Destination Type
Fishing Style
Flats, Sightfishing, Skiff
October - May
Fishing Days
4 - 10+
Why We Go
  • Enjoy a relaxed, family atmosphere with beach-side accommodations and Bahamian comfort food.
  • Fly fish for bonefish, having shots at larger specimens as well as smaller, schooling fish.
  • Wade fish on hard sand bottoms.
  • Take advantage of a wide range of fishing opportunities for both expert and novice saltwater anglers.

Eva’s Bonefishing Lodge is a small, family-run Bahamian operation in Staniard Creek on North Andros Island. With a maximum capacity of six anglers, this lodge offers and intimate and relaxed atmosphere with top-notch guides and affordable rates. With ample opportunities to target fish on foot, anglers can cast at large, solitary bonefish or smaller schooling fish, depending on conditions and preferences. Here, anglers can take advantage of the vast flats, creeks and mangrove estuaries of North Andros and access the famed Joulters archipelago at the northern tip of Andros Island.

Fishing Program

The bonefishing on North Andros Island can be spectacular. Andros Island’s incredible 2300-square mile size may well contain some of the largest tracts of unexplored land in the Western hemisphere. The island's waterways offer spectacular opportunities to explore vast flats systems of North Andros and the Joulters archipelago for large, solo cruising bonefish as well as schools of fish. The guides at Eva’s are all Bahamian, professional and experienced. Anglers fish two per guide on dedicated fly fishing flats skiffs and will have ample opportunities to fish on foot as well.

Each morning, anglers depart the lodge with their guide and tow their skiff to a boat launch about 30 minutes away. From there, depending on the goals for the day and weather, anglers and guide will run anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour. Various other game fish can also be found including permit, tarpon, barracuda, mutton snapper, jacks, and shark.


Eva’s accommodates six anglers and consists of three spacious rooms that are comfortably furnished with two queen beds, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, full baths, and mini-refrigerators stocked with bottled water and soft drinks. There is a lounge area in the main lodge to socialize and share fish stories, enjoy drinks, watch TV, or sink into a cozy couch with a book after a long day of fishing. The lodge also has a fly tying station available to guests.

Mornings begin with freshly-brewed coffee and a full breakfast. Boxed lunches are taken to-go and after days on the water, appetizers and cold, local beers await anglers back at the lodge. Eva's Bonefishing Lodge staffs an experienced chef and they prepare beautiful Bahamian-style dinners with fresh seafood. After dinner, the deck is an ideal spot to watch the sun set, socialize and prepare tackle for the fishing day ahead.

Rates & Details

2024 Rates: Per person based on double occupancy

  • 7 night/6 day package: $5,050
  • 6 night/5 day package: $4,350
  • 5 night/4 day package: $3,650
  • 4 night/3 day package: $2,950
  • 3 night/2 day package: $2,250

Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, taxi to/from the airport, taxes, guided fishing

Not Included: Airfare to/from North Andros, alcohol, staff and guide gratuities

Target Species: Bonefish, tarpon, permit, barracuda, jacks, several types of snapper

Season: October - June

Capacity: 8 anglers

Fly Water Q&A

Who is best suited to this destination? Eva’s Bonefish Lodge is best suited for those anglers that appreciate an affordable and off-the-beaten track environment. The lodge is owned by a Bahamian family who has lived in the community of Staniard Creek for generations, and they provide a genuine, down-to-earth Bahamian travel experience.

Where is the lodge? The lodge is located in the small village of Staniard Creek, on the northern tip of Andros Island in the Bahamas.

How do I get there? To get to Eva’s Bonefish Lodge, anglers fly into the Fresh Creek, North Andros airport via Nassau on Le Air. From Fresh Creek there is an approximate 20-minute taxi ride to the lodge.

When should I go? Eva's Bonefish Lodge operates year-round, with the peak months of interest being March through May and September through November. The spring months tend to offer better shots for high quantities of bonefish, while the Fall may offer better opportunities for larger bonefish.

How will I fish? Two anglers and one guide set out in a flats skiff each day. These boats are well-equipped for fly fishing and have all the necessary safety equipment. Opportunities for wading are also possible depending on tides and weather.

Is there wade fishing? The northern portion of Andros is a quality wade fishery. Ultimately, the guides will determine which areas are best for wading and which are better suited for skiff fishing, however, it’s reasonable to expect that up to 80% of your time can be spent wading.

Where will I fish? Guests fish the east side of North Andros including the extensive Fresh Creek lagoon system of the Joulters Cays.

How long does it take to reach the fishing grounds? Each day anglers depart the lodge by truck with their guide and tow their skiff to a boat launch about 30 minutes away. From there, depending on the goals for the day and weather, anglers and guide will run anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour.

What type(s) of fish will I catch? The primary target is bonefish with rare opportunities for other species.

How many fish will I catch? On an average day, an average angler stands a good chance to land double digit numbers of bonefish.

Will I see other anglers? In general, this is not a heavily-pressured zone. Anglers will occasionally see another boat, but generally won’t be competing for available terrain, as the fishing area is quite vast.

What are the guides like? Bahamian guides have a reputation for being passionate. This means that they show their emotions, and they sometimes express disappointment at poorly-executed casts or missed opportunities. They are also quick to laugh, smile and jokingly tease their clients, but they are truly always on the anglers’ team. My advice any time when dealing with foreign guides is to relax, realize that many cultural differences are at play, and that when things get heated in the boat, smile and laugh your way through it. As always, never suffer in silence. If you ever have an issue, be sure to bring it up with lodge management. We have not experienced negative personality issues with any of Eva’s guides; in fact, the reality is quite to the contrary.

What are the physical demands? There are no serious physical demands for this trip. Anglers can spend significant amounts of time standing on the bow of a flats skiff, looking for fish. Decent balance is also required to cast from the skiff. Properly preparing for hot days out in the sun is important as well. Anglers that are fit and free of physical impairments will find it easier to spend time wading.

Are there any special skills required? Fly fishing for bonefish can be demanding. Anglers often are asked to cast in the wind, make precise presentations at distance and utilize high line speeds to deliver the fly quickly. Anglers that excel with their casting skills are rewarded in the saltwater environment. Having keen eyesight is also advantageous, as finding and seeing bonefish is key to catching them.

Does the lodge provide equipment? The lodge can provide tackle in a pinch (i.e., lost luggage), but it’s best for anglers to bring their own.

What is your favorite setup for the trip? I prefer lightweight, fast-action saltwater rods in a 9’, 8wt configuration with tropical floating lines specifically developed for flats fishing.

What are the top flies?

  1. Pearl Gotcha
  2. Ververka’s Mantis Shrimp
  3. Peterson’s Spawning Shrimp
  4. Crazy Charlie
  5. Bonefish Bitter

What is a typical day like? A typical day begins with a sit-down breakfast and coffee at the lodge. Anglers depart the lodge around 7:30 am with their guide by truck and tow the skiff to the boat launch. After launching the boat, guests set out for 7- to 8-hours of on-water time and then return to the lodge. Back at the lodge refreshments and appetizers are served on the large back porch. Finally, a family-style Bahamian dinner and night cap before hitting the sack and doing it all over again.

What is the general vibe, atmosphere and style of the lodge? The lodge is a family-run, Bahamian-owned operation that specializes in offering a truly Bahamian experience. It feels more like staying at a friend’s house rather than a large resort or fishing lodge. The general vibe is relaxed, friendly, fun and bathed in down-home Bahamian hospitality.

Is there an on-site owner, manager or other point-person at the lodge? Eva is on-site and involved in every aspect of the operation. She also has a small staff that is always on-site and available to take care of any special needs or attend to questions.

Where do we eat, and what are the meals like? Meals are a blend of American and Bahamian cuisine. The lodge excels at plentiful portions of Bahamian comfort food including fresh fish, rice and conch. The cook staff does a great job of accommodating special preferences and requests as well.

What is the alcohol policy? House wines, beer, liquors, bottled water, and soft drinks are included in the package price. Imported liquors and wines may have an extra charge. Guests are also welcome to bring special beverages of their choice.

Where do we stay, and what are the accommodations like? Eva’s is small, beachside guest house with three double-occupancy rooms, all with private bathrooms. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, air-conditioned and feature two queen beds with fans and mini-fridges. Private rooms are available upon request for an additional charge.

Is there internet and/or cell service? Yes, there is Wi-Fi available at the lodge that’s suitable for text-based communications. The connection can sometimes be spotty and the best signal is in the main living area of the house, near the router. Connection speeds are typically too slow for streaming services and posting to social media but are suitable for text messaging and emails. Cell service is dependent on your carrier, please check with your provider before your trip.

Are there other activities? Activities beyond fly fishing are few and far between. Undoubtedly, the lodge’s greatest asset is a beautiful beach suitable for lounging, DIY fishing, reading or napping. The nearby town of Staniard Creek is a relatively sleepy village.

Are there any other expenses? Taxis or additional transfers may have extra expenses, as will specialty alcohol purchases.

Do I need a visa? No. Travel to the Bahamas only requires a valid passport.

Are there any health concerns, dangers or annoyances? We recommend guests drink only filtered or bottled water while in the Bahamas and check the U.S. State Department guidelines for travel.

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