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Fishing, Women and Blue Marlin

Hi Everyone
I wanted to take a moment and tell you about our recent fishing charter in Punta Cana. The deep-sea fishing that we do with Big Marlin Charters is not hard at all. It is easy, fun and spectacularly beautiful. It is very safe & female friendly. So, if you have any concerns as a woman that you could not handle what is needed to enjoy this super fun excursion, I want to assure that you can. I have a very experienced deck hands that will be right by your side to make sure that you get and have as much fun as it is possible. If we get lucky and we find lots of fish the trip can be really exciting and if you want a more relaxed time you can lie in the sun with a cold drink and some tasty sandwiches. marlin fishing trip Dominican Republic
I recently booked a charter with 2 clients, both women, Joanna and Cathy. It is unusual to have an offshore deep sea fishing charter with just women. But I want to assure you that it is perfectly normal. I wish we had more, it is so much fun, easy and safe to do. Let me tell you how it went.
We all got on board and I gave them my routine safety speech and short tour of the boat. We had only a little chop, maybe 3 feet+/-. It was a beautiful sunny calm day.
I know a spot that always has good Mahi Mahi fishing in Punta Cana. Those fishing spots are all marked on our boats navigation systems. I like 740 Garmin. So, I always know exactly where we are. These fish are also known as Dorado. They are truly beautiful and interesting, they are very athletic with long thin body. Mahi Mahi almost look like they are fluorescent, unreal, out of this world. You can watch them coming up toward the yacht and they look like a blue-green light bulb. Really pretty, almost hypnotic to watch. Not to mention how tasty they are, cooked Dominican style in a local on the shore restaurant on the beach. One of the ladies was ready to go, she was excited and couldn’t wait to get some on the line. The other seemed to be more interested in getting some sun than getting some fish. It’s all good, It’s lazy Dominican Time. Do what you want. On our fishing boat Fortuna 42’ there’s place for both.fishing boat fortuna deep sea fishing in Punta Cana
The fishing is always better when we have a little chop, waves of 4-5 ft. are just perfect. The bait always behaves more like a live fish, breaking the water, jumping and splashing. This attracts more fish. It is always beautiful to be on the ocean, but it is much more exciting when we can hook some fish. This day was a quiet day, the ocean was taking a rest.
It was quiet for a couple of hours, no Mahi Mahi, lots of sun, but no fish. Magic spells Fishy Fishy Fishy not work today) As we were chatting about something we suddenly heard the left side reel began bussing loudly. That meant we got a fish. I love that sound, it is always so exciting to hear. The best symphony from Peen Reel 80 ! I got to the reel quickly and let the fish run without about 2 yards of line, then I stopped it suddenly which really sets the hook. Then we know that we really have hooked the fish. Then I let the fish run again. If you have a short line a serious fish will break it easily. The fish took about half reel the line in less than 5 seconds. This is very fast. This was a big fish. I wanted to make sure we had the hook set deeply, so I stopped the line suddenly and pulled the rod at the same moment. Immediately I was pulled to the boat rail. This was a big strong fish. It is a great feeling when you hook a fish like that, the rod is bent, the line is taut, no slack, no give at all. The line looks like it will break if you touch it.fortuna yate dominicana republic Punta Cana
Joanna and Cathy were both really interested and excited, but they were not sure what to do and so we were there to assist them. I had to really work this fish, he was really strong. With a lot of effort and all my strength I finally got the rod back into the fishing chair and rod holder. My 1 st mate, Vladimir was a big help. We knew with a fish this strong it had to be a Blue Marlin.
We realized that neither Joanne nor Cathy would be able to bring this fish into the boat by themselves. Vladimir and I would have to help. So, Joanne got in the chair and Vladimir and I helped her with the rod. Joanne worked the reel by herself. You have to pull the rod back and then release some of the tension to reel some of the line in. Slowly but surely you bring the fish in closer to the boat that way. Joanne did a great job and had a great time. We were all very excited and yelling.blue marlin fishing joanna offshore
After about 20 minutes the fish gets tired. It just cannot keep this type of effort up for long. We saw his fin break the surface first. I grabbed the gaff, which is a big hook on a pole. I hooked him with that and Vladimir and I pulled him abroad. Really a great catch, one of my best ever. Big strong Blue Marlin and a very exciting time for everyone. Really fun! Joanna and Cathy were so happy with the entire trip. They promised they would do fishing again in Punta Canablue big marlin joanna October Hard Rock resort
Try this, it is safe, fun, exciting, beautiful, will be the highlight of your entire vacation.
Friendly.
Cap. Yustas Fortuna

Blue Marlin Fishinig with Mr. Ali

Hello to fishermen’s from sunny Dominican Republic, Punta Cana. To everybody who likes fishing for Marlin.
December 26th 2015 I had a luck of meeting an interesting fisherman Mr.Ali and his family. They booked private fishing charter from my company for 6 hours.
I picked them up with our minivan bus at 7 am and already by 7.30 am we were leaving marina Jelly Fish for the open sea and fishing.
Mr.Ali and his son made themselves comfortable on the cockpit waiting for the fish. His wife Amanda was suntanning on the fly bridge. It was clear from the beginning that she’s not interested in fishing. Maybe for better. Sometimes women and fishing are not compatible. marlin_charter_punta_cana
The ocean was calm that day, there were no waves. The wind was eastern and not strong and didn’t get in the way of using all the lines on the reels.
We started on the Macao direction. In one hour left reel swooshed and Mr.Ali pulled aboard barracuda. 10 pounds and 2 feet long not more. In another 20 minutes the right reel worked and Mr.Ali’s son pulled up another barracuda.It was a little bigger than the first one. According to men’s emotions they liked the action with fishing.
We passed Macao and continued moving towards Ubero Alto. In half an hour upped reel worked. All our reels are Penn International and they are flawless in work. We love Penn. Good and reliable reels made in the USA. It’s not some Chinese toy. Mr.Ali easily pulled up Mahi Mahi 15 pounds and 2 feet long. Him and his son were very happy. Than we were escorted by dolphins for a short while. They made Amanda delighted. She was shouting from the top by which side of the fishing boat we could see a dolphin. Later the dolphins stayed back and didn’t interfere with our fishing.
Approximately at 12.30 near Macao while we were moving towards Punta Cana already, suddenly our left reel started swishing loudly and the rod bent in the semicircle. 1st Mate stopped reel’s friction and immediately let go so the hook gets stuck in fish better. Mr.Ali got into the fighting chair and started pulling the fish up. In few seconds we’ve seen how the fish made a stand as Marlins usually do. Mr.Ali very carefully was pulling the rod towards himself and reeling the line. When he felt the line got too tight he let go and pulled up a bit later.
The Captain was moving the boat reverse towards Marlin. When Mr.Ali got tired, his son got into the chair and started pulling Marlin up. He fought it over 40 minutes. We got the fish with gaff hook and pulled it aboard. It was a blue Marlin 180 pounds. Of course it was not a very big blue marlin. But Mr.Ali and his son were very happy.
We invite you to experience same excitement of catching big game fish with us. Those emotions are unforgettable and story of your fishing trips will stay with you a lifetime.
Our boat is perfect for every need a fisherman might have, we make sure everyday, before every single trip that you will be comfortable and ready to catch a big one.
Looking forward to welcoming you on board!
Cap.Yustas Fortuna

Family Fishing Charter Discount 10%

Private Yacht for Family Fishing Charter – 10% OFF

deep sea fishing Punta Cana fimily fishing charter low priceOne of my brightest childhood memories is when my dad took me fishing with his friends.
Early morning…when all the other kids are still seeing dreams, but you are already awake – this makes you special and grown up. Fresh sea breathe excites. Talks about fish and weather…adult talks. I’m standing there silent, catching every word. I’m exploring a new world – the world of fishing!
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I realize that all that talk is from the adult world. And I am becoming the part of this adult talk. I am growing up. I can feel how I am growing, how new words and terms get into my head, words which I have never heard before. I am determining those terms, giving them my meanings. Even now…as I am writing this….there is a smile on my lips. I was a kid, I was going fishing with my dad and I was absolutely happy, not needing anything else. Just being close to him, feeling his support and strength.family discount fishing charter papa and sonsFamily-Friendly Fishing Charters – is one of the most exciting spectacular activities which can be done by the whole family, close friends or relatives.Experience new emotions. Become closer to each other. Go through powerful family team building.
We enjoy having families aboard. Big Marlin Charters is one big family. And its always lots of fun to be friends with other families. We all are so different. But during fishing charter we all are united with mutual goal.
This is really important!
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For all Family Charters we make discount 10% for the 4-5 hours fishing charter. Pay just 495$ US instead of 550$ US.
Just wait till you see our boat – we assure you this is the best boat in Punta Cana – Bavaro. It is a private yacht. Our family loves our boat. It is clean, perfectly maintained and equipped for serious fishing.family fishing charter for mahi mahi with bigmarlin
The yacht offers for your use top class equipment for deep-sea
Caribbean fishing (Penn International, Shimano, Rapala), the freshest
bait! Navigated by the local Dominican Captain with more than 7 years of
successful experience and a mate assistant. Our anglers rarely come back
empty handed, and you can count of the trophey size catch in those waters.
Atlantic Ocean is a cradle for Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, Dorado (Mahi Mahi)
and more…

Come to us. During this trip we will be one big family in the Atlantic Ocean. As one team. We will catch fish. We will return to the shore and will have it cooked in the restaurant and have great lunch or dinner.
Our boat – best place for family-team building!
See you during fishing.
Cap. Yustas Fortuna

Fimily Charter

Punta Cana – Fun time Fimily Fishing Charter and Party Boat with reef snorkeling after.

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Fihing Calendar for fishing charters seasons Dominican Republic Punta Cana

Big Marlin Fishing Calendar Dominican Republic, Punta Cana


Hi guys! When is the best time for fishing in Punta Cana? Which season is best for Blue Marlin or Mahi Mahi?
These are good questions. Get HOT fishing times with Big Marlin Punta Cana. Plan your fishing trips based upon information on the month.Fishing Calendar instantly displays best fishing times for Dominican Republic the Atlantic Ocean directly.Tables provides personalized best times to catch fish. Catch a fish from the ocean depending of the of the seasons. Monthly calendar for Caribbiean Big Game Fishing Charters Punta Cana. Check your fish today!

Dominican Fish for Trolling

Blue Marlin season in Punta Cana Dominican RepublicAtlantic Blue Marlin.
This fish loves tropical and moderate waters of the Atlantic Ocean. They rarely form pods and prefer to live alone. Females are four times bigger than males. Maximum body weight is 1,803 pound with length up to 16,4 feet. Blue marlin spends most of his life in open waters far from the shore. They can swim really fast reaching up to 62 mph. These fish go on long migrations, including repeated ones, between Caribbean islands and Venezuela and also between Virgin Islands and West Africa. Marlin meat is delicious, it’s served as a delicacy in best restaurants. Most fishermen release Marlin fish after catching it and east of Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is not an exclusion. This fish is caught only by trolling. The best catches are from June to November.
Catch White Marlin in Punta Cana March till AugustAtlantic White Marlin.
Much smaller than its relative. With body length of a little more than 9.8 feet its weight reaches 176 pounds. It inhabits all the Atlantic Ocean including Mexican Gulf, Caribbean Sea and even western part of Mediterranean Sea. Caused by fish’s aggression during being pulled out of the water white stripes appear on its body. White Marlin is caught by trolling on regular bait like surface lures or octopus. In Dominican Republic is well caught on Ballyhoo. This fish’s meat is very tasty. Best caught from March till July.
Best Sailfish fishing season Dominican RepublicSailfish.
The fastest fish on Earth. Inhabits tropical, subtropical and moderate waters of all oceans. Successfully caught by Dominican shores. A distinctive feature of Sailfish is a tall and long first dorsal fin which looks like a sail. Adult species can reach up to 6.6 feet in length and up to 220 pounds. Sailfish is a very active predator and can develop really high speed swimming. During fast swimming its dorsal fin is folded and hid in special groove in fish’s back. Sail is unfolded while aggression. Sailfish’s another special feature is a long upper jaw which makes it look like Marlin. Once caught this fish tries to get rid of the hook by doing high jumps and wiggles. Sailfish’s meat contains almost no fat. Best caught from November till April.
Mahi Mahi Dominican Republic Dorado, Gold Dolphin fishinig Punta CanaMahi-Mahi, Dorado.
These are the most common names of one of the most beautiful and tasty Atlantic fish. Body length of Dorado is from 3.3 to 4.9 feet. Its body is stretched and squeezed by sides. It is covered with small round silver-gold scales. Maximum body length is 6.9 feet and maximum weight is 88 pounds. When fish is pulled out of the water its glowing like a lightbulb and changes its color few times before death from blue to gold. Once Dorado is dead it looses its color fast. Tropical countries have widely developed Dorado catching industry which can be viewed as separate fishing branch. Mahi Mahi usually stays in surface waters of the open sea and rarely goes deep. The most popular way of catching is trolling. By the Dominican shores Dorado is very well caught all year round. The best is October till April.
Tuna Dominican RepublicYellowfin Tuna.
Inhibits all tropical and temperate latitudes of world oceans including waters by the Dominican shores. Its size gets up to 7.9 feet and weight up to 441 pounds – it’s a Big Fish! Yellowfin Tuna is an active predator and eats anything what it meets on its way and which corresponds to the size of its standard pray. Tuna likes surface waters and rarely goes deep. This fish is successfully caught by silicone octopuses and wobblers. To catch a tuna by trolling and pulling is very hard, because it fights till the end and tries to go down. Fish’s meat has red color and is delicious. Very often meat of this fish is used for making sushi. Best chance to catch from February till August.
Wahoo fishing charter Punta CanaWahoo.
Type of fish from mackerel family, lives in tropical sees on the depth up to 39 feet. Especially often is caught along Atlantic shore of the USA from Florida and up to the north, in Mexican gulf, between DR and Puerto Rico. Wahoo has thing and long body with tiger stripy coloring – light silver scales and blue stripes on sides, which disappear right after fish dies. Weight of the biggest ever caught up to now Wahoo is 183 pounds and length – 8.2 feet, although average weight of this fish is about 22-44 pounds. Most often Wahoo is seen quite close to the shore, near reefs and above continental shelf, but sometimes this fish is caught in the open sea. Usually caught with rods and trolls. The bait can be almost anything – mullet, sierra mackerel, stripes of fish meat, calamari, artificial bait. Wahoo is delicious. Best caught from October till April.
Description Barracuda in Punta CanaBarracuda.
This fish is being called pike of the sea, but similarity of those fish are only exterior, they are not related at all. Distinctive feature of barracuda – strong lower jaw which extends over the upper one. Row of small sharp teeth are covering jaw on the outside, inside is a row of teeth bigger size. Maximum registered length of barracuda is 6.7 feet with weight 110 pounds. This fish’s ration is diverse, it hunts fish, shrimp, calamari and even its self relatives. Very often is met by the Dominican shores, is caught by trolling. Barracuda is well caught all year round