The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > >

Bahamas Post fishing reports, ask for information, discuss this area...

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  1
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-05-2017, 11:41 PM
marty mcfly marty mcfly is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 97
marty mcfly is on a distinguished road
Default Self guided wading trip to North Andros

I'm planning a trip to Andros with a couple buddies in spring 2018. We are planning on staying about a week but we will only have a guide one day. So, we plan to do a lot of wading on our own from shore. Right now we are looking at renting a house on the beach at the very northern tip of North Andros....very close to lowes sound. My question is whether anyone has info on wading lowes sound or other areas at the Northern tip of the island that don't require a boat.

I know there is lots of good fishing other places on the island but I'm really just looking for info about wading lowes sound and the northern tip from shore to help us evaluate the rental house. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-08-2017, 02:44 PM
elkcaddis's Avatar
elkcaddis elkcaddis is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 1
elkcaddis is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Self guided wading trip to North Andros

I believe I read somewhere a year or so ago that the Bahamas government was considering a bill that would make illegal unguided bonefishing, plus impose a daily fishing fee. Not sure where it stands today.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-08-2017, 03:01 PM
moucheur2003's Avatar
moucheur2003 moucheur2003 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Boston, Mass.
Posts: 2,682
moucheur2003 has a brilliant futuremoucheur2003 has a brilliant futuremoucheur2003 has a brilliant futuremoucheur2003 has a brilliant futuremoucheur2003 has a brilliant futuremoucheur2003 has a brilliant futuremoucheur2003 has a brilliant futuremoucheur2003 has a brilliant futuremoucheur2003 has a brilliant futuremoucheur2003 has a brilliant futuremoucheur2003 has a brilliant future
Default Re: Self guided wading trip to North Andros

All anglers need fishing licenses, but they are affordable. (Finding somebody to issue one can be a challenge, though, so it's best to know ahead of time how to get it.) DIY wading and solo DIY from a boat are allowed, but if there are two anglers in a boat they need to hire a licensed guide. I fished the Berry Islands this spring and saw four guys who had rented a boat get busted. Their argument that they were wading rather that fishing from the boat didn't hold up, because they had all used the same boat to get to the flats. My guide saw them and called the harbormaster, who knew who had rented them the boat, and the cops were waiting for them when they came back to the dock.

Rod Hamilton at DIYbonefishing.com is a fan of using kayaks for fishing solo but still being able to get around on the water. He uses his own inflatables so he can pack them up as checked luggage, but you might also find someone who rents kayaks on location.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-08-2017, 03:12 PM
flyminded flyminded is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Lowcountry, SC
Posts: 566
flyminded has much to be proud offlyminded has much to be proud offlyminded has much to be proud offlyminded has much to be proud offlyminded has much to be proud offlyminded has much to be proud offlyminded has much to be proud offlyminded has much to be proud of
Default Re: Self guided wading trip to North Andros

Quote:
Originally Posted by moucheur2003 View Post
All anglers need fishing licenses, but they are affordable. (Finding somebody to issue one can be a challenge, though, so it's best to know ahead of time how to get it.) DIY wading and solo DIY from a boat are allowed, but if there are two anglers in a boat they need to hire a licensed guide. I fished the Berry Islands this spring and saw four guys who had rented a boat get busted. Their argument that they were wading rather that fishing from the boat didn't hold up, because they had all used the same boat to get to the flats. My guide saw them and called the harbormaster, who knew who had rented them the boat, and the cops were waiting for them when they came back to the dock.

Rod Hamilton at DIYbonefishing.com is a fan of using kayaks for fishing solo but still being able to get around on the water. He uses his own inflatables so he can pack them up as checked luggage, but you might also find someone who rents kayaks on location.
A lot of rental houses in the Bahamas, especially in "Bonefish" areas have kayaks included in the rental agreement.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-08-2017, 04:58 PM
marty mcfly marty mcfly is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 97
marty mcfly is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Self guided wading trip to North Andros

Quote:
Originally Posted by moucheur2003 View Post
All anglers need fishing licenses, but they are affordable. (Finding somebody to issue one can be a challenge, though, so it's best to know ahead of time how to get it.) DIY wading and solo DIY from a boat are allowed, but if there are two anglers in a boat they need to hire a licensed guide.
This information is consistent with my research. It is a new change as of the beginning of this year. I don't mind buying a license to fish, even if I am just going to wade on my own, but the new rule requiring 2+ guys in a boat to have a guide is complete BS. It doesn't really affect me as a tourist but I bet it has chilled the market for vacation houses down there. If I was ever day dreaming about owning a little place on the water with a boat so I could escape to and do some fishing with friends or the wife a few times a year, this rule change burst that bubble. Now I'd have to hire a guide to go with us! They got greedy.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes banjominnow liked this post
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First Guided Trip buckslayer50 Saltwater Fly Fishing 5 04-21-2015 03:17 PM
Win All Expenses Trip to South Andros dhaynes Saltwater Articles 0 04-17-2015 09:56 AM
First Guided Trip Ever 1move General Discussion 9 09-21-2013 04:57 PM
Guided Trip? Yes or No. gzarboni General Discussion 14 06-07-2013 08:11 AM
guided trip seanfly Southeast U.S. 5 05-07-2012 01:38 PM














All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.40 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.6.3 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2005-2017 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.