We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable end to the summer season! Here in the USVI we were blessed to experience no major tropical weather events during the height of our hurricane season.
The August Blue Marlin bite from mid – July through August was average for us compared to the past two seasons. We found a solid bite on a few trips to the North Drop during the first quarter to full moon period of August but the bite slowed down shortly after. The average Blue ranging from 250 to 600lbs throughout the season.
Through the end of August and first week in September, our boat Emanuel was taken out of the water for annual service and maintenance. New Garmin electronics were added, as well as an assortment of new tackle for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Emanuel splashed in the second week of September and Capt. Alvin was back out on the offshore grounds finding a solid Blackfin Tuna and Yellowfin Tuna bite along the North on 3 back to back charters. Schools of smaller mahi-mahi also moved in along the South, ranging anywhere from 10-15lb class fish. The upcoming Wahoo season in October and November is sure to provide line-peeling excitement; hunting down the toothy speedsters is Capt. Alvin’s specialty.
Only a handful of inshore trips in September to report on. 10-15lb Barracudas and larger Kingfish were taken on live-bait as well as Yellowtail Snappers and a few inshore Blackfin Tunas in the mix. We had heard the inshore bite was slow in the beginning of September and live-bait being key to enticing inshore species to bite. With the height of inshore season just a few weeks away, the inshore bite is primed to heat up through October.
We’re very excited for the fall run and hope you’ll get out on the water with us if you’re planning a visit to St. Thomas or St. John!
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Capt. Alvin Turbe