The Cayman Islands are regarded by fishermen the world over as a destination for all types of sport fishing.
From deep sea trolling for Blue Marlin to casting for Bonefish in the knee-deep waters of a lagoon, you’ll find the action you’re looking for. The best fishing is usually in the months of May, June, and July with Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Dolphin, and Bonefish being most plentiful then. Wahoo are most plentiful in the months of December to March.
There are several fishing tournaments throughout the year with the chance to win big prize money. Numerous cash awards are reserved for anyone breaking the local record for various species of game fish. Many anglers visit the Cayman Islands each year just to participate in these tournaments; if you would like to fish in one of them be sure to reserve well in advance.
For a change in pace, try one of the fastest growing sports in fishing – Fly Fishing. Stalk the wiley, hard fighting bonefish in the crystal shallows and watch in amazement as they burn off 100 yards of line in 12 inches of water. Charter a guide service in Grand Cayman and discover why bonefishing with a fly rod is fast becoming an obsession of anglers worldwide.
You will not require any special licence to fish in the Cayman Islands, and you may bring your own gear with you. There are certain restrictions on where you may fish, and these areas are clearly marked on information booklets, which are available locally. Once on the island you may contact the Department of Tourism for one of these booklets.
While most of the locals tend to head out to their favourite ‘fishing hole’ in a small boat with an outboard motor, you may prefer the comfort and luxury of a large sport fishing cruiser. There are many sport-fishing operators across all three islands and they usually take care of all your needs including the tackle and bait. Most sport-fishing operators can also arrange trips to Stingray City as well as dive trips and custom charters.
You will appreciate the experience and knowledge of the local boat captains and crew members that will assist you while you fish for the big one. Many an angler has left these islands with big smiles and even bigger stories about the one that didn’t get away.