Hot! Hot! Hot! The summer is here, the warmer water and air temperatures have already pushed the dolphin and tuna bite to the early mornings and late afternoons.
The dolphin bite has been pretty inconsistent and I haven’t found much to fish under as the strong currents have kept the weed lines broken up and have prevented the weed from forming “mats” that mahi like to hide under. Most of the dolphin that have been caught have been in the early morning fishing the 300 and 500 foot ledge from West End to Memory Rock. The blackfin and yellowfin tuna action has been doing very well up in Tuna Cannon south of West End. I have been finding them under birds in the late afternoon, and have been lucky with old school cedar plugs and rigged ballyhoo with black and yellow feathers.
The bottom fishing continues to fill up my cooler with great tasting fish off the shores of West End, Grand Bahama. We had a great mutton bite during the full moon of June.
I forecast the same conditions we had in late June will continue through July with the early morning and late afternoon bites off West End and Memory Rock providing the best chances for great fishing. That means that you can “chill-out” midday with a little snorkeling or other fun diversion!