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Snook Fishing in the Dominican Republic

Snook Fishing in the Dominican Republic

Snook Fishing in the Dominican Republic

General description:

Snook (also knows as Robalo, Sergeant Fish or Line fish) is one of the more popular fish to go catch here in the Dominican Republic. It is a fish that will put up a good fight and its soft and mild flavored meat makes it extremely delicious to eat.

The average size of the Snook is about 50 centimeters (1.6 ft.), however they do grow up to about 140 centimeters (4.6 ft.). The biggest one that I have ever caught in the Dominican Republic was about 20 pounds, and I have seen them up to about 50 pounds (is my guess).

It is a hermaphrodite fish that for some unexplained reason changes sex from male to female. You can easily recognize the Snook by the black line that runs horizontally throughout its entire body.

Where to find the Snook:

The Snook is rather sensitive when it comes to temperatures and, as it cannot stand cold water, it lives in the warm waters of e.g. the Caribbean, Florida and the Pacific. The Snook can tolerate a wide range of salinity (salt in the water) and can therefore be found in both the ocean as well as in fresh water.

The Snook is a predatory fish, a carnivore that lives off shrimp, small fish, crabs, etc. and is commonly found in areas with mangrove, close to land by rocks and cliffs, under docks or bridges, around currents in the water and even in murky water.

Here in the Dominican Republic the Snook is a common fish to catch on inshore fishing trips. You can even catch them when fishing right off the beach or shore.

Snook Fishing in the Dominican Republic

Snook Fishing in the Dominican Republic

Tips on how to catch Snook:

I usually fish Snook with a simple spinning rod and reel on a 20-pound test line. You can use live bait such as sardines or pinfish as well as artificial bait such as gulp. I like to fish with e.g. a white shrimp gulp, which has worked for me many times in the past when catching Snook.

Once you catch a good-sized Snook, you can look forward to an excellent meal e.g. as a ceviche or on the grill.

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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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