In June, you always look for strong production of blackfin and yellowfin, while blue marlin take up full residence right out in front of Bimini. If you’re trolling you may want to set up two flat lines with clips off the aft transom. Use two light weight spinners along with 15 to 20 pound test. Run small fly type lures or very small cedar plugs just about 25 feet from the boat while you’re trolling the lures right in the wash. Tuna and dolphin will jump all over these and with the light tackle, the fight will be on.
The blue marlin bite has been spotty and finicky so far, so I would expect to see more knock downs this June compared to last year. These fish have been so picky as they show up in your spread, charging your baits and then just seem to fade into the blue, just inches before they have reached the hook! We have made every type of offering, including the bait and switch routine (pull the bait, while floating another one down to them) to entice them to bite, but they don’t to want to play any of our games!
Deep dropping has been very steady with great catches every time out. So if you have your electric reels, be sure to have some fresh barracuda sliced up and ready for your hooks. I assure you, if you’re not anxious and retrieve your line after the first strike, you can come up with two to three yelloweye and/or queens depending on how deep you are.
Yellowtail, grouper and mutton have been steady and seem to get better with every week. The key is fresh bait and plenty of chum. Once the chum dries up, they are gone! Until next tide, Chase Your Dreams! Tight Lines!
FORECAST BY: Capt. Chase Camacho
Chase N Dreams Yacht Charters
Bimini Big Game Club
Alice Town, Bimini, Bahamas
Phone: (954) 925-2020