How To Find No Problem Fishing Spots in Negril, Jamaica
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Do not be surprised when locals in Negril claim they have superior knowledge on the best places to go fishing. Here is your best resource for flights to Negril. Then once you know where to find a hotel on this 7-mile stretch of beautiful beaches, you may also want to know where Negril’s best no-problem fishing spots are found.
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The waters around Jamaica are reportedly filled with a variety of saltwater fish such as kingfish, jack, mackerel, whiting, bonito, and tuna. But you can also find snook, jewfish, mangrove snapper, and mullets in estuaries and local rivers. Via aquaculture, there is also tilapia. Here are few leads for you to begin your research.
Deep Sea Fishing
Off the coast of Jamaica you will find great deep-sea fishing. The sun will be shining and the fish will be biting, go the lyrics of a song. If these lyrics speak to you, make contact with Stanleys Deep Sea Fishing. Stanley is a local whose training includes PADI scuba instruction. He runs his fishing charter that primarily offers offshore trolling near the most westerly point of Jamaica. Where you go on any given day will depend upon the weather; but expect to travel at least 8 miles out with Stanley. In the fall and winter, the marlin are plentiful. From fall to March you might be able to catch a glimpse of the migrating sperm whales. Year ’round, the Spotted and Bottlenose Dolphins are in the waters. So choose a half day, three-quarter or full day charter to explore with Stanley.
Maybe you prefer a more organized fishing adventure. If so, the Sea Shell Charters, headquartered in northern Negril, promises to give you a successful day of fishing. They do not guarantee you will catch a fish. They promise they will make every effort to have their Fish Whisperer onboard to make your fishing dreams come true. Another charter firm that offers half day Deep Sea Fishing Charters is Negril Charters. They offer 1/2 Day Deep Sea Fishing Charters, 3/4 Day Deep Sea Fishing Charters, and Full Day Deep Sea Fishing Charters. Their boats have Penn International fishing gear, motorized lavatories, and comfortable shaded seats. So no worries about suffering from sun stroke out on the open ocean.
It is also possible to simply join a local fisherman for a day of fishing. From the shoreline you can fish for bonita, kingfisher, yellow fin tuna, and barracuda to name a few. Duke, a local fisherman known by his first name only, has gained a reputation for being a good and knowledgable companion who will take go out to sea or fish from the shore with visitors. Depending upon your luck, you may even prepare your fresh catch for your evening meal.
Remember, the time of year that you visit will decide what you can catch. It is not wise to simply partner up with whomever offers to take you fishing. Do a little research among the local folk to verify that the person or firm you are considering is a reliable outfit. Many resorts cater to people who fish. If you are an expert fisherman, find an above average crew and look over their boat before heading out. Prices can vary widely, so this is another reason to do your research. What you really want is to make sure you are personally safe, then catch ’em in the afternoon, and eat them that evening.