All At Sea – “Fishing in the Bahamas”

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All At Sea published another article by yours truly, and I thought you would like a little break in your day to read about some of my favorite “Fishing in the Bahamas.” It is pleasure to work and write for All At Sea, and I hope you enjoy the read!

“I do not like to kill beautiful fish! But do I ever love to eat fish. While cruising in the Bahamas it is almost a sin not to have a fresh fish, or conch salad, or conch fritters, on your boat’s dinner table! When checking into Bahamas Customs and Immigration remember to get your fishing license. You’ll definitely need this permit to be legal. Now get your fishing gear ready because you are in for a great treat.

“Whenever we cross the Gulf Stream to make our landfall in the Bahamas we always tow a fishing line over the side in hopes of catching a mahi mahi before we get to the Bahama Bank. Trolling a long line with a yellow feather, or a silver twirling spoon, always seems to attract our dinner!  Honestly, we installed a refrigeration system mainly for chocolate ice cream, but secondly to be able to catch a nice size mahi mahi, tuna, or wahoo and know that we can keep the fillets for several great meals in our little fridge. I never ever like to kill fish, especially the lovely colored silver and gold, blue and electric green of the mighty mahi mahi, but I have to admit I begin to salivate the minute I see those fillets hit the frying pan. I love to eat fresh fish!

“Once on the banks, believe it or not, we continued to tow the fishing line as we sailed. Amazing as it may seem, we caught a huge mouthed large grouper trolling on the banks while sailing in 12 feet of water. We can only think that Mr. Grouper was down under a ledge or rock, saw our spinning silver spoon skipping along the surface, swam up to get his lunch and gave us a real surprise catch! That has only happened once in all the time we have sailed in the Bahamas. Remember, groupers live deep below the surface, under rocks and ledges, and never come to the surface. This 10-pound grouper was difficult to reel in but well worth the effort. We continued to tow a fishing line across the banks for many trips afterwards  but never caught another grouper! Miracles sometimes, and rarely, do happen…”

Read the full article at All At Sea.