Merry Christmas From Andros Island

Hi, my name is Anishka and I am an employee at Hank’s Place located at Fresh Creek, Andros Island,
Bahamas. I would like to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Al is the nicest man I have ever met. He gave me a Shakespeare Ugly Stick rod for my Christmas gift and I caught my first fish which was a 8 pound grey snapper. Some times he gives me a hard time and I call him a mean mon.
This Island is a beautiful place and I wish you all were here so I can take you to our historical sites.

My name is John Mackey and I’am the chef at Hank’s Place and I want to wish you all a warm and very happy Merry Christmas. I hope you enjoy the holiday as much as I will. I wish you were all here tonight for my BBQ fresh pork on the grill smothered with herbs and my special potatoe salad.

I asked John and Anishka to send a little greeting as they are always curious as to what I write in this report. Anishka is 17 and is always in a happy mood. John is an excellent chef who is always willing to cook any fish we bring and I let him prepare it the way he prefers. Hank and Eva also would like to wish all a Happy Holiday. As for me I couldn’t send any Christmas cards for obvious reasons so I would like to send greetings to one and all. It’s tough duty having to stay here over the holidays but I think I’ll manage.

Dan and Nancy Deletka arrived yesterday afternoon and are fishing with Herman at Bowen Sound today. I’ll be seeing them later this evening to get a report and I’m sure it will be a good one. If any one can find the fish, Herman can.


  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Al and the gang at Hank’s! Al, my ENT doctor wants to know more about bone fishing in Andros. I will email him with contact info for you at both hanks and your personal email.
    Take Care, Sis

  2. Al, been trying to get a comment but can’t open the comment page

  3. Al,
    We made it home. Thanks for the fun. See you next year. Merry Christmas.

  4. The connecting flight in Orlando to Denver was delayed 3 hours. So we missed our flight from Denver to Missoula. United put us up for the nite and changed our flight from Denver to Missoula to Denver to Salt Lake to Missoula on Delta. We woke up at 5:30 am to the mother of all storms. Got to the airport and found 5,000 other people trying to do the same thing we were trying, to get the hell out of Dodge. We went to the first class check in (short line) and the lady was nice enough to check us in even though we had econmey tickets, she also suggested a different security check station down stairs which nobody else seemed to know about (short line). Made it to the gate with 10 min. to spare and were told the pilots had yet to show up. They were 20 min. late finally boarded waited on the plane for de-icing, taxing, ect. Took off at 10:05 the pilot said they closed Denver at 10:30. Got in to Missoula At 4:30 pm. Luggage showed up yesterday. All and all we were damn lucky. Merry Christmas Al

  5. Al: ASAP. We need to schedule a time for Dave and I to fish Andros with you in March. Call or email me and let me know the dates. Did you get my email?

    Bob Keefer

Comments are closed