Head south from Little Creek and you’ll pass the major east side creek systems that we covered in our last post on the South Andros fisheries. Keep going past Hawk’s Nest, take a right to the west just past Cistern Point…and you’re smacked by the huge expanse of the south. Hundreds of keys, hundreds of giant flats, all stretching farther than the eye can see. The South is big enough to be divided up into several regions – Jackfish Channel, Curley Cut Cays, Water Cays – any one of which would put most fisheries for bonefish to shame. This place is huge.
Anglers love The South for a few reasons.
- Many of its flats have hard, white sand bottoms – excellent for wading and for spotting fish.
- Some flats in the South have some very large schools of bonefish. The numbers are almost unbelieveable…let’s just say that telling your friends at the bar at the end of the day ‘we saw schools with hundreds of bonefish’ isn’t going to raise any eyebrows.
- Though they’re sometimes mixed in with the schools, some very large bonefish live down here too.
- Since the fishery is so big and so productive, angling pressure is negligible. In The South, the fish just keep on coming, and they love to eat!
There’s a tradeoff with a fishery this big – running to the Water Cays on the far west side of The South can take an hour or so, depending on the weather. It’s up to you and your guide, but if the weather’s good, very few anglers will pass up a chance to spend a day in The South.