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Fishing in Punta Cana
Punta Cana fishing has something for everyone. With 62 miles of coastline, the easternmost point of the Dominican Republic has endless possibilities for deep sea and land-based fishermen alike. This popular tourist destination has miles of sandy beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, creating the 'Mona Passage' - also known as a sportfishing paradise.
The area’s rich marine life is sustained by a barrier reef that runs anywhere from a few hundred yards from the coast to a quarter of a mile offshore. What with this and its location on the migratory highway of some of the world’s favorite game fish, there's little to be desired in these waters.
As far as fishing is concerned, Punta Cana barely has a low season. Snappers, Amberjacks, and Barracuda can be caught year-round, while every month has potential for pelagics. And with year-round temperatures staying fairly consistently in the low 90s, this will always be a place to enjoy a tropical climate. What are you waiting for?
It’s hard to count the things that make Punta Cana fishing some of the best in the Caribbean. Trophy-sized Blue Marlin hookups (especially during the summer months) as well as great Tuna fishing in the winter make it a big game paradise. It is also one of the best places in the world to hook a White Marlin, with the species frequenting the area in large numbers from the end of February deep into the Summer. And with large numbers of Mahi Mahi and Wahoo within only a couple of miles of the coast, you don’t need to travel far to wrestle with the greats of sportfishing.
Some of the best deep sea fishing in Punta Cana can be easily accessed in a short trip. Famous Marlin fishing destinations include the 3 rocks, Macao Beach, and The Pink House. With scores of big game fishing tournaments being held out of Cap Cana Punta Cana every year, it’s no surprise that these waters rarely disappoint.
The one thing to watch out for here is waves - they can be brutal. But when deep sea fishing is off the cards, Punta Cana inshore fishing can be a lifesaver. Healthy populations of Snappers, Jacks, Barracudas, and Triggerfish mean that even if you need to shelter in the protected waters close to the coast, you can still come home with a good back of fish. Remote areas such as the beautiful Laguna de Nisibon make Punta Cana Tarpon fishing some of the best, and most consistent, in the world.
It should surprise no one that multiple IGFA records have already been set, and subsequently broken in these very waters. Above all though, it is the impressive diversity of fishing types, styles and techniques that attract thousand of visiting anglers to the Punta Cana shoreline every year. From lagoon fishing, reef ranging and fly fishing, to squaring off against some of the strongest deep sea pelagics the Caribbean have in store, Punta Cana has it all.
Rules & Regulations
No additional fishing license is required for charter fishing. All billfish caught sport fishing in Punta Cana are to be released.
Types of Fishing
Trolling for Blue and White Marlin is one of the biggest draws of Punta Cana - this is big game fishing at its best. Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo are also attracted to the fast-moving action of lures being pulled along behind the boat.
Shore fishing in Punta Cana is also exciting. Try fishing the Cap Cana channel and Cabo Engano with an 8 foot rod and a selection of spoons or jigs, and you will have the opportunity to catch Snook, Permit, and Tarpon.
Punta Cana fly fishing is growing in popularity, and is the perfect way to target the local inshore species. Bring a selection of flies such as Crazy Charlies, Lefty’s Deceivers, Gotchas, and Chernobyl Crabs and see what you can find at the end of your line.
Punta Cana Fishing Seasons
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What People Are Saying About Punta Cana
Que sean positivos. K es una zona de mucha actidad increiblemente bueno para marlin
"Fishing on Tease me fishing "
Waters are very rough but it is the norm in Punta Cana. Take motion sickness meds.
"Half Day New Years Week with Captain Edgar's Crew Brian & Joan"
I'm not an expert on fishing season in Punta Cana in December, so its difficult for me to describe what's a typical December day. Depending on your goals for the day, a few large fish, like Wahoo, or if you are looking for more quantity, I'd guess that your crew can work hard to find a happy medium. Our experience was that in a 4-hour half day trip with a great crew, you can expect 3-8 fish hitting your tackle on a boat with about 6 lines trolling in the water. Not sure if that's typical, but we got the experience we wanted.
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