March is the peak whale migration season, as the female humpbacks head back north to off-shore Maine with their calves, trailed by large males. North Atlantic right whales sperm whales can also be spotted when we ﬁsh just a few miles offshore, in 7000 feet. We also see manta rays, eagle rays, whale sharks, hammerhead, tiger and bull sharks. The waters just off the barrier reefs of the TCI are fascinating and exciting.In March, big lone wahoo, mahi mahi, blackﬁn and big eye tuna arrive oﬀshore. If you intend to ﬁsh for these spectacular ﬁghting ﬁsh, you won’t be disappointed. The bent rod and screaming reel produce an adrenalin rush you will remember forever. Provo is frequently voted ‘Best in World’ by wahoo aﬁcionados. Many catches exceed 100 lb and we still retain the Caribbean record of our 138 lb.
Offshore and inshore reef ﬁshing
Our reefs are spectacular all year round, abounding with multicoloured ﬁsh. Of course calves,the table favourites of grouper (black, gag, Nassau, and strawberry), plus red and yellowtail snappers are frequent catches. Do spare a place on your plate for some less common table fare. Try triggerﬁsh, blue runners, porgies or rainbow runners, cooked Caribbean-style.
Sportsﬁsh include kingﬁsh,cero mackerel, grouper, reef sharks, rainbow runners and small tuna. You could catch mahi mahi, horse-eye jacks and permit, making a lifetime memory. It would be a mistake to visit these islands and not experience the wonders of our waters. Novices or professional anglers will enjoy the thrill of world-class ﬁshing. Children are especially welcome. They will never forget their ﬁrst catch. Come on down the water is lovely.