May 19 – 24, 2013
Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
ALSOL Luxury Village
Marlin Fishing Dominican Republic
The DR makes a perfect place for light-tackle world record chasers since large numbers of smaller-sized blue marlin show up in incredible numbers at times. These large numbers of fish make the bait-and-switch method a very effective way to present the line-class you want to the properly sized fish. Pitching a 12-pound outfit to a 300-pound blue marlin is some exciting stuff! We will probably fish mostly 20- and 30-pound tackle, using dead ballyhoo and four teasers, targeting small blue marlin in the 100- to 300-pound range. There might be some white marlin around as well and we won't run away from them! This should be a great place for you to catch a nice blue one while standing up!
The marlin bite was so good last year we had to come back for more!
In the last few years the use of dredges, and a teaser with an umbrella like rig and a whole bunch of lures or natural baits attached to it have been what the winningest crews on numerous billfish circuits give credit for their success. At Marlin University in the DR, you’ll learn how to efficiently use dredges. Lesser crews spend enormous amounts of time with tangles involving both teasers and dredges. Learning how to use dredges EFFECTIVELY from top professionals can make a big difference in your success fishing for billfish in your home waters!
Four years ago, a number of FADs (fish-attracting devices) set up along the coast drew incredible numbers of blue marlin into the area, and crews were catching up to five or six rat blues a day with surprising regularity. Combine all the hot bites with legitimate five-star hotels and marinas, like the Fishing Lodge at Cap Cana, and you've got an island paradise just a three-hour flight from Miami.
Read about fishing in Dominican Republic in Marlin Magazine:
Dominican Republic Delivers
Combine all the hot bites with legitimate five-star hotels and marinas, like the ALSOL Luxury Village Cap Cana, and you've got an island paradise just a three-hour flight from Miami.
Cap Cana is located on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, only 10 minutes away from the Punta Cana International Airport. It is known for its ambitious dimensions, impeccable array of services and amenities, and incomparable architectural design that blends seamlessly with the surrounding beauty.
Cap Cana is home to Punta Espada Golf Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus and ranked by Golfweek as the No. 1 course in the Caribbean and Mexico. The marina at the fishing lodge has boat slips available for yachts up to 200 feet, and is surrounded by elegant shops and gourmet restaurants. The Cap Cana community also offers a world-class spa and a wide variety of nature-based activities and amenities. Blessed with pristine white-sand beaches and year-round sunshine, this majestic destination is filled with natural beauty and warm, joyful people, making it a Caribbean paradise unlike any other.
Marlin University Fishing Destinations
|Costa Rica||sailfish, blue marlin, striped marlin||dead bait, ballyhooo, circle hooks||bait & switch, light tackle|
|Guatemala||sailfish, blue marlin||dead bait, ballyhooo, circle hooks||bait & switch, light tackle|
|Miami||sailfish, swordfish||live bait, catching/carrying live bait, kite-fishing||kite-fishing, dead bait, deep drop|
|Dominican Republic||white marlin||dredges, dead bait, ballyhoo, circle hooks||bait & switch, light tackle|
|Canary Islands||blue marlin, big tuna||trolling lures, lure selection, rigging lures||trolling lures, heavy tackle|
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