Headed over there in early March with my dad for some scuba diving and maybe some fishing. We were thinking about chartering a boat for the day. Any suggestions on the fishing? Anyone have any favorite dive sites in the area? Each morning they do a "boat vote" to chose a spot for the 2-tanker, so I figured I'd try to get some input.
Matt in Indialantic, FL
There is a wall dive on the north shore that is great. The boat anchors out in about 45' of water. Once you buddy up you follow the dive master through a "tunnel" in the bottom that spits you out on the face of the wall at 100'. It is a great dive. Also, Grand Cayman is one of those places where you can actually do a wall dive from shore. This spot being out in front of the dive shop jus teast of the marina basin on the south shore. I had an 82 Hatteras sporty down there one trip and fished the sea mount about 12 miles offshore to the south. Good yellowfin fishery there and I did the chunk thing like you would do anywhere else. After the tunas left I set up to do some deep drops on that edge and caught some humongus queen snappers. blackfin, and green snappers. The bonefishing is good in the bay to the north and we even caught a bunch wading there. If you had the opportunity to go out to Cayman Brac you should do so. I believe there is still a 26 Gausebuilt running charters there. Report back about your trip!
What's so great about Cayman Brac? Any tips on the bonefish? High tide and jigs?
The bonefish in Grand Cayman you will find on any tide, but i liked wading the outgoing. Your basic bonefish jigs will work, but I would use the lightest/smallest you can throw. Unless....you had some conch. Then use cut conch meat on a 1/0 hook. If you happened to fish from a boat in the bay just run across and look for muds in 10'-15' of water, get up wind from them and drift through it with the conch meat on a hook or jig. Lots of fish, but no monsters.