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November 10, 2010

Fishing Treasure Cay

Treasure Cay is a Bahamian hot spot that provides anglers with plenty of fishing options.

Treasure Cay

Treasure Cay mapRods: Penn Power Stick Spin and Torque Jig for light action; International V rod for heavy-duty bottomfishing.

Reels: Penn Slammer 460 and 760; Penn Spinfisher 650 and 750SS; Penn Torque 100 and 200.

Lines: Sufix Superior 12-, 20- and 30-pound monofilament.

Baits: Cut ballyhoo, squid, mackerel, Spanish sardines, silversides and live ballyhoo.

Chum: Capt. Mark's Fishing Chum.

Lures: 1/16-ounce circle-hook yellowtail jigs; circle-hook jigs to 2 ounces.

Terminal Tackle: Inline circle hooks (VMC model 7387), sizes 1/0 to 4/0; 12-, 20-, 30-, 50- and 80-pound-test fluorocarbon leaders; assorted egg sinkers to 3 ounces.

What: Light-duty bottomfishing for yellowtail and mutton snapper, groupers, amberjack and cero mackerel.

Where: Treasure Cay, Bahamas.

When: Year-round action.

Who: Over Under Charters specializes not only in bottomfishing excursions here but also in wahoo, dolphin and marlin trips. 866-682-8862;

Over Under Charters is a premier outfit that offers fishing trips to some of the best big-game destinations in the United States and Bahamas, like Key West, Islamorada and Fort Lauderdale, Florida; areas in North Carolina, Maryland and New Jersey; and Rum Cay, Cat Island, San Salvador and Treasure Cay, Bahamas. For a complete listing of the boats and captains, as well as fishing reports, visit or call 866-OUA-TUNA (866-682-8862).

Treasure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina offers accommodations supported by its 150-slip marina, more than 3 miles of beach, Tipsy Seagull Bar, pool, Spinnaker Restaurant & Lounge, golf course and host of water sports, including swimming, diving and boating. For more information, visit or call 800-327-1584.

Gulfstream International Airlines offers flights from West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale to both Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour, as well as other destinations in the Bahamas. Visit, or call 800-231-0856.