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mikevmikev Posts: 10,822 AG
I think I've decided that my 50th birthday present for myself will be a marlin trip to St. Thomas. Best guess would be around September/October of 2016.

I'd like some recommendations of charters and lodging (a package deal would be great) for St. Thomas.
"The only people that tell you it can't be done are the people who haven't done it themselves."

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  • Plastered2850Plastered2850 Posts: 1,842 Captain
    Heading to St. Thomas next week see what
    i can find.
  • FWCSnookFWCSnook Posts: 886 Officer
    Marlin Prince.
  • mikevmikev Posts: 10,822 AG
    I'm also going to check with Melley when she returns. I think she's down there right now, she might have some good leads.
    "The only people that tell you it can't be done are the people who haven't done it themselves."
  • mikevmikev Posts: 10,822 AG
    FWCSnook wrote: »
    Marlin Prince.

    Saw them. Reasonable prices, but you can only keep 20 pounds of what you catch? I don't think I like that very much.
    "The only people that tell you it can't be done are the people who haven't done it themselves."
  • Captjohn5150Captjohn5150 Posts: 1,698 Captain
    Why not just live bait bonitos off Palm beach to Jupiter during the moon phase...plenty of marlin caught this way, not many people willing to put in the time....expense is probly the same...the spring and summer live bait bite is good enough to stay home and try it...I have done it...small blues in the 150 to 250 range for me, but Capt. Eli brown on the "do stay" I think was good at catching bigger fish...yes it's a pain in the *** to catch bone heads and weed through the cudas, more sharks and more sharks, a few wahoo, and then a blueman.....one of my capts, fish or die fame...hooked up on a big blue on a bonehead on his small boat....many years ago....it can be done...I would do it again if I was able...lots of fun in the sun...
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  • mikevmikev Posts: 10,822 AG
    Heading to St. Thomas next week see what
    i can find.


    Appreciate that. :Rockon
    "The only people that tell you it can't be done are the people who haven't done it themselves."
  • Bsmith48Bsmith48 Posts: 165 Deckhand
    I know a guy in St. Croix whose a Marlin fishermen. He went to high school with me in Baltimore and has been living on the island every since. I went down there to fish with him in 2012 and it was a great trip. PM me and i can give you his contact info. St. Croix and St Thomas are very close as you probably know.

    Blake
    Proline 24SS 225 Suzuki
  • Bsmith48Bsmith48 Posts: 165 Deckhand
    Actually here's his website
    http://jadehookcharters.com/
    Proline 24SS 225 Suzuki
  • mikevmikev Posts: 10,822 AG
    Bsmith48 wrote: »
    Actually here's his website
    http://jadehookcharters.com/

    Was just going to PM you to post it here! He might as well get some props. Thanks, I'll check it out.
    "The only people that tell you it can't be done are the people who haven't done it themselves."
  • Bsmith48Bsmith48 Posts: 165 Deckhand
    Anytime. Hes got a pretty neat boat down there too. He ran a sportfish and a CC last time i was down there.
    Proline 24SS 225 Suzuki
  • Off The WallOff The Wall Posts: 35 Deckhand
    Not sure what your budget is but I would go the Dominican Republic before going to St. Thomas. Most American boats are now going and staying in the DR for the spring and summer. The fishing has been better, the amenities are way nicer, and its safer.

    Just my opinion, they swim by both places. Good luck
  • wahoo1wahoo1 Posts: 96 Deckhand
    I went out with Captain Red on the Abigail III about 10 years ago and caught a 150 pound blue and had about a 400 pounder on,his boat is great and he worked hard to get me that fish. I've also heard Captain Eddie on the Marlin Prince is really good as well.
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