fellow Visitor, Sportfishing Enthusiast, Deep Sea Fishing Freak or just accidentally jumping in Traveller.
I want to welcome you to Punta Cana, the beautiful east coast of the Dominican Republic.
My name is Michael Wagner, born on south-west Germany's countryside, fishing the local waters offshore Punta Cana much over a decade now, still looking for a bigger one day by day.
The so named Sportfishing in Punta Cana started in the early 90's, while most of todays known Hotel Resorts not even been planned, in small Fiberglass Center Console open Fisherman boats, 2x 60HP Yamaha outboards on a 24ft vessel been a really big deal that time. Our first one, a Maco Americano 24ft'er named Bolero, is holding til today our area's Blue Marlin record caught in Non-Tournament Deep Sea Fishing, a 515lbs female bringing an over 6hrs fight on tackle you won't want to use on a Big Game Fishing Charter of Today's. That time we fished to get fish for the kitchen at home, taking visitors with us been a "financial bycatch" to pay the gas, of course there was no practice of catch & release, than bigger the fish than better for the 'Pueblo'.
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Receiving immense changes by the so called modern world, Punta Cana is today one of the biggest Destinations for Travellers worldwide, we never changed the fact that our local waters are free of any commercial/longlining fishing, so we never did that worldwide so modern mistake to destroy first and cry afterwards for laws. Fishing Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is 100% pure Sportfishing with barely explored resources. While i see no reason to damn a local Fishermen bringing home a Fish, any Fish, even a Billfish, to feed his family, Mike's Marina Fishing Charters invented 2005 the practice of catch & release to Punta Cana's Sportfishing for all Billfishes to preserve our Big Game Fishing Paradise for future Sportsmen. Many local outfitters jumped on that train so now it is up to you, the Sportfishing visitor hiring a Deep Sea Fishing Charter Boat in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, to decide which way it has to be.
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white Marlin release during the 2007 Billfish Season
Today Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is the home for a well equipped Fleet of modern Sportfishing Charter Boats. Owned by Mike's Marina Fishing Charters S.A. and it's partnered Hispaniola Fishing S.A. and the 5-Star Divng Outfitter Pro-Marine S.A. and as the main base located by the national Sportfishing Club in Cabeza de Toro, the Sportfishing Central for several International Tournaments on the Coast in the Center of the Punta Cana Area, those Sportfishing Charter Boats are for professional offshore Big Game Trolling and offshore Deep Bottom Sportfishing operated by Mike's Marina Fishing Charters S.A. of course our sportfishing yachts can also be rented for daycruises along our beautiful coastline with swimming and snorkelstops at natural shallows and reefs for the whole family.
The Fleet includes sportfishing yachts sized 31-42ft, namely Bertram 31ft, Bertram 35ft, Bertram 38ft, Pacemaker 36ft, equipped with Penn Intl and Shimano Sportfishing Gear, GPS, VHF, emergency phones, all safety equipment etc. Of course all Fishing Charters run by Mike are guided by english spoken Captains, all professional lifetime Sportfishermen for our local waters out of Punta Cana. Mike's Marina Fishing Charters also runs special events like the Cap Cana private white Marlin Tourney April 2008 or the sportfishing Trips for the famous Sportfishing Novel "Skins & Fins" March 24th-28th 2008 and again during spring 2009. Mike's Marina Fishing Charters S.A. is proud to be the Outfitter and Organizer for the official German Big Game Championship May 2009.
June 1st-6th 2010 Mike's Marina Fishing Charters will Participate with Skippers Jose Manuel Mota, Luis Alberto Caridad and Mike in the 2010 Intl. Cap Cana Billfish Shootout at Cap Cana/DR.
for the 2011 Billfish Tournament Season I will participate with the 38ft Bertram named "Mata Tiempo" in the whole Series named "Golden Hook", a series of International Sportfishing Tournaments taking place in Punta Cana from April 2011 til September 2011, crowning 1 Winning Boat at the End of the Season. for the single Events of that Tournament Shedule I will have space available for Single Anglers and Angling Teams to participate in a single or in several of the Tournaments. The Details about Shedules and participating Fees should be available End Fall 2010 and can be requested from Mike by e-mail November 2010 ahead. for all Tournaments we will also have Lodging Packages available.
38ft Bertram "Mata Tiempo" at Mike's Marina
Championship Tournament Sportfishing.
May 17th-23rd 2009
the German 2009 Big Game Trolling Championship
only at Mike's Marina in Punta Cana
Championship Tournaments at Mike's Marina
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for direct e-mail contact just drop me a mail on Mike@MikesMarina.info
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