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South Andros Bonefishing – The Lakes

Posted on May 24 2014

Hiking for Bonefish on South Andros
Torrie leading the way to an inland lake. Photo: Kyle Shea

Wading for bonefish is fun. We hear from many of our guests at Andros South that targeting bonefish on foot is the most enjoyable way of spending the day on the flats, and we couldn’t agree more.   Sometimes fishing from the boat is the most productive method, but stalking fish on foot can make for some special days indeed!

If they’re lucky (and up for a bit of a hike), our guests will occasionally spend the day fishing what our guides call, the ‘lakes.’ No, not the freshwater lakes you might be thinking of. Think large, tidally influenced, inland saltwater flats.

Depending on the tide, shocking numbers of bonefish frequent these lakes to feed, often times becoming landlocked until the next available tide. Due to extremely shallow water and mangroves, most of these lakes are not accessible by boat, often times requiring a bit of a hike through the mangroves.

But on a good day, most find the hike in well worth it. Hit it right, and its not uncommon to walk up on hundreds of bonefish feeding in extremely shallow water, with no place to go…seriously!

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