Epic season in St. Thomas

St Thomas,USVI – So with the passing of the moon this past week we’ve seen the last of the major fishing in St. Thomas this year.  And yet another fantastic season!

Though we didn’t see a lot of large fish, we saw consistent bites on virtually

Airborne marlin behind the Chach. Photo courtesy Chach crew.

every moon in this year’s season.  We’ve said it before – in-season and on the moon there is no more reliable blue marlin fishery on the planet…boats this year saw multiple fish per day on average, as many as 10+ on rare occasions.  Considering this is blue marlin, that’s beyond extraordinary.

Come December we’ll be publishing the Billfish Report’s Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year.  To be sure, St. Thomas has made its case.

About John

John Harmeling is the co-founder of billfishreport.com and granderwatch.com. Having traveled to and fished the major billfisheries across the globe, he counts Kona and Cairns as his favorites, and the black marlin to be the ocean's supreme pelagic specimen. He believes the very best and most enjoyable place to find tuna is in a marlin's stomach.

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