In the Middle of the Most "Historic Bonefish Neighborhood"
Ivan Neymour was one of the founding fathers of bonefishing on Andros Island. Ivan’s son Frankie Neymour has followed in his father’s legendary footsteps by opening the Two Boys Inn in 2010 with his wife, Melinda. Located just off the water in the quaint settlement of Andros’ Cargill Creek, Two Boys is one of the best values found anywhere in the Bahamas. Here at Yellow Dog we have known the Neymour family since the early 1990s and consider them all very close friends. They always take wonderful care of Yellow Dog clients, and they know how to put anglers on the trophy bonefish that Andros is famous for. We classify this lodge as a “fishing focused” operation with simple, clean and comfortable accommodations. This location also offers direct access to the North and Middle Bights of Andros, while primarily fishing the eastern part of Andros.
This is a smaller, intimate “guest house” lodge located in the quaint settlement of Cargill Creek approximately 100 yards from the waters of the creek itself. The guest house offers spacious bedrooms with air conditioning and private bathrooms, and a simple dining room and bar area. Since Two Boys Inn sits in the middle of the most “historic bonefish neighborhood” on Andros (everyone living there is a fishing guide!) there is no shortage of fishing talk around the Inn, the dock, and the outdoor patio. Two Boys offers four rooms that are all double occupancy. Each room features plenty of storage space, private bathrooms, and window A/C units.
Food and Beverages
Each morning, Melinda prepares a full, made-to-order breakfast while you assemble your lunch from a generous selection of cold cuts, fresh fruits, snacks, and beverages. At day’s end, you’ll be treated to happy hour appetizers followed by Melinda and Frankie’s authentic Bahamian home cooking. Meals are served “family style” in the dining room and bar where guests, guides, and locals gather over cold Kaliks and hot conch fritters to share some easy island camaraderie and trade tales of the day’s adventures. Specialties include Melinda’s homemade soups and chowders, cracked conch, grilled crawfish, pan-seared wahoo, steamed grouper or a tangy chicken BBQ…topped off with a delectable dessert.
How To Get There
Most travel to Andros Island should route through Nassau International Airport (NAS) due to the frequent flights and reasonable costs. Whether flying into San Andros (Western Air), Andros Town-Fresh Creek (LeAir), Mangrove Cay (Flamingo and LeAir) or Congo Town (Western Air), there are two flights daily into every small airport on Andros. The first flight is typically early in the morning (approximately 6:30 AM) and second is usually scheduled for later in the afternoon (approximately 3:30 PM). We always suggest a buffer of at least two hours between all arriving flights and departing connecting flights while in Nassau. Charter flights from Florida to Andros can also be arranged. Contact Yellow Dog for more information.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Once you arrive on Andros, any taxi at the airport can deliver you to the lodge. The cost is around $60.00 each way. Half day guide trips are available on arrival and departure days if time allows. On departure day, half days work great if flying back on an afternoon flight. Make sure to leave ample time for connecting flights on your return trip due to customs and immigration. We recommend at least 1.5 hours to deal with departure and immigration procedures. Private air charters can be arranged by contacting Yellow Dog.
All U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within six (6) months of trips dates. Please be sure that your passport has at least two blanks, unstamped pages remaining in the back, and that it is not torn, delaminated, or damaged in any way.
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Andros Island is known as the “Bonefish Capital of the World,” for a good reason. With a land mass 96 miles in length and 28 miles in width, the island is surrounded by flats and bisected by three massive “bights” (channels that carve through the island). These features provide anglers a vast network of flats to explore. The North, Middle, and South Bights allow guides to fish their guests on optimal tides throughout the day, largely due to the pattern of water flow through and around Andros. The Tongue of the Ocean, a 5,000 feet-deep treach, is only one mile off the east coast and delivers optimal water temperatures throughout the year to this side of Andros.
You will find that the majority of the flats in the area are pure white sand, improving visibility during challenging conditions and enabling bonefish to see your fly as it rests on the bottom. Big Wood Cay is one of the guides’ favorite locations to wade fish. This long island offers enormous oceanside flats that are home to larger ocean bones. On the backside of the cay, inland flats extend into the North and Middle Bights and often provide good action for tailing fish.
Moving west through the bights, the bottom of the flats softens into a fine, white mud, which makes wade fishing challenging. The majority of the fishing in this area is done from the front of a skiff. The bonefish throughout the area average three to four pounds, with five to seven- pound fish found consistently throughout a week. The true “big mama” bonefish (the legitimate double-digit fish) typically show themselves on the deep water flats. The guides at Two Boys can target the smaller schooling bones or hunt the giant “lifetime bonefish” when conditions are favorable.
Located about a 50-minute run from the Inn is the famous West Side of Andros, where big bones, occasional permit, and tarpon can usually be found. Many anglers think you must run all the way to the West Side to target double-digit bones. But, just south of Cargill Creek around Behring Point is one of the finest locations to hunt trophy bonefish. The guides at Two Boys specialize in fishing the east coast of the island, the North and Middle Bights. However, they are happy to make the journey to the west side of the island for a $100.00 gas surcharge.
Boats and Equipment
Anglers fish from Dolphin skiffs, complete with poling platforms, 45 to 60HP Yamaha outboards, long-range VHS radios, and spacious casting decks. It is recommended that anglers bring their gear and equipment, including rods, reels, wading boots, flies and all terminal tackle.
- All accommodations at the lodge
- All meals and purified/bottled water
- Coffee, tea, and juice
- Daily guided fishing
- Wi-Fi access
- All VAT taxes and resort fees
- Air transportation to and from Andros Island
- Equipment, Flies and terminal tackle
- Alcoholic beverages and sodas
- Gratuities for guides and staff
- Airport taxis while on Andros
- Bahamas fishing license: $5 per day, $10 per week, $20 per month, and $50 for the year (Yellow Dog will ensure the lodge has your license until the online system is in place)
- $100 West coast gas fuel charge
- Bahamian VAT Tax (12%)