Big Game Fishing in The Bahamas' Out Islands
Big game fishing in The Bahamas offers big-time thrills.
There are no creatures more perfectly suited to their environment than the ocean’s top gamefish: the white or blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, dolphin (mahi-mahi) or sailfish. For an angler, there’s no greater challenge than pitting yourself against one of these fish that can provide the adventure of a lifetime. The fight against a big blue marlin, tuna or wahoo can last for hours – and will be an experience you will never forget. Yet no one who’s ever done it would trade away a moment of the experience because there’s nothing more rewarding for a sportsman than having risen to the challenge, out-finessed and out-muscled one of the sea’s spectacular prized catches. While billfish are released to fight again, a wahoo, tuna or mahi-mahi will provide a great feast for the dinner table.
The Out Islands, lying alongside some of the world’s best big-game waters, offer many chances to experience the heart-stopping sight of a marlin or tuna crashing after a trolled bait, to hear the snap of an outrigger followed instantly by the scream of a reel as a great fish rips away line, and for you to climb into a fighting chair and grab hold of a stout rod alive with the power of a huge fish. Some of the most productive hot spots are: Cuban Hole off Cat Cay just south of Bimini, Tabletop off Great Guana in the Abacos, James Point off Harbour Island, the south end of Eleuthera, the “Hump” and the leeside drop-off at San Salvador, Tartar Bank off Cat Island, Southeast Point off Rum Cay, the northern tip of Long Island, and Diana Bank near Crooked Island and Acklins… to name a few.