San Salvador Offshore Fishing Forecast – June 2011

Harold Zigler with a nice 60-plus pound yellowfin tuna!

The marlin bite in San Salvador is really starting to take off around the island. The first blue of the season was about 400 pounds and caught on the north ridge. Sandy Point has produced a few others and white marlin are still in the mix. Mahi-mahi up to 40 pounds are being caught daily with the usual catch being two or three a boat per day. This trend should continue through June. Yellowfin tuna, as well as plenty of skipjacks, are all over the islands of the lower Bahamas. Harold Zigler of Michigan landed two yellowfin tuna in the 60 pound range.

The bite in Rum Cay has picked up and appears to be the hot spot for blue marlin with multiple hookups over the last several days. Again this trend of ‘blue marlin water’ will make for excellent fishing. With the warm water about 45 miles south, the Reel Candy crew was able to fish Crooked Island, the Acklins, and Samana Cay. The crew was 4 for 6 on blues, and managed a second place finish in a week long invitational tournament. Congratulations to the crew on Game On for the win on a new 79 Rybovich.

June should provide spectacular blue marlin fishing in these lower out islands. Make sure to call the Riding Rock Inn to check on slip reservations. The secret of great fishing in the San Sal area is getting out and the Riding Rock Marina is beginning to fill quickly.

FORECAST BY: Captain Marvin Steiding
Phone: (941) 928-8888 or (800) 257-9461 ext. 713
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Riding Rock Inn Phone: (242) 331-2631