The fishing in the Bahamas was good. Our last trip we decided to troll for a blue marlin in front of Bimini. It is a bit late in the year for blues in Bimini, but within our second hour we had a small blue marlin up. He ate one of our short lures and jumped around a bit until he pulled off. Although we didnít catch him, we had fun watching the bite. We then decided to do a bit of yellowtailing and bottom fishing. The yellowtails were thick, but there were a lot of small ones which we threw back. We did catch some flags as well though.
The last day I fished Miami was yesterday and I fished a family of 4 for half a day. It was a husband and wife and their 2 small sons (ages 8 and 7). Well, we had a blast. We caught plenty of bait and then went to the edge. Within our first 30 minutes we hooked and caught our first sailfish. Then it was bonitas, kingfish, cudas and another sailfish. The second sailfish was caught by the 8 year old with just a little help from Dad. We ended our trip with a barrage of bonitas. I can tell the young boys were wiped out as they slept the whole way back to the marina. As a guide, it was great to watch an entire family enjoying a good day on the water.
We are entering the slower part of our season, but the fishing can still be very good though, so give me a call and letís set up a trip!
Capt. Dean Panos