NEW BLUE MARLIN GROUNDS DISCOVERED!
April 10, 2017 Río San Juan 2 photos
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 Fishingbooker.com 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"
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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