Nassau Offshore Fishing Forecast – February 2012

Capt. Teddy Pratt with an average Nassau wahoo. PHOTO CREDIT: Capt. Teddy Pratt

Wow! The wahoo fishing has been tremendous from the opening of the season and it looks like February will be no exception. There have been some nice size wahoo being caught around New Providence and a lot of average size ones in the 15-to-30 pound range. A few dolphin and tuna have been showing up along the edge, especially when the wind blows from the north bringing the fish close to the drop off. Trolling ballyhoo with a dark colored lure when the light is bright and bright colored lure when there is cloud cover is still one of the best ways to get em’ biting.

Trolling speeds remain the same at 8 to 10 knots when trolling with live baits. Make sure you put that extra hook on the end because they will cut that bait right at the end of the main hook. Wire leader or cable are a must if you want to catch that razor sharp toothed prize of a wahoo or any of the toothy critters that may be attracted to your nicely presented baits or that favorite lure you just bought. On the farther offshore trips, we are still getting some tuna and it appears that there is some dolphin in the mix too. As we get into February, we will start venturing off the edge a bit heading further offshore looking for weed lines and floating debris. There you will find dolphin and wahoo. We have also seen a few billfish showing up—a couple of sails and a blue. It looks like it’s going to be very interesting February with these fish feeding on the small dolphin and tuna.

When headed to Nassau, don’t forget to look up Capt. Teddy! Tight lines everybody!!

FORECAST BY: Capt. Teddy Pratt
Nassau Yacht Haven
Phone: (242) 393-8173 or Cell: (242) 449-9855