Cap Cana, Dominican Republic Season Fishing Report

Stellar action highlights this popular Caribbean hotspot

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The Blue Bird team set the single-day release record for Atlantic blue marlin in late 2016, fishing out of Marina Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic.Courtesy Marina Cap Cana

Boats from across the Caribbean fished from Marina Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic in 2016, tallying a total of 2,823 releases in a season that lasted 272 days. There were 15 grand slams, 14 double-digit days and one super slam by individual boats, and the official marina release record was broken on three separate occasions. The last resulted in a new single-day release record for Atlantic blue marlin at 23, set by the Blue Bird team.

Billfish totals by species included 1,404 white marlin; 1,242 blue marlin, 154 sailfish and 23 spearfish. Marina Cap Cana is also home to several international tournaments including the Cap Cana Classic, Dominican Republic Big Five and the Cap Cana Billfish Shootout.

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The marina is located in close proximity to the fishing grounds just beyond the drop-off.Courtesy Marina Cap Cana
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A blue marlin takes to the air off Cap Cana.Courtesy Marina Cap Cana
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The marina is surrounded by luxury villas.Courtesy Marina Cap Cana
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White marlin also make an appearance off the Dominican Republic each season.Courtesy Marina Cap Cana / Richard Gibson
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Several top tournaments are held in Marina Cap Cana each season.Courtesy Marina Cap Cana