Good morning, yesterday the northern Bahamas was the place to be. Kevin Paul( aka KP) piloted the boat Floridian to a catch of 3 for 4 blue marlin, 2 for 6 sailfish, 6 small blackfin tuna, 6 yellowfin tuna 20#-40# and 6 gaffer size dolphin. The price of fuel is keeping many boats from exploring the northern tip of the Bahamas, but those who have made the trip have done well. As with any fishing trip, you can’t if you do not try. Local offshore trips have found plenty of kingfish, some nice kingfish have been reported on live bait near shore. One angler told me yesterday that the trick for live bait is to get through the horn bellies nearer the surface to find the greenies on the bottom.
Inshore, reports have been inconsistent. Trout have been reported at bear point, DOA cal minnows have been working well. Mike Bunnell reported a catch of snapper, margate and sheepshead along the channel edge near Harbor Branch. Mike was using live shrimp, which is a good choice this time of year fishing along the edges of the intra-coastal. Our snapper fishing typically improves as we approach the summer and fishing the channel edges can be rewarding. Capt. Bruddy Tyson charters reported a catch & release program for snook in the inlet on live pilchards yesterday. You can buy your live pilchards from Dave Maxwell 772-519-2104 or Lenny Schelin 772-519-2006 in the turning basin.
Have a great weekend and send your pictures to us at email@example.com. Donald.