Here’s a sampling of two billfish and gamefish tournaments through June, hosted out of St. Croix and St. Thomas. There are plenty of local boats available for charter, and prizes to win.

April 11: 10th Annual Golden Hook Dolphin Tournament – fishing plus award banquet. St. Croix.

April 26: VIGFC Dolphin Derby. Cash prizes. St. Thomas. Visit http://www.vigfc.com/

If you come to fish these, you might also enter tournaments in Antigua and Barbuda (May), St. Martin (May), Bahamas (May), Tobago (April), Abaco (April), and Bimini (April). Read the list of tournaments at AllatSea.

The Caribbean waters are an angler’s paradise and St. Croix has the amenities and friendly atmosphere to make your stay a memorable one. You might even decide to purchase real estate, so you have a place to stay next year!