Most tourists do not consider Fishing on Eleuthera. But there is a great secret here. The Deep Sea Fishing is outstanding.Fishing out of Davis Harbour Marina is truly world-class, with excellent opportunities to catch yellow and blackfin tuna, wahoo up to 95 pounds, mahi-mahi, sailfish, and blue and white marlin. Captain Callie (242 557 7948) is awesome. The big advantage is that he has years of experience fishing the “Wall” which is only a 10 minute boat ride from Davis Harbour. So for a full day of fishing you will have lines in the water for over 7 hours. Call him, he will do reef fishing, snorkel trips, whatever you want. Captain Z, in Gregory town is excellent if you are looking for deep sea (or reef) fishing. Go to the docks in Gregory town and check out his “abode” (it is the one that looks like an igloo).
Eleuthera is a great place to Bonefish. You do not need a boat to get to the prime areas. But if you are not familiar with Eleuthera, it is best to hire a guide such as Paul Petty.
Fishbone Tours (Savannah Sound)
Fishbone Tours is a great way to experience the beauty of Eleuthera. You can snorkel, fish, dive for conch or starfish. The fresh conch salad that Julius makes on the boat is the best one the island! Julius and Robin make you feel like family and they know the island so well and recommend other activities for you to check out.
If you have a casting net (and know use it properly) you can go to South Palmetto Point and catch all the live minnows (pilcher) you will need from the pier.
If you have a good pole and the wind is too too much of a factor, you can cast from our beach into the sandy pockets with some squid (get it at Eleuthera supply). Then wait, I have caught several fish just fishing on the bottom with squid. Nice way to pass some time while just hanging out on our beach.
I have been told that live bait or lures cast from our beach at night will yield results. I have not tried it yet, but plan to in the future.
This is how a lot of the locals fish. Check the rules on the type of spear gun that can be used before you do it.
Attached to Governor’s Harbour – where the Ferry and shipping boats dock. This is a great area for smaller fish including Mackeral. But you need live bait to be most effective. Perhaps one of the locals can get you some live bait with a casting net.