ANDROS - NORTH   BIGHT - ANDROS ISLAND BONEFISH CLUB

Location

Andros Island Bonefish Club Cargill Creek, North Bight, Andros Island, Bahamas.

The Fishing

At AIBC, the 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. Numerous such places like Pretty Creek, Yellow Cay and Land of the Giants, dot the North Andros landscape. These names speak for themselves when considering the many flats, bights, creeks and cayes Andros Island has to offer. The myriad of creeks, bays, mangrove estuaries, and back tidal lakes, makes AIBC a great place to spend a week fishing. The occasional and elusive permit and the resident tarpon found cruising the deeper creeks on the West side attract many serious anglers to the lodge. Barracuda are also available 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 half a mile from the lodge, guests 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 as the 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. Resident Tarpon are available on the west side of the island.


Trip Information

Documents Required

For American, Canadian and EU members, a valid passport good for 6 months after the trip has been completed is required. Please note that the Bahamian Government is very strict about the 6 month stipulation and they've been known to turn anglers away who don't have sufficient time left on their passport.

Boats and Equipment

16 to 18 foot modern flats skiffs, complete with poling platforms, 90-140 h.p. Yamaha outboards and spacious casting decks.

Species

bonefish, barracuda, jack crevelle, mutton snapper, permit

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Season

Year-round

Capacity

30 anglers

Accommodations

The Andros Island Bonefish Club has long been recognized as one of the premier bonefishing lodges in the Bahamas. AIBC takes you away from the distractions of everyday life and places you within a fly cast of some of the best fishing in the world. The lodge stretches over a quarter of a mile and outside each room there is a great view of the ocean. All 29 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. Single, double and even two triple rooms are available to better accommodate guest needs. Daily housekeeping and laundry service is provided.

In 2003, the AIBC merged with its neighbor, Creekside Lodge (formerly Cargill Creek Lodge). With this addition AIBC has some great amenities that really enhance the overall experience. The freshwater pool is a great bonus and guests will enjoy the satellite television and full service bar, with the indoor lounge adjoining the dining room. The bonefishing mecca of Andros Island and the superb hospitality at AIBC come together in a tropical paradise. A place where you can fish the seemingly endless flats, relax in a shaded hammock and absorb the beauty that surrounds you.

Getting There

Continental Connection has flight from Ft. Lauderdale into Andros Town on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Guests can also fly by chartered plane from the South Florida area (Miami or Fort Lauderdale) directly to Andros Tow or fly to Nassau and then catch one of the two daily flights on Western Air up to Andros Town Airport. If you do end up flying through Nassau, please be aware that Nassau's International Airport is divided into two sections: the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal. They are located in different buildings and you have to go outside the International Terminal (where you'll arrive) to make your connecting Domestic flight. Don't worry, the airport staff are used to dealing with the confusion and most baggage handlers or security personal will be happy to point the way. Just remember, you must clear Bahamas Customs with your luggage in Nassau before you make your connection or your luggage won't make it. A waiting taxi will pick you up and take you directly to the lodge.

What's included

  • Number of nights accommodations as specified in booking
  • Number of days guided fishing as specified in booking
  • All meals at the lodge
  • Lunches, soft drinks and bottled water on days you fish
  • Government room tax
  • Laundry service

What's not included

  • Round trip airfare to Andros Town
  • Round trip ground transportation to the hotel and airport
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Gratuities for lodge staff and guides
  • Fishing gear
  • Departure tax is typically included in international airfare – please check with airline

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