At Andros South, we have a pretty cool natural phenomenon that makes for a pretty epic bonefishing location. Due to an intricate network of bights and creeks, a close proximity to extremely deep water (try over 5,000 feet), and relatively strong prevailing winds, at any given time we are able to witness opposite tides on opposite sides of the island. In other words, when it’s high tide on the east side of the island, it’s low tide on the west side of the island.. And vice versa.
What does this mean? It means that we rarely have to fish a tide that isn’t ideal, or waste quality fishing time waiting out the wrong tide. Our guides can almost always run to the ideal tidal condition, regardless of the timing of the tide, and we think that’s pretty special.
In order to travel back and forth between the East and West sides of Andros Island, our guides travel through the expansive network of tidal creeks carved throughout the island. Somewhere around the center of the island, these creeks cross a ridge dubbed ‘The Devil’s Backbone,’ that is often the most shallow point connecting the East and West side of the island. While the super-complex tidal system on Andros still leaves us scratching our head from time to time, what we do know is that this is where the change occurs.. Where high tide transforms to low tide.. And we think that’s pretty darn cool.