After a period of snotty weather and a lull in the Offshore scene earlier this month, the winds have calmed and the fishing has definitely improved. The spring Mahi migration is in full swing and large schools are currently making their way through the Virgin Island’s waters. We’ve had great success using a mix of trolling methods and locating birds/surface action and enticing dolphin in the 20-30lb range with live-bait. Wahoo have been less prevalent but we’re still picking up one or two moving along the North and South Drop. Reports of Yellowfin Tuna continue to be encouraging however it appears to be a smaller class of tuna. We expect the larger Yellowfin to make their way into our waters this month. Not much to report on the Billfish scene as we’ve had a lot of inshore charters in March, however we will certainly be pursuing them in April as we get closer to the season.
The Inshore fishing remains strong with Barracuda, big Yellowtail Snapper and Kingfish all included in the day’s catch. We’ve also been lucky to find some huge Jacks over a couple of reefs south of St. Thomas recently. Catching these bigger Jacks on our light tackle spinning combos makes for a fun rod bending fight!
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