RED HOT BLUE MARLIN FISHING IN THE D.R.
February 08, 2017 Río San Juan 2 photos
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Blue)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Trip Summary

The North Coast of the Dominican Republic is known as one of the top hot spots in the Caribbean for catching blue marlin. We have caught blue marlin as close as a few miles offshore in 1,000` of water depth, and out as far as 25 miles offshore. On this trip we were fishing strictly artificial lures, and trolling at about 9 knots. Our spread consisted of a combination of Softhead lures, and two wahoo lures. Interestingly the marlin we caught hit the wahoo lure, known as a Banshee, a rattling, metallic lure. The fish gave up a good fight, jumping more than 10 times during the short fight. After about 20 minutes it was brought alongside the boat for a clean release. After putting out the lures out, within five minutes, we raised a double header of bigger marlin, but they were`t interested in what we had to offer. We pitched a prepared ballyhoo to the raised marlin, but didn`t get the bite. We were fishing a very interesting area of the coastline, where the bottom drops down to as much as 12,000` and comes back up to 3,000`. This area shoals up to as much as 450`. We got the bites about 3 miles from the "Pinnacles" as I like to call them. Although this trip was quite a few months ago, during the first marlin run, we are now into the summer migration of blue marlin, that coincides with the migration going on in the Puerto Rican Trench. The deep trenches off the coast of the Dominican Republic, offer the same great fishing, but with very little fishing pressure. Contact FISHING BOOKER, and make your reservation now! Capt. Randy Rode Charter boat "VAMOS" Rio San Juan, D.R.
Randy Rode
Rio-san-juan, Dominican Republic
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