Why bonefishing in the Bahamas is a must-do winter adventure

Hunt the elusive "grey ghost" of the Flats in Andros Island, Bahamas

You'll find beautiful waters, friendly people and limitless fishing flats—along with conch fritters and fresh-caught seafood

Welcome to Andros

Andros Island, Bahamas, has been called the “Bonefishing Capital of the World,” and a trip I took there last fall did nothing but enhance that claim for me. Yet remarkably, this thrilling angling is only a 15-minute flight from Nassau’s International Airport.

Some 160 kilometers long, and 60 kilometers wide, Andros is the largest Island in the Bahamas but it remains—outside of frequent visits by bonefish fanatics—one of the least populated and least explored islands in the chain.

Home to winding creeks and channels, fresh- and saltwater lakes, rich mangrove cays and long stretches of light sand flats, Andros offers the fly angler arguably the most productive bonefish grounds in the Atlantic. There may be no better place to catch these beautiful, intriguing and extremely sporting fish. (Why are anglers so beloved of bonefish (above)? Check out Outdoor Canada’s Guide to Landing Your First Bonefish.)

Hunting the elusive grey ghost in Andros Island, Bahamas, means beautiful waters, friendly people and limitless fishing flats—plus fresh conch fritters Click to Tweet

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