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September Fishing in the Dominican Republic

Fishing in the Dominican Republic

Fishing in the Dominican Republic

What you can expect to catch:

September is (also) a good month for fishing in the Dominican Republic. Dorados and Wahoo are starting to run again; although they are here all year round, in smaller numbers, September to May is their season. The Blue Marlins are still around and the season for catching the Blue Marlins is typically from July until November.

Barracudas and Tuna are around all year as well, in smaller or greater numbers, depending on which side of the island you are fishing on.

For inshore fishing, Snappers and needlefish can be caught all year round.

Bait and equipment:

For deep sea fishing, most of the boats would normally use either Penn International or Shimano equipment. For catching Blue Marlins, they use mainly big hardhead lures, or dead bait (Ballyhoo) either with a skirt or naked.

For inshore fishing you would do casting with jig heads and gulp. However, you can also use live bait or small rapalas.

Catch and release:

“Catch and release” must always be practiced when fishing Marlins – as long as they are in good condition when they come to the boat. Marlins are a very targeted species, and to maintain the fishing around the Dominican Republic, the ones that are caught will be released. Marlins are the only fish that must be released.

How big are the Marlins?

The biggest one that I have heard of, was a 922 pound Blue Marlin that was caught off the coast of Punta Cana here in the Dominican Republic. It was caught on a Penn International 70W reel dragging a hardhead blue lure.

Marlin Fishing in the Dominican Republic

Marlin Fishing in the Dominican Republic w/ our buddy Erik (unfortunately, this Marlin was Dead On Arrival…)

How far from the shore?

For deep sea fishing, we can start fishing about 2 miles from the shore, as the ocean gets deep very quickly. Usually, however, we would run between 5 and 30 miles from the shore throughout a fishing trip.

Inshore fishing is done on the inside of the reef; i.e. between 2 to 500 yards from the beach or shore.

What’s the best time of day?

Both for inshore deep sea fishing, fish bite all day BUT Marlins tend to be most active between 10 am and 3 pm. Apart from that, the best time of the day really depends on the person going fishing and whether he/she is a morning person or not.

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Huge Barracuda caught on Marlin Chaser on June 24, 2013

June 24, 2013

Huge Barracuda caught on Marlin Chaser

 

After a morning of inshore fishing on Marlin Chaser where we caught several Snappers, Jacks and Yellow Tails, we dropped the clients of at the beach restaurant in Juanillo Beach in Cap Cana, for them to prepare the fresh caught fish for lunch for the clients.

 

After dropping the clients of, we hit the gas to get back to the marina. But as we are cruising over the shallow in front of Juanillo beach, we passed a huge Barracuda. I was so irritated that I didn’ have a bait ready, but sometimes things happen out of the blue.

 

Less then 2 min later I spotted another BIG dark shadow moving in the shallows. I called out to Capt. Pico to slow the boat down and I jumped down from the fly bridge. I reached for the first rod I could see and hooked on a hook on a metal leader. I grabbed a small Jack from the livewell, and put the hook through it’s back. I casted the bait about 10 feet in front of the Barracuda, and with in seconds I was fighting the MONSTER.

After about 10 min of fight, we landed the huge Barracuda.

The monster weighed in at 31lb (15kg), and was over 4 feet long.

 

I hope you enjoyed the video’s of the fight.

 

To book your next fishing charter in the Dominican Republic, please contact:

Capt. Anders Bogebjerg

809 780 6575

E-mail ab@grouppalmera.com

Or go to www.palmerafishing.com

 

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Inshore Fishing June 23, 2013 on Marlin Chaser

June 23, 2013 

Inshore fishing on Marlin Chaser

Michael (Mike) A Siemer, Owner of Marlin Chaser is in town for the week, and we went fishing today.

The ocean has been rough for a few weeks, which kept us inshore today, which is such a new experience for Mike.

We started the day fishing the inside of the reef and the different reef banks in front of Puntacana Resort. We landed several small Snappers, Jacks, Yellow Tails and Groupers.

Anders with a Grouper

Mike has always loved Snook fishing, which he has done a lot of in Florida, but he has never really landed a big Ocean Snook. We have told him about the Snook fishing here in Punta Cana, and he didn’t really believe us….. boy did we prove him wrong.

We got some small live bait, and started fishing. After about 10 min we hooked onto a BIG Snook.

Mike started fighting the Snook, and after about 5-10 min, the Snook made it into the shallow water by the rocks, and broke the line on one of the rocks.

After having seen the Snook, we estimate the Snook to be 30-40 pounds.

We continued fishing, and Pico (Captain of Marlin Chaser), hooked on to a NICE Jack, which he was fighting for several min.

At the same time as Pico is fighting this Jack on one side of the boat, Mike starts casting on the other side of the boat, and all of a sudden we hear the line screaming of his reel.

Snook on……

The battle begins, and the Snook is trying to get into the rocks where we lost the earlier fish. Mike, being the experienced fisherman he is, keeps fighting the fish, and steers it out of the rocks, and a few min later, the Snook is safely landed on the boat. A nice 10 pound Snook, who we will invite for dinner.

This was the culmination of a great inshore fishing day in Punta Cana.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures and the video’s.

To book your next fishing charter in the Dominican Republic, please contact:

Capt. Anders Bogebjerg

809 780 6575

E-mail ab@grouppalmera.com

Or go to www.palmerafishing.com

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Inshore Fishing on Marlin Chaser – June 9th 2013

A great day of inshore fishing in Puntacana on Marlin Chaser.

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Palmera Fishing – Marlin

Went fishing for marlin one day …

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