RED HOT MARLIN BITE!! WITH CAPT. RANDY R
December 23, 2017 Río San Juan 1 photo & 1 video
According to our esteemed anglers from Finland, "WE HAD THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME" (video to be shown later). After some hard rains the night before, we had to run five miles offshore to find the clean water, and when we did the wahoo started biting. We weren't high speed trolling specifically for wahoo, but we did get a lot of bites along a sharp color change and weed line. After we put three nice `hood in the boat, we headed offshore to the 1,500 fathom line, one of my favorite marlin spots, and switched over to artificial lures, medium range Moldcraft soft heads, one of my favorite lures. Within two hours of trolling, we raised three marlin, and managed to bring one to the boat. Unfortunately, after many attempts to revive the tail-wrapped marlin, we had to boat the fish. We spent the last hours of the trip, deep-dropping for yellow-eyed snappers and cardinal snappers, some of my favorite eating! All in all it was a productive and fun day, as it every trip aboard "VAMOS" my brand-new sportfishing boat. I strive to give 100% effort to every customer that we have the pleasure to take out fishing. Thanks!
Other reports from this captain
Other reports from this captain
DEEPWATER GROUPER AND SNAPPER CATCH!
July 15, 2019
We fished Aug 12, 2019 with a group of four friends from Las Terrenas, and had a real blast catching deepwater groupers and snappers. Some of the species we caught were, Mystic Groupers, Silk Snappers, and yellow-eyed snappers. We even caught a strange Bronze Whaler Shark, in super deep water, and released him. We were fishing two electric assisted deep drop outfits, fitted with 80# test super braid and we used up to 8# of weight to hold bottom. The depth that was most productive was around the 200fathom range, which is 1,200` deep. I have been fishing in this general area for more than 10 years now, and just picking a few fish off of each spot, and guarding and respecting this fishery, and it has really paid off for us! We use regular, frozen grocery store squid for bait mainly, and sometimes use freshly caught yellowfin tuna or blackfin tuna or bonito. We finished off the day by anchoring up on the deep nearshore reef in 90` of water and caught a nice bunch of small groupers and snappers all on ultra-light tackle. So if you would like to book a trip with me, just get in touch with my friends at FishingBooker, and book a trip! Thanks for reading my report and I look forward to seeing some of you in the future for fishing.
"VAMOS" SPORTFISHING TEAM AND SWORDFISH
March 15, 2019
On March 15th, 2019, after fishing only 1 1/2 days, 3 miles off the coast of the Rio San Juan, the Vamos Fishing team of Capt. Randy Rode and Steve Spagnuola boated the first verifiable daytime swordfish taken on rod and reel, on the entire North Coast of the Dominican Republic! In the process of the Quest of looking for the first swordfish the team managed to boat several other valuable and delicious eating deepwater fish, including a local record Queen Snapper and some Mystic Groupers. The team was using highly specialized techniques developed over the last ten years in South Florida and the Florida Keys. Capt. Rode is a native of the Florida Keys. The estimated 85# fish was of legal length according to U.S.Federal Fishery Standards. They were using freshly prepared baits and other techniques unique to the highly technical fishery. The team is now targeting a swordfish of more than 100#s. In a subsequent trip during March, the team hooked up two big fish that were fought for more than 45 mins each, only to have them come off at the boat! But they will continue the quest, until the North Coast of the Dominican Republic is established as a well-known swordfish destination.
DORADO BITE IS ON!
January 15, 2019
Here on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, we have the good fortune to have deep water very close to land, therefore, we start fishing right after we leave the marina. We have caught blue marlin as close as a few hundred yards offshore. Dorado, (Mahi-Mahi) are one of our most commonly caught fish, along with blue marlin, yellowfin tuna and wahoo. We also offer many other types of fishing, like bottom fishing, deep dropping, daytime sword fishing, and many other types of fishing.
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