VIDEO: Why the Dominican Republic Rocks
Both blue and white marlin show up in the clear, blue waters of the Dominican Republic, with whites popping up in the spring and hanging around well into the summer when blues arrive as well. The Dominican Republic makes a perfect place for light-tackle world-record chasers since large numbers of smaller-size 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 right-size 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!
Eight 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 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.
Both blue and white marlin prowl the clear, blue waters of the Dominican Republic. Whites show in spring and stay through summer when the blues arrive in full force. This top tournament destination sees thousands of marlin catches each season, and we make sure you’re there during the heat of the action. The Dominican Republic offers a prime opportunity to catch blues and whites on standup tackle.
- Location: Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
- Dates: May 16 - 21, 2018
- Accommodations: Alsol Luxury Village
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.
At the Alsol Luxury Resort, guests can enjoy a superior level of service, a secluded beach (a delightful two-minute ride by private watercraft), two themed restaurants, three bars, four pools, a Dominican-style stone wedding chapel, a state-of-the-art fitness center and boutique shops.