Grand Bahama Offshore Fishing Forecast – January 2013

Capt. Nay Nay with a nice sized wahoo caught fishing offshore Grand Bahama. PHOTO PROVIDED BY: Capt. Nay Nay.

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen wahoo come to the Bahamas each winter, they certainly do not forget about visiting Grand Bahama Island. Fishing off of Memory Rock and Matanilla Shoal is always productive. January should show some wahoo in the 30 to 40 pound range, some larger. Don’t overlook the Settlement Point area and Sandy Cay. Sandy Cay is about nine miles from West End. The wahoo have typically been found in 60 to 80 feet of water.

Dolphin will be around but the size will not increase until later in the season. Those around here now are referred to as “peanut heads”.

Slow trolling in about 20 feet of water can produce some nice mutton snapper. Ballyhoo seems to be the best baits lately.

Unlike the “more protected” islands to the south of Grand Bahama, the island is more susceptible to the nasty sea conditions that can be generated by passing cold fronts but nevertheless the fishing in Grand Bahama waters is great.

FORECAST BY: CAM Staff with contributions from Capt. Carl Rolle at Blue Marlin Cove Resort and Marina.