Bonefishing South Andros Island
You have reached Bair’s Lodge, featuring Bahamas bonefishing on the crystal clear flats and mangrove creeks of South Andros Island . If you are interested in visiting the Bair’s Lodgeto fly fish for bonefish on South Andros Island, please read on.
Bair’s Lodge is located at Little Creek between Kemps Bay and Mars Bay, on South Andros Island.
Andros Island has been the name synonymous with the biggest bonefish, and South Andros has built a reputation over the years as being the location for “Giant” bonefish. Names like Grassy Creek, Deep Creek, Little Creek, Water Cays and the Curley Cut Cays are linked to sight fishing for some of the world’s biggest bonefish. With some of the least fished flats of Andros and access to the fabled West Side, Bair’s represents the ultimate for sight fishing for big bonefish.
This old time favorite is under new ownership and management. A few years ago, Nervous Waters purchased Bair’s Lodge (Formerly Bair Bahama Guest House). Nervous Waters is the same company that owns and operates the world famous Kau Taupen, Villa Maria, Toon Ken, Bella Vista and Pira Lodge (all in Argentina). Nervous Waters acquired Bair’s Lodge as part of a drive to expand their business on an international level.
After an ambitious remolding program, the “new” Bair’s Lodge accommodates just 12 anglers. In addition to cleaning up the lodge and grounds from “ship to stern”, silent air conditioning units have been added in all bedrooms and the living room plus, all of the bedrooms have private baths. This is one of the nicest and most comfortable fishing lodge in the Bahamas.
New skiffs, with a first class team of guides will provide an exceptional fishing experience. Your fishing schedule can be tailored to suit your needs,though generally a typical day will start with breakfast at 7 am, fishing beginning at 8 and ending between 4 and 5 pm. Picnic lunches and cold drinks are taken to the flats in a cooler by your guide. Like most quality lodges, Bair´s Lodge is a strict catch and release fishery.
Anglers will appreciate the fly-tying table and a loaner rod service. And, Bair’s has a fully stocked shop with rods, reels, flies and other necessary fishing equipment, as well as gifts, some flats wear and local crafts.
The lodge fishes primarily for bonefish with and occasional tarpon and permit. Ideally located to access Deep Creek, Little Creek, and the famous West Side, the lodge enjoys some of the most under-fished wadeable flats on Andros. Other species encountered include barracuda, jacks, and several species of snapper. Offshore fishing can be arranged seasonally for billfish, wahoo, tuna, and dorado.
Meals are beautifully prepared Bahamian specialties concentrating on gorgeous fresh seafood. Fresh Bahamian bread is made daily. The lounge and dining area has a full bar featuring a wide variety of beverages, and there is a nice oceanside deck to relax on after a long day on the flats.
Bair´s represents the benchmark in terms of quality guiding, delicious food, ideal accommodations and courteous hospitality.
In other words, If you are looking for lots of shots at fish, great accommodations and sensational food, this is the place.
The rate for a one week stay is $4,995 (high season) & $5,250 (peak season) per week per angler based upon double occupancy. Packages include lodging, guided fishing, all wines, beers and local spirits at the Lodge, all meals including full cooked breakfast, a choice of a picnic lunch and 3 course gourmet dinners. Transfer to and from the Congo Town to the lodge, lodge kayaks, and daily maid service. Not included is airfare, gratuities for guides and staff, laundry service, and Bahamian taxes (VAT). Bair’s Lodge is a small operation. Availability is extremely limited. Most dates are filled a year in advance. Book early!
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Andros is the largest of the Bahamian islands located 150 miles Southeast of Miami, and about 40 miles Southwest of Nassau, New Providence. You can reach Bair’s Lodge through Nassau via Bahamas Air or Western Air, or various private charter services from Florida or Nassau. The short ground transfer from the airport to the lodge takes about twenty minutes.