Bahamas Sportfishing Charters

Many years ago we were fortunate enough to meet Ronnie Shatmann and Walker Holcomb, thank goodness not at the same time. These two guys wrote the book on wahoo fishing, and I’ve been hooked ever since our first conversations. Since then we have gone on to fish some of the best wahoo waters in the world including Australia. We on the Reel Candy Sportfishing team have been guiding anglers to trophy wahoo for the last 15 years.

Wahoo cruise the waters all year in the Abacos, from Walkers Cay to Treasure Cay, from Marsh Harbour to the Hole in the Wall, and islands south like San Salvador, Bahamas, but the season really starts in October. During November, December and thru March, the bite is exceptional with multiple bites daily. Fish are caught mostly in the 25 to 60 pound range with a few hitting the 100 pound mark.

Packages are all custom designed by Reel Candy Sportfishing for your particular group size, length of stay, and desired location. Including Walkers, Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay and especially in San Salvador. We have packages to suit every angler, couple or group.

Best Wahoo Fishing

January, February, March and April will be the prime months for BIG MONSTER WAHOO in San Salvador on the Reel Candy. Although the weather can be extreme there are many days that are fishable. Most of these fish range from 60 to 100+ pounds and will test the skill of any angler. We have a short window so booking early will guarantee you a spot with us. We would recommend at least a 4 night 3 day fishing trip, but 7 nights would be the best allowing for the weather.

Standard Packages at the Sands Resort or the Riding Rock Inn San Salvador Bahamas, include double occupancy accommodations, fishing, lunch aboard, and all fishing charter fees. Excluded are other meals, drinks, gratuity, and transportation. Packages range from 3 to 7 days of fishing with limited availability each season.

All Inclusive Packages: Sands Resort San Salvador

All inclusive packages include a Bahamian breakfast, lunch, and dinner, bottled water, Reel Candy Sportfishing tee-shirts, the best wahoo fishing, bonefishing, sightseeing, tackle, open bar each evening, all ground transportation, taxes, gratuities, (except for fishing mates) fish cleaning and travel prep. If the conditions offshore do not allow us to fish, we include guided bonefishing, sightseeing, snorkeling and Tiki bar trips.

All Inclusive Package at The Abaco Lodge Marsh Harbour

The Abaco Lodge is just minutes from downtown Marsh Harbour. Each morning you will enjoy the peace and tranquility of the resort. A Bahamian breakfast will be waiting for you. Lunch will be served on the Reel Candy Sportfishing platform. Upon returning to the lodge which has it’s own tackle shop, you can enjoy the spacious lounge and bar. All ground transportation is included, as well as the evening cocktails, gratuitites, and taxes. Abaco Lodge If the conditions offshore do not allow us to fish, we include guided bonefishing, sightseeing, snorkeling. Join us each night for a waterside bonfire, Bahamian homecooking and a nite cap. All rooms have a waterfront view.

*Gratuities for your fishing crew is NOT included and is usually based on 15% of your trip cost.

Airline Information

We will be happy to assist with your bookings!

  • Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay: Continental – 800 231 085
  • Bahamas Express: 754-200-0005
  • San Salvador: Bahamas Air – 242 377 5505
  • Rum Cay: Cat Island Air – 242 377 3318
  • Long Island: Bahamas Air – 242 377 5505
  • Sky Bahamas: 242-377-8993
Travel Requirements

Passport, camera, and a smile!

From January to April the weather in the Bahamas can range from the low to mid 50’s to the upper 70’s. Be sure to bring a sweater/sweatshirt and comfortable evening and lounging wear. Otherwise, normal “summer” attire, with a lightweight long sleeve shirt is recommended for sun protection & the bugs. On the island the evening dress code is very casual and shorts, tees or light tops the norm. A golf shirt or casual evening wear is fine for all dinner locations. Be sure to bring sun tan lotion, sunglasses, sneakers, bug spray, a hat, motion sickness medication, a bathing suit, and a beach towel.

Our Reel Candy Sportfishing Crew will provide all fishing tackle, as well as diving masks, snorkels, and fins. Local Dive operators and resorts have scuba diving equipment available for rent and conduct guided wall and reef dives. On the island we can arrange for local guides to take you bone fishing.

Travel Insurance is now available for our trips!

Reel Candy Sportfishing is a fully Bahamian licensed and inspected foreign charter guide service.