April 10, 2017 Río San Juan 2 photos

Trip Summary

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 temperature information, and GPS coordinates, we headed for an area 20 miles off the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. This area shows tremendous promise as one of the new hot spots in the Caribbean for catching blue marlin. The bottom comes out of more than 12,000` deep to a series of underwater mountains, known as Seamounts. In this area the bottom can come up as much as 10,000` or more, nearly straight up. The best way to fish this area is to fast troll artificial lures, so as to cover a lot of area in a short a time as possible, which is what we did, trolling at 13 to 15 knots. Out efforts were rewarded with the catch and release of a small blue marlin, about 150#. The marlin was a first for our esteemed angler and partner, Brett. We worked the area for another hour, but made a wise decision to start heading in closer to shore, as a cold front was bearing down on us, with strong winds out of the NW. We have another exploratory trip planned next week. Log onto to book a marlin fishing trip with us. This area has the potential to produced big numbers of marlin bites year around. Capt. Randy Rode, Charter boat "VAMOS"
Randy Rode
Rio-san-juan, Dominican Republic
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