After a fun winter of fishing various Caribbean locations, the time has come for me to head back to the Bahamas on the 54 Bertram Over Under again with Captain Joe Trainor. I absolutely love going to the Bahamas fishing every Spring. The billfishing is great, and there are so many mahi mahi to catch that is makes everyday full of action and plenty of fun. We usually catch a few mahi over 50 pounds each year.
Last year we started March off in San Salvador fishing for wahoo and it was fantastic fishing getting 5-10 bites a day all on big wahoo. Our biggest was 107 pounds. This year looks like we will have the same start with a liveaboard trip in the SanSal area and hopefully the wahoo action will be just as good. After April 1st, we switch to dredge fishing for billfish out of Hawk’s Nest Marina in Cat Island. In April we get shots at white marlin and sailfish along with an occasional blue marlin. In May, we still see some sailfish and a good amount of whites as the blue marlin start to fill in more as the month goes on. The mahi action stays HOT the whole time we are there.
I will be spending the next week in FL prepping the OverUnder for the season and we plan to make our crossing later in the week. Hopefully I will have plenty of great reports to come!!