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Blue Marlins after Days of Thunder

after heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms blowing over the area the last two weeks it looks like we come back to normal this week for the local waters offshore Punta Cana. so this tuesday august 16th 42ft Bertram Shekinah took a half day charter to target our atlantic Blues and had to pass only one fight for the morning. around 10AM with Mate Chino on the weel Skipper Jose Manuel Mota hooked the first hit of the morning, a blue Marlin taking the small lure running on the long outrigger line on

Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher

Blue Marlin Dream came true

Italian customer Fabio Steccanella had only one dream in mind when he contacted Mike at first early 2006, " i want to catch a Blue Marlin ". we figured out together when the best time during the 2006 Blue Marlin Season on the Dominican east coast would be, fishing out of Punta Cana, so at the end i decided by weather/moon/tide predictions to recommend the days before the full moon in august, so Fabio chartered my 42ft Bertram Shekinah with charter captains Jose Manuel Mota and Luis Alberto ca

Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher

first Marlin catch

Fishing in Punta Cana, by Mike's Marina Fishing Charters S.A.   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   I finally got my first marlin caught on one of Mikes boats from www.MikesMarina.info ...yea i got sea sick...for the first time ever but it was deff worth it. It was a great trip...we also caught 2 dolphins and 2 small barracudas...i was sleeping on the deck it was bad...i hate sleeping on a boat im there to be fishing not sleeping but i wa

Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher

4hrs 4 Marlin

Friday june 23rd Moon a Waning Crescent on 4%, winds on 8knots, Sea flat after heavy nighttime rainfalls, Ron Szotak went out for a half day charter of 4hrs on our 42ft Bertram Shekinah with skipper Jose Manuel Mota. while lines been wet just 25 minutes after they cleared the reef, Jose found the right bait activities only 4-6 nmls offshore the Bavaro Beach area running in a white Marlin double at first. one missed and one hooked the first fight on 30lbs Penn tackle was on. after a 25 minu

Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher

white Marlin Season and Dorado mix

Charter Clients Travis and Holly Johnson sent the following e-mail to add to their fishing report: Hey Mike! First of all, let me say what a wonderful and great experience we had fishing with your crew at Mike's Marina! Our Captain, Manuel, and First Mate, Franklin, were absolutely perfect to fish with. I don't regret booking our charter with them and you guys! We had the time of our lives! It will be one of the most remembered experiences of our honeymoon! If we had thought when we ended

Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher

white Marlin Season

let's stay on Saturday May 13th what a lovely day, after Searay Altamar reporting one dorado after the other, one bigger than the other, Skipper Jose Manuel Mota said to himself 'we are in white marlin season, so we fish for white marlin, to hell with the moon phase'. with the sea level close to 0 ft and no winds present he cleared reef close to 9:00AM, a bit late that day because clients took the wrong bus, but after that day they knew they've been on the right charter boat with Mike's Ma

Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher

Dorado Fishing

fishing Report update for Mike's Marina, dominican east coast out of Punta Cana. Saturday, May 13th Charter boat Altamar, our 40ft Searay, run by Skipper Luis Alberto Caridad with his mate Alberto Rodriguez cleared reef 8:30AM that quiet sunny saturday morning, trolling the area Bavaro-Arena Gorda for white Marlin and dolphin fish, sea level 0ft and winds close to 0 knots offered the perfect visibility conditions for anything floating on the surface, but mostly they stood on slow trolling

Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher

fro a fishing charter clients view

On 04-12-2006 04:21 pm Jake Walker(jwalker@tractor-equipment.com) posted:   Man o Man what a day!!! I wanted to post a report on our fishing trip last Sunday 4-9-06 so that people like me had some customer feedback on the fishing in the DR. We started the day by being picked up at our hotel at 7:30 am and our driver was early, waiting on us when we got to lobby. After a short ride to the charter office we got all of the paper work out of the way and we were off. To give you a little backg

Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher

2006 Marlin Season Fishing Punta Cana offshore

The real start for the 2006 white Marlin season we aspected starting with the first quarter moon, 50% full, rising 8:19AM on wednesday april 5th, but last sunday march 26th charter client Jason Jones was close to a record for our local waters white marlins, moon a Waning Cresent, just 10% full, early for the season to start. On board of our 42ft Post Intrepido with charter captain Jose Manuel Mota and mate Franklin Johansi Recio they hooked at 9:20AM, 50 minutes after leaving port, only 35 mi

Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher

Caribbean Greetings to the European Anglers

Hello to all European Big Game Enthusiasts. I start this block to offer information about our Big Game Fishing in the Caribbean, myself fishing on the east coast of the Dominican Republic out of Punta Cana. For any Questions about our local Sportfishing just post a Entry with your Question to this Blog and i try to provide all info possible.   Mike www.MikesMarina.info Punta Cana Dominican Republic  

Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher

Lady Helen, Penarth - Sunday 6th August 2006

A few months ago Richard had asked me if I'd like to go on a boat trip. It took no longer than a few seconds to decide I would love too. Having seen reports from Mike (the skipper) on another forum I was certain of catching a few fish. I had previously never been boat fishing, so was a little nervous about getting used to all the different gear and tactics.   Sunday morning soon came round and at 4.30am we were making our way down to Penarth Marina to meet with the rest of the forum crew. By

Norfolkdan

Norfolkdan

From one extreme…

Went back to Deep Hayes last night for a few hours surface fishing. I went in the evening as a friend has joined but he’s not as keen on the early morning sessions as me so we went down after work!   Straight away I noticed a massive difference in the behaviour of the fish. Although they were about in numbers like normal, they were much more on edge and were much harder to get going – no doubt because for most of the day they had been subjected to all manner of ‘approaches’ from the local sch

Julian

Julian

Frustrated!

Did another early morning session today – first time on another new water! I’m getting about a bit lately! Lovely lake of about three acres with more features, bays, points, snags, pads and back waters than you could shake a stick at. I went up with Izaak for a quick reccy at the weekend but he started balling ten minutes into the job so I had to come home, but saw enough to know it was worth a stab (couple of good doubles and one perhaps a scraper twenty).   Got there at dawn with the inten

Julian

Julian

carp....driving me mad!

well lately i have been targetting a few carp,i stalked two on the river lea in hertfordshire at the start of the season,resulting in me losing a possible 20+ common,on the float too! i then went onto the tidal lea in hackney,right in the east end of london,i found a group of carp,mostly small single figure fish but several were big enough to warrant my attention,easily good upper double figure fish. so i set up a boilie/bolt rig combo got it in place,all was quite for a while until i went t

Russell Fitzpatrick

Russell Fitzpatrick

first catfish

Well i have always wanted to hook a catfish and feel that power,i had spoken to a few friends that who had encounters with teh wels and they were not dissapointed! So i went and met up with my mates in cambridge,matt rand and mark,we had decided to visit a norfolk pit that they had fished a few weeks before,resulting in a 20lb+ cat,so we went for a two night session.   on getting there we each dumped our ruckys in swims to show they are claimed,on returning with the rest of our gear,Matt ha

Russell Fitzpatrick

Russell Fitzpatrick

Hmmm

Two sessions on Wick to report on. I've been fishing this swim out of stubbornness. It's crawling with tench, I've just been having problems connecting with them. The last three trips have resulted in the first fish hooked getting off, and two of them to a blank. I though it was Groundhog Day again yesterday, but managed to put a couple of small tench on the bank later. Last night's incident was inevitable; I suspected that the fish were tackle-shy, so I scaled down to a 4lb bottom and a 14. Bin

Steve Walker

Steve Walker

Well and truly knackered!

I did another session on my new little water yesterday morning; I set the alarm for 4am and was at the water for around half past, just as it was coming light. It was only my third time on the water, and like the previous two sessions, I went after the carp off the surface, armed with one rod, net, mat, essentials and a big bag of flavoured dog biscuits!   The last session had brought a lovely 17lb plus common to the net, one of nine fish I took during a few hours fishing, and whilst well chu

Julian

Julian

No tench

Just got back from an unsuccessful session on Wick. I thought I'd give it a try because the fish seem to run bigger; an average Dabchick tench is 4-5lb, an average Wick one 5-6. There are also some very good tench in there, into double figures. I fished a peg at the opposite end of the lake to my usual pegs. I just didn't feel like fishing a big expanse of water into the wind, so I found a calm and sheltered bay at the upwind end. Shallower and more weedy, and at the wrong end by the wind, but w

Steve Walker

Steve Walker

More tench

I gave Dabchick another go last night, same peg and tactics as last week. The water looked a good deal clearer than it did last time, and I think it showed. Also, a bloke I was chatting with told me that it had been fished each of the last four days. It's a great peg, but is unfortunately right next to the car park, and can get hammered. I'll have to spend some time looking for a less accessible peg with similar features.   Anyway, I ended up with half a dozen tench to about four pounds, a co

Steve Walker

Steve Walker

Bag o' tench!

May I make a confession? During yesterdays tench session I reached the conclusion that I really do hate ducks. They are swines. Every time I 'pulted out some loose feed I had Mrs Duck and her horde of stupid little teenage ducklings home in and paddle round my float. Waving a pole at them just about chased them out of reach, but with the next batch of feed they were back again. What with confusion with line bites from the ducks and missed bites while waving six metres of carbon at them I reckon

Steve Walker

Steve Walker

Down the river

I nipped down to the Thames for a couple of hours last night, on the swim I fished on opening day. I started off fishing pellets on a feeder rig. I hit one good bite and was briefly connected to something powerful before it weeded me. I'd like to think it felt too strong for a chub, but I'm not convinced.   I later switched to fish maggot on the float managing to land a couple of chub of around 4lb and to lose one. Good fun on heavy float tackle, fishing the centrepin and Drennan Avon rod wit

Steve Walker

Steve Walker

Opening Day

Against expectations I managed to grab an hour and a half on the Upper Thames today. I hadn't planned it, expecting to be somewhere on the M6 this evening, but I had some hookable halibut pellets and 2mm feed pellets left over from tenching, and went on a whim at about 8pm. The swim I was headed for is a fair way down the Thames path, about half an hour's brisk walk. I'm still harbouring hopes for a Thames barbel, if I'm honest, and that's how far you have to walk before you find any swims with

Steve Walker

Steve Walker

It all started when....

My Blog, mmm I should have really started this the other week, but well, "if, if's and ands were pots and pans there'd be no room for tinkers"   Captains Blog, Shipdate 31-5-06   The Summer that we had all been waiting for looks as though it's finally arriving, i'ts been a long time coming this year, May was really well erm nondiscript, oh apart from the ten days of fog leaving a few hundred stranded tourists and a couple of nice days where I managed to get out on the yak properly and fis

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Prowler

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