Andros Island – Bonefish Capital of the World – Best Fishing Locations
Fishermen’s Paradise! Best fishing locations are everywhere on North Andros. Surrounded by thousands of square miles of fishable flats, and it has the World’s third-largest barrier reef along side the Tongue of the Ocean. Home to Tarpon, Permit, and especially Bonefish. While the average bonefish are five to seven pounds, catching double-digit bonefish is regular occurrence. Mutton Snapper, Mangrove Snapper and Jack Crevalle are great to catch on the fly or spin rods, and don’t forget the ferocious Barracuda. Grouper on the Reef, Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo, Sailfish and Marlin in the Tongue of the Ocean… Oh My!
Mix it Up – Fish it any way you want: Captain Shawn Riley specializes in fly fishing, undoubtedly the best guide hands down. He is also very talented in teaching anglers fly casting, instructions can be provided during the trip. He enjoys equally taking you fishing any way you are comfortable with: fly fishing, light tackle, spin, bottom fishing on the reef, go deep sea sport fishing offshore. Whatever makes you happy makes the captain happy!
Maximize your fishing time not travel time: Capt. Shawn lives in Staniard Creek, North Andros – being centrally located and mobile enables anglers easy access to the most productive fishing grounds. Boat is on trailer, he’ll come pick you up.
An eye-popping liquid safari of endless fishing flats stretch beyond the horizon, here VERY large schools of bonefish often congregate; it’s also feeding grounds for Tarpon and Permit. The vast oolitic, coral white sand flats and banks provide perfect wading opportunities.
EAST COAST WATERS
From Conch Sound to Mastic Point to Landing Creek, all the different colors, shapes and sizes flats you can fish, adorn with mangrove creeks, blue lagoons, seagrass flats, all populated by your favorite trophies. More rocky structures also produce more variety of species: Mutton Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Big Cuda. Stafford Creek and Fresh Creek – Don’t let the word creek fools you. These are massive estuaries and creek system where Tarpon and Permit roam.
WILD WILD WEST-SIDE
Unexplored, untouched and unspoiled! This is the one place that’s better done than said… This mind-blowing seascape of crystal clear waters, white sand bottom, mangrove estuaries and tidal creeks could easily run deep into your veins… Go West! Go catch your GRAND SLAM!
NORTH & MIDDLE BIGHT
Deep water channels abound offering different kind of sight-fishing, with greater challenges comes bigger rewards. Lodging in Cargill Creek or Behring Point areas is recommended.
FISHING ON THE REEF
There’s nothing more exciting than top-water action on our colorful reef. Bottom fishing with bait will also keep you busy catching. Abundant Snappers, Groupers, Jacks and Barracuda. Capt. Shawn Riley is also expert in Spear Fishing – Please ask about diving for Lobster and Conch, too.
DEEP SEA SPORT FISHING
Fishing beyond the reef in the Tongue of the Ocean offers Marlins, Sailfish, Tuna, Dolphin (Dorado/Mahi Mahi), Wahoo.