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Andros Bahamas is laced with thousands of miles of inland waterways and fishing flats.

North, Middle and South Bights cut right through the island, east to west, creating a natural access to even more flats on the west side of the island.

These provide world-class conditions for fly fishermen in pursuit of bonefish and tarpon.

Andros Island, with its 140-mile long reef and its extensive inland flats offers serious challenges to spincasters and fly fishermen.

Small Hope Bay Lodge has its own in-house guides and boats. We use three guides primarily, plus a team of the best independent guides to offer great Bahamas Bonefishing, Reef Fishing, and Deep Sea Fishing.

Top Bahamas Bonefishing Areas Near Small Hope

We use the best and most qualified guides to offer these five options:

The Joulters: Wide open fishing flats in North Andros.
Approximately one-hour drive each way, a nominal transportation fee applies.

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Red Bays: You leave just outside of the Red Bays settlement, the only settlement on the north west coast of Andros. Then head south fishing the pristine west coast, fishing in flats and creeks along the way.

An approximate 1-hour drive each way, access to the northern western part of the island to get to the west side, a nominal transportation fee applies.

Fresh Creek: Light bottom creek with good ocean flats, and more.
Approximately ten-minute drive each way (best option for half-day fishing excursions) free transportation.

The Bights: Wide open area with cays, goes straight through island to west side.
Approximately 45 minute drive each way, a nominal transportation fee applies.

Ocean Flats: Available in most destinations. Young Sound and going to South Andros are great.
Access by boat from Fresh Creek, a nominal transportation fee applies.

If you prefer to fish on your own: Walk down Small Hope's beach to Davis Creek. Try the Bay right in front of your cabin. There is also Fresh Creek, and many more secret spots.

All areas are approximately a 10-20 minute walk, or bike ride each way.

Bahamas Fishing Charters

Nassau Fishing
If you're visiting Nassau Bahamas and are looking to land that trophy fish, then look no further. The fishing off of Nassau Bahamas is excellent year round. Whether you're visiting by cruise ship or staying the week, we can get you out on the water and having you in the captains chair in no time.

Nassau is conveniently located close to the continental shelf so you don't have to run hours to start dropping lines in the water, it takes only minutes.

This means you'll maximize your experience by getting in a full 4 or 8 hours of fishing. Our charters are centrally located at the Nassau Yacht Haven and the Hurricane Hole Marina.

Cruise ships guest don't need to worry about not being able to fish because our charters will meet you at the Downtown Marina next to the cruise ship terminal.

Paradise Island Fishing
If you're visiting Paradise Island in Nassau Bahamas and are looking to land that trophy fish, then look no further. The fishing off of Paradise Island is excellent year round. .

For guest staying at the Atlantis, RIU or any other hotel on Paradise Island our charters are conveniently located close to your hotel. Because Paradise Island is so close to the continental shelf our charters only have to run out 15 - 20 minutes in order to start dropping lines in the water.

Bahamas Bonefishing
If there is one type of fishing experience that is synonymous with the Bahamas, it's bonefishing. These small but powerful shallow water fish are considered pound-for-pound one of the fastest and strongest saltwater fish in the world. This makes it a great challenge for any angler willing to test their skill and patience.

The shallow water reefs and cays that surround the Bahamas make it a perfect backdrop for bonefishing. While many anglers are familiar with bonefishing in the Bahamian islands of Andros and Eleuthera, it's a well known fact that bonefishing in Freeport Grand Bahama, Nassau Bahamas and Paradise Island is just as good, if not better.

Our bonefishing guides are considered some of the best bonefishing guides in the Bahamas, with several bonefishing tournament titles to their name. It doesn't matter if you're an experienced fly fisherman or novice looking to land them bones, our captains will go the extra mile to ensure you have a great time.

Bonafide Bonefishing - Docky fishes out of a brand-new 2007 Maverick Mirage "Bonafide Ghost" (17'), powered by a 90 hp four-stroke Yamaha outboard engine. The second boat, a brand New Hells Bay equipped with a 60 hp Mercury outboard engine "Bonafide Days." Both boats are constantly kept in a first-class appearance and working condition. Both of these boats meeting all of the requirements of the Bahamas Bonefishing Safety Regulations.

Born Free Charters - Come spend your vacation in Nassau Bahamas and have a great deep-sea fishing experience. Join the list of others who have had the best fishing experience in their lives. See our beautiful scenery and colorful water.

Paradise Island and Nassau are geographically situated southeast of Florida and there is always calm water for fishing. With any strong winds from the north light tackle fishing over the reefs on the south side is great with lots of action. You will catch barracuda, yellow tail snappers, Spanish mackerel, and muttonfish and a variety of other species.

Otherwise you can fish in the ocean on the north side. You would be fishing the continental shelf one-fourth mile away from land where the seabed drops off to 3000 to 5000 feet. Here you will hook into Wahoo, tuna, dolphin (mahi-mahi), kingfish, and assorted billfish. After your encounter with your fish you can choose to bring it into the boat or release it. Get it mounted by world famous Gray Taxidermy of Pompano Beach, Florida or have a great dinner. Some of our local restaurants will be happy to prepare your fish for your great dinner party.

Chubasco Fishing Charters - Whether you're a first time angler, or an experienced sport fishing enthusiast our goal is to provide a Nassau charter fishing experience that exceeds your expectations. When deep-sea fishing or reef-fishing off Nassau on board one of the Chubasco fishing yachts with Capt. Mike his son Capt. Adam or one of his professional captains and mates, you'll enjoy a wealth of fishing experience, courteous service and an ocean full of fun awaiting you and your party.

The Bahamas is well known as one of the great Sportfishing destinations of the world. We have calm water most of the year and very little travel time to get to the fishing grounds. Less than a quarter mile off Nassau and Atlantis's Paradise Island you are deep-sea fishing. On the north side of Nassau and Paradise Island, you are in 1,000 feet of water 15 minutes from the dock and 4 miles off you are fishing in 6,000 feet of water. You'll discover that sport fishing off Nassau is unlike any other big-game fishing experience you've ever had. Sportfishing in Nassau is truly an event where the whole family can enjoy a day on the water.

Deep Sea Fishing - Captain Jerome offers charters for both full day, half day and multi-day fishing trips. The type of fish you can catch depends on what's in season. See our chart below for information on which fish are in season throughout the year, or for more on what's biting now. If you're looking for a new and exciting challenge, learn about Captain Jerome's shark fishing trips (available year round).

First Class Charters - We specialize in deep sea Bahamas sport fishing around Nassau and Paradise Island with the finest equipment, including Penn 2 Speed Internationals and Shimano TLD's. The catch of the day can be Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Barracuda or many others. See our new gamefish chart for more information.

Hunter Charters - Come and experience Bahamas fishing at its finest with Hunter Charters, a premium Bahamas fishing charter. We provide the following services to the Nassau and Paradise Island areas of the Bahamas: deep-sea/inshore sport fishing, snorkeling, beach-picnics, sightseeing, offshore cruises, shark fishing.

Over Under Sportfishing - We specialize in group outings, family vacations, corporate entertainment, bachelor parties and couples just looking to cruise the Bahama Islands. We can create full packages including flights, accommodations, meals, and fishing. We are fully set up for inshore or offshore fishing, snorkeling, sightseeing, Island hopping and extended multi day voyages.

Our Bahamas Charter Boats are available for both crewed and un-crewed (bare-boat) charters. We offer single day fishing and diving outings, as well as multi week cruising itineraries. Please call us to discuss your desired Bahamas Fishing Vacation.

Relentless Sport Fishing - Discover some of the world's finest sport fishing action in a relaxed and unspoiled island paradise - Rum Cay, Bahamas. Stay in a luxury vacation rental - the waterfront Coral House.

Our 54 ft. sport fisher, Relentless, is tied up just steps from your room. Rum Cay is an unique experience for the serious sports fishing enthusiast. Nutrient rich waters are driven upwards by an amazing array of banks and pinnacles bringing a wide variety of trophy and world-record class sport fish to our waters including: Marlin, Wahoo, Dorado, and Tuna - plus an amazing array of bottom and reef fish.

While Rum Cay is a fisherman's paradise, there's more to this little piece of real estate than just fishing. Miles and miles of white and pink coral sand beaches are waiting for you to explore. Pristine reefs offer spectacular snorkeling opportunities just a short swim from many of our beaches. While full dive services are not yet available, we're working on bringing basic dive service (tank fills, weights) to our area so scuba diving enthusiasts can experience dives that rival such famous sites as Grand Cayman and the Great Barrier Reef.

With our fleet of three boats - including our custom 54 foot Ricky Scarborough sport fishing yacht Relentless, a 27 foot Rambo center console and a 16 foot Shipok flats skiff - your options for fishing, cruising or just exploring this magical island are unlimited.

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