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    Default December Fishing in St. Martin/St. Maarten - Mahi Mahi & a 78lb Wahoo!

    Early December, my wife and I decided to go out on a fishing charter during our family vacation to St. Maarten.

    We scheduled our Trip for the Monday, however our Captain informed us a couple days before that Sunday was better day to go out, not much wind and a nice a calm sea. We up at 5:30am, and a 7am departure from Sandy Bay on the French Side and we were off on our Adventure!

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    So the Captain and First Mate were Awesome!, and the boat was super clean and well maintained! Unfortunately the my son and wife got sea sick but he soon felt fine after throwing up, She however did not and wasn't able to fish.

    We made a run out to some markers that they have placed in different areas, and we tossed bait to see what would come up, and bam we were hooked into some Mahi Mahi! Not Huge ones but we caught a few of them on spinner rigs, and the others trolling around the markers.

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    My son Jonathon was so proud to catch his 1st Mahi Mahi, and he reeled it in all by himself! My Daughter didn't want to touch hers for a picture!

    So after fishing the markers for a few hours, we switched up to trolling of the shelf for Wahoo! And even though we only, and by that I mean I, caught 1 it was an Awesome Fish! My Arm felt like a noodle after reeling it in, as it took about 20 - 25 min.

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    78 lbs! Was only a few shy of Captain's Personal Best (82), and was the largest one caught so far during the Season on the island (so the capt. said!), Doesn't matter to me, as it is the biggest fish I have ever Caught!!!

    So most charters on the island are Captain's Catch, but we were able to get plenty of filets to take with us for a few dinners, and man was it delicious!


    I totally Recommend Dexter's Fishing and Capt. Christophe for your Deep Sea Fishing needs on the Island of St. Martin/St.Maarten
    Last edited by ChrisM23; February 26th, 2020 at 11:18 AM.

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    Nice fish ... those Mahi are definitely strong fish ... much stronger than Salmon lb for lb. I hope you kept one ... those Mahi are good eating!

    That Wahoo is great ... Cheetah of the Ocean!

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    Looks like had a great trip. Lucky you went early Dec. Later in the month there were riots on the French side. We were told it was safe to go at the end of the month. Drove thru Sandy Bay on New Year’s Day and there were barricades of burned out cars everywhere. Scary. However the locals said we were ok to proceed. No damage to the marinas or boats. Their quarrel is with the French government not the visitors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinepointer View Post
    Looks like had a great trip. Lucky you went early Dec. Later in the month there were riots on the French side. We were told it was safe to go at the end of the month. Drove thru Sandy Bay on New Year’s Day and there were barricades of burned out cars everywhere. Scary. However the locals said we were ok to proceed. No damage to the marinas or boats. Their quarrel is with the French government not the visitors.
    We were there when the disruption started, Actually we were leaving the island that day, and had been in Marigot the day before as well. Was crazy seeing all the posts/pics coming in from the French Side, cars on fire, roads blocked, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkB View Post
    Nice fish ... those Mahi are definitely strong fish ... much stronger than Salmon lb for lb. I hope you kept one ... those Mahi are good eating!

    That Wahoo is great ... Cheetah of the Ocean!
    We kept 3 Mahi and they were delicious!!!! As was the Wahoo, the one we caught was actually sold to restaurant on the island, but the capt. had some smaller ones he kept from the prev. day, and he gave us plenty of fillets of those ones to have wahoo as well!

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