Bair’s Lodge, South Andros, Bahamas
Casting for a ‘Giant’ Bonefish
Bair’s Lodge on the east side Andros Island in the Bahamas is ideally situated to give access to some of the largest and most varied flats in the world. Andros Island has long been associated with the biggest bonefish and Bair’s Lodge is an ideal base from which to try for a ‘giant’.
An Excellent Bonefishing Experience
Guests can fish primarily for bonefish along with the occasional tarpon and permit. Other species encountered include barracuda, jacks, snook and several types of snapper.
Both Deep Creek and Little Creek lie within easy striking distance from the lodge, and offer more protection from potential wind than oceanside flats. Both creeks are also conduits to renowned West Side and other remote cays to the south and southwest. The southern flats are home to large schools of bonefish.
When the wind drops and seas are calm you can run to Hawksbill Creek and onto Cistern Point. Both receive little fishing pressure and are loaded with bonefish. The boats are docked right by the lodge, with easy access to the flats so after breakfast, it’s straight down the beach, into the skiff and off. Bair’s Lodge also provide loan fly rods free of charge (flat charge of $250 for any breakage). Spinning rods and reels for reef-bound barracuda, jacks, or grouper are also available.
The Benchmark of Quality
The lodge sets the benchmark in terms of quality guiding, delicious food, comfortable accommodation and courteous hospitality. Bedrooms are open and airy, air-conditioned, with plenty of storage space and electricity outlets to recharge phones and camera batteries. All bedrooms include en-suite bathrooms with full baths and powerful, hot showers. Laundry service is available upon request, and laundry bags are provided in all bedrooms. Two outdoor showers are also available on the beach for a post swim rinse off.
The living room and dining areas face the ocean and are scattered with rattan sofas. Ceiling fans and air-conditioning provide the utmost comfort, while both the bar and fly-tying rooms are always fully stocked. Next to the indoor bar, you’ll find the fly-tying station. Satellite TV allows you to catch-up on news and sports during cocktail hour if you wish to. The guest office, near the bar, includes telephone facilities and a computer station with Internet access.
“Bair’s Lodge was an ideal choice for my trip back to the Bahamas. The food, guiding and accommodation are all excellent. Best fish for the week was an 8lb on an Andros Special.” L.B.B – Norwich
Access Remote Flats
Sandwiched between Deep Creek and Little Creek, these east to west arteries spill into an expanse of inland flats with hundreds of small cays and connecting channels, covering more than 120 square miles.
As a result, Bair’s Lodge accesses some of the most remote flats, while also providing many sheltered locations irrespective of wind direction.