Author: Will Rice
I wanted to drop a quick note to the Trouts Contingent and deliver this preliminary fishing report from the Andros South Lodge. We left for the Bahamas on Friday evening, flying from Denver to Charlotte on a red eye. From there, we flew south to Nassau and connected with a puddle jumper over to Congo Town. After arriving at the Andros South Lodge, our team of seven clients were ready to get after it.
The Andros South Lodge is located 15 minutes from the airport in Congo Town. The lodge is located in the southern part of the island. After a 14 hour travel adventure that started in Denver at 1:30 in the morning, we were happy to all make it to the island just after 4:00pm Saturday afternoon.
As we were flying into the island it was apparent that we would have access to literally hundreds of square miles of beautiful flats and endless supply of inland creeks.
We then had an opportunity to fish some of those close-by creeks, vast flats on the south end and west side.
Here are a few quick highlights so far from where we have fished:
Little Creek is about ten minutes from the lodge and is known a fairly productive and consistent fishery, even when the wind is blowing. This was a great spot to wade as well as fishing from the deck of a flats boat. It is also a connection point to the West Side.
The west side of Andros is famous for its large bonefish. Most of the fishing done here consists of quietly stalking big, cruising doubles and singles from the front of the boat. We've also seen quite a few schools bones. One client has already brought a 10 lb fish to hand.
Further south on the island, past the Intricate tidal creek system, is the South End. I've only been off the boat for about an hour as I write this and this report will have to wait until we return...
For a full trip fly fishing report from the Andros South Lodge, check back with us next week.