Friday, March 23, 2012
Fishing in the Dominican Republic
While on Spring Break in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in mid-March 2012, my son (Carson) and I signed up for a 1/2 day charter of deep-sea fishing. They often catch mahi mahi, wahoo, marlin and sailfish in this area.
We shared the boat with 2 couples...one pair from Michigan, one pair from Colorado. The pair from Michigan had been checking the success of the returning charter boats for the past week or two. Most boats had been coming back fishless. Only one had come back with more than a couple fish.
Long story short, our boat returned with 2 fish....a pair of barracuda.
Carson started out strong, but couldn't get his sea legs. He ended up not feeling well for most of the trip. Didn't help that one of the women on the boat was hurling into a bucket every few minutes.
As a Father...it was my duty to get this picture of my son hugging the side of the boat. At this point, he hadn't chummed the fishes yet, but he eventually did.