Exuma Fishing Forecast – November 2011

Capt. Doug Rowe with a nice 50 pound Exuma wahoo. (Photo supplied by Capt. Rowe)

Going several weeks without fishing for me is like torture, so when a friend asked if I could help him out and go so there would be an extra hand, the answer was a no brainer. My only question was “what time do we leave?” After tweaking some of his gear and picking my tried and true colors, a black and purple wahoo whacker with a select ballyhoo and double hook set-up, and a solid blue high speed lure with the same hook set up, we were all set. I prefer a lure and natural bait whenever possible. Today was no exception, after a few barracuda the two flat lines both went off together. I could tell the fish had some decent size to them. Keeping the boat in forward gear, the Penn 30-wide did the trick and we were able to get a nice 50 pounder in the boat. Our smiles stretched from ear to ear. This was the first wahoo of the season for me, and now that water temps have started falling I will be out looking for more, you can count on it!!

November will also bring mahi mahi in steady numbers until Christmas so keep that spinning rod close and be ready to toss a bait.

FORECAST BY: Capt. Doug Rowe
Fish Rowe Charters
George Town, Great Exuma, Bahamas
Tel: 242-336-3440 • Cell: 242-357-0870
Email: drowe@batelnet.bs