What a week of weather we had this week. We were plagued by over thirty knots of wind pretty much all week with only sneaking one day in offshore this week. When we got out offshore is wasn’t red hot but we did manage to put together a good catch. In about 4 hours we did get a bunch of blackfins while picking up a double header of wahoo. Since it was so rough we did a lot of fishing in the Sea of Abaco with excellent results.
Fishing in the backwater here remains nothing short of spectacular. Every day we seem to catch a couple mutton snapper, some closing in on the 15lb mark. Along with the muttons we are getting a lot of yellowtails to 4 lbs as well as some nice Nassau grouper and yellowfin grouper. The key to fishing has been finding live bait. We can manage to put together a good catch every day but when we seem to find live speedos and ballyhoo our nice muttons and groupers love it.
While we are fishing back here we continue to watch the depth finder looking for some new spots. Anchoring up on some of the ledges we have found here is the key. We have found some ledges that drop from 12 to 28 feet. Trying to anchor on the deep side about 100 feet from the ledge is key. Once you put your chum bag in the water it's game on. If finding live bait is difficult getting some fresh conch slop as well as cut ballyhoo and squid , all seem to work.