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As the capital of the Bahamas, Nassau is the epicenter of art, culture, nightlife, and fishing! Nassau is a real fishing hub, where avid anglers come to fulfill their biggest ambitions. Even if you’re a newcomer, don’t worry. There’s plenty of Nassau fishing charters to show you the way to the best spots.

The name of the game is deep sea fishing. It’s no surprise that the Bahamas boast some of the best big game action on the planet, and the Nassau nook of the archipelago is no different. Tuna, Marlin, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo – all the big names are prowling these productive waters practically year-round, so whenever you come, you’re in for a blast.

Reef species are the bread and butter of this fishery. They're abundant, always hungry, and on top of that, taste delicious. Snappers and Groupers are there for the taking, as well as the unique Nassau Grouper, named after its place of origin. Fly fishermen can also explore the local flats in search of Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit, though Nassau is not the best place in the country for fly fishing.

Competitive anglers come here to attend a diverse range of fishing tournaments. The Bahamas Billfish Championship, Blue Marlin Cove Wahoo Classic, and Wahoo Smackdown are just a few of the most popular competitions to check out.

Most Nassau fishing charters offer half day and full day trips, and you should take your pick depending on what you’d like to target. Shorter jaunts mostly focus on reef fish, while longer expeditions are reserved for going after monster pelagics and Billfish.

You’ll easily find a guide in downtown Nassau and on Paradise Island.

Rules & Regulations

The boat, not the anglers, needs the permits in the Bahamas, so all registered Nassau fishing charters will have the paperwork sorted out for you. There are also bag and size limits and closed seasons for some species which your captain will advise you on.

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January
Winter Wahoo fishing is at its peak, making for awesome offshore action. January is one of the driest months, and the temperature is in that sweet 70ºF range, so this is also a great time to hit the flats for some fly fishing.
February
Wahoo are still on form, and February is the end of the annual Wahoo Smackdown, so grab one of the many Nassau offshore charters and get ready for some high-speed action.
March
Big game fishing really starts to heat up, with the first of the Marlin showing up, joined by large numbers of Amberjack and Yellowfin Tuna. The Wahoo are still biting, too, making this a great time to be offshore!
April
Permit arrive inshore, joined by the first of the Tarpon. It’s also a great time to do some bottom fishing for Grouper and Snapper and go home with a royal catch. Billfish action is fantastic!
May
May is your best chance at bagging a Bluefin and a Yellowfin Tuna on the same trip. Sailfish are still around and the Marlin are heating up too, making May irresistible offshore. Closer to land, Grouper and Snapper are biting!
June
Prime Blue Marlin season sees a number of tournaments take place, like the Abaco Beach Blue Marlin Invitational, the second half of the Bahamas Billfish Championship, and the Abaco Outboard Marlin Series.
July
Swordfish are in full swing offshore, and Snapper and Grouper are filling up the reefs. Watch the rain though, because this is peak storm season, and maybe not the best for wade fishing inshore.
August
Grouper, Snapper, and Barracuda are still biting strong on the reefs. Inshore, Bonefish are everywhere, and there are still decent numbers of Permit and Tarpon as well.
September
The last few Billfish can be caught offshore, but don’t worry, Swordfish are still at their best. Mahi Mahi are biting well, too, and the reefs are teeming with Snapper and Grouper, making for productive offshore fishing.
October
The heat and the rain finally start coming to a halt in October, and with them, so do a lot of the offshore species. Wahoo are starting to arrive, though, and there are always Bonefish inshore.
November
The rain finally leaves as Wahoo fishing picks up. November is also the beginning of the annual Wahoo Smackdown, which is worth checking out. You've also got active reefs and great flats fishing if that's more your scene.
December
If you're visiting in December, you have to check out Junkanoo. This huge festival promises colorful parades, great music, dancing, and loads of fun! Oh, and there's world-class Wahoo and Bonefishing, in case you get bored!

Nassau Fishing Calendar

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Half day nassau reef fishing
David H. fished with Hunter Charters – 26’ on December 30, 2019
Pick a calm day and you will have more fun
Fishing with Keith
Nicholas P. fished with Blue Finn Charters on July 11, 2019
Anything.. Trolling was slow then we started bottom fishing and it was on fire it was on fish after another.
Full day with Captain Eddie
Robert Z. fished with First Strike Charters - Bertram on March 12, 2019
I fished with Capt Eddie of First Strike. I had a great experience, so I would recommend you book with him.
October fishing trip
Adam S. fished with Fishing 242 Charters - 32' SeaVee on October 27, 2018
The water gets deep closer to shore than you think. It is a short trip to deep water, a 4 hour trip is efficient. Reel that fish in quick, sharks will snag your fish before you know it.
Half Day Trip with Hollis Curling (captaining for the boat's owner)
Michael C. fished with Superadventures Go for Fish! on October 18, 2018
Bottom fishing with a knowledgeable Captain turned out excellent. Plenty of action. Skipped trolling to get right on the fish. The type of bait matters -- squid stays on the hook better than cut bait. Use light tackle for a lot of action, but risk losing sharks, large grouper, barracuda, etc. Conditions were very windy (October 2018). We managed with my 82 y.o. father, though. Great trip overall.
August fishing trip
John B. fished with Chubasco Charters VI – 38' on August 20, 2018
Geat experience beautiful waters would recommend
Perfect Trip for 2
Will H. fished with Superadventures Go for Fish! on July 26, 2018
Salt water fishing is like all fishing and is not guaranteed. In the 4 hours we were out we landed around 20 good sized fish on what the captain called a slow day.
Half day trip
David S. fished with Hunter Charters – 48’ on May 16, 2018
Go a full day if you go deep sea fishing 1 hr out 1 hr back half day won’t cut it!!