Mahi-Mahi Fishing off the North Drop

Posted by Timbers Resorts on August 8, 2012

The Virgin Islands are perched at the edge of the six-mile-deep Puerto Rico Trench, an area known for having some of the hardiest game fish in the world. Two well known fishing areas off of St. Thomas are the North Drop, about 20 miles north of St. Thomas; and the South Drop, 8 miles south of St. Thomas. St. Croix is surrounded by a drop which is .5 to 4 miles north or south of the island’s perimeter. Migrating schools of small fish gather in these areas, and this attracts larger pelagics such as Billfish, Tuna, Wahoo and Dolphin fish (Mahi-Mahi). Recently, a group of Owners and friends from The Preserve at Botany Bay on the West End of St. Thomas spent a day fishing off the North Drop, having a successful day catching Mahi-Mahi. Botany Bay Ownership Representative Bland Kiser even reeled in a “Bull Dolphin” weighing approximately 20 lbs and pictured below. After spending several hours on the water the group returned to shore with enough fish for a feast in paradise.

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