Fishing in Aruba is on fire

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On a cruise looking for a stopover? Or are you planning a winter angling getaway? Either way, you’re in luck because fishing in Aruba is on fire! After years of flying under international anglers’ radars, it seems like this colorful island is finally starting to get the attention it deserves. And it’s precisely in the dead of winter, when half the world freezes over, that Aruba’s fishery shines the brightest.

February continues to bring good weather to Aruba. With temperatures just under 90 °F, this place is perfectly suited for water activities. More importantly, the island provides easy access to some of the finest fishing grounds in the entire Caribbean.

In February, there’s a whole host of exciting fish to catch here. The nearby flats are great for catching Baby Tarpon and Snook on the fly. If you’re lucky, you might even hook a Permit or two. Fly fishing can be challenging due to the windy conditions, so make sure you have an experienced guide with you.

If you’re looking for something a little less demanding, head for the reefs. Here, you’ll find some of the best food fish the Caribbean has to offer! Wahoo and Mahi roam these waters, and they’ve been absolutely fabulous recently. Captain Dennis aboard Lady Sarah just caught several Wahoo on one trip the other day. The great thing about a trip like this is that your guide will clean and fillet your catch, so you can just bring it to a local restaurant for dinner.

The action doesn’t stop there, however. Head further out, and you’ll get a chance to battle some of the most exciting game fish around. From Bull Sharks to White Marlin and Sailfish, Aruba’s offshore grounds will put even the experienced angler to the test.

Captain of the Month

Captain Dennis has fished around the globe in various major tournaments, with numerous wins under his belt. A fisherman in the most genuine sense of the word, he is used to landing big fish, first as his sport, now as his job.

The Captain’s pride and joy is, of course, his beautiful boat, Lady Sarah. This 40-footer comes with all the amenities you’ll need on an offshore trip, including a fish finder, fighting chair, and air-conditioning. On a trip with Dennis, you’ll have all the necessary gear, as well as live bait and drinks. There will be a first mate on board to assist you with your gear and technique. You can bring your kids along, too, as long as they are older than 6.

Once you’re back ashore, you’ll split the catch with the crew, and they will fillet and clean it for you so you can have that nice dinner afterwards.

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