leadon will tell you “Here at de AIBC you will turn the agony of defeat into great trills of victory.”
Our anglers fish from 16-18ft modern flats skiffs, complete with poling platforms, 90-140hp Yamaha outboards and spacious casting decks. They are roomy, fast and comfortable. For your safety, all boats are equipped with life jackets, tools and radios. Fishing can be done from the boat where mobility and visibility are optimal, or by wading hard flats and white sand beaches in order to stalk and isolate the fish. You will fish such places as Pretty Creek, Yellow Cay and Land of the Giants. These names speak for themselves when considering the many flats, bights, creeks and cays Andros Island has to offer.
The occasional and elusive permit and the resident tarpon found cruising the deeper creeks on the west side attract many serious anglers to our lodge. Barracuda are also available to the angler and can be found on the flats most of the year. Jacks, snappers and sharks are often encountered on the flats while you're stalking bonefish, permit, or tarpon. Having a rod rigged and ready to cast will greatly increase your chances of hooking these fish.
With the Great Barrier Reef of Andros only one-half mile from the lodge you can explore the possibilities the deep blue water has to offer. Beyond the reef lies the Tongue of the Ocean, a deep drop-off which harbors big game, including blue marlin, sailfish, dolphin, wahoo, king fish, mackerel, tuna, snapper and grouper. Probably the most prolific offshore species is the dolphin or dorado which can be caught on light tackle and with flies.
Late Winter (January and February) – A wide variety of fish can be caught at the beginning of the calendar year. Best months for big bonefish! In addition to bonefish, it is possible to catch mahi, tuna and wahoo. Lots of barracuda on the flats.
Spring (March and April) – Peak bonefish season!!! Great time for tarpon fishing on the west side of the island.
Early Summer (May and June) – Bonefish, tarpon and barracuda are plentiful. Winds are calmer and afternoon rain showers are possible.
Late Summer and Fall (July, August and September) – Morning fishing is best for bonefish. Flats heat up quickly. This may be the perfect time for stalking shark, barracuda, and snapper. Calmest winds, except for the possibility of tropical storms. Tarpon are also available.
Late Fall and Winter (October, November and December) – All bights of Andros are very good at this time for bonefish. Occasionally you will see a permit. Residential tarpon are available on the west side of the island.
The lodge stretches over a quarter of a mile and outside every room there is a great view of the ocean. All twenty-nine rooms are clean, comfortable and air conditioned. Each comes with a private bath, a personal refrigerator and a ceiling fan. The rooms are modestly decorated to make room for all of your tackle and belongings. We now have single rooms, double rooms, and even two triple rooms available to better accommodate your needs. Daily housekeeping and laundry service are provided.
In May of 2003 Captain Rupert Leadon announced the acquisition and merger with AIBC’s neighbor, Creekside Lodge (formerly Cargill Creek Lodge). With this addition AIBC can now offer great new amenities. As our guest, you will enjoy the freshwater swimming pool with surrounding patio. Offering satellite television in addition to a full service bar, the indoor lounge adjoins the dining room and is a comfortable place to relax.
3 Nights/ 2 Days Fishing
Double $1235.00 Per Person
Single $1705.00 Per Person
4 Nights/ 3 Days Fishing
Double $1715.00 Per Person
Single $2410.00 Per Person
5 Nights/ 4 Days Fishing
Double $2190.00 Per Person
Single $3120.00 Per Person
6 Nights/ 5 Days Fishing
Double $2665.00 Per Person
Single $3830.00 Per Person
7 Nights/ 6 Days Fishing
Double $3145.00 Per Person
Single $4540.00 Per Person
8 Nights/ 7 Days Fishing
Double $3620.00 Per Person
Single $5250.00 Per Person
Rate Includes: All accommodations and meals at the lodge, fishing with a boat/guide/lunch, and bottled water. Government room tax, and laundry service.
Rate Excludes: Airfare, airport departure taxes, Taxi transfer to and from the Andros Town airport, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, gratuities, and items of personal nature.
Flight Information: Continental Connection has flights from Ft. Lauderdale into Andros Town on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Direct flights from Ft. Lauderdale to Andros Town are also available by charter. Fly direct to Nassau and use Western Air daily service to Andros Town. Also, available are charters from Nassau and float plane services.
As aircraft flying to Andros Town are often small twin-engine planes we recommended carrying a maximum of 40 pounds of luggage, soft sided if possible. Rod case should be limited to 6 ½ feet long.
For information/reservation, please call Gary or Mike @ 1-800-410-1222