Anyone have any intel on Cap Cana/Punta Cana fishing ?
I am taking a boat down with some friends in a couple of weeks and having never fished there, was wondering what to expect while I'm there.
So, no one has ever been fishing in the DR ? I thought for sure someone would have some feed back. Guess I'll have to post my findings when I return, wish me luck.
All of my info is third hand, blue and white marlin bite to the east, seas can be big. I fished La Romana area 35 years ago, don't think that will help you much, good luck.
looking forward to the trip just as well. My info is more than secondhand also but never heard anything bad either. I understand the accommodations there are first class, it should be an interesting trip.
Bring extra thick dock lines. most boats bring chain connected to rope for the transom. No joke. One of the marinas is open straight to the ocean with no break water. If its big and you don't have serious chaff gear you will break multiple lines. I think the new marina is protected better but you should be prepared and you will be fishing in 6+ every day. The up side is you will have double digit shots at white with some blues mixed in and its a short run. Good luck
I second the dock line comment. Tied up to fuel a 65 Viking there a few years ago. In the 6 hours we were there we wore through a set of dock lines. Dug out the chain that was stored for Caribbean style mooring after that. It was pretty crappy while we were there but still to chafe through appropriate sized lines in under six hours is impressive.
Get in contact with tim richardson from tradition charters. He is running a buddy davis over there until cairns season starts up again. www.traditioncharters.com.au
Thanks for the feedback guys.
Just returned from the trip. We took it on the chin the whole way down but nothing the boat couldn't handle.
We tied up at Cap Cana and it's a great place, well protected basin, great docks and a beautiful place. A little early on the season but we caught some whites, raised a Blue or two and some sails. Bottom fishing was great also and everything was right in front of the resort, less than three miles, never really had to put the boat on plane. Seas are big at times but mostly in a swell, plenty of small boats fishing daily.
Great info on line about the place, Cap Cana grand resorts,google it. One of the easiest flights I've made coming home, 3.5 hours to Charlotte airport non stop. I was home in six hours.
Plan to go back next year, thanks again.
I assume you took a boat down on her own bottom. If you are willing, can you describe the route you took, fuel stops, distance from Palm Beach, and whatever else relevant comes to your mind, etc.?