Anglers flock to Grenada each year to battle it out against the blue marlin that fill the waters surrounding the island.
The blue marlin can grow to be as large as almost 700 lbs, making pulling the fish aboard a true feat of strength. The blue marlin live in Grenada's waters year-round, but can be found most abundantly from October to May. Other popular catches include big-eye tuna, blackfin tuna, dorado, kingfish, sailfish, wahoo, white marlin, and yellowfin tuna.
Deep sea fishing on Grenada can begin just 20 minutes after sailing begins, when the drop-off allows sea depths to reach over 2,000 feet. The best catches often come about 40 minutes of sailing later, at the 6,000 feet contour. This is where the largest blue marlin caught on Grenada to date was reeled in -- weighing in at over 1,000 pounds!
Rather than taking the trip out to the continental shelf, many anglers choose to stay closer to home and partake in some reef fishing. This is also known as drift party fishing, and anglers in this area are trolling for smaller catches, with the goal aimed more towards having fun and relaxing than getting that prized catch.
Charter companies on Grenada offer fishing packages for both deep sea and reef fishing. These typically come in half day to full day increments, though some companies offer three-quarter day trips, and some even offer combo packs that allow for a half day of fishing and a half day of other watersports. Vacationers can expect to spend between $400 and $700(USD) for a day of fishing on Grenada.
If you are intrigued by the idea of reeling in a big catch during your vacation, there are a couple of charter operators that can take you to the best fishing spots.
If you're ready to organize a fishing trip, you can check with True Blue Sportfishing. If you want to fish with the pros on Grenada you choose True Blue Sport Fishing who have been fishing Grenada's waters since 1998. Offering half and full day excursions, the team at True Blue caters for anglers of all levels of experience and is waiting to show you the ropes. They are situated in St. George's, Grenada.
A second option is Wayward Wind. Captain Stewart sails the Wayward Wind. He is the only sports fishing captain on Grenada who is qualified in both U.K. They can be reached at (473) 538-9821.
Be sure to look at the table below to learn more.
|True Blue Sportfishing||(473) 407-4688||0.5 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown St. George|
|Wayward Wind||(473) 538-9821||0.4 mi. Southeast of Downtown St. George|
Whichever type of fishing you choose to do on your Grenada vacation, remember to respect the island and its waters sticking to their “catch and release” policy. If you aren't going to eat it, you shouldn't want to keep it!
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