Greetings from sunny St. Thomas, USVI! We’ve had a great start to the 2015 fishing season. Both our offshore and inshore fishery produced some quality bites over the past two months. We caught some of our largest Wahoo of the year in January, with a couple 60lb hoo’s caught near the end of the month. The Wahoo bite tapered off as we entered February, but in rushed the Mahi’s we had been waiting for. 20-40lb class fish are starting their spring migration between the waters of St. Thomas and St. Croix, just a few miles off the South Drop. We’ve even gotten some reports of a larger class of Mahi’s being caught on the southside of St. Croix in the last two weeks, a good sign that there are some real quality fish about to head north. We’ve also experienced a recent push of Sailfish to just a few miles off the island’s coast. An influx of juvenile Mahis and Blackfins to the inshore grounds has brought these Sailfish in close and they’ve been burning the drags on our Saragosas these past two weeks. There was a consistent Sailfish bite like this back in 2012 that lasted right into the late spring months, we’re hoping for a similar result this year.
The inshore bite has been pretty good overall with Yellowtail Snappers, Mutton Snappers, Kingfish and Blackfin tunas chewing consistently. We had a few trips at the end of February that were very hit or miss. Bait started to thin out along the south forcing most of the fish to go on the move. Reef hopping proved successful, but it was difficult to get a quality feed going boatside with such few fish holding over a particular area. We’ve fished the northside of the island as of late and have a couple spots producing big Kingfish and Blackfins with consistency.
We hope you’ll get out on the water with us if you’re planning a visit to St. Thomas or St. John! *Our April/May/June offshore dates are filling up quickly so be sure to reach out to us if you’re looking to get in on the upcoming Yellowfin and Mahi run in the next couple of months!
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Capt. Alvin Turbe