Greetings from the beautiful island of St. Thomas! We are looking forward to an exciting holiday season ahead in the coming weeks! The fall Wahoo fishing here in the Virgin Islands has been fast and furious thus far, especially in the latter half of October along the South Drop. Extended periods of calm weather and seas this fall has allowed us to take full advantage of a solid offshore bite both north and south of the island. High speed trolling has been the most effective at enticing big Wahoos into the spread, ranging from 30-50lbs. Even a few migrating schools of Mahi-Mahi are popping-up south of the island as well, with some 15-20 pound fish already mixed in, a great sign for the upcoming winter season. And just last week, we boated our first Blackfin Tunas of the season mixed in with Skipjacks along the North Drop.
However the big news for the 2016 season is our recent upgrade to brand new, twin 2016 Yamaha 300 horsepower outboards, delivering a dry and effortless ride on our 37’ Calypso Deep V. These engines are the epitome of safety and reliability, our last pair of Yamahas logging over 4,300 hours on the water in just 3 years!
The inshore bite this fall has offered plenty of action as well. Flag Yellowtail Snapper seemed to be everywhere this past month and our guests went home with plenty of fresh fillets along with Capt. Alvin’s famous seasoning recipe. Kingfish, Tarpon and Barracuda were also in the mix and we even found a few schools of peanut Mahi chasing ballyhoo last week. Young anglers on our Family & Kid’s inshore trips got quite a treat watching these small Mahi’s chomp live-bait and put on an aerial show boatside.
If you’re planning a visit to the island during the holiday season make sure to give Capt. John or I a call and we’ll help plan your fishing experience during your stay. It’s been a great start to the fall season, you can keep up with all the upcoming St. Thomas fishing action and reports on our Facebook page:
Capt. Alvin Turbe