We do a lot of wading on South Andros. We’re really lucky in that we have virtually endless amounts of hard bottomed flats just begging to be walked across. Stalking bonefish on foot is about as fun as it gets, and if conditions allow, many of our guests spend a good amount of their trip out of the boat.
While some of our flats are just what you might picture – long, white sandy, barren looking flats that you could probably walk barefoot across, the majority of our flats have much more character – limestone, turtle grass, conch shells, etc.
Therefore, protecting your feet is really important. That’s why we always recommend our guests wear good quality wading boots whenever fishing on foot. We’re not talking flip flops, keens, chacos, crocs, water shoes, and so on.. We’re talking hard soled, closed toed, ankle supporting, boots. Something like these, these, or these.
Being uncomfortable can sour a good day of fishing, and a good pair of wading boots is another piece of the puzzle.