The Fishwest staff is excited to announce that we will be returning to the Andros South Lodge for our 10th season. Fishwest has enjoyed this fishery and its surroundings for many years now and are looking forward to sharing it with you. Our 10th trip is taking shape now and spots are filling up fast. Contact us for more details on our 2021 adventure.
Come join us for an amazing week of bonefishing on the beautiful island of South Andros in the Bahamas. Whether you have never seen the ocean or you are a salty vet, South Andros Island will fit the bill.
The pricing is structured a little differently (we think more straightforward) than similar trips offered by other companies; it’s essentially all-inclusive. Our prices include transfers to and from the airport, single-occupancy lodging (you get your own room), guided fishing with two anglers per boat, food, all drinks (including beer, wine, and liquor), and backup gear. Your only additional costs during the trip are travel to the island and gratuities for the staff.
The Andros South Lodge is located on the eastern shore of the island of South Andros in the small settlement of Kemps Bay. The lodge is about 20 minutes by bus from the Congo Town International Airport. This lodge is not fancy by any means. You will not find any white table cloths or elaborate meals. Instead, the emphasis is put on great single occupancy accommodations with access to phenomenal fishing and the best guides on the island. Andros South offers world class bonefishing in a comfortable and laid back atmosphere.
The Lodge & Accommodations
The focus at Andros South is providing the best fishing experience possible – an incredible fishery, great guides, and excellent service – in an environment that we describe as ‘comfortable but casual’. We are not a 'luxury lodge.' The location is beautiful, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the food is great. The overall feel is relaxing, not formal.
This is not the place to find white linen table cloths and silk sheets. If you’re looking for a very comfortable place to spend the week fishing, relaxing and enjoying a remote, quiet island in the Bahamas, you’ve come to the right place.
South Andros island is considered the Bonefishing Capital of the World by a majority of saltwater anglers. The south end of Andros island is home to an endless network of diverse flats, with boundless fishing opportunites.
Expect to fish schools of bonefish that average 2 to 4 pounds, with other larger fish often swimming with the school. You will also have many shots at tailing and cruising bonefish ranging from 5 to 10 or more pounds. These opportunities will come while wading hard sand and marl flats or being poled along in one of the fully equipped flats skiffs used by the guides.
Most encounters with bonefish will be on extensive shallow flats or winding mangrove creeks in 1 to 2 feet of water. The fish will often be moving quickly on the tide and grubbing as they go looking for shrimp, crabs, worms, shellfish, baitfish, and small invertebrates. A bonefish’s mouth, unlike that of most other gamefish, is located underneath the head, enabling the fish to easily root around the bottom for food. While you will frequently see (and cast to) larger schools of relatively easy-to-catch fish, the bruisers will often be traveling in singles or pairs and they offer some of our more challenging fishing.
On South Andros, the bonefish is king, however South Andros has many other species to offer. Such as barracuda, shark and the occasional permit or tarpon.
For any trip booked at Andros South, you can reschedule your trip, for any reason, with 7 or more days’ notice, for any time within the current season, subject to availability.
We do not charge a penalty for rescheduling your trip. As long as you give us 7 days’ notice, we will book you in any available week within the next year.
If you reschedule into a week that is more expensive than the week you originally booked, you must pay the difference between your original week and your new week.
Within 7 days of your trip, rescheduling is not allowed and refunds are not given.
You’re responsible for all charges related to rescheduling your trip, including but not limited to airline change fees and fare changes, hotel charges, etc.
In the event a cancellation is necessary, all deposits will be nonrefundable unless a suitable replacement is found. Trip cancellation insurance is recommended.