North Eleuthera Fishing Forecast – February 2012

Martin Rash hooked up with an Eleutheran bonefish.


The bonefish are all around and in plentiful supply all over the flats of North Eleuthera. We are catching eight to ten good size fish on a full day charter and sometimes the same number on a half day. We are in the windier months of winter so when you are coming over, bring a rod that is at least a 9 weight and practice casting a lot before you come. Some days are windier than others and will cause a bit more challenging casting situation but, you can also always find a leeside of most fishing locations—one of the benefits of fishing a “skinny island” like Eleuthera. Your fly box should contain a good supply of Crazy Charlie’s and Gotcha patterns. Also, make sure you have some bait fish patterns in case there are large jacks, permit or barracuda within reach.


The offshore beat is hot this time of the year with large schools of dolphin and blackfin tuna moving through. Also, the large wahoo are still around. At this point, we are averaging up to ten dolphin on a half day trip and losing a lot more than that in the fights over the baits. I have live pilchards on board but the fish are also hitting anything that is pink and white or blue and white. I am trolling five lines using TLD 30’s at about 8 knots and this is triggering a pretty good bite. I run a Rapala 20 foot Diver on the center line and this is proving very productive for the wahoo and tuna. Using colors like pink and black or green and yellow on the deep line seems to work real well also. North Eleuthera is definitely an offshore hotspot this February. There is a good mix of species so you won’t get bored! See you in North Eleuthera!

FORECAST BY: Capt. Jermaine Kemp
Lower Bogue, Eleuthera, Bahamas
Phone: (242) 359-7394