The convergence of the winter and spring season offers anglers in the U.S. Virgin Islands the best shot at an offshore trifecta – late season Wahoo and early arriving Mahi-Mahi and Yellowfin Tunas beginning their migration to the north and south of the island. The Wahoo bite remained steady right through the end of January, hooking into 2-3 Wahoo per trip. Mahi-Mahi in the 10-15 pound class have shown up in decent numbers so far with even a few larger fish beginning to mix in. As we get later into the winter and early spring, the larger Mahi’s in the 20-40lb class will start to show up to the south of the island in the waters between St. Thomas and St. Croix. Yellowfin and Blackfin Tunas can be found to the north, but not in solid numbers yet. Late February typically marks the beginning of the tuna bite so any week now it should really start to heat up along the North Drop.
Consistency has been the name of the game so far this winter, largely due to the fresh supply of bait along the southside of the island. Big Kingfish, Pompanos, Barracudas, juvenile Mahi’s and Yellowtail Snappers have all been chewing on our most recent inshore trips. Blackfin Tunas and Rainbow Runners have been tougher to hook but overall we’re fortunate to report hat our local reefs and wrecks are loaded
We hope you’ll get out on the water with us if you’re planning a visit to St. Thomas or St. John in the coming months! Our springtime offshore fishing charter slots 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!
Remember, you can keep up with all the St. Thomas sport fishing action on our Facebook page where we post the latest pictures and reports from our inshore and offshore charters:
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Have a blessed winter & spring season!
Capt. Alvin Turbe