The first of our four-part series on the fisheries at Andros South covers the tidal creeks on the east side of the island. We cover a huge area at Andros South, and you’ll see that we’ve got a wide variety of fisheries with different exposures at our disposal. This is key – depending on weather, wind, tides and angler preference, we can almost always find the quality bonefishing that we’re looking for.
Starting a mile or so from our lodge in Kemp’s Bay and continuing to the south, there are a number of major tidal creeks systems that reach west, into the interior of the island. Deep Creek, Little Creek, Dodum Creek, Grassy Creek, and Hawk’s Nest comprise the majority of these systems.
Since most of the elevation on South Andros occurs along the east side of the island, these creek systems are well-protected from the wind. Since most of the creeks are close to our boat launch, runs are short. On those days when it’s blowing 25 mph, it’s pretty nice to make a 10 minute run into Deep Creek or Little Creek, get a bit out of the wind, and actually catch some bonefish.
Unlike the bonefish in most of the rest of South Andros, the fish in the northern creeks can sometimes be just a tiny bit educated. There are some big, old, smart fish in those creeks, so they’re a great option for guests looking for sometimes challenging but very rewarding fishing. The fish in the more southern creeks tend to act more like the bonefish on the rest of the island – present a reasonable fly in a reasonable manner, and they’re probably going to eat it.
Close, protected, and filled with bonefish ranging from somewhat smart to not smart at all – those are our east side creeks.