Bimini Inshore Fishing Forecast – November 2011

Inshore in November, barracuda can really bend a rod. PHOTO CREDIT:

Like elsewhere in the Bahamas, everyone is excited about the approaching cooler weather. The dog days of summer are gone as is hurricane season (well almost). As I like to say, “the bonefish will be getting solid” as we head toward winter. If there is one thing that can be said about North and South Bimini, it is the flats around the islands are some of the most productive anywhere! Despite the fishing pressure, the bonefish population is strong. On a recent short trip with clients, 14 fish were caught and released. The fish are averaging in the 8 to 10 pound range. My favorite tide this time of year is just after low tide when the water is skinny. Whether the fish are tailing in the shallows or mudding along the banks, sight fishing is such a thrill with guests when working to spot the fish.

Permit is still around and certainly a barracuda or two will bend a rod. I use natural baits most of the time but sometimes I tie my own ‘Stupid Ebbie’ special fly. They are like fish magnets. If you want one, you have to book a trip with me before I will share my secret fly with you. But I swear it drives the fish crazy!

FORECAST BY: Bonefish Ebbie
Ebbie’s Bonefish Club, Bimini, Bahamas
Phone: (242) 347-2053 • Cell: (242) 359-8273