Bimini Offshore Fishing Forecast – April 2011

Nice Gulfstream wahoo hooked by Ft. Lauderdale angler Paul Ergon. Photo credit: Bimini Big Game Club.

For offshore fishing, April is a transition month in Bimini—we transition from one form of excellent fishing to another! As the wahoo season slowly ebbs after a great season, the dolphin action begins to heat up. According to some of the boys on the docks at Bimini Big Game Club, “With the showing of the mahi-mahi, the blue marlin can’t be far behind.”

If tuna is your fish of choice, predictions are that blackfin will migrate in first and the yellowfin will follow.

April is a strong month for a mixed bag of fishing fun and excitement. For the best in dolphin fishing, I prefer trolling dead bait with or without a lure or skirt. If fishing marlin, lures are the way to go. In the early part of blue marlin season, I find that green and yellow are the best colors and they also work for dolphin. Last but not least, deep dropping continues to be good to excellent in 700 feet of water for yelloweye snapper and queen snapper in 1,200 feet of water using cut barracuda and squid.

Hope to see you on the docks at the Bimini Big Game Club soon!

Forecast by: Captain Billy Black

Bimini Big Game Club/Guy Harvey Outpost Resort
Alice Town, North Bimini, Bahamas
Phone (242) 347-3391
Cell: (242) 559-6513