2008-11-28 - Bahamas Fishing Preview

Bahamas Fishing Update

Tis the season they say. For us here at OVER UNDER ADVENTURES that means, it's time to start Wahoo Fishing in the Bahamas. Thanks to some really great weather over the last week, one of our boats (LOW PROFILE) safely made the voyage from North Carolina to the Abacos, where it will be based for the rest of the season. This year we are docking at the new Baker's Bay Marina on Guana Cay. From there, we'll be moving between popular spots like Treasure Cay, Green Turtle Club, and Marsh Harbour. In April, we will send LOW PROFILE back down to San Salvador, Rum Cay, and Cat Island for ten weeks of fishing, while our flagship OVER UNDER takes LOW PROFILE's place in the Abacos fishing the Bahamas Billfish Championship Series (BBC). LOW PROFILE will make a voyage or two down to Crooked Island and Diana Bank. In 2009, we are expanding our popular live-aboard mothership excursions. With flats boats, a small center console and a large sport fish, we'll be targeting Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Grouper, Snapper, Yelllowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin, as well as Blue and White Marlin!

Winter Wahooooo!

Winter in the Bahamas is WAHOO time! From what we've heard so far, the wahoo bite is in full swing all ready, with reports of 12 fish days right in front of Guana Cay. Early in the season, typically the numbers are pretty good, and you can often catch 5-15 fish a day. Most of these fish will be in the 25-50 pound range this time of year. As the winter moves on, the smaller wahoo will begin to disappear and the BIG BOYS will start to show up. Wahoo can be caught as late as May in the Bahamas, and usually our biggest fish get caught in March and April. In fact, hosting George Poveromo last year, we caught a 113 pound Wahoo fishing the last week of April! It was our only wahoo of the trip, but it was nice one! Our two favorite Wahoo Trolling lures are the Yozuri Bonita Plug and the Billy Baits. Usually we will pull both behind a 4 pound trolling sinker, and the Billy Bait works best overtop of a ballyhoo.

The Spring time will bring mixed bag fishing for Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo and an occasional Billfish. As we move into late Spring and early Summer, the Blue Marlin Bite will heat up and become the primary focus. And remember to pay attention in May and June around the full moon, as the Mutton Snapper Bite peaks!

So stay tuned! Starting next week, we will be bringing you weekly updates on what's biting, tournament results, news, and anything else that might help you CATCH MORE FISH!

Tight Lines,
Capt. Trey