Suitable for up to 12 anglers, this plantation-style lodge is situated fronting the Atlantic. Bairs Lodge is complete with all paradise essentials; white sand beach, palm trees, beach fire pit and access to your flats skiff just steps from your room. Tidal creeks abound on this section of Andros; they provide water pathways to access the famous west side of the island, they offer protection from winds and create fertile bait rich environments that bonefish love. Some of Andros’ longest-tenured guides work here, making a day on the water productive and an enjoyable learning experience.
The bulk of fishing here is done from the bow of 16’ flats skiffs, with occasional opportunities to wade hard white-sand bottoms. Fish average close to 4 pounds and many fish over 10 are landed every month of the season. Andros is Andros after all, so expect to find big bonefish on your visit.
Nicely appointed waterfront rooms feature air-conditioning, ceiling fans, en-suite bathrooms and plenty of room to store all your fishing gear and clothes. Cuisine is decidedly gourmet; lobster, fresh conch, locally caught fish, and fresh fruits and vegetables are the norm.
8-weight outfits with floating lines are the norm, while 9-weights provide additional backbone for bigger fish and the occasional permit or barracuda opportunity. Basic bonefish patterns like the Gotcha and Spawning Shrimp are great, w/ tippets and leaders tapered to 12 lbs. Rentals are available.
Getting there-Fly commercially to Nassau via several U.S. gateways. Daily commercial service from Nassau to the Congo Town airport is provided by several domestic carriers. Flights must arrive into Congo Town during daylight hours. The lodge is just a 15 minute drive from the airport. Flying via private charter out of Ft. Lauderdale can often provide additional fishing time. Please call us for a quote.
You must possess a passport valid for 6 months after the last day of your trip. No visa is required for U.S. citizens.
Non-fishing activities are very limited.
High Season Oct 2018 - Feb 28, 2019 (Peak Season)
Single boat surcharge at 60% upcharge. Single rates available at upcharge. Non-fisher $395/night shared room.
Specializes in saltwater fishing and big game hunting.
Senior Program Manager
Specializes in Bahamas and Christmas Island fishing, and United States wingshooting programs.
Hurricane Irma’s track to the south and west of most of the Bahamas was a blessing this time around. The common theme in post-Irma reports from the lodges Frontiers represents is that there are debris to be picked up and landscaping work to be done, but no major impacts otherwise. All are scheduled to reopen on schedule this fall.
Here’s what each lodge has reported to us: