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Old 05-16-2017, 08:10 AM   #41
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The Near Bahamas chart book covers the area you are interested in.
If you want some ideas on provisioning check out my wife's posts here. (Though we were planning for three months).

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Old 05-16-2017, 08:12 AM   #42
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:24 AM   #43
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Regarding post #36: "troll some squid while crossing..." BAD, BAD advice! Until you land and report in at a Bahamian Customs station AND purchase a fishing permit, any fish you catch in Bahamian waters will be illegal. You could be severely fined for possession of illegal fish. There is NO proof you caught said fish outside Bahamian waters. They are in your possession and you do not have a permit.
8 - 10 hour crossing from miami to bimini. That is plenty of time to eat a dolphin. Nothing better than a fresh dolphin slab between two pieces of bread.
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:50 AM   #44
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Mr. wb. That "...big old monster..." (post #36) could weigh upwards of 30+lbs. I suspect Mr. 01 will have enough on his plate without adding catching, cleaning, cooking and eating 20 lbs of fresh fish on the way over.
Plenty of fish and plenty of time to fish once he's settled in and actually relaxing. Now, about that cold libation...

Ah, one other thing Mr. 01. IF you have firearms, read up on the regulations.
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... AND purchase a fishing permit,...
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Just a clarification. A fishing permit is included, for free, when you get your temporary cruising permit, if you ask for it. I guess you are purchasing it when you pay for your cruising permit but there are no additional fees.
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Mr. LM. You are absolutely correct regarding the fishing license. It IS included in your entry fee if you ask for it. Sorry, poor choice of words.
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I found out last year that the firearms regulations had changed. Cleared at Chub and listed the firearms we carried. New regulations only allow three so we had to leave one at the Chub customs office which meant we had to travel back to Chub to leave. We did remove the barrel and mag from the pistol so it could not be used. CYA
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So those headings have been calculated to allow for the current and drift?
Yes.
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:34 AM   #49
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I've been following your blog. Thanks!
Sorry, I knew that, I just didn't notice that you were the OP!
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:00 PM   #50
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In other words bring everything you think you will eat, drink or use.
That's the Bahamas.
(also include $300 cash to pay at the boarder crossing)
There are some incredible restaurants in the Bahamas. All depends on where you go. Also some areas that have good produce, just at higher prices.
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... All depends on where you go. Also some areas that have good produce, just at higher prices.
This was from Bullocks Harbour in the Berry's. The "mail" boat comes in ~ 3 out of 4 weeks. Quality is usually pretty good. What they have can hit or miss though.
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Mr. wb. That "...big old monster..." (post #36) could weigh upwards of 30+lbs. I suspect Mr. 01 will have enough on his plate without adding catching, cleaning, cooking and eating 20 lbs of fresh fish on the way over.
Plenty of fish and plenty of time to fish once he's settled in and actually relaxing. Now, about that cold libation...

Ah, one other thing Mr. 01. IF you have firearms, read up on the regulations.
You dont have to eat it all either. None will go to waste sending the rest to the water.
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You dont have to eat it all either. None will go to waste sending the rest to the water.
Seriously? You would only take a small portion of a fish and waste the rest to keep from getting "caught"?

That is the antithesis of being a sportsman.
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My thoughts exactly.
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Seriously? You would only take a small portion of a fish and waste the rest to keep from getting "caught"?

That is the antithesis of being a sportsman.
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Seriously? You would only take a small portion of a fish and waste the rest to keep from getting "caught"?

That is the antithesis of being a sportsman.
The getting caught part is over blown (off topic must be slow lately for RT).

We have caught lots of top water fish going over and had them in the coolers when we checked in at bimini and the only question asked was "get them on the way over?"

Show up with a flag yellow tail or a queen and you'll have some explaining to do.
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IF one catches a fish in Bahamian waters without a license to do so they are breaking the law. I would expect that Mr. 01 is a law abiding person and I would strongly suggest he not take your advice to break the law simply because he will probably get away with it. That sir is a reprehensible attitude.
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The getting caught part is over blown (off topic must be slow lately for RT).

We have caught lots of top water fish going over and had them in the coolers when we checked in at bimini and the only question asked was "get them on the way over?"

Show up with a flag yellow tail or a queen and you'll have some explaining to do.
Busted by me.....that's all I need to know....
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IF one catches a fish in Bahamian waters without a license to do so they are breaking the law. I would expect that Mr. 01 is a law abiding person and I would strongly suggest he not take your advice to break the law simply because he will probably get away with it. That sir is a reprehensible attitude.
Do you try to be this way?

No one said to fish in bahamian waters.
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But you proposed wasting a big part of a fish just to have one meal...post 52.....bad juju.....
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