Bottom fishing can be productive, however, any reef fish caught within certain areas of the channel or its anchorages should not be consumed due to the risk of ciguatera.

Almost any sort of cut bait will work, as will live baits. Yellowtail snappers ands jacks are very common catches. Small live baits at night time will score horse eyed jacks.

If at night you hear fish jumping just outside of the area illuminated by the lights of your boat, It’s probably horse eyes.Either bottom fishing with baits or they will attack bib type lures cast out beyond the light and cranked home fast.

Larger live baits that are suspended 15 feet below a floating balloon, can give some fun with Caribbean reef sharks. Large sloppy dead bait on the bottom will get you nurse sharks. Any of the deeper anchorages will work.

2 Bottom fishing in the British Virgin Islands.Great catch!

Small cut baits or small live baits while bottom fishing in north sound at night will often produce baby black tip sharks, up to about 2 feet in length. If you’re intending to try for the Reef sharks, then be sure to anchor a long way from any other boats, moorings or other in water snags.

When you hook one they will take several hundred yards of line on their first run before you can stop them. Then once you have stopped them, you will not be able to turn them for some time.

This means that they will be circling your boat at several hundred yards out. If there is anything out there that your line can touch its instant twang!

2 very good places for larger shark fishing at night is anchored in 40 or 50 feet of water at Mountain Point Virgin Gorda and anchored in 70 plus feet a few hundred yards out from the caves on Norman Island out towards Angelfish reef.

Fishing Charters.

Fishing license requirements in the Virgin Islands

Our page on tarpon fishing in the Virgin Islands.

Trolling in the Virgin Islands.

Eating your fish in the Virgin Islands.

List of ciguatera risk fish in the Virgin Islands.

If you have any interest in either chartering a yacht and doing some fishing or going on a serious fishing charter then please use our experience to your advantage.


About us at H2o Trips.

I personally ran a 10 passenger charter yacht in the British Virgin Islands for 20 years and did over 600 charters. This coupled with the fact that I have personally stepped  aboard each of the several hundred yachts that I represent  and inspected the vessel as well as  quizzed the crews makes my help to you unconditionally qualified to be up to date, informed and unbiased. Many in our industry simply rely on information that they have gotten from either the internet or from our other “trade” sources. Many have ties to particular boats so will push them even if they do not match your requirements well.  I am here for the express purpose of finding the correct match for you and your family’s needs. What I tell or show you is what I have recently seen or personally photographed myself. I do not rely upon information and pictures from 5 year old brochures.  Our service is completely free to you and there is absolutely no obligations to book through us. Please let me help make your vacation the vacation of a lifetime.

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