Mount Pleasant’s roster of top-notch guides primarily fish the legendary North Bight nearby, which boasts an expansive network of tidal creeks and channels with miles and miles of productive flats, coves and shallow lagoons (many sheltered from the wind) inhabited by a very healthy population of 2- to 5-pound bonefish and plenty of 6 to 8 pounders to spice things up. Trophy specimens of 10 pounds frequent the same shallows, and permit and tarpon are also available at times, as are other potential target species like barracuda, lemon sharks, various jacks, and mutton snapper.
Much of the fishing in Andros is approached from a flats boat, but wading is an exciting option in certain spots. With the fertile flats of White Bight practically outside your door, anglers staying at Mount Pleasant Fishing Lodge can also enjoy some do-it-yourself wade fishing after their daily bonefish charters. You’re going to want a solid pair of wading shoes or flats boots to protect your feet, however.
After breakfast, lodge staff will drive anglers a nearby dock to meet their guides and board boats for a full day of fishing, which begins at about 7:30 a.m. and ends at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Mount Pleasant works with the area’s top independent guides. All are seasoned captains with extensive experience and equipped with modern, 16- to 18-foot flats skiffs from renowned brands like Dolphin, Hewes, Maverick, Action Craft ,and Hell’s Bay, designed to run and float shallow, stealthily stalk fish, and provide a roomy and stable platform from which to fly cast.
Most of the guides carry a spare fly outfit or two, but you should still plan to bring an extra rod, reel, fly line, and other essentials in case your primary gear gets damaged. You’ll also need a rain jacket, flats boots, and quality polarized sunglasses.