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Re: fishing st martin
Posted by: Neil Rooney (Moderator)
Date: October 13, 2009 05:45PM

Try La Palapa Marina in Simpson Bay or Pelican watersports.

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Re: fishing st martin
Posted by: johnt (
Date: October 22, 2009 09:59AM

As with most other places in the world that charter fishing boats you should have a talk with the captain BEFORE going out as to the fish you may catch and what they will do with them. ALWAYS make an agreement as to who keeps what so there is not a problem later.

Re: fishing st martin
Posted by: WWII (
Date: October 22, 2009 07:00PM

I've rented a 20' century and done some inshore fishing. Trolling caught mostly small tuna and barracuda. Stopped in a few bays and caught bonefish and others. I think it was aquamarine or something like that. A couple doors towards the airport from Ric's which I guess, has a new name.

Re: fishing st martin
Posted by: s warwick (
Date: February 06, 2010 08:27AM


I am planning a trip week of April 1.Interested in finding a inshore fishing guide for Tarpon bonefish etc. Any reccomendations?

Re: fishing st martin
Posted by: Barbara1 (Moderator)
Date: February 06, 2010 08:40AM

very little bone fish here. just tarpon as indicated in the above posts.
no formal inshore fishing guides


Re: fishing st martin
Posted by: susanette holly (200.7.54.---)
Date: May 30, 2010 07:52PM

You can also try Raphaella we caught some nice fish with him, you can get him on

Re: fishing st martin
Posted by: coco (
Date: June 02, 2010 12:49PM

Did fish with Lee's last year--nice guys but we shared a charter and he put 6 people on the boat at $160 each--very high for half a day and he did say he would keep the fish if we caught any. We have fished all over the Carribbean and Pacific and the best thing you can do is discuss in advance what happens to the fish when you catch it. In Costa Rica we could keep everything we caught but only once did we keep a 50 pound mahi which we brought to a restaurant - they prepared dinner for the 4 of us and they kept the rest which was fine with us.
ALWAYS discuss in advance where the fish will go

Re: fishing st martin
Posted by: bob pokorny (
Date: June 02, 2010 07:31PM

i will be in st maartin 6/28 thru 7/3 .would like to get an inshore guide to target tarpon barracuda or similar any suggestions thanks bob p

Re: fishing st martin
Posted by: susan holly (200.7.56.---)
Date: June 04, 2010 07:33PM


Re: fishing st martin
Posted by: TytLynz (72.252.14.---)
Date: September 22, 2010 08:58AM

There is an inshore/onshore guide on St. Maarten that has been posting on for those that are interested.

Re: fishing st martin
Posted by: philurban (
Date: September 24, 2010 01:20PM

No response from Capt. Paul Ellinger is he out of business?

Re: fishing st martin
Posted by: D. Phillips (
Date: January 31, 2011 09:27AM

I will be in the Simpson Bay area 2/6/11-2/13/11 and would lkie to fish from the shore. What fish are there and what tackle should I use?

Re: fishing st martin
Date: February 03, 2011 06:44PM

I am planning a trip to St. Maarten, Simpson Bay area 2/6/11. Would like to fish from the shore. What do I fish for and what lures do I use?

Re: fishing st martin
Posted by: WWII (
Date: February 03, 2011 10:42PM

There's a group that fishes in the evening on off Simpson Bay Beach. They are to the right of Mary's Boon (facing water). They catch a lot of stuff including sharks. I'd check with them, when you get there. They are good guys. Their equipment is much larger than the rod and reel I bring, but I've caught some fish off the beach.

Re: fishing st martin
Posted by: Theo (200.7.54.---)
Date: March 03, 2011 09:51AM

There's only one inshore guide on St. Maarten. Here's his website: []

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