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Jamaica Charter Fishing

by , Posted to on 01/27/2014 11:07 AM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/07/2010
Location: ND
Has anyone done any charter deep sea fishing in Jamaica?  I have found a few outfits that provide the service but wondering if anyone has any experience and insight.  Don't really care what we catch as long as its a fun crew.  We are going to Jamica 15-22 March and are staying in Negril.  Thanks in advance for any info!
Re: Jamaica Charter Fishing
by on 01/27/2014 11:54 AM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/01/2005
Location: ND
Are you staying at a all inclusive resort or Hotel on you own?
Re: Jamaica Charter Fishing
by on 01/27/2014 12:12 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
I was at a resort in Ocho last April and did a little research into the fishing. What I found was that with literally no fishing regs, the deep sea fishing is really poor until you get out 50+ miles, which is going to eat up a good portion of your day. Chartering a boat is gonna likely run $600-$1000 / day unless you have a bunch of people to go with or want to share a boat with other vacationers which I wasn't into. a 1/2 day isn't enough to do it justice. That's the bad news, the good news is the reef fishing is great, it's relatively close to shore, there are a ton a species, and it's pretty inexpensive. I unfortunately booked my fishing trip for the last two days we were there and they were the worst weather days we had with high winds so I wasn't able to get out. If you have a chance do some snorkeling, it was one of the best things we did and was probably the cheapest, I think our resort offered it for like $25/person for a two hour tour out on the reef. It was fantastic!
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by on 01/27/2014 12:57 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/07/2010
Location: ND
I am at an all inclusive resort.  I have been to Jamaica previously so I have done the snorkeling and it was awesome.  I was just looking into some different options to do some fishing.  If its no good I won't bother and we can do more of the normal things like snorkel, parasail and of course eat and drink!
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by on 01/27/2014 1:17 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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by on 01/27/2014 1:25 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/01/2005
Location: ND
 We were there the first week in Jan four years ago.  Sandals Whitehouse on the SW corner.  Like yar had said make sure you book your trip early.  We got cancelled on for two days because of weather.  They explained to me that the warmer water was already gone and that was the best fishing.  We just did the 1/2 day trip and went with another couple.  Caught no fish but it was a good time.  They did not have an in house boat, they hire a local to take you out and they pay him and bill your room.  I think I would share the boat with more people and make a day of it if you can.  If the gal will put a whole day in on the water is another thing,  You can book though a 3rd party on your own and probably get a better deal since you will be in Negril.
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by on 01/27/2014 1:26 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
Damn, computer glitch, having trouble even getting a post to post! anyway, I would certain try the coastal fishing. With all the fish around the reefs, there has to be some preditors sitting on the deep side waiting for an easy meal. I was told to steer clear of the deep sea fishing for the reasons above. Maybe they're wrong however I know I'll have opportunities in the future at locations better know for the fishing. I just assume save my money for those. For the money, I wouldn't hesitate to try coastal fishing if your resort offers it.
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by on 01/27/2014 2:03 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/18/2004
Location: ND
Mrs johnr has informed me that a trip to Jamaica is on the bill for next Jan or Feb.

Post how you do and the rating of your resort.

She is a fisherwoman, and would have no problem putting a full day in.
We went to Puerta vallarta a couple years back and did a full day trip, it was awesome, caught lots of fish. I was quite hungover and still had a blast, even had a few beers towards the end of the day.

LINDY FISHING





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by on 01/27/2014 3:26 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/19/2009
Location: nd
Talk to the old timer in the wooden boat that drives up and down the beaches. I chatted him up a little and it sounded fun, like 150$/person and he takes you out a little ways and fish. 

My brother and i decided to skip it because the whole thing seemed a little sketchy (oacen+old wood boat=gilligans island) but i wish we would have. 

Good luck!
 rEVOLution 2016
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by on 01/27/2014 3:31 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/04/2007
Location: ND
moosehunter09 Said:
Talk to the old timer in the wooden boat that drives up and down the beaches. I chatted him up a little and it sounded fun, like 150$/person and he takes you out a little ways and fish. 

My brother and i decided to skip it because the whole thing seemed a little sketchy (ocean+old wood boat=gilligans island) but i wish we would have. 

Good luck!
sounds like something wags would very very leery of

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Re: Jamaica Charter Fishing
by on 01/27/2014 3:39 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/03/2004
Location: ND
I doubt there is much good fishing anywhere near Jamaica because everyone is starving and there are no regulations as to what you can catch/keep. If there were easy to be had fish, they wouldnt last long Im afraid.
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by on 01/27/2014 4:04 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/18/2004
Location: ND
Lycanthrope Said:
I doubt there is much good fishing anywhere near Jamaica because everyone is starving and there are no regulations as to what you can catch/keep. If there were easy to be had fish, they wouldnt last long Im afraid.
this guy found a few




LINDY FISHING





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by on 01/27/2014 7:31 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/14/2006
Location: ND
Dont wast your money. It sucks.  If you talk to the locals they will let you know the truth.
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by on 01/28/2014 07:38 AM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/21/2011
Location: ND
We stayed at Sandals Negril 2 yrs ago and it ws awesome. I booked a charter when I got there at the resort and It was something like 200 a person for a spot on a 50 carver with outriggers. We had a hell of a ride out there even in a 50 footer. The waves were mega big. Everyone on the boat including the wife got sick but me. Soo I was able to land 3 Dorado while everyone was puking. The first mate from jamacia was enjoying himself as well with the biggest joint I have ever seen saying captain captain over there as he would point to floating seaweed as I guess that was there fish finder cause they didn't have one on the boat. Never seen someone so stoned in my life and still functioning and setting lines. He was a true die hard lol. Good times for sure!!
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by on 01/28/2014 08:57 AM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

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Location: ND
TrophyTaker Said:
We stayed at Sandals Negril 2 yrs ago and it ws awesome. I booked a charter when I got there at the resort and It was something like 200 a person for a spot on a 50 carver with outriggers. We had a hell of a ride out there even in a 50 footer. The waves were mega big. Everyone on the boat including the wife got sick but me. Soo I was able to land 3 Dorado while everyone was puking. The first mate from jamacia was enjoying himself as well with the biggest joint I have ever seen saying captain captain over there as he would point to floating seaweed as I guess that was there fish finder cause they didn't have one on the boat. Never seen someone so stoned in my life and still functioning and setting lines. He was a true die hard lol. Good times for sure!!

This is basically the time I am looking for.  A couple of fish and a fun crew.  I know Jamiaca isn't gonna be a good/great fishery, but more looking to get out of the resort and do something different and fun!

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by on 01/28/2014 09:13 AM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2003
Location: ND
There are tons of things off the resort other than fishing to do if you decide to steer clear of the fishing. I think we went on 5 or 6 excursions off the resort. Some of the things we did, zip-lining, Jamaica bob sledding (just a glorified roller coaster), river tubing, 4 wheeling, jet skiing, golfing, snorkeling/scuba diving, and the wife went on one to swim with the dolphins one day which I skipped and laid by the pool sipping totties! I basically need to be moving otherwise boredom sets in; after 7-days I was ready to come home but can't say I was overly bored while I was there. My biggest complaint was the night life at our resort was pretty lame, other than that no complaints from me, it was clean, the grounds were well kept, security was decent, the food was generally good, and the service was good. We went to a smaller resort which had a few benefits like a private and secured beach area and the pools and bars were never packed. I didn't wait in line for anything on the resort. We stayed at the Jewel at Dunn's River. It was previously a Sandal's resort. It was a little smaller and just beginning to show its age but like I said was very well kept and clean.
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by on 01/28/2014 2:46 PM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/07/2010
Location: ND
Thanks we are definitely going to do the zip-lining and Dunn's River Falls.  I have done these before but the wife has never been anywhere tropical.  We will also do the snorkeling and we are going on a dinner cruise.  Will try to do Scuba Diving but I am not sure the wife's ears can handle it.  I am just a fisherman at heart and was looking for new fishing adventures.  My buddy that is getting married is also a fisherman and wanted to do some fishing as well. 
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