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Chub Cay

Fishing Area
Statue of Blue Marlin at entrance to Chub Cay Club – Chub Cay Club

Chub Cay, the southernmost cay of The Berry Islands chain, is known as the "Billfish Capital of The Bahamas." It borders the Tongue of the Ocean and bait fish are drawn into the deep-sea gully with larger fish following. Record catches have been made of mackerel, blue and white Marlin and sailfish. Bonefish, crawfish and conch are also plentiful, and the area is perfect for wall diving.

The cay is home to the Chub Cay Club and Marina, founded more than 40 years ago. The club is one of The Bahamas' finest resorts with a first class, 96-slip marina, restaurant, fueling station and airport for local and international flights. Miles of unspoiled, white sand beaches and a brilliant blue sea are just steps from your boat, room or villa. Chub Cay is connected by land to Frazier’s and Hog Cay, accessible at low tide.

A number of championship tournaments are held here annually, including the Bahamas Billfish Tournament, which lures sports fishermen from around the world.

Accessibility Notes

The floating marina slips are wheelchair friendly.

Best Access and Parking Areas

It is recommended that you stay moored in the marina.

Hints and Tips for Fishing this Area

Chub Cay offers a large variety of fishing but is best known for large Big Game in the pocket. The pocket is an area west south west, only minutes out of the Chub Cay Marina, where the tongue of the ocean that is very deep terminates into the shallow Bahama Bank. Sailfish, Blue and White Marlin congregate in this pocket, together with Wahoo and Kingfish. At the buoy south of Chub Cay, Yellow Fin Tuna and Mahi-Mahi hang out in deep water.

Only yards away west of the marina, Mama Rhoda rock offers excellent diving and spear fishing. North of Chub Cay, the flats team with Bone Fish and the occasional Permit. Fishing guides are available for charter or guests can walk the Bone Fish flats from shore. The area behind the Customs building at the airport is especially productive.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome, and dogs should be leashed in public areas. Owners are expected to clean up after their pets.

Rules and Regulations for Fishing Area

The same bag limits apply here as in all of The Islands of The Bahamas.

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