Bonefish on the Flats, Andros Island, The Bahamas

June 5, 2018

In a nation renowned for its bonefish—look at a Bahamian dime: there’s a pair of bonefish on the—Andros Island stands out. The largest island in the Bahamas, Andros boasts the most extensive and varietal shallow-water habitat, drawing anglers from around the world to the famed flats to pursue bonefish.

Bonefishing is as much hunting as fishing. Feeding in the shallows on a rising tide, or dropping off the flats as the tide goes out, these fish must know they are visible in the clear shallow waters. It takes a stealthy approach and a well-placed cast to fool them. Their wary nature, their long runs and astonishing speed provide one of the sport’s finest challenges.

Video diary of an Andros Island bonefish expedition



Photography: Josh VanPatter
Editing: Chris Balogh
Anglers: Tom Richardson, Jeff Weakley, Brent Brauner, Glenn Law
Capable Guidance: Shawn Riley, Glaister Wallace, Jacoy Minnis
Chief Cat Herder: Kate Monohan
Minister of Information: Peter Douglas
Spirtual Conveyance: Newton Hamilton
Director of Haberdashery: Brent Brauner, Columbia Sportswear
Minister of Creature Comforts: Jeff Birch and crew, Small Hope Bay Lodge


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