Grand Bahama Offshore Fishing Forecast – August 2011

Moses Moxley, Bird Man and Carl Jr. with their prize catch. PHOTO CREDIT: OLD BAHAMA BAY.

Hot, hot, Bahamas! During the past month, we have been having scorcher days with afternoon showers. Your typical day consisted of trolling first thing in the morning, bottom fishing mid-day and trolling late afternoon. We have been doing really well with the yellowfin tuna south of West End in the Tuna Canyon area. My good friend and fantastic angler “Bird Man” (Jim Byrd) captain of Lady Simone caught a really nice 72-pound yellowfin in Tuna Canyon on a Penn 760 spinner reel. He found a flock of birds and got in front of them and was able to chum the fins up to the boat. The 72-pound yellowfin gave “Bird Man” a 1 ½ hour fight before landing it.

A guest of Old Bahama Bay taught me a new method in chumming up yellowtail snapper. He stops by Cosco and picks up the large cans of tuna fish. When fishing on a coral head, he will add a can of the tuna fish to the chum line and boy does that bring them up from the bottom, I’ve never seen anything like it.

August should bring more of the same, hot days and hot fishing. Making the crossing in a small vessel is easy. Come and experience great summer fishing Grand Bahama style! Watch the weather and head to West End, Grand Bahama for island fun.

Nathan Moody
Old Bahama Bay, West End
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
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