waters surrounding St. Croix are ideal for sport fishing
and record size catches are not uncommon...be it Off Shore
or Inshore Game Fishing,
Shallow Water and Flat
Fishing. The weather is perfect year round and you will
spend a lot less time getting to the fish than you
are accustomed to elsewhere. This is because the waters
around St. Croix plummet to over 3000 feet very close to
shore! For a half or full day of fabulous St. Croix sport
fishing, choose one of the charter companies below.
Off Shore Game Fishing
Blue Marlin - White Marlin
Yellowfin Tuna - Blackfin Tuna
Skipjack Tuna - Dolphin Fish (mahi-mahi)
Sailfish - Wahoo
Near Shore Game Fishing
(Little Tunny) - Barracuda
Bar Jack - Cero - Crevalle Jack
Hardnose - Kingfish - Rainbow Runner
In-Shore and Flat Fishing
- Bonefish - Jacks
Mahogany Snapper - Permit
Snook - Tarpon
Fishing Tournaments in St. Croix
Hook Challenge (February)
Dolphin Tournament (March)
Guy/Gal Reel Challenge (September)
Wahoo Tournament (November)
Fishing St. Croix Charters USVI - 340-244-1335
- World records have been set by sport fishermen
here in the Caribbean. We catch many migratory
fish such as; Mahi, Wahoo, tuna, and marlin
while trolling, and swordfish by deep-dropping.
. Bottom and near-shore fishing brings us; blue
runner, many types of snapper, tarpon and always
a few surprises. Whatever you desire, whether
it be near-shore or offshore, we do not have
to travel far to start fishing. Our team’s goal
is to offer you a fun, safe, entertaining fishing
experience. We strive to have each guest catch
a great fish and experience a trip they will
remember “Forever & Always”.
Imagine deep water only one mile
offshore. We have been operating
fishing charters from St. Croix
for over 30 years and are known
for our outstanding catches of:
Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo and Marlin.
We will take you to some of the
best off shore fishing grounds in
the Caribbean Sea!
CATCH 22 is a 38' Bertram wide body
trip: 6-hrs - $800.00, 8-hrs
(Prices may vary
according to fuel surcharges. All
trips must be cancelled within 48
hours to receive a refund. If trips
are not cancelled within 48 hours
the credit card will be charged
the full price of the charter.)
Maximum Six (6) passengers.
Trip includes: bait
All fish stay with the boat, but
Capt. Dave will be happy to provide
the angler’s with a portion of the
catch for dinner.
Captain Dave - 340-778-6987,
Hook and Sun Fishing Charters - Call
Captain Jens Hookenson at 340-227-9650
- Off Shore & Inshore Charters - Snorkeling
and Sightseeing, Family trips, Cruise ship fishing
trips, custom trips. Our mission is to provide
you with a thrilling, once in a lifetime fishing
experience combined with the highest level of
safety and professionalism possible!
U.S. Virgin Islands Fishing
RECREATIONAL FISHING (PERSONAL USE)
All recreational anglers fishing in the exclusive economic
zone, from 3 to 200 miles offshore from land are required
to register with NOAA Fisheries at
Recreational anglers, refers to persons who fish for the
sole purpose of providing food for themselves or their families,
and those who catch and release fish. SALE, OR BARTER,
OR TRADE, OF CATCH BY RECREATIONAL FISHERS IS PROHIBITED.
The following gear types are considered commercial gear
and may not be used by recreational fishers: pots, traps,
haul seines and set-nets (set-nets are a type of net consisting
of a wall of fine mesh held up by a float line and anchored
on the sea floor). Additionally, fishers are required to
have permits to fish in the following St Croix locations:
Altona Lagoon and Great Pond, St. Croix. No Commercial
fishing. A recreational shrimp fishing permit is required
for the harvesting of shrimp. A $10 one-year permit is available
at the Division of Environmental Enforcement St. Croix office
(contact information on back cover).
More information can be found
in the U.S. Virgin Islands Commercial & Recreational Fishers'
Information Booklet published by DPNR’s Division of Fish
and Wildlife and the Division of Environmental Enforcement,
dated July 2012.
Download DPNR's Booklet (PDF File).
St. Croix Inshore Fishing
Golden Hook Fishing Club - 340-778-5738 Ext. 223