Bahamas Fishing Report - Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

Bahamas Fishing Report

July 12, 2012

July 6, 2012


The fourth of July has been explosive, as we had a great Bimini, Bahamas charter with Dirk, and friends Kirk, Kelly, Mike, Stacy and Jackie. Dirk flew straight in from Washington, D.C., using his diplomatic credentials to hold the plane so he could make the flight. Once they landed in Fort Lauderdale, he got a cab straight to the boat, and we were off to Bimini for some yellowfin tuna fishing.

Tuna Fishing in the Bahamas

Tuna Fishing in the Bahamas

Tuna fishing in the Bahamas

Sushi for dinner?

Before the trip I had loaded the boat with live pilchards and plenty of frozen chum, so we were ready to go. Our target fishing area was the deep canyons south of Lucaya, Grand Bahama. It’s about a 50 mile one-way run, but it was only about a 1.5 hour trip in the 36’ Invincible, powered with triple Mercury Verado outboards.

Fun day fishing in the bahamas!

Fun day fishing in the Bahamas!

Within 15 minutes of getting into the canyon we found birds crashing bait and started chumming with dead sardines. The yellowfins were all over the dead sardine chum and wasted no time attacking the live pilchards we had put out on flat lines. We were using Shimano Tiagra 50’s loaded with 80lb Sufix line. The first fish was Dirk’s, and a 60 lb’er inhaled his bait and took off in a flash. This fish was feisty, and even Dirk, at 6’-5” and 300+ lbs was impressed with the battle. We got the fish into the boat and it was back to the tuna school for more action. The group landed two more fish, one at 60 lbs, and a monster 110 lb’er that Kirk landed. It was awesome fishing, and the fresh tuna sashimi, and grilled tuna were absolutely spectacular. Even better, we have three more days of fishing!


Tight Lines ,


Capt David Ide


954 761 8045


What An Adventure!

I never leave reviews, but we had such a good time, I wanted to share with others. Captain David and his guys are top notch, you can tell as soon as you pull up that you have booked a great trip. We went out with them in April 2015 and we were told this was one of the best months for fishing off South Florida. The captain decided to fly kites (amazing!) to dangle baits so that the fish can’t see the hooks. I have never seen this, but it was amazing to see them do it. Within a few minutes we had a first sailfish on and then another hit. A double header! We landed both fish and the day went on just like that. We were watching the baits dangle on the surface all day.  Other boats in the area were “trolling” and weren’t catching any. David said it was because the water was so clear that it was important to kite fish.  I highly recommend booking them.

Todd Yurke