One of our recent fishing groups, led by John “JP” Pullaro with United Hoist Equipment, Inc., had a special request – help children in the local community while visiting the Domincan Republic.
After a few phone calls and guidance from Mrs. Anna-Lisa Bracett, one morning before fishing we took a bumpy ride to the little Juanillo School, a modest two-room school house with 40 students ranging from 4-14 in age. Once JP delivered his message about John 3:16 , interpreted by Mrs. Anna-Lisa to the children, we handed out toiletries, toys and John 3:16 pamphlets in Spanish. We also distribted John 3:16 soccer balls and bracelets that he had packed in two huge suitcases for the children.
I don’t think a lot of school work was retained that day, and honestly our day was made whether we caught a fish or not! Interestingly, our first bite when we got out later that morning was an 85lb. white marlin, one of the largest I have ever landed – so big that it had two grown remoras on it!
We were delighted to welcome aboard a group of ladies for their first offshore adventure. The catch included a white Marlin and several nice mahi. It was a blast to have Susan, Amy, Leslie and Erica fishing with us at Cap Cana and helping to make our good looking Jarrett Bay custom 53 even more beautiful!
A fun end to the tournament. After taking the lead on day 1 going 2 for 2 on blue marlin, we slid back a couple of spots day 2 and entered day 3 in tight competition with several teams. Contango finished the tournament strong with a 2nd place on time, having caught our last fish about an hour after the 1st place winner: Shoe. Congrats to Devin, Johnny and the crew. Great job Contango and to Captain Daryl who captained his 600th Atlantic Blue Marlin today!
Contango is currently in Casa de Ccampo, DR, and we have had an excellent winter of Blue Marlin Fishing! We have decided to leave the boat in the DR all year. We will be moving the boat to Cap Cana Marina in June of this year and remaining there until Nov of 2015, then heading back to Casa de Campo Marina for the winter. The fishing is off the charts, a short run to the fishing grounds. On most days we see or catch 2 to 3 Blue Marlin, in the 100-150lb class, plus Mahi. Capt Daryl Brower and Mate Mario, have it dialed in. For more information, please feel free to email Capt Daryl Brower at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text him on his DR cell phone at 829-293-9616.
The Contango left North Carolina on New Year’s Day and stopped in Charleston for fuel before heading to Cape Canaveral through the night. After arriving in North Palm Beach the boys had a few days of preparation work plus picking up all those important supplies, and getting some much deserved rest before heading off to the Dominican Republic. While heading to the Dominican Republic, the Contango released a solid 300 pound blue marlin just 45 minutes after they decided to put some lines in while chugging to Marina Casa de Campo Fishing Club!
The Contango is now laying safe and sound in Marina Casa de Campo Fishing Club in the Dominican Republic with Super Mario back on the team. They traveled well and caught a white and blue marlin on the way down; get ready to join us for some of the best blue marlin fishing in the World!