Harbour Island Fishing
In Harbour Island, there are two types of fishing; deep sea, and bonefishing. Again, as with diving, you can meet some locals with a boat and make your own arrangments with respect to time/price.
1) DEEP SEA FISHING
Harbour Island sports some of the finest fishing anywhere! In fact, some people refer to Harbour Island as the "Sportfishing Center of the Bahamas." Record catches of tuna, wahoo and marlin have been caught, and prestigious fishing tournaments annually, such as the Bahama Billfish Championship leg on Harbour Island.
The deep waters around Harbour Island host fish such as Blue marlin, dolphin, or mahi-mahi, wahoo, white marlin, and sailfish. To read about these types of fish, go to this webpage. Incidentally, Harbour Island has hosted the Bahamas Billfish Tournament for 12 years in a row.
A number of great fishing sites surround Harbour island. These include Dutch Bar (12 miles from Harbour Island, north of Spanish Wells), Wide Opening (five miles north), Shallow Ground (six miles northeast, off Pierre Island), the Pinnacle (five miles due east), and James Point (18 miles southeast). All of these locations exhibit drop-offs and lots of bottom contour, but the most consistent marlin-producer is James Point, featuring a ledge plunging over 1,000 feet deep where currents swirl over a point of land extending from Eleuthera. Clear, blue water and a wind pushing against the current that creates a rip over the ledge offer prime conditions at James Point. (Source: www.harbourislandmarina.com)
There are many flats close to Harbour Island, and on the mainland in North Eleuthera. Eleuthera, along with Andros, Long Island, and the Abacos are known as great bonefishing areas, and are world known.
Over 100 miles long, Eleuthera, one of the Bahamas' Out Islands, barely exceeds two miles in width. Firm white-sand flats and shallow water ring the island, perfect for hooking the elusive bonefish. On a clear day, you can wade knee-deep in the water and spot the shimmering scales of the darting bone. The challenge is getting one of these suckers to take your bait. A little patience, a graceful cast just beyond the reach of the school, and a bonefish just might take that fly and run off some 75 yards of line in a couple of seconds. You'll get the feverish feel of what it's like to be connected to a remarkably fast and furious fish
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