Captain
Randy Rode

Member since November 2013

Río San Juan, Dominican Republic

Background
I have been a professional charter captain since 1971 and I am a third-generation professional. I have run thousands of trips and guided thousands of customers to some memorable catches, including three world records, and two certified 1,000# marlin. I have run my own Sportfishing lodges in the Florida Keys, Costa Rica, and now the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, where i an the owner and operator of North Coast Sportfishing and B&B. A trip with me is a memorable experience! Give us a try
Techniques
I customize my fishing technique to fit the conditions. Since I have a degree in marine biology, I understand the different factors that come together in the oceans to create favorable catching conditions. I use hi-tech tools to find the fish.

Hey, I'm Captain Randy Rode

Río San Juan, Dominican Republic
Background
I have been a professional charter captain since 1971 and I am a third-generation professional. I have run thousands of trips and guided thousands of customers to some memorable catches, including three world records, and two certified 1,000# marlin. I have run my own Sportfishing lodges in the Florida Keys, Costa Rica, and now the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, where i an the owner and operator of North Coast Sportfishing and B&B. A trip with me is a memorable experience! Give us a try
Techniques
I customize my fishing technique to fit the conditions. Since I have a degree in marine biology, I understand the different factors that come together in the oceans to create favorable catching conditions. I use hi-tech tools to find the fish.

My Charter Listings

Río San Juan
trips from
US$ 500

Fishing Reports

NEW BLUE MARLIN GROUNDS DISCOVERED!

April 10, 2017

We left out of the Laguna Gri-Gri on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic in search of blue marlin, with high hopes, and we were`t disappointed. Working with the latest technology in bottom mapping along with infrared sea-surface… Read Full Report →


Great weather, Great Fishing

March 29, 2017

After trolling prepared ballyhoo baits out to the fish attracting devices and catching a few Dorados, we decided to troll back inshore and try for some deepwater fish, dropping fresh strips of blacken tuna, in anywhere from 600` deep,… Read Full Report →


GREAT FISHING ON THE NORTH COAST, D.R.

February 22, 2017

We had a great time with our customers fishing an extended half day trip aboard "VAMOS" OUR NEW 30` SPORTFISHER! The seas were fairly calm, and after fishing sever of our many Fish Attracting Devices, (FADs) we decided to… Read Full Report →


RED HOT BLUE MARLIN FISHING IN THE D.R.

February 08, 2017

The North Coast of the Dominican Republic is known as one of the top hot spots in the Caribbean for catching blue marlin. We have caught blue marlin as close as a few miles offshore in 1,000` of water… Read Full Report →


Billfishing is Hot on North Coast of DR

February 06, 2017

We got another super-early start to the fishing day, leaving out before sunrise. Our plan was to hit the FADs, the Fish Attracting Devices, located from two miles out to seven miles offshore, and then do some deep dropping… Read Full Report →


BIG DORADO BITE..FIVE HOURS OF CATCHING!

January 17, 2017

We got a very early start on our Dorado fishing trip back on the 17th of January. The winter months are prime season for catching good numbers of Dorado, also known as MahiMahi, here on the North Coast of… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

If anyone wants to go fishing in the Dominican Republic, check out my old pal Randy Rode. Let him know I sent you, and he`ll put you on tons of fish! If ya love to catch `em up, ya can`t go wrong with his deal.We`re coming back again as soon as we can!” Maybe we`ll sea you down there.

Fished January 2010

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Went fishing on Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I have known Randy Rode for more years than I can count, but let`s just say 25 as a number, as a boat Captain and businessman in the Florida Keys. His work ethics and business ethics could serve as a standard in the charter industry anywhere. In the Dominican Republic, he has worked from sunup to sundown, just to be able to fish there. He gave up all his luxuries in the U.S. and worked 15 hour days before he left the Florida Keys, just to be able to move to the Dominican Republic. Anyone who has ever fished with, or ever spent any time with the man will back these statements up.

I could go on and on, but the bottom line is, if you want a fishing experience that you will remember fondly remember forever, in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, Capt. Randy Rode is your man.

Fished January 2010

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Our trip to the Dominican Republic was great….one of our best trips ever! If you ever have a desire to go somewhere where there are very few tourists, in a very laid back atmosphere, their fishing operation is second to none! 100% professional, and they catch fish.

We had a blast with Capt. Randy. I have followed him all over the hemisphere fishing with him for the last twenty years! I only go with the best!

Fished May 2011

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Went fishing on Tuesday, September 3, 2013

I have been fishing with Capt. Randy as long as I can remember, both in the Florida Keys and in Costa Rica, so when he invited me to come down and fish with him on the North coast of the Dominican Republic, I jumped at the chance.

I have always caught plenty of fish with Randy, mainly tarpon, under the famous 7-Mile bridge, in Marathon, Florida, and even when the fish weren’t biting, I always enjoyed listening to the stories of his adventures around the Caribbean.

I was a little apprehensive at first, I had heard a little bit about the fishing in the Dominican Republic, but I didn`t really know that much, and I also had never heard of a “Super Panga”, as the Capt. Affectionately called his fishing boat.

As it turned out, everything was even better than I had expected. The boat was great, roomy, stable and well equipped, and the fishing, was nothing short of spectacular.

We hit a series of some kind of floating fish attracting devices that the fishermen put out in the water, and every time we got close to one we caught fish!

Mainly big Dorado, and about the time I was getting pretty tired of fighting these beautiful game fish, that`s when the marlin hit. Right out of nowhere, there he was! All lit up like a Christmas tree and ready to do business.

We fought the 200# fish for a half of an hour, got it to the boat, and got a good look and the hook came out, which was fine with me, because we were going to let it go anyway. I`m already planning my next trip.

Fished September 2013

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