What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Punta Cana for the first time?

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Jeff Stone
La Paz, 32
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Went fishing with Atlántida Inshore and Fly Fishing on June 12, 2019
DON'T travel with your fly rod in hand carry on the way back to the US. Dominican security confiscated my rod at the airport security checkpoint! I barely got my $800 reel back with me. They have NO idea how to handle anglers.

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Charles Parks
New York, NY
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Went fishing with Fishing Machine Punta Cana on June 3, 2019
In my opinion every day fishing is different. We had 6 strikes took 2 fish. I think thats pretty acceptable. We travelled in the taxi with two guys from Chile and they went on a 4 hour trip and caught 5 Mahi Mahi.

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Daniel Strait
Punta Cana, 22
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Went fishing with Luxury Fishing Punta Cana - Boston Whaler on May 15, 2019
Don't take the half day trip. They don't go out very far and probably the same places every day. My fault for booking that type of trip. We caught no fish but had two bites. Perhaps if we went straight out and back we would have been in deeper water with more fish. Boat and crew were great.

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Michael Stevens
Dominican Republic
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Went fishing with Pescando Y Comiendo – Alondra on April 16, 2019
Granted the crew blamed the poor fishing on a full moon and that they can eat all night. These are fish that never stop moving, rarely stop eating. Wave conditions were 2-4 so not bad for this time of year. These are old boats, chugger desiel engines so expect lots of funds that will add to the sick sickness for some.

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Robert Sweet
Holt, Michigan
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Went fishing with Mike’s Marina - 29ft Gladiator on March 1, 2020
Invite a friend or two and book a full day private trip. A full day really expands the options for where you can fish.

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Travis Taylor
Santo Domingo Este, 32
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Went fishing with Santa Elena Charters on December 11, 2019
where are the medical patch behind your ear to help you from getting seasick hate to see you go all the way out there and have a bad experience from the side of the boat

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Broc Schulz
Winder, Georgia
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Went fishing with Fishing Machine Punta Cana on July 30, 2019
Find a captain who cares about you. Find a trip that actually leaves from a marina not just off the bank. Ask about the weather.

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Stephen Taylor
Scottsdale, AZ
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Went fishing with Atlantida Punta Cana - Marlin Fever on May 12, 2019
The process is easier than it might appear and yes, you can bring Mahi-Mahi and other non-bill fish back into the US. Just declare it.

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Michael Reed
Dominican Republic
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Went fishing with Tease Me Sportfishing on April 19, 2019
I would not do a 4 hour trip. It isn’t enough time to get the full experience; 6 hours was great for us. Be prepared for large swells the entire trip.

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Mark Milner
Salvaleón De Higüey, Provincia De La Altagracia
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Went fishing with Tease Me Sportfishing on March 29, 2019
Make sure you confirm the boat is based in a proper marina and not a low rate beach vendor pretending to be based in a marina

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Mark Milner
Dominican Republic
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Went fishing with Fishing Heavy on March 27, 2019
Fishing heavy boat is a complete rip off, but today I fished on board Tease Me from Cap Cana marina and had a great day !

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Chris Starbird
Brighton, MI
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Went fishing with Santa Elena Charters on March 19, 2019
It’s beautiful, however we chose to fish at a slow time during the season. Didn’t do my research but still had a great time!

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Diana Heikkinen
Dominican Republic
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Went fishing with Tease Me Sportfishing on March 22, 2019
I recommend doing a private charter if you are fishing the ocean for the first time, not a group charter. Have fun, we did!

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Mark Emmer
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
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Went fishing with Fishing Machine Punta Cana on March 13, 2019
Be prepared for a great day of fishing. If you target a specific type of fish like I did (marlin) you will pass up on action from other varites.

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John Verbeek
Mississauga, ON
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Went fishing with Atlantida Punta Cana - Marlin Fever on February 28, 2019
I have fished a lot of places and the water here is quite rough, if you tend to get seasick this is not a place for you.

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Linda Frazier
New Braunfels, Texas
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Went fishing with Fishing Machine Punta Cana on July 22, 2019
We had a great experience, but were told that the fishing is definitely better in the winter months

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Christian Ales
Burlington, KY
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Went fishing with Fishing Machine Punta Cana on April 9, 2019
Mahi Mahi is the primary fish to target. I was told bottom fishing is not that good.

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Scott Wilkerson
Oscoda Township, MI
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Went fishing with Fishing Machine Punta Cana on March 27, 2019
A lot of White Marlin in area (seen at least three, unfortunately just missed two)

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Kelly Wubbels
San Mateo, CA
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Went fishing with Atlantida Punta Cana - Marlin Fever on March 5, 2019
Seas are rough be ready for a ride. If your an old salt and a dire hard fisherman book it!

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Roy Stout
El Manguito, 29
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Went fishing with Atlantida Punta Cana - Marlin Fever on February 11, 2019
Watch weather and wave forecast. Book early in your trip so you can change according to weather.

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Paul Garfinkel
Westwood, NJ
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Went fishing with Atlántida Inshore and Fly Fishing on April 4, 2018
If you’re staying in Casa de Campo it’s a 45 to 60 minute trip to Cap Cana.