TLT Signature Lodge - Hunt big fish with legendary guide, Andy Smith
Broad Shad Cay Lodge is the Bahamas’ best place to hunt big fish. Built in 2009 by Andros Island fishing legend Andy Smith, and his wife, Sharon, the lodge is located on a private cay in the middle of North Bight, about 9 miles from Behring Point. Some of the best bonefishing flats in the world surround the lodge, and you can make quick runs to both the East Coast oceanfront and the vast West Side.
One of our favorite guides of all time - Andy Smith is focused on providing his guest anglers with the best chance anywhere to hook-up double-digit bonefish. And if you like fishing long days, Andy has you covered.
With this unique location in the middle of the Bight, you can fish the incoming tide all day– and hunt the big fish that follow it – from the moment you leave the dock. In fact, you might just catch a monster near the dock. Short runs mean more fishing and the sense of solitude at BSCL is unbroken – it’s not uncommon to spend all day on the flats without seeing another boat.
Andy is also a fanatic for permit fishing, and he loves pursuing tarpon in the creeks and on the West Side when the conditions are right. Sharks, barracuda, jacks, snapper and more are all on the menu.
The perfect private location in the middle of some of the best North Bight flats. Each room overlooks the flats with views of the rising and setting sun. Only two rooms! Rooms have two queen-size beds, under a hand-crafted exposed-timber ceiling, air conditioning, ceiling fans, dresser, closet, nightstand, reading lights, first-aid kit, and refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, juices, water, and the local beer, Kalik. Large private bathroom with rain showers.
The lodge only takes a maximum of 4 guests, which adds to this very exclusive saltwater fly-fishing experience. We recommend that you book well in advance.
Most arrivals are by private, charter or commercial flights into Andros Town/Fresh Creek (ADS) from the following airports:
Once you arrive at the Andros Town Airport, you will be met by our taxi driver to begin your land and water transfer to Broad Shad Cay.
Plan Your Trip
The second-best reason to come to Broad Shad Cay Lodge, right behind the great fishing, is to experience The Bahamas in complete privacy at its natural, unspoiled best. Free of roads or vehicles, the island boasts a network of man-made trails, Eco-friendly scenery, and Andros Rock. A wooden deck extending from the veranda of the lodge is the perfect place to watch sunsets and gaze at the stars at night. Let nature do the rest.
Boat and Equipment
Guides use Maverick Mirage skiffs with polling platform, F70h/p Yamaha outboard, spacious casting decks with leaning post. A 29’ center console with twin F225 that is used to ferry to and from the Cay.
In terms of gear - you need to take your own fly fishing gear. We will talk this over with you before your trip, and will send you detailed pre-arrival information with our gear, clothing and other recommendations.
Season: October 1 - June 15
Rates are per person double occupancy, shared guide
2 Days/3 Nights: $2,285
3 Days/4 Nights: $3,428
4 Days/5 Nights: $4,571
5 Days/6 Nights: $5,714
6 Days/7 Nights: $6,856
Call us for single occupancy rates.
Included: Guided Fishing, Lodging, All Meals and Beverages, boat transfer from Cargill Creek to lodge.
Maximum 2 anglers per guide skiff.
Not Included: Flights to Andros, ground transfers to Cargill Creek dock, Fishing License, VAT taxes, & Gratuities.
Note: We can arrange for your fishing license purchase and you can pay for the license when you arrive at the lodge.
Booking Tips: It’s always best to call us as far in advance as possible to book your trip, especially for high season dates in October, November, March, April and May. If you’re looking to target specific species, large fish, or anything in particular, we can talk over the best options and dates.
As a full-service travel agency, TLT will be delighted to assist with all your travel planning - everything from arranging charter or commercial flights, hotels in Nassau or Ft. Lauderdale (both are fun stop-overs!), or adventures to any of the other Bahamian islands.