Abaco Offshore Fishing Forecast – May 2013

Bronson and June Russell with a 74 lb. ‘hoo caught on spinning gear. PHOTO CREDIT: Pat Ford.
Bronson and June Russell with a 74 lb. ‘hoo caught on spinning gear. PHOTO CREDIT: Pat Ford.

Get your gloves on and your lines ready! May is the time to flex your muscles on the full moon and start hand lining for mutton snapper in Sandy Point. Make sure you get them up quick before the sharks “eat your lunch”! If this is not your thing, then by all means feel free to start trolling from Cherokee on down to Hole in the Wall and get your fill of dolphin and tuna. May brings us the yellowfin that we have been waiting for. April gave us a good taste, now it’s time for serious business with 80 to 90 pound tuna. You can expect calm seas, and a good dose of warm waters to help along your fishing. While you’re out there, throw over a fly rod when a school of dolphin are around the boat for a fun time. There is nothing like catching a hefty dolphin on “the fly”. A 10-wt. at least is your best bet. The weedlines are plentiful and the frigate birds are always looking for an easy meal. We have had reports of boats catching 30 plus dolphin in one day! Now…. doesn’t that just make you want to fuel your boat up and head for South Abaco!

Until next time. Tight lines my friends. See you on the water!

FORECAST BY: June Russell, Adventures Coordinator
Schooner Bay, South Abaco, Bahamas
Phone: (242) 458-5577
Email: June.russell@lindroth.cc