Fishing

Odyssey III Charter BoatMarina Anglers from all over the world have discovered the marine wilderness of San Salvador. World record Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Dolphin, Kingfish and Tuna cruise the deep blue waters just minutes from the Riding Rock docks. We encourage the philosophy of catch and release sport fishing in an effort towards conservation.

Deep Sea fishing is offered for 1/2 and full days charters on our 28' boat, Odyssey III.

Morning departures are usually set for 8:30 am, but the departure time is not set in stone and can be arranged to fit the needs of our anglers. Tackle, bait and water are provided. With advance notice, we would be happy to prepare and pack your beverages of choice and snacks or meals for your charter at an additional cost. You are welcome to bring your own beverages and food also.

 

VALID UNTIL DECEMBER 19, 2014

Deep Sea Fishing
1/2 Day (4 Hours)
$600
Full Day (8 Hours)
$900
 Prices are per vessel, 5 persons maximum,       gratuity not included

Fly Fishing Charters available upon request

 

Regulations

Photo by Chris McLaughlinFishing Regulations for The Bahamas

Each vessel shall use not more than six (6) rods or reels unless the operator is in possession of a permit authorizing the use of more rods or reels;

Vessels with a valid fishing permit are allowed 20 pounds of scale fish, 10 conch, and six crawfish (in season) per person, at any time.

All other migratory fish shall be returned to the sea alive unless it is to be used immediately.

No grouper or rockfish weighing less than three pounds may be taken.

No spear fishing within 200 yards of any island in the Bahamas.

It is illegal to use any type of underwater air supply for spear fishing or collecting of any marine life. This includes scuba gear as well as air compressors.

Spear fishing is restricted to free divers only and only with the use of a Hawaiian sling.

It is illegal to take coral, tropical fish or sea fans.

It is illegal for a non-Bahamian to use any type of fishing net, except a cast net.

It is illegal for a non-Bahamian to use fish traps or to sell marine products of any type.

Nothing may be taken from Bahamas National Underwater Parks.

A person shall fish by the traditional method of angling with a hook or lure attached to a line held in the hand or attached to a pole, rod or reel;

A person, unless otherwise authorized by the respective permit, shall not use a spear, a fish trap, or a net other than a landing net;

Any migratory fishery resource that is caught shall not in total consist of more than six (6) Kingfish, Dolphin, Tuna or Wahoo per vessel and any resource not intended to be used shall not be injured unnecessarily but be returned to the sea alive;

No vessel shall have on board any conch, turtle or more than twenty pounds of any demersal fishery resources (groupers, snappers, etc.) per vessel at any time and excluding not more than six crawfish per vessel.

No vessel shall have on board any fish unless its head and tail is intact.

The general public is advised that the Queen Conch (conch) is considered to be an endangered species throughout much of its range within the wider Caribbean area, including The Bahamas. The Government, in an effort to ensure the continued sustainability of local conch stocks, has decided to prohibit the harvesting of the species by foreign boaters.

For more information, contact:

Department of Marine Resources
Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources
P.O. Box N-3028
Nassau, The Bahamas
Email: fisheries@bahamas.gov.bs

Amendment to Sportsfishing Regulations

 

Offshore Fishing rod and reelOur crystal clear waters attract more than the world’s best and brightest game fish, they also attract the world’s best anglers. In fact, our waters are so abundant yet challenging that Hemingway wrote at length about them. Plus The Bahamas are home to over 50 fishing world records. So it’s easy to understand why fishing tournaments in The Bahamas are some of the most competitive and exciting to be apart of or behold. Pros to first-timers make their way down every year to try and win one of our numerous tournaments by landing the biggest fish or most catches. From wahoo to billfish, our fishing tournaments have something to offer anyone interested in testing their fishing skills. Got what is takes to land the big one? Come on down and find out.

Gamefish Chart Key

 

Excellent

Good to Excellent

Good

Fair

Occasional

None

 

Species

Location

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Blue
Marlin

Offshore

White
Marlin

Offshore

Sailfish

Offshore

Broadbill
Swordfish

Offshore

Dolphin

Offshore

Wahoo

Offshore/
Reef

Kingfish

Offshore

Mackerel

Offshore

Allison
Tuna

Offshore

Blackfin
Tuna

Offshore

Oceanic
Bonito

Offshore

Bluefin
Tuna

Offshore

Bonefish

Flats

Permit

Flats

Tarpon

Flats

Amberjack

Reef

Grouper

Bottom/
Reef

Snapper

Offshore/
Reef

Barracuda

Any

Shark

Any

 

Species

Location

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Blue
Marlin

Offshore

White
Marlin

Offshore

Sailfish

Offshore

Broadbill
Swordfish

Offshore

Dolphin

Offshore

Wahoo

Offshore/
Reef

Kingfish

Offshore

Mackerel

Offshore

Allison
Tuna

Offshore

Blackfin
Tuna

Offshore

Oceanic
Bonito

Offshore

Bluefin
Tuna

Offshore

Bonefish

Flats

Permit

Flats

Tarpon

Flats

Amberjack

Reef

Grouper

Bottom/
Reef

Snapper

Offshore/
Reef

Barracuda

Any

Shark

Any

 

 

The Big Catch

 

George Poveromo, Host of ESPN2 World of Saltwater Fishing

George Poveromo, host of ESPN2's World of Saltwater Fishing heads back to the beautiful Bahamas Island of San Salvador, George Poveromowhere during his last and only visit prior to this trip he scored his personal best wahoo to date – a 143-pound, three-ounce monster! This time he’s back in late April 09 and targeting yellowfin tuna and dolphin aboard Captain Trey Rhyne’s “Low Profile”. The local waters come alive with tuna and big dolphin during the spring, and George and Trey find plenty of cooperative fish. Keeping the fish biting requires the team to troll a mix of natural baits, pure artificials, and lure/bait combos, and frequently adjust the size of these baits, their positioning and trolling speeds; Once hooked up, it takes muscle and speed to keep their catches from being devoured by the sharks! The twist here, ironically, is that while trolling back to the Riding Rock Marina after a successful trip, George scores another gargantuan wahoo – a fish tipping the scale at 113-pounds, two-ounces!

 

 

Lights Out - Captain Chester Sims

Catch by "Light's Out" from Ocean Reef, Key Largo, Florida, Captain Chester Sims!