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  • What Rods & Reels Do You Use?
    We have put together a great combination of both Spinning and Fly Rod setups from Shimano, St. Croix, Diawa, Okuma, TFO, and Silver Hook. Spinning Tackle: We have 6 unique spinning rod and reels from Medium Light - Extra Heavy to ensure you have the best set up for your target species! Fly Tackle: We have two Fly Rods available for use: A TFO 7Wt & a St. Croix 10Wt both spooled with premium inshore leaders that are ready to take on Bonefish, Tarpon and everything in between.
  • Does St. Croix Have Good Fishing?
    St. Croix and the Virgin Islands are a hidden fishing gem with over 21 IGFA world records set to date and counting. While most known for its Offshore Fishing, St. Croix's combination of Mangrove Lagoons, Seagrass & Sand Flats, Cliffs, Beaches, and near-shore Drop-Offs makes for an exciting year-round inshore fishery. The question here on St. Croix isn't are there fish around, but rather where on Island are they feeding today. The Four Silver Kings of St. Croix: Tarpon: The Tarpon fishery on St. Croix is arguably the healthiest fishery here. While the Virgin Islands don't get many of the large migratory females (100lbs+), St. Croix has a year round residency of non-migratory fish spread across its Flats and Mangrove Lagoons. Tarpon here range from 5lbs to 100lbs with the average coming in around 40Lbs. The Tarpon's signature Roll and aggressive feeding tactics make them an incredible sight-casting challenge. They can be caught on Live Bait, Cut Bait, or a well placed Lure/Fly. When in a feeding frenzy, they'll strike just about anything placed in front of them. Bonefish: St. Croix was once considered to have the best bonefishing in the world in the 1960s before netting and industrialization caused the population's near extinction. Luckily in 2004, Bonefish were reclassified as catch-and-release only and their numbers have been increasing ever since! What St. Croix still lacks in sheer numbers, it makes up for in Size. St. Croix Bonefish range from 2lbs - 12lbs+, with most fish coming in between 4-8Lbs. The size of our Bonefish here shouldn't come as a surprise, however, for the locals know them by another name—the Crucian name: The Ten Pounder. Snook: The Largemouth's bigger, stronger and saltier cousin, Snook are one of the smartest fish one will find on St. Croix. A local delicacy, these fish have learned to avoid Cut Bait, instead they favor Live Bait, well placed Jigs, Swimbaits, and Rapalas. Most Snook here can be found along beaches with sharp drop-offs or tucked up against submerged structure. Looking for "chocolate milk" colored water is often the best way to find the highest density of Snook and if you do, don't be surprised if you catch a fish pushing 36" Permit: Arguably the Holy Grail of Inshore Fishing, Permit can be found across a couple specific bays in St. Croix. What the Island lacks in numbers, it makes up for in Size. With Permit pushing over 3ft, if you find them you'll have a great shot at hooking into a monster! They can be caught on Squid, Crabs, Urchins, Jigs and Flies. Similar to Bonefish, Permit can be spotted with their Fins poking out of the water while they hunt on the Seagrass Flats.
  • What is Inshore Fishing?
    Saltwater fishing is typically defined as either Inshore or Offshore with the name explaining where the fishing takes place. Inshore fishing revolves around Grass Flats, Beaches, Coral Reefs, Mangroves, and Rock Structures in shallow waters. The most sought after Inshore Gamefish are Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Snook, Snapper and Jack Crevalle. Inshore fishing is often considered more interactive than Offshore fishing as it revolves less around trolling and more around sight-fishing and making casts to structure. For those used to freshwater fishing, inshore will feel more familiar as many of the fish we target act similar to Bass, Trout and Pike.
  • Do you offer Fly-Fishing Tours?
    Yes we do! Weather is the biggest factor in Fly Fishing as winds gust 10-20mph most days. St. Croix offers several Flats that are accessible on Foot or Via Kayak that are home to Bonefish, Tarpon, Jacks and more! Equipment: We currently have a 10wt in house that we can provide to our guests for use (included in pricing). Additionally we have curated a set of Flies specifically for St. Croix's unique marine ecosystem. If you have your own equipment, we are more than happy for you to bring it! We can provide leaders, flies, and guidance to give you the best chance at hooking a Trophy on the Fly! If you have additional questions, give us a call/txt @860-543-5344.
  • How Do You Fish In A Kayak?
    Hobie Kayaks are built as an incredible alternative to traditional inshore flats boats. The multi-position seat allows for an elevated sitting platform, built-in rods holders are great for trolling, and the EVA deck padding, once you get your sea legs, provides great grip for standing and casting. Your Guide is there to coach you through fighting the fish and will land it for you. Additionally the Kayaks are not our only fishing platform. Flats fishing is synonymous with Wading and Sight-Casting and St. Croix is no different. For Bonefish and Permit, getting out of the Kayak and stalking the flats is often the most rewarding strategy.
  • What Should I Bring?
    Water Shoes (Closed-toed, Rubber/Hard Soles are recommend if interested in Flats Fishing) Sunscreen Hat & Sunglasses (Polarized lenses are recommend for fishing) Quick Dry Shirt (PFG/Sunblockers/Swimshirts are recommended for Sunny Days or longer trips) Quick Dry Shorts/Pants/Bathing Suit Sports Drinks/Sodas/Other Beverages (Your Guide will have a cooler with Water) Snacks / Lunch (For longer trips) Beach Towel GoPro / Waterproof Camera Avoid bringing valuables and excess jewelry on the Tour itself!
  • Are There Any Height or Weight Restrictions?
    Hobie's Mirage Drive pedal system is fully adjustable meaning the kayak can be set up to your liking each time no matter your height. All Hobie Mirage Kayaks have a maximum seat weight limit of 275Lbs The Compass Duo has a maximum 2-person weight limit of 425Lbs
  • What Are Hobie Kayaks?
    Hobie Background: Hobie Kayaks are used by millions each year from novices to professional anglers. Proven world-wide, Hobie's combination of stability, speed, and fishing-ready set-ups make them the perfect platform for Inshore Fishing St. Croix's turquoise waters. Propulsion System: Hobie uses a patented Pedal-Drive system that is attached to two-fins located underneath the Kayak. With a few pumps of your legs, these kayaks can achieve an incredible 3-4knots! The MirageDrive 180, Hobie's newest invention, now allows you to spin the fins 180degrees with the pull of a lever, putting the Kayak into Reverse Mode. Hobie's maneuverability, stability, and simplicity are why they continue to be the #1 Selling Fishing Kayak in the World!
  • Do I Need to Sign A Waiver?
    Yes, we require all participants to sign a Waiver. You will be emailed a waiver to sign upon booking your trip. Waivers are industry standard for all Kayak and Watersports operators and are required by Insurance Companies. At Silver Kings Kayak Charters we take safety as our highest priority and have invested in top of the line safety equipment and technology. Silver Kings Kayak Charters is a Fully Insured & Licensed Company.
  • What is your Cancellation Policy?
    We understand your plans may change, however, for our operations to run smoothly we require at least 48 Hours notice for Cancellations without cause. If you need to cancel your Tour please let us know as soon as possible so we can re-open your saved timeslot. All Tours cancelled within 48hours without cause will be allowed to reschedule their tour to a future date at no change fee. Tours not rescheduled and canceled within 48hours will be charged 50% of the Tour costs.
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