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I am heading down to the DR for a couple weeks in january and was curious if any BCFR members have any experience fishing the beaches of Punta Cana or Bavaro? I will be packing a couple fly rods along and plan on doing a little fishing everyday, just looking for a little info on what to expect.

Thanks Bill
 

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you are one lucky bastard to be able to go to all these gorgeous tropical places and have time to fish aside from working. Im jealous as i would love to get down there for some ocean fish on the fly. can i stow away in your suitcase??? ;D LOL
 

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There can be some long winters up north here, so winter holidays are somewhat mandatory. This next few months will be kind of exceptional, I have a buddy getting married in Punta Cana, and in March we are taking the kids to see Mickey down in Florida (Mosquito lagoon redfish :happy:). This coming spring is going to be hard on the annual vacation and the pocket book, hopefully it won't cut to deep into my fall steelie trips.
 

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Billy-I don't FF at all but have done a bunch of inshore in many tropical places.

Early, late, low light is best.

Any point of land, rocks, dark patches in the water are where you want to concentrate, if you can try snorkeling the area the day before this isn't cheating it's recognisance. :thumbup:

Start with something 3"-4" long and go from there.

The DR is a place where people kill everything every. single. thing.

OTOH-Don't believe people who tell you 'there's nothing to catch' the Dominicans I've met have little idea what is/isn't in the water and they're mostly meat eaters like Cubans funny for an island in the Caribbean but it's true.

Bring along some fine wire, a knife and pliers too.

A big game trip offshore in Jan is a poor idea it's the wrong season winter brings cold water to Mona Passage and you'll get taken for a rough boat ride and little else.
 

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Thanks Dog, I think most of the wedding party will be chartering a boat for a day, which will entertain most, however hunting for some inshore fish is more to my liking. I have been told that the Dominicans do catch and keep absolutely anything they can, but that won't defer me, just being on the beach or flat in the morning and evening with my flyrod in january sounds a little bit OK!!!! :thumbup:
 

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Yes I have been corresponding with Mike, I was sniffing arround the DR1 site for local guides who work inshore areas and he responded. I think he will be the charter we take with the wedding party. He was saying that january is primetime for mahi mahi, as bestman I am just hoping that groom gets into some while we are out, apparently they get some very large fish in the 70 pound range. Punta Cana defenitely seems to cater more to the pelagic crowd.
 

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I was on a charter with Mike's marina this March for my wedding. We're on his boat called the " Intrepido " great crew, had a blast caught a 90 lb white Marlin and a couple of barracuda. He has a really good outfit down there I reccomend him. If you use him bring the deck hands some of those sandals with the bottle opener's in them. They spied the ones I gave my best man and we had celebrity status down there for the day!
 
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