Fishing Grand Cay, Bahamas
Drop Offs, Channels and Reefs, define the Grand Cay
If you are lucky enough to try fishing in the Grand Cay waters you will notice that it is similar to fishing many places in South Florida. Along the southern east coast of Florida you have patchy reefs, deep blue-water drop-offs plus crystal-clear areas neighboring barrier islands separating the banks and the Atlantic Ocean.
One BIG difference though is the amount of competition you might face in your area .If you see another fishing boat within 20 miles you, odds are they’re staying there, only when there are the tournaments will you see the an increase in boats, but as yet still not to the scale of the South Florida waters.
Another difference that is directly related the first point, is the healthy fish population both inshore and offshore. It does not take long for Captain Marvin to find a reef alive with snapper, mackerel, triggerfish and the occasional keeper grouper. Offshore fishing is the # 1 reason that anglers come over from the mainland to fish this northernmost island in the Abaco chain.
If you are after Yellowfin Tuna then May and June would be the best time to book. Dolphin (mahi-mahi) will also be on your menu with some of the bigger ones being found this time of year. Add some blackfins, wahoo and billfish and you have yourself a freezer full.
Ask Capt. Marvin about visiting Walker’s Channel for some snapper and grouper. It is only a few miles west of the island and stretches all the way to Matanilla Reef. This area is known for its Mutton Snapper the odd Strawberry Grouper and Amberjacks.