Our most exciting month yet here on St. Thomas! The April offshore bite has been superb with a nice influx of Mahi-Mahi schools just south of the island featuring some BIG Bulls. Wahoo made a strong comeback as we found numerous hoo’s in the 15 30lb class mixed in with Mahi under floating debris between St. Thomas and St. Croix. This is a good sign that the Wahoo may stick around longer than usual as we move into the summer months. A couple of Yellowfin trips came up empty handed and even a scouting trip between the first quarter and full moon yielded little sign that the Tuna have yet to reach our waters in solid numbers. We’re thinking it has got to be the warmer water temps this year, but we’ll continue to check and pursue them when they do arrive. We did target another tuna species, however, coming across a few schools of HUGE Skipjacks, almost all in the 20-25lb class, putting our Shimano offshore spinning combos to work! Our guests on a full day offshore charter this past week couldn’t get enough of these line-peeling bruisers!
The Billfish front looks promising with good reports coming in from around the island. We have a number of Marlin/Billfish charters coming up in May & June so we’ll keep you posted and hopefully have plenty of fish to report! The Inshore fishing remains consistent, with plenty of memorable Family & Kid’s trips this month targeting Yellowtail, Kingfish, Barracuda and various Jacks species. We even had our first 5-Hour Nighttime Yellowtail and Monster Shark Adventure trip which was a huge success catching a number of Flag yellowtail and hooking into a couple of Reef Sharks giving our guests the experience of a thrilling moonlit fight.