Pictures can say it all, so we’ve provided a brief photo tour of a typical ‘Day in the Life’ at Andros South Lodge.
Photos: Cameron Miller, Andros South Staff & Guests, rustychinnisimages.com
While we’re at it, we’d like to help you with your planning and give you a better idea of what your experience will be like at Andros South Lodge. To that end, we’ve provided a collection of useful information about getting here, getting around, booking a trip, and what you’ll find when you arrive, in addition to all those bonefish!
The Fishing Day
Breakfast starts early. Our breakfast staff arrives at 5:30 am and prepares coffee immediately. Prior to daybreak, you’ll notice lights in the dining room and guests are welcome to pour a cup of coffee and enjoy it on our outdoor patio while the sun rises. This is a perfect time to discuss the day’s strategy and recount highlights of the previous day with friends or other guests. Our breakfasts are in the traditional American style and start at 6:30 am.
Lunches are prepared and packed to order for the day by our breakfast staff based off of ‘lunch sheets’ filled out by each of our guests the evening prior. Guests are invited to choose from the many lunch options available including cold cuts, fresh breads, Bahamian style tuna salad (a guest favorite), meats, snacks, fruit, cookies, bottled water, sodas and juices, and more. Prior to leaving for the dock, lunches are packed by our staff and put in a nearby cooler that will accompany you on your boat.
Our van parks adjacent to our facility at 7:15 and departs for the nearby dock at 7:30. Guests are assisted into their boats and are on their way by 8:00 each morning. Selecting from an array of areas to fish and depending upon winds, tides, and personal choices, our guests will be casting within 15 minutes to an hour from their departure time and will be returned by 4:30 p.m.
South Andros Island provides an enormous fishery with a selection of flats that vary greatly in terms of their water depths, tidal exposure and type of bottom. Most of our guests will spend their weeks doing a combination of wading flats and fishing from the boat while their guide poles. Some guests prefer wading to poling or vice versa. Since our fishery is so fast, we are able to accommodate many angler desires and tailor your week to your preferred mix of wading versus poling. We encourage our guests to be flexible, as many factors (weather, tides, bottom type, etc) may influence the most effective fishing method on any given day.
At the end of the fishing day, while waiting for all boats to return, our guests may enjoy a cold beverage at the Little Creek Bar, a colorful local meeting place right at the dock. Discussing the day’s successes and enjoying an ice-cold Kalik at this popular gathering spot is a great way to complete a day on the flats of South Andros Island.
Returning to the lodge, guests are welcome to enjoy a snack on the patio and an additional beverage while our staff rinses off rods and reels used during the day with fresh water. Beer, wine, soft drinks, mixers, and a selection of liquors are complimentary throughout your stay at Andros South. The late afternoon is also a great time for guests to enjoy a dip in the ocean or a run on the beach.
Served at 6:30 p.m., dinners at Andros South are served family-style and feature the finest and freshest products our island can provide. Each dinner is individually prepared by our kitchen staff and accents the tastes and flavors of The Bahamas. Fresh local fish, lobster, chicken and conch are featured with fresh desserts including Key Lime and Coconut pie. Again, complementary wine is available during dinner. Guests with dietary requirements are requested to notify us prior to arriving so we can adjust to your personal needs.
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