Sport Fishing in the Islands

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012 by paul

Whether you’re an avid fisherman or one who is curious about what lies beneath the surface of the warm Caribbean water, the Caribbean has some of the best fishing grounds in the world. Two of the most popular fishing expeditions are deep-sea fishing for bluefish, swordfish, shark, and marlin; or salt water fly fishing for bonefish.

There is something different and exciting about salt water fish. The will to survive amongst larger predators gives them their ferocity and tenacity. In Canada, it is exciting to reel in a rowdy pike, however pike are kittens compared to tarpon. Catching these salt water fish ‘on the fly’ is one of the most rewarding fishing experiences imaginable. Places such as the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas are known to be excellent fly fishing areas and have part day to full day expeditions complete with instruction, gear and a guarantee to have a fantastic angler experience.

Deep-sea fishing on the other hand is more well known around the islands. People of all ages and skill level are drawn to an adventure at sea where there is no question whether fishing is a sport or not. Antigua is one of the top spots for Caribbean deep sea fishing, and you can find both freelance boats and a number of sailing trips designed specifically for wanna-be sport fisherman here. The tours found in Aruba will require you to throw back your catch during the winter months, so don’t get any big ideas about a beach fish-fry here. This practice is upheld I many islands during thigh season. Some other excellent destinations for deep sea fishing are: The Cayman Islands where if you’re lucky, you can reel up a tuna; Puerto Rico where some 30 fishing related world records have been set here; Barbados; and the Dominican Republic.

If you’re looking for a fishing vacation with an edge (while enjoying the sunshine and warm Caribbean weather), why not book your next fishing vacation in  the Caribbean islands where you can be sure to reel in an abundance of blue marlin, wahoo, sailfish, swordfish, mahi mahi, and tuna.

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