Plenty of fishing excitement here in the US Virgin Islands! The persistent winter trade winds have finally dissipated and spring has ushered in a nice stretch of calmer conditions offshore. The Mahi migration to the south of the island has been average to good most days, with a typical class of 20-25lbs. Mahi schools rounding the east end of St. Croix are spread out and moving quick. We’re still picking up an offseason Wahoo here and there along the drop-off, but they have been on the smaller side as of late. We’ve raised a number of Sailfish both inshore and offshore chasing the plentiful schools of skipjack and bonita in our waters. This kind of early activity is a great sign for the upcoming USVI Blue Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna season in July-September.
The inshore bite has been stellar so far this year, with Barracudas being very cooperative in taking the bait, along with some huge Kingfish lately. The Yellowtail bite has also improved, as well as Tarpon, Blackfin Tunas and Rainbow runners all in the day’s catch.
We’re very excited for the spring and summer season 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