2008-11-30 - First Bahamas Wahoo Report - Abacos
Abacos Fishing Report - November 30, 2008 Guys and gals we just got here after our 480 mile crossing and... fishing is off the hook. We just arrived on friday and after a good night of r and r and unloading thomas and i decided to wet our lines on Saturday. Well it didnt take long as our deep line started to sing. Just an hour into it we had our first bahamas wahoo of the season, although not a large one a good eating one at about 18lbs. Shortly after we had another deep rod bite which seemed to be the identical fish just a shade more at 22 lbs. We had about 5 bites in our short 3 hours of fishing , boating 2 wahoo and 1 tuna .Here our deep rod consists of a bent butt 80 lb class penn rod and reel connected to a bimini to a snap swivel. After that the snap swivel is connected to a 3 foot strand of cable at 600lb with 54 oz. of lead. The way to connect the lead is snap swivel then 1 foot of space then a crimp (this is to prevent your weight from rising or lowering on the cable). Then you connect the 54 oz lead followed by another crimp with a 1/2 oz lead in front to prevent slippage. This is followed by 12 inch of the remaining cable then to a snap swivel. Ok so after the snap swivel you will have 20 feet of 400lb shock leader before the next snap swivel. Then after that you will have your yozuri plug with 6' of 600 lb cable attached to the snap swivel. Best YoZuri plugs are the large blue blacks or the mini black orange . However on sunny days it seems red/black large seems to work. Well we were back at it today with our first charter of the season just being a short half day. Strong winds were around us this morning as we approached 8 foot seas towards Hope Town where our better bite was the previous day. After trugging down to Hope Town , with just a dolphin to speak of, I decided to pound the edge in calmer seas off of Guana Cay . This proved to be the ticket as we quickly went 1-2 and 1-1 on 27 to 45lb wahoo. Once again the deep rod is the ticket here guys as all the wahoo in the past 2 days 6 hours of fishing have been on the deep rod. I expect the fishing to continue to get better with each passing cold front as the wahoo aggressively feed in colder waters. Today our water temps were in the 77.8 range down from 78.2 yesterday. Also we are still available for the rest of the wahoo championships as well as the hawks nest tournament. Call to book if you wanna win!