American manager/owner, Bill Howard, offers simple and clean accommodations and close proximity to prime bonefish flats (Mars Bay is 5 miles further south than any lodge on Andros and offers the quickest access to the wilderness flats of South Andros). With a maximum occupancy of 8 anglers Bill is limiting reservations to 6 anglers at a time.
And it IS about the fish! Andros Island is popularly considered the bonefishing capitol of the world, and south Andros is its epicenter. The bonefishing flats are remote and unpressured. Bonefish are unsophisticated and can roam the flats in schools numbering in the hundreds. Anglers will also have chances to sight cast to schools of 5lb. bones as well as the occasional double-digit cruising single. Less often guests will hook flats tarpon and the elusive permit.
The boats are nicely equipped with poles and platforms, and always rigorously maintained. Most of the bonefish flats around Mars Bay consist of hard, white sand, and most of the bonefishing is done wading. Other species such as Jacks, Barracuda and snapper, can be found in the nearby creeks. Bonefishing access includes areas such as Beach Cay, Hawk's Nest, Grassy Creek, Jackfish and the Water Cays. There is also an extensive flat immediately in front of the lodge for unlimited independent bonefishing. All Mars Bay bonefishing guides are Bahamas natives and have extensive knowledge of south Andros and its diverse fisheries.
You can expect to encounter everything from large schools of two to four pound tailing bones, classic sight casting to schools of five to twenty fish in the five to ten pound category, as well as shots at cruising doubles and singles exceeding ten pounds!
You will be on the water early and back safely in time for dinner. At the end of the day if you still want to fish or practice your cast you're welcome to step out onto the flats in front of the villa and fish till dark. Bones are caught there on a regular basis. You will find the accommodations clean and modern; the food is great, the equipment reliable, the guides excellent, and the beer ice cold. Please book early as most dates are booked a year in advance.
For some fun, blow by blow real bonefish adventures at Mars Bay, here are three articles for your reading pleasure:
Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge has become a very popular destination in the short time since its opening and accommodates only 8 anglers at a time. Be sure to book early.
To contact Bill: email to firstname.lastname@example.org. (You will receive a prompt response from Bill within 24 hours.)