North Eleuthera Inshore and Offshore Fishing Forecasts – September 2011

The warm offshore waters of September and finicky weather patterns trigger the craziest blackfin tuna bite ever! Photo credit:


September in Eleuthera is certainly one to place on your calendar. Why? Many of the hotels are closing down for the slow season. If you are looking for a really quiet fishing escape, September is it. The fishing is still really good on the flats. The fish don’t worry about “the slow season.” Due to the reduced fishing pressure, fish are less stressed. Most guides continue to operate despite the slow season. The booking process is smooth and they can more easily accommodate your schedule. We are catching fish generally between 4-to-7 pounds. They are feeding aggressively on a tidal change so for a few moments it would seem as if nothing is going to happen and then bang, the bite is on! The last group I had out had three sets of double hookups one right after the next in the space of an hour. It may be the slow season for visitors but it is definitely not the slow season for the fish!


The warm offshore waters of September and finicky weather patterns triggers the craziest blackfin tuna bite ever. The blackfin are all over with yellowfin and some Dorado swimming around and through these schools. They will take a variety of different baits from a rigged ballyhoo to a large bucktail jig. Typically, they will range from 4-to 15 pounds. While maybe a bit on the small size, on light tackle these fish are a hit and they fight like a fish three times their weight. On an average trip we are catching enough blackfin to totally satisfy our guest. With these fish around there is never any boredom on the boat.

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