Greetings from sunny St. Thomas, USVI! We’ve had a great start to the 2018 fishing season. Both our offshore and inshore fishery produced some quality bites over the past two months. While later than usual, 20-40lb class Mahi-Mahi are starting their spring migration between the waters of St. Thomas and St. Croix, just a few miles off the South Drop. We’ve also received reports of larger Mahi being caught off St. Croix which is an excellent sign for this year’s migratory pattern. Yellowfin Tuna have been caught up to the North of the island as well as a few Wahoo hanging on along the shelf.
The inshore bite has been very consistent 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. Thankfully bait has been readily available for the start of 2018 and we anticipate the springtime action to heat up as different migratory patterns overlap. 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!
Remember, you can keep up with all the St. Thomas fishing action on our Facebook page where we post the latest pictures and reports from our inshore and offshore charters:
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Capt. Alvin Turbe