Cat Cay is an anglers paradise steeped in history. The Bahamas has always been synonymous with world class fishing. The present-day era of sportfishing was introduced in these waters back in the 1930's when Ernest Hemmingway made Bimini famous with his fishing tales and the Rybovich brothers created the first modern sportfishing boat. Hemingway's novel “Islands in the Stream” was based in part on his experiences around Bimini and Cat Cay.
The waters of the gulf stream are rich with marlin, sailfish, blue fin tuna, wahoo and swordfish for big game fishing. To the East is the Bahama Bank, only 10-15 feet deep and the home of many a lobster, grouper, and yellowtail snapper. To the South, between Cat Cay and the uninhabited South Cat Cay are great bonefish flats, and anglers can throw out lines on the beach next to Windsor Down's par-five fifth hole to catch these elusive fighting fish.
Each year in the colder months, Cat Cay offers an exceptional wahoo run, and during these months the spear fishing is superb from South Cat Cay all the way to Orange Cay.