On Monday, October 5th, 2020, Andros South lost a beloved family member. Captain Joseph ‘Josie’ Sands was a legend among legends. A father and a brother, a mentor and a friend. He was born to be on the water. He loved sailing & commonly, in his words, “cleaned the whole fleet out”, taking first place in his hand-made sailboats, named Tamarind Switch & Gold Rush. In the offseason, if the crawfish season was slow, he tended his farm, growing okra, corn, pumpkin, and beans.
But to many, he was a bear of a bonefish guide. He was known for being a big fish guide. Hunting for cruising singles, and many times, landing 13 pound+ bonefish. He was gruff & sarcastic but under all that was a heart that enveloped all who were lucky enough to call him a friend. We will forever be indebted to him & all he has done for the bonefish community here on South Andros. Fish on dear friend, we love you. The next fish is for you.