Da Bay Area Lodge, South Andros, Bahamas
The lodge was fabulous. A location on the beach a few yards from the ocean. A nice flat out front that we never really fished. The staff was perfect as well: a great hostess (Lisa), an amazing cook (Que), and a man-of-all duties (Dovey). Loved them all. The beer was always cold. Nice rooms, nice AC, nice showers. Very fresh, new facility. Everything sparkled.
We went out with two different guides. Both in early forties. One took two of us, and pretty-much waded all the time.
The fishing was supposed to be from 8 am to 4 pm, with a pretty long 1-hour ride to start the day. Honestly, the boats cheated and were back by 3 or 3:30 every day. The good guide was there ready at 7:30 every day, the other guide showed up after 8. The less-successful guide had boat overheat problems every day. Minor problem on days 1 and 2, lost most of the third day. They had 4 boats, but kept using the bad one. He didn't want to use the flies that had worked.
Caught most of the fish on Foxy Gotchas.
I would go back in a second.
I'd try to make sure I got a good guide.
I'd be much more vocal if a boat showed troubles.
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