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Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge, South Andros, Bahamas

Bahamas Bonefishing 



Starting May 1 no PCR test is required to enter The Bahamas if you are vaccinated
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LODGE UPDATE APRIL 2021: 

The Fishermen are back!! I am happy to have the company. It's good see old friends and making new ones. We're booked solid though the end of June with just a couple slots open in late June. I'll sleep when I dead. I'm still not vaccinated but drinking plenty of bleach and snorting Lysol.


The fishing has been excellent!!!! Jack caught 81 bones last week on a five day trip and John caught an 11 pounder. He dropped it trying to get a pic so it's just a fish story his guide will attest to.


I have done a little work with all my spare time.  We're adding rooms to offer single occupancy to most guests and a new kitchen and dining area. The project will be complete by fall 2021. I also constructed a new 7ft tall 200ft block wall on the north. The beachside building has a new rod cleaning station, new floors, vanities, tiled showers, some new beds. The entire property has all new landscape, painted the place inside and out, things most will not notice. 


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A weeks catch caught April 2021 - Clyde's fish on the left, 28" to the fork, 12lbs. The rest 8-10ish.
Some spring 2020 pics.....and then came the virus. The fish on the right is 12lbs.

Pics below are of several fish caught the the previous winter/spring season.
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 The fishing has always been very good but due to no pressure fish reports are that fish counts are up and the fish are agreeable. Bahamas Bonefishing has never been better. The fishery is in excellent shape. Every day fishermen report legit shots at fish 10lbs plus. They didn't get big by being stupid, they're hard to catch. Every week fishermen get a few in the boat. Of course, most are just fish stories without the pic. Tom Bozzuto landed the 12ish fish pictured left and Joe Nourigat's fish is a solid 10lbs on the right. 


The most common question I get is....When is the best time of the year to come? The fall, easily, without a doubt. Why? The  weather is great with hurricane season all but over and cooler days. It's well before the winter cold fronts begin. The fish have had all summer to get stupid. They have not seen a boat or a fisherman since the previous May. 

Years ago I got a call from a gent wanting to come in July. I said I was closed in July. He said he had seven friends. I said I'm open in July. To this day no group has caught so many fish. They where catching 15 to 30 fish a day, everyday, each. For those of you who knew who Rupert Leadon was......he agrees. July is an excellent month for bonefishing.

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Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge South Andros Bahamas Fly fishing for Bone fish in the Bahamas at Da Bay Area Mars Bay South Andros

What we have here is a failure to communicate...


 True story......The fisherman is on deck, fly in hand and more line stripped out than he can cast. The guide yells, "11 O'Clock, 45 feet!" The fisherman reels up, hooks his fly on a rod guide, and sits down. He heard, "It's 11:45, let's eat!"

Custom Fly Rods!!! I seen a lot of rods come through this lodge. This gent builds the best I've ever seen; name brand blanks, titanium guides, no-slip graphite handles, whatever you want. A custom rod makes a great gift, or better yet, an investment in your happiness.
Don Jackson - donjack@charter.net
931-273-9191

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