The long anticipated fall season is finally here in the US Virgin islands and Wahoo season has officially begun! A strong, early showing of Wahoo to the south of St. Thomas was the focal point of our offshore charters in October. We expect a larger class of fish to show as we move deeper into the winter season, however plenty of Wahoo in the 20-35lb class found their way into the fish box and provided our clients with plenty of grilling steaks. High-speed trolling between 10-14kts has produced the most consistent bite and the line-peeling, drag screaming excitement Wahoo are known for. Our new high speed trolling cowbell lures custom made exclusively for Capt. Alvin Fishing Charters from Ballyhood Lures have taken our Wahoo spread to the next level!
The inshore bite in October was fairly consistent, with only a couple of trips that saw slow action. One of the more consistent Yellowtail Snapper and Kingfish bites we’ve had in recent years, especially being so early on the season. The plentitude of fresh bait inshore has a lot to do with the increased activity. We even found some schools of 10-15lbs Blackfins and Yellowfins chasing bait just a couple miles north of the island, which was a real treat for a number of our inshore trips with younger anglers.
Its been a solid start to the fall 2016 season and next up on the tournament circuit is November Wahoo Windup. We hope you’ll get out on the water with us for a sport fishing adventure if you’re planning a visit to St. Thomas or St. John in the coming months!
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