Fish the North Drop, British Virgin Islands : August 16 - 21, 2019

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Contact Marlin University's Jennifer Dudas or 407-533-0123

Fish the North Drop in the British Virgin Islands on the full moon.


The full moon in August is considered prime time for blues on the famous North Drop, a 10-mile stretch where the Puerto Rico Trench takes a 90-degree turn to the north. For decades, sport-fishing boats from the United States have migrated to St. Thomas just to fish the North Drop in August. The upwelling of currents on the edge of the North Drop congregates baitfish, which in turn ­concentrates a large number of blue marlin in this specific area.


Blue marlin spawn at night on the full moon in August and then feed along the North Drop during the day. The big females are often followed by one or two smaller males, so double hookups are pretty common. Boats routinely raise a dozen blues in a single day along the North Drop.


  • Dates – August 16 – 21, 2019
  • Location: British Virgin Islands
  • Accommodations: Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina


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This Marlin University takes place at Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina. Adventure and luxury living set within the magic and beauty of the British Virgin Islands, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is your own pristine private island retreat. The marina is the closest anchorage to the North Drop — one couldn’t ask for a better spot.


Hands-on instruction for the ultimate blue marlin fishing adventure! Learn from our legendary instructors in the marlin rich waters of the British Virgin Islands.


Our all-inclusive packages take care of all your basic expenses from the moment you walk out of the airport! Our trip includes 5-night accommodations at Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina, 4 full days fishing with hands-on instruction on the boat, meals, evening seminars, and airport transfers. Your only concerns are your own airline transportation to the destination. This is a great place to bring a ‘non-fishing’ guest and make it a vacation with your family or tournament teammates!


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Marlin University instructors for the British Virgin Islands:


  • Fly Navarro
  • Charles Perry
  • George Sawley
  • Bo Jenyns


Learn about the instructors of Marlin University.


Book with us at Marlin University! Contact Marlin University's Jennifer Dudas: [email] jennifer.dudas@bonniercorp.com or [phone] 407-533-0123