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Old 08-03-2008, 10:32   #1
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I was wondering if anyone can give me a quick rundown on what specific tackle I should bring if I was going to fish off a charter boat (while sailing)in the BVI's. I have a couple of lightweight open face saltwater rods and reels. I'm thinking I need a heavy rod and spinning reel. Do you use a heavy weight to get the lure down below the surface? How far back do you place the lure?

I guess another question is about conch. Is it legal to catch them in the BVI's? I hope it is as last year we found about 5 of them crawling around. They all had a full curved lip and we ended up trying to cook em. I had a heck of a time getting them out of the shell and then fileting them.
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You should use this type of reel.



with this type of lure.

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We usually buy the cheapest lures we can. Mostly because we loose a lot of them. we seem to catch as much fish, or as little, as those that buy the more expensive ones. we have not had a lot of luck with spoons as Morgan Paul indicated. Most success was with blunt noses with green skirts, except sometimes with pink skirts, well, anyway, that is in the waters that we have sailed. Our best sources are, WalMart, Kmart, etc. We have found we catch more with lures that stay near the surface. The type of lures you buy will determine how deep they dive and how they react. We usually trail the line about 100 feet behind the boat and use an 80 Lb. test. we also carry a casting rod for times at anchor. You will need bait or casting lures for these. we have caught several fish at anchor with chicken skin. Any time the boat is under way and we are clear of obstacles (mostly other boats) we drag a line. Some days are good and some days we get nothing. That is why it is called fishing and not catching.
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I don't have any personal experience, but I've heard that a lot of people have luck using cedar plugs on their lines.
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This will give you some ideas on the best way to fish
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Look here is a great way to catch Dolphin.
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Old 08-03-2008, 18:54   #7
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If you are going for sport fishing, take the rod and reel. If you are looking for food, go for a Yo-Yo! Take a look at Herdez YOYO Yo-Yo Hand Reel

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Old 08-03-2008, 21:20   #8
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Thanks Guys, saildoggie also pointed me in a good direction. I still can't find any regulations on conch.
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check the government web sites for the places you plan to go, or try noonsite.com . There are many places where spearfishing, let along conch fishing, is totally illegal for non-natives and the penalties are heavy jail time. You don't want to guess on that one--you want current information directly from the government that has the choice of arresting you and seizing your boat, or not.
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Look here is a great way to catch Dolphin.
What dolphin?
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See young lady, see bikini, see hands, dolpjin in hands..probably can't see because of bikini
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True fishermen have a magical scent on their hands. Once I was fishing with a fisherman in a 12 foot boat. He caught 120 flounder and I caught 2. We used the same bait and the same type pole. Go figure?

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I've had my best luck with cedar plugs. Make sure they skip on the surface; don't let out too much line.

Be sure to get a BVI fishing license. An american from the USVI was arrested for fishing in BVI waters without a license last year, and jailed because he couldn't pay the $45,000 fine.
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A Cuban yoyo, some surgical tubing to take the strain when you get a strike and a cedar plug'll do you fine. Try and get a green/blue/yellow one. Watch out where you fish in the BVI!!
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I like the green, RED, and yellow one! Mine's got little fishy teeth marks all over it.
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