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"Good push of small blue marlin hanging up on the nearshore FADs. Live small blackfins are the prefered bait."
Apr 3, 2014
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Blue Marlin Release

A nice smaller-sized blue, prior to release. We get a lot of these small blues here, trolling or on live-bait.
Jan 23, 2014
Capt. Randy Rode commented on Capt. Randy Rode's blog post Dominican Republic Sportfishing on FADs
Oct 5, 2013

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Posted on April 3, 2014 at 2:58pm 0 Comments

I have blogged a lot in the past on how to build a proper Fish Attracting Device. It is a fairly simple procedure, using simple and easily obtainable materials. FAD`s are extremely important in attracting and aggregating fish in many parts of the Caribbean, including the Dominican Republic, recently named the top billfish destination in the world! by

A big reason that the waters surrounding the Dominican Republic is…



Posted on October 5, 2013 at 8:09am 0 Comments

The beginning of another day in the Caribbean!…


Dominican Republic Sportfishing on FADs

Posted on October 5, 2013 at 6:23am 1 Comment

Fishing Fish Attracting Devices (FADs) here on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic makes up a big part of our fishery. Although we oftentimes fish current breaks and sargasso weedlines for Dorado and other species, the home-made FADs make up a big part of our fishing. The typical FAd is made up of inexpensive…



Posted on January 29, 2012 at 10:35am 0 Comments

We fish a lot of Fish Attracting Devices here on the North coast of the Dominican Republic, ones that we make ourselves. I am getting ready to drop one in 500 fathoms and another in 750 fathoms, which is only 7 and 9 miles offshore!

We have found, by drifting by the FADs in stealth mode, and running the Furuno depth machine on 50 KHz, that we are marking a lot of fish, way up current of the rope as it descends down to the weight. The depth of the marks varies, but we seem to see a lot…


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