Top Fishing Spots on Harbour Island Bahamas

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The sport of catching fish has always been a favorite pastime by different people anywhere in the world. It started as a way of survival, as means to secure food but eventually become a popular outdoor recreation.

With so much going on with the world today, it is just right to find balance in this chaos. Fishing will not only make your weekends extra fun but is a great activity for families who are looking for something new to bond over.

Harbour Island, Bahamas almost anywhere has the best fishing spots. Being referred to as the “Sportsfishing Capital of the Bahamas”, this is where fishing enthusiasts have headed annually for the prestigious fishing tournament. 

Whether or not you are staying on a Harbour Island resort, you should do yourself a favor and travel here to fish!

When in Harbour Island, the Bahamas, or planning to travel this month until March, you are up for the big bones. Or if you are particularly looking to catch yellowfin tuna, amberjack, snapper, or marlin, May until September are the best months to visit these top fishing spots.

Dutch Bar

This is probably the most popular fishing spot which is about 12 miles from Harbour Island and just 5 miles off the coast of Spanish Wells. Here, you may catch the fish you may have dreamed of catching like Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, Covia, Bonita, Kingfish, and Sailfish. Expect to see sharks or even whale sharks.

Come and see a multitude of deep sea creatures for your fishing pleasure.

Shallow Ground

One of the fishing spots that will never leave you disappointed is Shallow Ground. This popular fishing spot is one of the most consistent producers of Wahoo and Marlin.

James Point

James Point offers many heart-racing experiences for sports fishing enthusiasts where marlins and tunas are abundant. Being a constant source of fishing experience you will never forget, always have James Point included in your bucket list. There is no better feeling and more rewarding than hearing the snap of an outrigger and the sound of a ripped line knowing that a fish is on the hook.

Other fishing spots include Wide Opening and the Pinnacle.

Best Months to Fish in Harbour Island Bahamas

Being a tropical destination, the temperature in Harbour Island is great almost the entire year. However, given that the island is situated in the “hurricane belt” the months of June to November are not highly recommended. 

Although you still have the option to visit and fish in Harbour Island during these months, there is a huge possibility of flights and boat trips are canceled.

For fishing and leisure trips, May is the best month which is the summer month until September. It is during these months that seawater is at its warmest and fish is abundant in all waters around the island.

Top Fish Species Found in Harbour Island Bahamas

  • Marlin
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Tuna
  • Wahoo
  • Barracuda
  • Bonefish
  • Snapper
  • Yellowfin Tuna
  • Amberjack

The best season to catch Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Amberjack fall from May to September. But if you want to catch big Wahoo for that fishing trip of a lifetime, visit Harbour Island during the months of December to March.

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