DORADO BITE IS ON!
January 15, 2019 Río San Juan 2 photos
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
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.
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.
DEEPWATER GROUPERS AND SNAPPERS
December 16, 2018
Today the conditions were perfect for deep-dropping here on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. Calm seas and a mild current set the stage for some good action just two miles from the harbor. We trolled some small tuna and bonito jigs on the way to our first spot, and caught one small yellowfin tuna and a barracuda, both make good deep-dropping bait!. We also had a good supply of frozen squid on board, always, as a back-up. Our Angler, Michael, brought his own electric reel, and along with our powerful 30 amp electric rig, we were able to successfully drop two rigs at a time. After making several drops in 600 to 700`, we decided to move another mile offshore in the 200 fathom area, where we marked some good fish in 1050` out to 1350`. The first drop produced a nice misty grouper, followed by several silk snappers, locally known as Chillo, delicious eating, as is the grouper. For the rest of our trip we continued to produce good bites on silk snappers and several other species, along with a pretty rare, small six-gilled shark. It was a fun and productive day for all of us onboard, and we are looking to get out there again and discover more new spots.
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