Andros "Island" is actually many islands, consisting of a very large northern island and a southern island, separated by a channel, which on Andros is called, using the Old English word, a Bight--the Northern Bight. This is the over-water route taken from the East Side to the West Side. The areas we are listing on this page are just some of the places that Hermon fishes, not all. Hermon and his guides have trailers with their boats and the flexibility to provide a nice variety of fishing locations for you depending on your length of stay and desire to fish new water. All these things can be discussed with Hermon on planning your bonefish adventure.
Bowen Sound is a quarter mile from Hermon's Andros Bonefishing. Hermon fishes in Bowen Sound more than anywhere else because it is convenient and has a broad variety of fishing regions. There are back bays and mangrove flats, which are fished on an incoming and high tide, and wonderful cays with large flats that are fished on the outgoing tide.
THE JOULTERS CAYS
Joulters Cays, usually called just the Joulters, are a large number of islands off the northern end of Andros Island. The Joulters launch site is about 40 miles from Hermon's and is about an hours drive. Joulters has big schools of fish and a large number of fish. There are huge flats that can be fished at any cycle of the tide. A fly fisher could spend the whole day wading in the Joulters. This is where sharks are the most common and the place to go if a person wants to try their hand at fly fishing for sharks.
Fresh Creek (using the Old English terminology) is not a creek, as Americans think of creeks, but is a large salt water estuary, that stretches miles inland from the east side. Fresh Creek is more than a mile across in several areas. It is has a mixture of shallow and deep water, so fishing is both wading and from the boat. As you get further from the ocean, you encounter a different bioshere from most of Andros Island, with many small coral formations, making wading on the further inland stretches a bit of a challenge. From April to September, permit and tarpon are also be found here and fishing for them can be very exciting.
The West Side can be reached from Hermon's by water, going through the Northern Bight, or by driving to the northern end and boating down the West Side. Either way, the trip is usually about an hour and a half to get there. The West Side gets very little fishing pressure, so the fish are much easier to catch there. All fishing is from the boat. The West Side is not the place to be in the presence of a westerly wind, since the bottom is of finer silt than the sand of the East Side and a westerly wind makes the water cloudy.
Hermon's Andros Bonefishing Phone: 242-471-6870 (Dial like USA number) Bowen Sound Andros Island, BAHAMAS e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org