Steve Schniedman, experienced Florida offshore fisherman, has traveled the world, catching and releasing blue, white, and striped marlin. But the fourth element of the superfecta– black marlin– eluded …
Bimini Offshore Fishing Forecast – December 2011
Compliments of Coastal Angler Magazine – Flahama Edition
Bimini will be crawling with wahoo this month. The fish will be thick and of good size. The cold fronts in November worked their magic and this trend is predicted to continue in December. The fronts will push the wahoo along the Bank of Bimini. You will want to troll the ledges zigzagging in anywhere from 150 feet to 600 feet of water. Keep your trolling speed high (at least 10 knots).
My favorite rig for trolling high speeds is a combination double-hooked lure with wahoo belly strips. Your best combinations are traditional colors: black and purple, black and red, or blue and white. Other migratory species you will find in Bimini in December include a strong showing of kingfish and some dolphin and white marlin. They all like the cooler water temps.
December is usually somewhat rough and windy so deep dropping would not be recommended unless you get a couple of calm days between fronts.
Catch ‘em up!