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Molly
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My husband would like to go deep sea fishing with his brother when they travel down next month. It seems that most of the expeditions are charters and that you are required to rent the entire boat. Are there any options out there where you can pay per person vs. the entire boat? St. Thomas or St. John

It seems that ever since we invested in our place on island we haven't had a chance to do all of the great things that are available to us. Instead my island experience has been somewhat limited to Home Depot. I do have to laugh a little because when we have to travel into Cedar Rapids to go to the nearest Home Depot stateside I still get that island feel, lol.

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Topic starter Posted : December 20, 2010 3:10 am
MistB'Haven
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On a similar note, on STX I see that you only get to keep a portion of your catch. I'm assuming the restaurants rely on buying the rest. But I want to keep mine. Does anyone allow that? (Sorry to butt in on your thread but thought I would catch the fisherpeople here.)

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Posted : December 21, 2010 10:24 pm
terry
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I don't know if any will let you keep all or not. My buddy went out with the boat that docks in front of Angry Nates. They advertised that you got to keep part of your catch.
My friend caught two big Maui Maui and a huge Maui Maui over three feet long. He tipped them really well, $60 plus whatever the fee was. and all he got was two small sandwich bags of fish. Would have made a good dinner for two, maybe three. He was pissed!!!:X
Try to get an understanding before hand!!!

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Posted : December 21, 2010 10:45 pm
Molly
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Thanks for all of the PM''s who would have thought, lol.

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Topic starter Posted : December 22, 2010 2:26 am
popflops
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If you're looking for a boat that lets you keep a good part of your catch on STX, you want to call Captain Carl of the Mocko Jumbie. He and his mate Adam are super nice, knowledgable guys and you'll have a blast! Here's the link: Fish With Carl, and be sure to tell him that Lisa and Matt sent you!

Merry Christmas

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Posted : December 22, 2010 11:30 am
terry
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Mocko Jumbie was the boat that only gave my friend a sandwich bag of fish , from three large fish.

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Posted : December 22, 2010 2:22 pm
aussie
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Because the captains keep and sell most of the catch, the fishing tackle is generally a complete overmatch for the targeted species. By doing so, even a novice has a high likelihood of boating the fish. It's not much fun for a skilled angler to crank a 30lb tuna to the boat without even hearing the sound of the drag paying out line.

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Posted : December 22, 2010 3:11 pm
popflops
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I just re-read your original post, aussie. For what it's worth, your friend may have been shorted because of his tip. (The standard amount is $100 to the first mate.) Also, it's important to speak with the captain up front about how much you'll be allowed to take. When we went, we caught 6 mahi mahi and 2 wahoo on a half day trip, and we had enough fish to fill our freezer.

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Posted : December 24, 2010 7:15 pm
MistB'Haven
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Popflops: Who did you fish with?

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Posted : December 27, 2010 4:03 am
popflops
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Hello, Mr. Pop Flops here hijacking wife's account. If you would like to try inshore fishing at it's finest on St. Croix call AK at the number below. Went out with him yesterday and caught Tarpon, Snook, Snapper, Barracuda, and even a sting ray. Very knowledgeable guide who will go the extra mile to make sure you have a good trip and prices are very reasonable. The best part was seeing parts of the island from a different view point.

STX Inshore Fishing
340-514-6078

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Posted : December 27, 2010 10:08 am
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