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GRAND SLAM CHARTERS -MARCH/APRIL 2017 Captain’s b Log by Captain Geoﬀ March is the peak of the whale Migration season, as the female humpbacks head back north to oﬀshore Maine with their calves, trailed by large males. north atlantic right whales and occasionally sperm whales can also be spotted when we ﬁsh just a few miles oﬀ-shore, in 7000 feet. we also see manta rays, eagle rays, whalesharks, hammer-head, tiger and bull sharks. the waters just oﬀ the barrier reefs of the tci are fasci-nating 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 lbs and we still retain the caribbean record for our 138 lb catch. Oﬀshore and inshore reef ﬁshing our reefs are spectacular all year round, abundant with multicoloured ﬁsh. of course the table favourites 92 • • • • • MARCH/APRIL 2017 “Where When How -Turks & Caicos Islands” V of grouper (black, gag, nassau, and straw-berry), 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 rain-bow runners, cooked caribbean-style. Sportsﬁshing sportsﬁsh include king-ﬁsh, cero mackerel, grouper, reef sharks, rainbow runners and small tuna. You could catch horse-eye jacks, hound ﬁsh and permit, making a lifetime memory. it would be a mistake to visit these islands and not experi-ence the won-ders of our waters. novices or professional anglers will enjoy the thrill of world-class ﬁshing. children are espe-cially welcome. they will never forget their ﬁrst catch. come on down the water is lovely. I down Come on lovely! ’s the water Captain Geoff
March is the peak of the whale Migration season, as the female humpbacks head back north to offshore Maine with their calves, trailed by large males. North atlantic right whales and occasionally sperm whales can also be spotted when we fish just a few miles offshore, in 7000 feet. We also see manta rays, eagle rays, whalesharks, hammerhead, tiger and bull sharks. The waters just off the barrier reefs of the tci are fascinating and exciting.
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