During this week’s Billfish Invitational tournament, Fred Garth, Editor-In-Chief of Guy Harvey Magazine, will be filing a series of dispatches from tournament headquarters at the Bimini Big Game …
Bimini Offshore Fishing Forecast
Courtesy of Coastal Angler Magazine
For South Florida residents and visitors, having the beautiful islands of North and South Bimini a mere 50-60 miles away certainly does open up a host of fishing adventures and opportunities!
August and September are typically similar with respect to the fishing conditions, except for the itinerant tropical storm that may impact the northwest Bahamas. Conditions are light winds, calm seas and warm water. August was a great month as September is forecast to be the same. Currents have been light and this will contribute to excellent fishing.
Bottom fishing on the reefs should produce grouper and yellow tail snapper along with the usual staples. For those that deep drop, mutton snapper, amberjack, yellow eyes and queens will be bending your rod. Trolling to the north, be prepared for your share of kingfish and mackerel. As we are now turning the corner on the autumn season, do not be surprised to hook a small wahoo or an occasional sail.
Just a quick note to mention that in late summer, fast developing and moving thunderstorms are a distinct possibility so ensure you are prepared and ready for changing weather conditions.
See you in Bimini soon!
Capt. Robbie Smith, Dockmaster
Bimini Big Game Club, a Guy Harvey Outpost Resort & Marina