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Old 05-03-2019, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by bcnucs View Post
Whats the bait situation over in Treasure? This is my first trip over, should I buy all of my ballyhoo here or do they have them there? Any other tips for first timer going? Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:20 PM
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Warning : Long Post ..but possibly interesting to some future visitors to the area

After a brief ( 2 hr ) mechenical delay the annual expedition commenced.
The target ; Man O War Cay Cay witha one day layover @ Grand Cay for bottom fishing.
The 1-2 crossing in reality 2-4 and a choppy but not overly uncomfortable bank .

Our villa @ Rosie's unfortunaltely right in the square on an Easter celebration complete with LOUD music
right beside us in the info booth.
Next day DJ came through with some decent muttons, yellowtail, porgy etc for the box,



Rosie is out of fuel..but hits people for 7.00/ gallon I heard for the last few drops so we stop @ Foxtown on the way to MOW to top off.
Shoot some on the shoals out front then go down the inside to Spanish. Run out from there to fish our way down to MOW / Elbow.
Go 1/2 on nice (250-300) blue marlin and pick up 2 nice gaffers for the box. By this time we have to Pick up and run the rest of the way .
Arrive @ MOW and prepare for next day to a nice VRBO and great views.





Excellent 1st day with nice Mahi 15-20 off , bft and another small marlin








Next day try Wonderland and little Pocket with nothing. Run back north and hit mahis again.
Pick off a small hoo .
Schools of flying fish like pigeons at Notre Dame...everywhere.!!
Return for some sightseeing & chef Tim prepares a feast.













Very nice property but a short walk uphill, no A/C , and fridge is dying slow death jeopardizing our fresh catch




Wake up for the looong run to Freeport Run inside to Little Harbor but to our delight flat calm seas . Try a few weak weedlines on the way with no joy.
Stop at hole in the Wall to deep drop. Nice fish from 1200' gets beligerent around 600'. Up comes 8'+ tiger by the tail . Cut him loose and follow some birds.
Blackfin but lots of short strikes on the ballyhoo . Can't seem to find YFT to save my life. Only one caught in MOW 3 day tournament was 9 pounds . I digress.











Getting late so head to Freeport. Gets rough around the corner and progressively worse as we make the 3 hours west .
Arrive at dusk to Ocean Reef. Nice slip ..Huge room. Ice cold air . Hot showers . And another feast.

Hit the channel for some birds on nice gaffers then run to BMC and make a quick wahoo drag but only 1 cuda.
Make the run home in building seas and the inevitable 2 hour clean up and fish packing.
Another great trip with great crew and fortunate weather.

Highly recommend the MOW / Elbow area , only wish we had a couple more days to see the area more .
Really beautiful and friendly place.
Blessed once again............



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Nice write up. We are heading to Man O War next month.
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Old 05-04-2019, 03:52 AM
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Which VHF channels do you guys recommend for recreational back-and-forth when we're in Abacos?

As I mentioned above, we're going to be a lot of people on 6 different boats, so there will probably be a decent amount of chatter.

Don't want to piss anyone off by cluttering up any of the official/unofficial working channels.

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Captain Lance is the Mahi whisperer. Fish was on braw. At Grand we met CJ on Nancy Belle and Captain Sam on the Freeman. Great group of Guys. Dj is awesome as usual





Freeman is the SHETZZZZZZ…

Some video action of the Marlin


Cruising the bank 360 style




some Mahi Action




Drone over Man O War






READY FOR OUR NEXT EPIC TRIP…..

Old 05-05-2019, 04:36 PM
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For those who haven't seen it go full screen on the Mahi action or bank : then roll your mouse around the picture.
T has a 360 degree cam that is crazy cool
Old 05-06-2019, 10:53 AM
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Old 05-09-2019, 12:34 PM
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We're headed to Treasure Cay on the 8th of June. Looking at the species charts, it seems like Blue Marlin, Mahi and Grouper will be in season. What would you recommend for baits and lures to target these fish?
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We pulled a mullet dredge short .
Had multiple strikes on a Black Bart plunger head / another on a Black Bart pink/purple Pro Jet Mahi & Blues.
Ballyhoo rigged with a Shute or short squid duster just to keep them from washing out also did well.
Ballyhoo waaaaay back naked for BFT ( but with the hookset as far back as you can rig it )and Black Bart micros .
They were hitting short often and leaving the front half for us.
Also a pink Nomad 200 dtx did well starboard short . Nice Mahi & a wahoo.
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Originally Posted by ldavid516 View Post
We pulled a mullet dredge short .
Had multiple strikes on a Black Bart plunger head / another on a Black Bart pink/purple Pro Jet Mahi & Blues.
Ballyhoo rigged with a Shute or short squid duster just to keep them from washing out also did well.
Ballyhoo waaaaay back naked for BFT ( but with the hookset as far back as you can rig it )and Black Bart micros .
They were hitting short often and leaving the front half for us.
Also a pink Nomad 200 dtx did well starboard short . Nice Mahi & a wahoo.
Thank you!
Old 05-10-2019, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by underthesurface View Post
We're headed to Treasure Cay on the 8th of June. Looking at the species charts, it seems like Blue Marlin, Mahi and Grouper will be in season. What would you recommend for baits and lures to target these fish?
Looks like you are FL based, fish the same setup over there. I bring some frozen rigged ballyhoo and never see much difference between trolling them with skirts and surface lures that stay on boat.

Last trip I did put out a larger surface lure, 11 inch blue/yellow along with my typical smaller lure spread for mahi and tuna. Hooked a few blackfin on smaller lures and the one huge marlin on the larger lure that was also chasing the tuna. you'll see birds and jumpers if tuna around east of treasure. Water drops from 45' to 1200' quickly.

For grouper, any cut bait or jigs in blue holes pulls then up. Much easier to catch there than FL.

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Has anyone checked in at Green Turtle lately? I know it gets mentioned quite often. Where exactly is the office from the public dock? Has anyone been there midday during the week this year?
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Originally Posted by jlloyd97 View Post
Looks like you are FL based, fish the same setup over there. I bring some frozen rigged ballyhoo and never see much difference between trolling them with skirts and surface lures that stay on boat.

Last trip I did put out a larger surface lure, 11 inch blue/yellow along with my typical smaller lure spread for mahi and tuna. Hooked a few blackfin on smaller lures and the one huge marlin on the larger lure that was also chasing the tuna. you'll see birds and jumpers if tuna around east of treasure. Water drops from 45' to 1200' quickly.

For grouper, any cut bait or jigs in blue holes pulls then up. Much easier to catch there than FL.
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From the public dock, go up the street, hang a left at the dead end, it's a couple buildings down on the right.
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Thanks whichcraft. Are they there during the week?
Old 05-11-2019, 12:41 PM
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Looking for a buddy boat, I am heading from Ft Pierce to Geen Turtle on Friday May 24th and returning Wednesday May 29th. Boat is a 41' Tiara and cruises 21mph. Anybody else going?
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rhodymike1, yes they are.
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Hey im leaving on 22 from port Everglades we cant run together but would be glad to share some radio chatter on the fishing. Im on fuller tails
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Heading out of PE 7:00am May 17th heading to Freeport for the night then on to Treasure Cay the next day if anyone is on that agenda and needs a buddy boat. 34 Nortech with trips.
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Last year got permit on June 16 crossing again June 1st .Is cruising and fishing permit good for a year? Looking at last years papers show fishing permit running out Sept 16 2018.

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