Virgin Islands End of Summer Fishing Report

The end of summer is here in the US Virgin Island has produced some exceptional fishing. Blackfin tuna bite has been strong in the evening on the North Drop 20 miles north of St. Thomas and St. John. The South Drop has been producing good numbers of mahi mahi and is only 8 miles south of the islands and can be fished on a 4 hour trip.  The wahoo bite has been slow on the South Drop but the North Drop is still producing some good sized wahoo.

Young girl with Yahoo Fishing Charters St. Thomas Cruiseship

The summer months will continue to produce more blue marlin on the North Drop.  A full 10 hour day is recommended to target the most sought after species in the world.  The Virgin Islands offers the best blue marlin fishing in the Atlantic during our summer months. The best bite is historically 7 days prior to three days after the full moon but many can be caught off the moon also.  We are strictly catch and release for billfish here in islands but Grey Taxidermy does an outstanding job of preserving your memory with a replica mount after measuring and photographing your trophy.

Inshore fishing has been very good for snapper, small grouper, jacks and sharks.  We are still catching king mackerel and cero mackerel although the bite has slowed some in the last month.  Our four hour inshore per person bottom fishing trip for $150 per person has been a huge success and we currently run this trip 2pm-6pm Wednesday & Saturday. This option gives individuals and small groups the opportunity to experience great action and table fare without the cost of a private charter.  Our new vessel, Hitman, can accommodate up to 8 passengers with a minimum of 4 guests to run the trip.  If you are interested in experiencing saltwater fishing here in St. Thomas or St. John without spending $650 this is your best option.


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People who arrive in St. Thomas by air, are always struck by the views of our beautiful coral reefs from above. The bird’s eye view may in fact be grand, but there is nothing quite like the experience of being able to swim right up to a sea turtle in Christmas Cove as he glides …

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Virgin Islands Winter Fishing Report

The winter trade winds have been blowing and the sea has been choppy so we have been doing a lot of bottom fishing lately.  The yellow tail, mutton and lane snapper as well as the red hind and red grouper are all great eating and fun to catch on the light tackle. There have been …

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Life after Hurricane Irma and Maria

October 2017 Update I think it best to start with effects of Irma and Maria here in the US Virgin Islands.  On September 6, 2017, the most powerful hurricane ever in the Atlantic basin made a direct hit on the British Virgin Islands, St John and St Thomas. Just two weeks later on September 20, …

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