Approximately 1000 miles North East of Australia and
500 miles East of Papua New Guinea lie the Solomon islands.
The scene of some of the heaviest fighting of World
War two, the many wrecks of ships and aircraft attract
sport divers from around the world. What is less well
known however, is the quality of the sport fishing.
FADs and underwater seamounts attract and hold an incredible
variety of fish.
Blue and Black marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Yellowfin and
Dogtooth tuna, Kingfish, Dorado and Giant Trevally are
all regular offshore catches, with Red snapper, Jobfish,
Spottail Bass, Jacks and several species of reef sharks
Solomon Charters operate two boats, the Amanda Jane,
a 10 metre catamaran powered by twin Cummins diesels,
and the 7 metre Reef Rat powered by twin Honda outboards
for inshore fishing. Both are equipped with sun awnings
for protection against the fierce tropical sun.
Daytrips, overnight trips and multi-day trips for both
fishing and diving can be arranged. Contact Dirk Sieling
with your requirements.
Reel Hooker is a 40 foot Technautic flybridge sportfisherman
owned and run by Englishman John Pearce. Fully airconditioned,
the Reel Hooker is available for single day or live
aboard charters in the Andaman sea from her base in
Her main targets are the prolific pods of Sailfish,
which are taken on both natural baits and fly, but Black
marlin, Wahoo, Dorado, and several species of tuna are
also taken whilst trolling. Should you want a break
from the Sailfish, casting jigs and poppers can produce
Giant Trevally of spectacular proportions.
John will be pleased to tailor a charter to your requirements.
During February 2001 the Reel Hooker will make the
trip to the Andaman islands group. Virtually unfished,
these islands are home to Black marlin, Spearfish, Swordfish
and giant Dogtooth tuna. Book early days are limited.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are a sportfisherman's
dream. The country's landmass sits on a shallow bank
encircled by an extensive coral reef. On the other side
of the reef the water quickly drops off to depths of
over 7,000 feet.
Captain Bob Collins has fished these waters since 1985
and it takes only 15 minutes to reach the fishing grounds
aboard his beautiful 43 foot Hatteras ‘Sakitumi’.
Blue and white marlin are plentiful during June, July
and August. Whilst mahi mahi, yellowfin tuna, sailfish
and wahoo are also present in good numbers later in
Big hammerhead and tiger sharks can be found feeding
on yellowfin tuna around the Northwest point of Providenciales
alongside marlin and big wahoo.
If you want to sample what Sportfishing magazine called
"one of the top 20 locations in the world for blue
marlin" contact Captain Bob.
Mention Cape Canaveral to someone and fishing probably
isn’t the first thing that will come into their
mind. But the fact is that around the Kennedy Space
Centre there’s some great fishing to be had.
The backcountry shallows of the Indian river, the Banana
river and the Mosquito lagoon are home to tarpon, snook,
redfish, trout, black drum and sharks, as well as manatees,
dolphins and huge numbers of water birds.
Captain Tony Wulf runs a 17 foot Maverick flats boat
powered by a 115 hp Yamaha motor to get you to the fish
fast. Once you’ve found the fish an electric trolling
motor takes over to move you silently between the schools,
or Captain Tony will take over to pole you through the
shallows using a custom built poling platform which
enables him to spot the fish before they spot you.
Shimano reels and G-Loomis rods are provided, all you
need to bring is your lunch.
Stuart, Florida has a reputation as the Sailfish capital
of the world, and if you visit at the right time of
year you'll believe it.
Captain Ed Williams has fished these waters all his
life, his experience will guide you to Sailfish, Dorado,
Wahoo, King mackerel and several species of the hard
fighting tuna clan. Light tackle fishing is his speciality
and he can also take you inshore fishing for Snook if
His 32 foot centre console Seacraft, Fighting Lady,
is powered by twin Mercury 225 HP Optimax engines to
get you out to the fish fast, and fully equipped with
all the tackle and facilities you need to enjoy your
From May through October, Captain Ed offers trips
to the Florida Keys to fish the famous Woods Wall. Contact
him for details.
Whilst getting carried away with talk of giant bluefin
tuna and grander marlin it’s easy to forget the
many kinds of great inshore fishing that’s available
Captain Vic Tison runs a 23 foot centre console Carolina
skiff powered by a 115 horsepower Honda 4 stroke outboard.
This combination allows him to run at 40 mph in less
than 18 inches of water! And this is exactly where some
excellent fishing can be found.
Captain Vic has fished these waters for more than 40
years. His speciality is sightcasting to fish feeding
in water that barely covers their backs. These fish
are shy, and it takes a lot of skill to get close enough
to offer them a bait.
Redfish, flounder, black drum, mangrove snapper, trout,
bluefish and the hard fighting and great eating sheepshead
are all available during the year and Captain Vic will
be please to advise you on what’s biting.
Coast II Coast Fishing Charters
— Boca Grande, Florida
Join Captain Allan Beraquit aboard for some of the
best inshore fishing to be found anywhere in the world.
Captain Allan specialises in targeting “Inshore
slams” which means catching tarpon, trout, snook
and redfish all in one day and with a top speed of 60
miles per hour his 20 foot Hewes flats boat can get
you to the fish fast. The Hewes is dry, comfortable,
and equipped with all of the latest in electronic, navigational
and safety equipment.
From Boca Grande he fishes the waters of Charlotte
harbour, south to the Everglades and Flamingo using
the very latest fly, spinning and baitcasting tackle
and catch and release is strongly encouraged.
The cool, nutrient rich waters around Cape Cod are
some of the most famous fishing grounds in the world.
Captain Len Greiner fishes these waters year round in
his 33 foot Fortier sportfisherman, Magellan. Newly
repowered and loaded with top notch electronics, Magellan
can put you on great fishing whatever the season.
Captain Len has taken Striped bass to 56 lb and Bluefin
tuna to over 700 lb. We asked him what was the best
time to fish Cape Cod. Without hesitation he recommends
the months of September and October for the best shot
at a trophy bass or a giant bluefin tuna.
Stripers start to arrive at the end of april, with
larger fish arriving together with bluefish at the end
of May. The bass fishing continues through until November
with the real trophy fish coming during September and
October when the bluefish leave. Bluefin tuna appear
during June, with numbers really picking up as the summer
progresses, peaking in September and October. Mako and
Blue sharks are present all summer. As the Bass fishing
draws to an end so the cod and pollock fishing begins,
taking up the slack until the bass arrive again in the
If it’s true that there’s no substitute
for experience then you should be in safe hands with
Captain Mort Terry, he has fished the waters around
Cape Cod for the last 46 years! He bought his first
boat in 1960 and he gained his US Coastguard masters
licence in 1992.
He fishes the tidal rips around Monomy and Nantucket
for bluefish, bonito and trophy striped bass between
May and November each year. These are challenging waters
and you need the guidance of a professional to get the
best from them.
Captain Mort’s 33 foot Fortier sportfisher, Fishtale,
is fully equipped with modern electronics and both light
tackle and trolling tackle. If you want to try your
hand at saltwater fly fishing Mort will be delighted
to guide you.
Whether you want a relaxing day with plenty of smaller
fish, or a hard-core trip targeting trophy stripers
contact Captain Mort.
Yankee angler Guide Service —
Monomoy Island, Cape Cod
Randy Jones has been a full-time professional fly/spin
fishing guide for over 18 years and has represented
the Orvis Corporation as a guide and chief instructor
at their Saltwater Fly fishing schools.
During the summer, Randy can be found guiding the Monomoy
Island area of Cape Cod where sight casting on the flats
to trophy Striped Bass is his specialty. During the
fall, winter, and spring Randy runs drift boat and wade
trips on the world class Salmon River for Steelhead,
Coho, Browns, Atlantics, and Kings.
If you want to know how good inshore fishing can be
Just 90 miles off the coast of Venezuela lies Grenada,
the most Southerly of the Windward islands.
Of volcanic origin with steep drop offs to over 3000
feet within 2 miles and 6000 feet within 6 miles she
offers excellent fishing for Blue and White marlin,
Sailfish, Yellowfin and Blackfin tuna, Dorado, Wahoo,
Barracuda and various species of Jack.
The largest Blue marlin are present between March and
August, but there is good fishing to be had year round.
'Wayward Wind' is a 31 foot twin diesel Bertram operated
by Captain Graham Williams and Captain Ian Harford.
She is fully equipped with tackle from 20 lb
80 lb and all modern electronics and safety equipment
to ensure that you enjoy your day.
English is the native language and visitors are always
guaranteed a warm welcome in Grenada.