Permit Fishing in the Marls of Abaco
By Jake Wood, Abaco Lodge Manager. I’m not sure why, but after Hurricane Dorian, the permit population on Abaco has seemed ..
Anglers haven’t stepped foot on the soft sand flats of Andros in months. It’s been fifty years or more since these flats have been this rested and we are excited to get back out there and take advantage of it!
Our guides and staff are ready and waiting- and we couldn’t be more excited to get back to what we love, fishing, and sharing our wonderful island and people with you. There is still some great Fall fishing available, if you are ready to get out there give us a call.
You may be asked to download an app to track symptoms upon arrival or take a rapid Covid test on day five (we have them at the lodge). We ask you to be patient as we navigate these new testing and COVID monitoring processes. We are excited to get back to fishing and we are anxious to see you soon!
✓ Bair’s Lodge has been certified as “Clean and Pristine”.
✓ All of our staff have been tested.
✓ Random weekly tests of the staff.
✓ Installed HEPA filters in all the rooms.
✓ Using an ionizer and ozone cleaning system between guests.
✓ Hand sanitizer stations throughout the lodge.
✓ Our staff wears a mask at all times indoors or anytime interacting with the guests.
✓ Frequent disinfecting of all high touch-points throughout the day.
✓ Outdoor dining option available.
We had a successful and healthy fall season here at Bair’s Lodge. The Bahamas re-opened to international destination travel on November 1st and we welcomed our first guests on November 3rd. We also earned the new “Clean & Pristine” designation from The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism based upon adherence to the highest standards of sanitation and training with our additional and enhanced cleaning protocols.
The fishing continues to be unpressured and exceptional. We have had large fish landed every week in November and December. The fall fishing has been absolutely outstanding. The weather in December has been sunny, stable, dry, and warm. We have even had schools of bonefish directly in front of the lodge!
During September and October, we focused our efforts on numerous lodge improvements and upgrades. Our fall guests have showered us with compliments about the condition of the lodge, our skiffs, and local fish and lobster. All our guests have raved about the quality of the fishing.
We wish you all a safe and healthy holiday season and a happy new year!
— Derek & Margaret Hutton
Bair’s Lodge Managers