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06-02-2006, 03:19 PM
I am taking a trip to the British Virgin Islands on the 16th of June. We are renting a 45 ft catamaran to island hop. We are planning to do some fishing and rent the gear. We will have both trolling rigs and spinners.
Does anyone know if there are lures or rigs that I should by stateside before I go? I have never been there before and wanted some advice.
06-02-2006, 04:57 PM
My family and I did the same thing two years agoin March. It was a great time. I was the only fisherman on the trip and had just received a new saltwater fly rod as a gift so I was focused on that, but we did troll while sailing one day and caught a decent Tuna. I would think that you should be able to get any lures or rigs you would need there.
If you are into bonefishing, Anegada has some great flats and there are some guides. I scared the heck out of numerous bonefish while there and caught some blue runners from the beach on Prickly Pear Island near Virgin Gorda. Be sure to try a Painkiller while you are there. Will you captain the boat yourself, or does it come with captain and crew? Do you know name of boat?
06-08-2006, 10:38 AM
ryoung, we did the trip last year in a 47' cat. we sailed the west indies and brought our own gear. go to a marine store and pick up enough clamp on rod holders that you will need. also grab a couple of flat line clips that will help with keeping your lines clear and also offer you a bit of drop back when a fish strikes. we found several packs of birds and were able to pick up some skipjacks but no yellowfin. we did see 2 marlin chasing tunas off in the distance but no hook up. my friend just came back from st martin last week on a cruise and did a half day charter and they tagged a 200 plus pound blue marlin. we brought a couple of packs of ballyhoo in a carry on cooler and used artificials when we ran short. the rod holders were key. the beam of the boat provided us with a very nice spread and we were able to troll 6 lines. good luck and enjoy your trip. Capt. Rodg
06-13-2006, 01:54 PM
Actually, my girlfriend's father is the captain and we are the crew - it should be a blast.
I think was are only going to troll two lines b/c the week long rod rental is so expensive. I think I am going to pick up a few lures from Bass Pro. We will see what works and I will let you know
Thanks for the help