Fish the Best of the Bahamas: Abaco & Bair’s Lodges
Want to fish the Bahamas? Between Abaco and Bair’s lodges, we have access to some of the best flats fishing in The Bahamas. And if wading is your thing, Bair’s Lodge is your place. The southern end of South Andros has seemingly infinite flats, perfect for stepping off the skiff and stretching your legs, while searching for tails.
Species diversity, or the ultra-rare Bahamas Grand Slam? Abaco is the spot. While we call it a bonefishery first, we also have healthy populations of tarpon and permit. Best news is those permit tend to be massive. We have the best luck with permit and tarpon in the fall and summer, when big moons move both species onto the flats.
Trophy hunting? That’s a tougher call. While South Andros has the larger average size, both locations produce monster bones. The West Side of Andros is a national park and has long been known as the Land of the Giants. And while the Marls isn’t known for giants, other parts of Abaco that we fish are. From Moore’s Island to Carters Cay, with some effort, that magical double-digit fish will be found.
Numbers? If you’re into catching, we have you covered. The Marls National Park is our backyard at Abaco Lodge. It has one of the greatest densities of bonefish in the Caribbean. If numbers are your game, it’s a safe bet. And although the skiff runs are a little farther, the Southern Flats of South Andros is another place to check your bonefish box… over and over.