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Small Hope Bay Lodge - Guided Fishing Trips

Deep Sea Fishing
Small Hope Bay Lodge

Andros island, with its 140-mile long barrier reef and its extensive inland flats, offers great opportunities for spin casters and fly fishermen. Small Hope Bay Lodge has its own in-house guides and boats. We offer great Bahamas Bonefishing, Reef Fishing, and Deep Sea Fishing.

Areas of Service and Expertise

We believe it takes more than world-class conditions to have a world-class Bahamas fishing experience. Our experienced guides will make this trip memorable and improve your skill level.

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Small Hope Bay Lodge was opened by dive legend Dick Birch as a Dive Resort in the early days of recreational diving in 1960; it is now run by his son Jeff Birch. Bonefishing, and other rod and reel disciplines quickly became part of the recreational activities offered at the lodge.
Tradition and legacy is all present at this unpretentious, friendly, family-run resort. Only 21 beachfront cabins assure a family atmosphere where guests become friends and over time family members.

Types of Experiences and Trips Provided

We offer three different kinds of Fishing Trips on Andros, Half- or Full-Day: Bone fishing • $290 half-day; $425 full day. • Boat holds two fisherman plus guide. • Gear included (advise in advance if fly or spin caster). • Small Hope will pack lunch for full-day trips for SHB guests (otherwise nominal fee). • Location is 20-mile waterway of Fresh Creek. Transportation to Fresh Creek included. • For fishing North Bight (35 miles south) or Stafford Creek (35 miles north) a nominal transportation fee applies. Reef Fishing $290 half-day; $450 full day Boat holds four plus guide. Gear included to fish for: grouper, snapper, trigger, mackerel, etc. Half-days 8-12 or 1-5; Full days 8-4. Packed lunch included for SHB guests (otherwise nominal fee). Deep Sea Fishing $400 half-day; $550 full day Boat holds maximum four plus guide. Gear included to fish for: kingfish, wahoo, barracuda, yellow-fin tuna, dolphin, etc. Half days 8-12 and 1-5; Full days 8-4. Packed lunch included for SHB guests (otherwise nominal fee). Tackle and equipment are included on all trips. For more information please access our YouTube Channel and check out the Videos about our fishing program.