Editor’s Note: Veteran photographer Richard Gibson spent several months in the summer and fall of 2018 aboard Sodium, Chad Damron’s 75-foot Weaver. As they fished the North Drop off St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands under Gibson’s watchful eye and camera lens, the team of Damron, Capt. Randy Jendersee and mates Capt. Travis Butters and Tyler Valles experienced an incredible stretch of blue marlin fishing.
While it has been overshadowed by other destinations in recent years, St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands is still one of the world’s top hot spots for Atlantic blue marlin. Captains hunt for fish here rather than turn endless circles on a FAD, and you also return to a comfortable marina each evening as well.