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Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge - South Andros

$4750 / Angler - Double Occupancy
7 Nights / 6 Days Guided Fishing

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About The Lodge

Rates: Nov 16 - 23 2019 (2 Spots)
Feb 15 - 22 2020
Your Trip: Guided fishing, Food, Lodging
Excludes: Flights, Tips
Location: Zapata, Cuba
Target Fish: Bonefish


Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge. There is absolutely nothing pretentious about the lodge. We are not a high-end fancy resort. Mars Bay is a fishing lodge for fishermen. We use paper napkins, we won't crack your pepper for you, you'll not find a mint on your pillow, and you will not be greeted at the dock with a hot steaming towel to wipe your brow. You can grab your own beer and mix your own drink the way you like it. And we won't insult you by charging you for every beer, soda, or glass of booze you drink like some very expensive lodges do. It's included in the rate. Think of it as the difference between a stuffy dinner party or a casual gathering with good friends.
Bill Howard attends to the details. He is the American owner/operator and has been managing the lodge since it opened in 2002. He catches the fish and lobster for dinner. He maintains all the boats and equipment. He makes all the repairs around the lodge. He installed all the air conditioners and the tile new tile showers. He's a plumber, welder, mason, electrician, mechanic, carpenter, web designer, takes the bookings, does the billing, and arranges your transportation to/from the airport. He orders the supplies, fuels the boat, and carries the coolers. He is hands on and has the reputation as being the hardest working lodge manager in the Bahamas. None of it would be possible without having an excellent staff of cooks, maids, and guides doing their jobs.
The lodge has a laid back vibe to but don't let that mislead you. Everything goes off on time as scheduled. One review said the lodge runs like a Swiss watch. The reviews are always the same; great food, great house staff, clean rooms, excellent guides, well maintained boats, great fishing, we'll be back. We are a small lodge with capacity for eight fishermen. We take bookings for singles, doubles, and sets to fill the lodge. Because we are a small lodge it sets up great for groups wanting to reserve the entire lodge.
Mars Bay is situated on the southeastern tip of Andros that affords anglers a short and easy skiff ride to pristine flats teeming with unpressured bonefish. The lodge itself is located on a flat large enough for a dozen fishermen. Mars Bay is the end of the road. To go any further south you will have to hop in a boat. That puts you ten miles closer to the best fishing grounds on Andros than the nearest lodge. What does that mean to you? No less than a ten mile shorter run over rough open water and an extra hour or two fishing each day. By the end of the week you've fished an entire extra day or two. You can expect to encounter everything from large schools, classic sight casting to smaller schools of five to twenty fish in the two to ten pound category, as well as shots at cruising doubles and singles exceeding ten pounds!
You will be on the water early and back safely in time for dinner. In twelve years we have never had a boat break down. At the end of the day if you still want to fish or practice your cast you’re welcome to step out onto the flats in front of the villa and fish till dark. We catch bones there on a regular basis. That is assuming the tide isn't up. You will find the accommodations clean and modern, the food is great, the equipment reliable, the guides excellent, and the beer ice cold.





North Andros - Andros

$3520 / Angler - Double Occupancy
7 Nights / 6 Days Guided Fishing

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About The Lodge

Rates: Nov 2 - 9 2019 (Sold Out)
Mar 14 - 21 2020 (Sold Out)
Your Trip: Guided fishing, Food, Lodging
Excludes: Flights, Tips
Location: Zapata, Cuba
Target Fish: Bonefish


North Andros Andros Island, known as the “Bonefishing Capitol of the World” lives up to its reputation with more remote, fishable flats than any other island in the Caribbean or West Indies. Conveniently located 150 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, the 100 plus mile long, 40-mile wide mysterious island offers vast, uncrowded flats you can wade and fish for days. While the average bonefish runs five to seven pounds, daily chances to catch the elusive double-digit bones are common. Anglers sight-fish and hunt the ten-plus pounders for the thrill of the powerful fight, both from the boat and wading. Our waters also offer Permit, Snapper, Barracuda and Tarpon on the fly. Special pre-arranged trips to the uninhabited West Side of Andros may be available, (weather-dependent). You will explore the vast system of estuaries and creeks that snake through the west coastline providing protection and home to Tarpon and Permit. To preserve our resources all fish are released. Once you’ve experienced the pulse racing, ripping-line catch of a bonefish, you’ll however be permanently hooked. We specialize in fishing the famous Joulters’ Cays, 20 miles of a “bonefishermans’ paradise flats”. Your shallow-draft flats boat winds through the deep-water channels and around the small cays that separate the vast variety of flats. The sheer numbers and size of the bonefish inhabitants will excite and challenge you. A small operation, Phillip Rolle’s North Andros Flyfishing caters to a maximum of six anglers. Our affordable packages offer guided fishing and accommodations in our own cottages that will appeal to the novice or the pro.





Mangrove Cay Club - Andros

$5550 / Angler - Double Occupancy
7 Nights / 6 Days Guided Fishing

$4900 / Angler - Double Occupancy
6 Nights / 5 Days Guided Fishing

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About The Lodge

Rates: 2020 TBA
Your Trip: Guided fishing, Food, Lodging
Excludes: Flights, Tips
Location: Andros Island
Target Fish: Bonefish


Mangrove Cay Club is the Bahamas’ premier saltwater fly fishing lodge. Located smack in the middle of the Andros fishery, the largest area of bonefish habitat in the world, Mangrove Cay offers unrivalled access to the Bahamas best bonefishing from the comfort of one of the most comfortable, hospitable lodges in the world. Our guides are capable of coaching beginning saltwater anglers or hunting trophy bonefish with experienced fly fishers. They are full-time professional guides who will make sure your days on the water are fun, safe, and educational. Combine our guides, our fishing, our meals, and our acommodations, and there is no better place to fish in the Bahamas.





Little Abaco Lodge - South Andros

$3915 / Angler - Double Occupancy
7 Nights / 6 Days Guided Fishing

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About The Lodge

Rates: Nov 16 - 23 2019 (2 Spots)
Your Trip: Guided fishing, Food, Lodging
Excludes: Flights, Tips
Location: Marsh Harbour, Bahamas
Target Fish: Bonefish


Little Abaco Lodge.





Big Charlies - Andros

$3870 / Angler - Double Occupancy
7 Nights / 6 Days Guided Fishing

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About The Lodge

Rates: TBA
Your Trip: Guided fishing, Food, Lodging
Excludes: Flights, Tips
Location: Behring Point, Bahamas
Target Fish: Bonefish


Big Charlies. Bonefish: there’s no denying this powerful fish is what draws most anglers to the Bahamas. They seem tailor-made for fly fishing and light tackle; they love shallow, clear water in warm environment, are spooky but not too hard to catch, and love small flies. And, while we love our bonefish, Andros also has even more to offer. In season you’ll find Tarpon, Permit, Mutton Snapper, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle and a variety of other species, all great fun on light tackle. In calm weather a short run off-shore will yield shots at bluewater species like Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, and Wahoo. Andros also boasts one of the largest barrier reefs in the world and it abounds with Grouper, Snapper, and large Jacks, just to name a few species.
Andros is deeply connected to the sport of bonefishing. Bonefishing began on Andros 1948 when a young man named Cornel Torn opened the Bang Bang club. At that time guides were using spin rods. Then, somewhere in the 1960s a small group of anglers began using fly rods on the flats of the Florida Keys. From there it was a small hop across the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas, where they soon realized that the shear square mileage of bonefish flats was beyond imagination.
According to legend, two guides introduced fly-fishing to Andros, out performing any other technique. Bahamas’ guides quickly adopted it, and began using Flugger reels, Fenwick fiberglass and bamboo rods. Seeing the fight these fish give today on modern fly-tackle, its a wonder they ever landed any… but land them they did. In the decades that followed guides like Big Charlie Neymour have taken bonefishing on fly to the next level, learning how to fool double-digit bones with astonishing regularity.
The culmination of generations of guiding wisdom and culture, Charlie is known for his professionalism and humor on the water, and his genuine love of fishing. His bonefishing career started at the age of 13 when he caught blue crabs as bait for older guides (all legends of the sport) like Ruddy, Ivon, Erold, William, Carl Cockley, to name a few. After years exploring the flats on his own, Charlie moved to Florida to study the art of fly fishing and professional guiding in the Florida Keys. When he’s not personally available he hand picks the best Andros guides for his guests. Under his experienced eye the lodge’s guiding and fishing operations run as smooth as the drag on a quality reel. In the words of Stephen Vletas (author of The Bahamas Fly-Fishing Guide), “Charlie is my personal favorite saltwater guide, and if I had one day left to fish it would be with him in Andros.“ Fatiha has a way of bringing a uniquely personal touch to the fishing lodge experience. She is the founder and developer of Big Charlie & Fatiha’s Bonefishing Lodge.
Originally from Morocco with a degree in Hotel Hospitality she can converse in 5 languages. There are no “stock” trips here! Every detail is considered. Fatiha acts as liaison for guests regarding transportation to and from the airport and confirmation of local flights. Having an intimate knowledge of Andros culture helps her run a smooth operation from touch-down to take-off for every guest. Fatiha’s knowledge in guest services includes fine foods and wine. She’s in charge of the lodge’s famous cuisine, and under her watchful eye the kitchen staff prepares some of the most delicious meals found at any fishing lodge in the Bahamas. Fatiha also handles any special needs guests might have—food alergies, etc.—and her personal touch makes the lodge feel like home.