The bonefish is hunted by stealthy sharks and speedy barracudas, and therefore is a very wary animal which can be spooked easily, and it’s also a very strong fighter. The smaller fish move in schools of up to four hundred, and as they grow bigger, the size of the school reduces as the bigger fish move off in to pairs as the need for the protection of the school reduces. Also, the bigger they grow the more experienced and warier they are. This is why catching a larger bonefish is such a challenge! The cast needs to be perfect (or as near-perfect as possible!), the bait needs to be convincing, the fly’s ‘behavior’ needs to be natural, and once the bait is taken, the strip needs to be long and slow.
On Andros, there are so many locations where Bonefish frequent. The abundant sea grass, the mangroves, the flats are all places where the Bonefish abound at various stages of their lives. With so many Bonefish-rich areas to choose from, the guides can ‘customize’ the Bonefishing trip based on the fisherman’s experience level.
So what makes Andros Island the perfect place for Bonefishing?