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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 www.billfishreport.com
A big reason that the waters surrounding the Dominican Republic is…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue