Our Caribbean season for 2017 is winding down this week, and its been another great year on the CHASER.
She is pretty much the perfect fishing machine, with a bunch more projects carried out in the off season, and then I installed all of the new GARMIN electronics and 2kw full CHIRP transducer in February.
The ability to mark fish is incredible over the older generation of electronics. and the ease of navigation and daily work is a game changer for me. TRADITION is getting the same set up next month.
In Casa De Campo we caught 64 blue marlin and 3 whites in 28 days, and then moved to Cap Cana where we started with fly fishing. Jeremy came from Africa to fish with us and we caught him his atlantic blue marlin and 2 white marlin that he needed for his slam on fly, a hell of an achievement. We also caught 2 other guests their first marlin on fly as well. Lots of day trips with people down on vacation and for weddings, and so many first marlin for so many guests.
We have 36 whites in Cap Cana , not the numbers we had hoped, but with the grass a pain this season and not too many trips we did pretty good.
The next 12 months looks amazing !!!
I am heading home in a few weeks to put all new Garmin Marine electronics in the Tradition Charters, pretty much the same set up, the incredible Airmar CHIRP PM411 2kw Low/medium and screens as I installed on the Chaser Caribbean earlier this year. Tradition is getting 2 x 12″ screens in the tower, and a massive 22″ screen on the bridge, and the new digital radar.
I have some great specials and 3 prime season spots open for live aboard, can also arrange Lizard Island and mothership if needed-
September madness special prices for 4-10 day live aboard trip, great fishing, spearing, light tackle, fly and big marlin on the GBR !!
A few openings left for us for main season:
Sept 20-30, 24-31, Nov 5-13 and Nov 26 to Dec 18 Cairns, Coral Sea, Lady Musgrave and Fraser Island
Then in the Caribbean/Dominican Republic:
St Lucia and island hopping in January, finishing in Marina Casa de Campo Fishing Cluband ready to go Feb 1 thru April 30 fishing the FADS for blue marlin, we cater for both fly and conventional light tackle fishing. Swords as well.
This morning I went and looked at a few properties, and decided on this incredible 3 bedroom home with pool, huge back deck and yard. Less than 10 minutes in the golf cart to the boat in the marina.
Rick Alvarez’s tournament is available, we finished 3rd overall and Champion Angler this year, as well as 2nd by 1 fish in the Casa De Campo Cup, a month long tournament for the most releases, we had 44 to the Fa La Me with 45. Pretty good for a charter boat with many of our angler hooking their own fish everyday.
CASA DE CAMPO BLUE MARLIN CLASSIC 2018 DATES:
APR 18 – Registration & Kickoff
APR 19 – 1st Day of fishing – HAPPY HOUR at the docks
APR 20 – 2nd Day of fishing – Evening Fiesta Latina
APR 21 – 3rd & final day of fishing – Evening Awards Banquet
May 1st we return to Marina Cap Cana for the white marlin season
And then Cairns for my 25th season !!!
We have half of the 2018 season already booked, so get in now to book your week with us. Also available for the tournaments as well.
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