Fishing Andros Island – Alvin Greene Fishing Guide – Andros Island, Bahamas
Andros Island is the largest island in the Bahamas, located only a short 15 minute flight from Nassau. It is 104 miles long and varies in width, though Mangrove Cay is approximately 40 miles wide at its widest point. Though covering an area of 2300 square miles the total population of Andros is only 7386, most of which live on North Andros.
Andros actually consists of a number of smaller islands called Cays (pronounced ‘keys’) which are separated by large channels called Bights. There are three Bights, North Bight, Middle Bight and South Bight. The Bights run West to East, dissecting Andros and creating many channels and islands.
I am based in Mangrove Cay in the centre of Andros. The Middle and North Bights separate Mangrove Cay from North Andros. The South Bight separates Mangrove Cay from South Andros. This central location makes Mangrove Cay the ideal place to fish due to the versatility of sites easily reached.
The Bights are a complex network of channels, islands, flats, reef and deeper cuts, a rare wilderness and the ideal habitat for numerous sea-life – a superb, healthy eco-system.
A complex tidal system exists here where tides can be opposite depending on which side of Andros you are as the water is pushed and pulled through the network of channels.
Andros is fringed along its East coast by the Andros Barrier Reef, the second largest reef in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Outside the reef is the ‘tongue of the ocean’ where the sea level drops dramatically to 6000 feet.