he current was swirling around the southeastern end of Rum Cay, creating breakers along the reef’s edge that would make any surfer drool, but we weren’t there for the curls. The current had been steadily pounding against the offshore ledge for the past few days, according to the latest satellite reports from Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service and the internet feed from FishTrack, both sources that our captain monitored closely. “Current is the key to finding fish in this area of the Bahamas,” says Capt. Sid Ernst, skipper of AEI, a 64-foot Viking convertible that has spent a minimum of six weeks fishing the surrounding waters each spring for the past four years.
- Wahoo: October through mid-March
- Yellowfin Tuna: March through May
- White Marlin: April and May
- Blue Marlin: May through early July