Snook Fishing in the River

Orginally published by Captian Ed Thompson aboard the "Blue Haven"
The marina here in Casa De Campo, DR is slowly filling up. With each weather break we see another new boat or two. The fishing has begun to pick up as well. A couple days ago, the Delta Dawn caught 3 blue marlin, the Miss B haven caught 4 blue marlin, and Contango caught 5 blue marlin.  It will get nothing but better as the time rolls on. 
With a little down time over the past week, Dan and I have done a little fishing and playing. The Chavon River empties out right next to our marina. It is quite scenic with sheer cliffs and palm lined shores.  One of our friends here has a flats boat that we borrowed to go explore the possibility of catching the Elusive Robalo (Snook). Just getting off the dock and viewing the rivers magnificent vistas is good enough but the opportunity to catch a nice Robalo ( or get broke off by one) is a special treat. As you drift the shore of the steep cliffs you will see giant trees seemingly growing right out of the rocks. Some of the trees are filled with Bromiliads. Where the cliffs give way to more subtle shores, the palm lines beaches are beautiful and tropical. 
Blue Heaven Looking good coming into Marina Casa De Campo
A nice snook " Robalo"
Dan flipping a lure to the rocks
Looks like a seen from the movie Apocalypse Now

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