The Gulf Stream rushes north, washing past Bimini, feeding and warming its coral reefs and serving as a watery highway for everything from marlins to mantas, dolphins to sea turtles. Bimini's location on the edge of the Gulf Stream has helped earn its title as “Sport Fishing Capital of the World.” Even the famous author, Ernest Hemingway, was lured to Bimini by tales of the incredible fishing available here. More than 50 record-setting catches have been made in its waters in their seasons, including huge tuna, wahoo and swordfish. The flats have an abundance of bonefish and permit; wrecks close to shore hold large grouper, fan-size grunts and schools of snapper. You can charter a boat with crew for a scenic daylong outing for whatever kind of fishing you prefer. Several fishing tournaments are held annually.
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Annual fishing tournaments include the Bahamas Billfish Championship, Wahoo Challenge, Lion Fish Bash, Native Fishing Tournament and All Women’s Tournament.
Although good year round, summer months, when the water is calmest, are best for setting up over the wrecks and reefs to catch grouper, snapper, barracuda and permit.
If bonefishing is your game, there’s none better than “The Legend” himself, Bonefish Ansil. He and a number of veteran guides will delight in helping you catch the gray ghost.
Although charter boats are limited, a number of seasoned fishing guides can take you to all the bountiful deep-sea and bonefishing spots to ensure a great experience.
For sure catches, drop anchor at Moselle Shoal at the tip of North Bimini, or just off Resorts World Bimini's Three Sisters Rock. Another hot spot is Great Isaac Rock, located 15 miles north.