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Fishing in caribbean islanD (part 2)

The Punta Cana area offers plenty of chances to catch blue and white marlin and sailfish and wahoo while the French Island of Guadeloupe are filled with swordfish, especially during the night when you have easier chances to catch a bunch of them. 

Visitors can choose deep sea fishing which is the most popular option although fly fishing is also good in the saltwater flats around the coast.

Panama on the other hand, offers a variety of options and the opportunity of catching black marlin, especially during the dry season between January to April.

In Puerto Rico,  visitors will find many fishing options in lagoons, including deep sea fishing, kayak fishing, night fishing and fly fishing, as well as fishing camps for kids. Moreover, the Puerto Rico – San Juan International Billfish Tournament (August) is organized annually in August allowing both individuals and teams to compete in four days.

If you visit the beaches of Tobago, you will find many small fish and crabs at low tide, especially rockfish in the coves which is children’s favorite. And in case, you choose bottom line fishing, or spear fishing, there are numerous jackfish, barracuda and cavalla.

Moving to the North Drop and South Drop in the Virgin Islands, you will find the best deep sea fishing – home of blue marlin. Although you can catch marlin in the area year-round, the best months are between May and October.

In case you want to chase sailfish, bonefish, permit and tarpon, you must visit Yucatan Peninsula – Isla Mujeres, Mexico, and in the shallow waters around Isla Blanca. 

When you visit Caribbean fishing offshore, these are the fish you can expect to catch: Tuna (Blackfin, Yellowfin, Skipjack, Big Eye), Dorado (aka Mahi Mahi, Dolfin), Wahoo, Marlin (Blue, White), Sailfish, Grouper, Trigger fish, and even Sharks.

Fishing in caribbean region

No matter you like fishing as a sport or not, there are plenty of Caribbean fishing tours to suit you as the Caribbean is one of the world’s most popular fishing locations with some of the best deep sea fishing one can find. There are big chances for you to find whales and pods of dolphins during fishing trip; however do bear in mind that big game fish should be released for preservation reasons.

The variety of the waters – shallow shores, deep water, reefs, lagoons and rivers are what makes fishing adventures popular in Caribbean and Central America. In the shallow shores, there are so many bonefish that they can be caught from the shore or from a small boat.

There are variety of options for you to fish from joining a group on a deep sea fishing charter to opting for a full day custom-made private charter on boat or on a luxury yacht for deep sea or bottom fishing.

Some of the best Caribbean spots to catch bonefish are the Bahamas (Grand Bahama, Abaco, Eleuthera, Andros), the Cayman Islands (Little Cayman), Puerto Rico (Vieques), the US Virgin Islands (St Croix), the British Virgin Islands (Anegada), the Turks and Caicos Islands (Providenciales). In the northern and eastern sides of Aruba (January-April) such as the Dominican Republic, you may caught blue marlin and white marlin while go to the southern side of Aruba such as Costa Rica, you will find sailfish (September-November is best). It’s one of the best tarpon fishing spots – you might caught a monster.

Meanwhile, Puerto Rico (Mayaguez, Fajardo), St Lucia (Soufriere), the Virgin Islands (St Thomas, Tortola) are the best spot for sport fishing. 

In addition to that, there are many sponsored fishing tournaments year-round in the Cayman Islands organized by the Cayman Islands Angling Club and Rotary Club.