North Eleuthera Inshore Fishing Forecast – October 2011

John Gibson with a nice Eleuthera bonefish. Photo credit: Capt. Jermaine Kemp.

October is when it all comes together. The waters are cooling down and now the bones are hunting closer to shore. On the flats of North Eleuthera this month, the fishing gets really, really good. It is almost like the temperature change signals a feeding frenzy and fish recognize the call. It is common in October to catch double digits on a half day charter. The change in the weather usually comes with some windy days and this can be a fisherman’s dream come true. The slight wind puts a light chop on the water’s surface, breaking up the shadows. As a result, the fish are not as easily spooked so they are a lot more forgiving if the fly is not presented properly. In October, expect the fish to be in the 3 to 5 pound range but expect lots of them! The season is just starting so now is the time to head to Eleuthera for great flats action for the novice or beginner. It will only continue to get better.

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