BLUE MARLIN RELEASE ABOARD "VAMOS" Capt.
April 17, 2018 Río San Juan 1 video
April 17th........A day that Mason Boyhen will not soon forget! Mason fought to the boat and successfully released an estimated 150# Atlantic Blue Marlin. After a 30 minute fight on 30# test conventional tackle, Mason was able to have his photo taken with the valiant marlin, and help revive and release the fish. The bite took place after the family decided to go inshore to do some snorkeling in the crystal clear nearshore waters on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, where I keep my boat "VAMOS". The Laguna Gri-Gri, is the perfect location to keep a boat. The Laguna is a natural limestone dissolution sinkhole, and is filled with totally fresh water, which is replenished constantly by a fast running freshwater spring. Because of the freshwater runoff into the ocean and the cooler water temperatures in this area, we had some of the best and closest to shore coral formations, anywhere! But back to the fish, the marlin hit a black and purple Moldcraft Softhead lure, trolled deep. One of our most favorite lure patterns. The bite happened in 1,100` of water depth, just two miles offshore. Congratulations to Mason and the entire Boyhen family from myself and the crew of "VAMOS!"
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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