Today’s Catch: Fishing in Aruba in May

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ORANJESTAD — Few places are as colorful and enjoyable as Aruba. With 90-degree temperatures (30+ °C), white sand beaches, and incredibly welcoming locals, this place will grow on you faster than you can imagine.

Fishing in Aruba in May means one thing – Tuna, and lots of it. As summer draws closer, so do the Albacore, Blackfin, and Yellowfin Tuna. Aruba is notorious for its spectacular deep sea fishing, and with good reason. With waters plunging down just a few miles off the coast, the island is perfectly suited for such big game pursuits.

But if you thought that Aruba was just about big game fishing, think again. In May, you’ll have an abundance of Tarpon to chase on the flats. On the reefs, the Wahoo and Mahi bite is as good as ever.

May is one of the best times of the year to wet your line in Aruba. Captain Marcelino aboard Sunrise Charters N.V. just hooked a few Mahi, Blackfin Tuna and Wahoo, all on a half day, 4-hour outing! The local captains will gladly fillet your catch, and point you to some of the best local restaurants. There’s nothing like a delicious Oceanside dinner to round off the day.

Captain of the Month: Marcelino De Jesus
A 4th generation master fisherman, Captain Marcelino has been fishing the Aruban waters ever since he was a little kid. With tons of experience in local waters, he’s won a number of all-tackle Aruban fishing tournaments.

The Captain and his mate will provide you with an ideal family friendly charter. Marcelo’s 33ft boat, the Persistence, has all the amenities you’ll need, including an enclosed toilet. The vessel can comfortably fit a party of 8, and there’s a fighting chair as well, perfect for big game fishing.

Whether it’s learning the ropes, or wrestling some monster fish, Captain Marcelino has you covered!

Captain Marcelino (right) with a customer.