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Tarpon under boat #215830
01/28/2020 01:06 AM
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We stayed the night at Maho off St. John and had a school of tarpon under our lighted cat last May. So thick you could nearly walk on them. Back again this May. Are there anchorage/balls in BVI with lots of tarpon at night?

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Re: Tarpon under boat [Re: Droner] #215832
01/28/2020 05:57 AM
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Definitely, almost every place.


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Re: Tarpon under boat [Re: Droner] #215834
01/28/2020 07:20 AM
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They are everywhere and very cool to watch. Just be careful. Lights are illegal in USVI park waters.


https://www.nps.gov/viis/planyourvisit/virgin-islands-marine-visitor-use-information.htm

scroll down to "Moorings"

Re: Tarpon under boat [Re: Droner] #215835
01/28/2020 07:25 AM
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Yes, most anchorages you will see Tarpon under boats with a good underwater light. Sometimes more than others. Other marine life as well such as rays and occasional turtle. Have also seen a few small sharks.

If anchored near the Willie T or other establishments, you may more frequently see homo sapiens splashing near the lights as they return to their nests.


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Re: Tarpon under boat [Re: Droner] #215847
01/28/2020 09:26 AM
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Very common in the Bight. Also, North Sound and Trellis Bay.

Re: Tarpon under boat [Re: Deepcut] #215848
01/28/2020 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Deepcut
If anchored near the Willie T or other establishments, you may more frequently see homo sapiens splashing near the lights as they return to their nests.


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Re: Tarpon under boat [Re: Droner] #215880
01/28/2020 01:05 PM
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We have underwater lights and see tarpon at virtually every anchorage in the BVI. We saw a small feeding frenzy at daybreak one morning last November in Soper's Hole. We kept hearing rushing water and splashes, looked out the escape hatch and there were dozens of tarpon after a bait ball. After several minutes between the hulls the frenzy moved behind the boat, it went on for 10 - 15 minutes.

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Re: Tarpon under boat [Re: OceanSong] #215886
01/28/2020 01:50 PM
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Something like this at Marina Cay got 3 swimmers out of the water pretty quickly late one afternoon. I didn't think my husband could move that fast. Awesome to watch the school of tarpon from the deck. It was glass flat calm, like looking into an aquarium.

Re: Tarpon under boat [Re: Droner] #215921
01/28/2020 06:51 PM
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Maho Bay STJ is in the National Park and running underwater lights is not allowed there.
Just the light from the boat will shine on the water and bring the small fish that attract tarpon, no need for more really.


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