Skip to main content
Home Tropics

Bimini Trolling time question

capt.gregcapt.greg Posts: 11 Greenhorn
I've been taking my family to Bimini with our boat for summer vacation for the last several years. My daily routine usually begins with trolling the stream for a few hours beginning at daybreak. I notice very few boats trolling at that hour, though when I'm snorkeling and bottom fishing throughout the day, I notice many more boats trolling.

What is the average time of day most folks begin their trolling out of Bimini-wondering if I should change my routine next trip over.

Thanks in advance!


  • Lucky Hook IILucky Hook II Posts: 543 Officer
    I do not think most of those boat are trolling. They are deep dropping and you are seeing them moving from spot to spot.
    Capt. Jorge Fernandez
  • catchemupcatchemup Posts: 490 Deckhand
    Generally speaking the bite is best early and late ...sun up and sun set. Typically mid day with the sun overhead is the slow time. Of course many factors figure in to catching such as tide, current, water clarity , water temp, flotsam, schools of baitfish etc etc . One thing that can be helpful is to zig zag when you troll and try to cover different depths till you see where the fish may to be holding. One thing is for sure...don't trade early fishing time for high noon.
  • capt.gregcapt.greg Posts: 11 Greenhorn
    Thanks Jorge, that makes sense. Catchemup, that is exactly what I do, and I guess I won't be changing my routine at all next time I am there. Thanks both of you!
Sign In or Register to comment.
Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!


Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

Preview This Month's Issue

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Florida Sportsman App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Florida Sportsman stories delivered right to your inbox.


Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Florida Sportsman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now