Here’s the truth of it: nothing will make a Bahamas fishing vacation quicker than a child having the time of his life. And why not? Isn’t that what a great family vacation is all about, the kids?
A few weeks ago, Capt. Herbie and First-Mate Bruno picked up the Luna family at the Atlantis. This Dad, Mom, and two children from Texas wanted to do some fishing in the morning and beaching and snorkeling in the afternoon. It sounded like an ideal plan for a balmy, partly cloudy day, but nobody had counted on young Mr. Luna, who turned all those plans around.
The expedition started with some light tackle fishing over the coral heads and rocks around Rose Island, a beautiful seven-mile island lying in crystal blue and green waters just three miles east of Nassau Harbor. Bruno fitted the lines with feathers and ballyhoo with skirts, and Capt. Herbie weaved his way through the intricate waters just offshore. The clouds played peek-a-boo with the sun, which made it perfect for trolling: warm up, cool down, keep your enthusiasm.
Then the fun started.
Young Mr. Luna had the touch, and Mom and Dad were delighted to watch him. Really, is anything more delightful than watching your son hook his fish, challenge that fish to a duel, and then win it.? Or seeing the joy in his eyes when that brined and spotted, silvery barracuda is landed? Probably not. This is as good as family vacations get.
The fishing was going so good that the Lunas decided to skip the beaching and snorkeling to keep at, and Capt. Herbie gladly met their wishes. Before the day was over, the Lunas had five barracuda, three yellow tails, and one yellow fin grouper in the box, and a very satisfied, confident young man who had the time of his life on his family’s Bahamas fishing vacation with Born Free Fishing Charters. It really is magic when it works this well, and it makes those of us at Born Free Fishing Charters very content when we can bring such joy to the kids. Let us share some of that joy with you.
- Date 11 August 2014
- Fleet Born Free II
- Location Nassau, Bahamas
Few things make even an experienced captain’s heart pump faster than a white marlin.
Well, the fish are hitting even when the weather does not cooperate. We had