Grand Bahama Offshore Fishing Forecast: Strong for Dolphin, Kings and Wahoo
Since many of our boaters and guests enjoy fishing while on vacation at Sunrise Resort and Marina, we’re pleased to share the December Offshore Fishing Forecast for Grand Bahama from Coastal Angler Magazine.
Grand Bahama Offshore Fishing Forecast
Grand Bahama Island may be the Bahamas “Industrial Island,” but it is none-the-less a great “Fishing Island.” Despite Sandy, offshore fishing has stayed strong and December should be no exception. November proved strong for large dolphin, some in the 40 to 50 pound range. There is a “peanut” season, but it sure is not now!
There are many reports of king mackerel catches. These fish are averaging in the 15 to 25 pound range. What is working on both the dolphin and kings is a trolled ballyhoo with bright skirts. Most of this reported action has been on the south side of the island, averaging 5 to 15 miles offshore.
For those anglers still hoping for some tuna, one must make the effort to head out to approximately 25 miles to Tuna Canyon. There has not been a lot of bird action, so finding them can be a little difficult.
Of course it goes without saying that the wahoo bite is definitely on from one end of the island to the other. For bottom fishing fans, there is plenty of grouper and yellowtail. December will certainly be “looking good.”
Capt. Keenen Baldwin of Reef Tours, LTD, Port Lucaya,Grand Bahama Island
Phone (242) 373-5880 or (242) 373-5891