Grand Bahama Offshore Fishing Report & Forecast: July 2015

This time of year also produces migrating dolphin. PHOTO CREDIT: Capt. Billy Black.
This time of year also produces migrating dolphin. PHOTO CREDIT: Capt. Billy Black.

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he fishing conditions off West End, Grand Bahama in late June and July is prime time to see large female blue marlins spawning in the warm surface water of the Gulf Stream. This is why the Guy Harvey Outpost’s Burning Marlin Tournament at Old Bahama Bay slated for June 26 and 27 expects to be action packed. I am looking forward to captaining a private boat in this tournament.

This time of year also produces migrating dolphin, all species of tuna, and a few late season wahoo on the troll. I personally like to use rigs that are pink, yellow, and green and blue and white in the early part of the day. By later afternoon I prefer the darker colors purple and black, red and black, and black and green.

The summer light winds will calm the seas and make it very conducive for deep dropping in 600-1200 feet for yellow eye and queen snapper. Anchoring and chumming for yellow tail and mutton snapper in 60-80 feet will prove successful.

Look forward to seeing you at Old Bahama Bay. Wishing you a safe summer season. Catch ‘em up!

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