SPOTLIGHT ON JAMAICA- SPORTS FISHING VENUE FOR THIS WINTER

It no wonder that everyone chooses to hit the Caribbean’s white sandy beaches during winter. I mean geesh! Look at what’s happening in temperatures all across the country even Florida and Georgia! For the sports fishing enthusiasts, now may be the perfect time to talk leave of absence from work and head to the sunny island of Jamaica!

But of course, that depends on the type of fish you want to bag…or in this case net (all puns intended). Jamaica has deep and fish-filled waters which are only 15 minutes from shore. There are also many well-equipped sport fishing boats and scenic views which combines to result in a sports fisher’s dream. Common species include blue and white marlin, wahoo, tuna and Dorado.

At this time of year, the most common fish is Dorado, but from about mid-March to April the black fin and yellow fin tuna season comes around and usually lasts up to August. Additionally, banks and cays around the island are home to a number of bottom fish, such as snapper and grouper. The primary marlin season runs from August to December. However, it's still fairly possible to catch these species at this time of year. The top fishing spots for these catches are Pedro Bank on the south coast and Buckner Bank on the north coast. Buckner is only 15 minutes outside of Montego Bay, the location of many premier hotels and bed and breakfast hotspots which usually provide boat rental services even for the whole day.

So what are you waiting for? Book that trip to Jamaica you won’t regret it.

 

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