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fishing on St. Kitts

Deep Sea Fishing on St. Kitts

The waters off St. Kitts abound with fish, including tuna, wahoo, dorado, kingfish, barracuda, shark, snapper, and mahi mahi. The creation of man-made reefs by placing old car bodies, stripped of hazardous materials, has proven to be effective at increasing fish stocks and providing fisherman with known fishing grounds. Another technique used with increasing success is the building and anchoring of FADS (fish aggregating devices). These raft-like structures made from palm fronds and wooden pallets provide shade and shelter for small fish in specific areas. They are effective at attracting larger bill fish and mahi mahi, which feed on the smaller fish.

Nearby fishing grounds include the Monkey Shoals and Brimstone Shallows, while full day charters visit the Statia channel, or the grounds south of Nevis.

Peak Seasons in St. Kitts:

Wahoo - October to February

Dolphin - (Mahi Mahi) March to October

Tuna - October to April

Marlin - summer months

Kingfish, barracuda, sharks - all year long

Fishing Boats on St. Kitts:

Sam Lake

28 foot Bertram with tower, Phone (869) 465-8225

Leeward Island Charters

Several fishing boats, including a 32 foot Century with tower, Phone (869) 465-7474

Blue Water Safaris

24 foot Boston Whaler

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deep sea fishing

Capt.Jorg on "Watch Out"


Shark attack!


enjoying the tropics


Large Wahoo


Marlin approaching the boat


big Dolphin


dancing Marlin


big Blackfin Tuna


Yellowfin Tuna


Dolphin jumping


Wahoo at the end of the fight

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