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Old 02-06-2012, 12:12 PM
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Hey, All....

Going on a company trip to Grand Cayman in March, staying at the Westin Casuarina Resort. My bosses & I are looking to get offshore for some sportfishing, we all do it personally, but have never fished the Caymans. It's especially important since I'm responsible for getting this done, so need to get my bosses on some fish! Any charters you recommend?

Also, curious as to what's running that time of year? Appreciate all the help!

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Old 02-06-2012, 12:24 PM
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We went with Mark Eubanks twice in Dec 2010. We caught lots of wahoo.

He has a pretty nice Tiara 39 with tower. Good guy, easy to get along with, reasonable price.
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Nov '97 I stayed same hotel. Don't miss Sunday brunch! Lil Hooker (Bayside Watersports) put the Mrs. & I on a bunch of YFT in the 30-40# class. Only time in my life I actually hoped for a lull in the action
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:49 AM
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I'd be interested in this also as I have a "similar" business trip the last week of March. I will probably be looking for a smaller boat since it will most likely ony be 3 of us fishing. Any idea what the going rate is for a 1/2 day charter? I'm assuming that you don't have to run way offshore for good fishing. Is that true?
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:03 AM
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Full Day trips will run USD 1,000 - 1,600 (Half Day - 800 - 1,200)

That should be tail end of the Hoo's and Dolphin/YFT coming into peak times.

Only Captain that we (myself and friends that live on Grand Cayman) use is Capt. Derrin Ebanks (Hit n Run - 40' Luhrs), highly recommended and very professional (will be in the middle of that price range). You can start trolling 100yds from the main channel, but will want to run out to the 12-mile banks for better action (probably full day trips only).

http://www.worldwidefishing.com/caym...;s+Watersports
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:40 PM
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Thanks for some great info, JMar & others...surprised about the price, I've gone out of Lauderdale for 1/2day trips on some good boats, $600.00 was the standard for 1/2 days. Price won't break us, especially if capt & crew are qualified and can put us on some fish...I go out of Ft. Pierce on my boat, know the trolling game and the others have chartered from North Carolina to the Keys, Louisiana, etc. Any other info we should know, please forward....I'd like to set this up fairly soon....
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The capt/crew is who Guy Harvey charters for most fishing tournaments around here, top of the line tackle and very knowledgable. They will tailor a trip to fit your needs/target species.

The fuel cost is what hurts everyone down here, at least 50% higher than what I see when I travel back to the states. Naturally that gets passed along.

Not much other info I can think of, your hotel is ~10-15 min drive to the dock. Everything else should be on the link I added above. Just give them dates/name.

Enjoy. Let me know how the trip goes.
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Ive never fished with Derrin but I`ve heard a lt of good things about him as both a fisherman and a person. If you decide you would like to fish a smaller boat pm me for info. We run halfday and full day trips out of a 46' Hatteras a 34' fountain and a 31 contender with competative prices for trips on the smaller boats.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:15 PM
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Cayman Fisher,

Can you please PM me info on a 1/2 day charter. I'm looking at Thursday, March 29th. We are staying at Ritz Carlton on Grand Cayman. Probably 2-3 guys so one of your smaller boats would be fine. Thanks.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by dlevitt View Post
I'd be interested in this also as I have a "similar" business trip the last week of March. I will probably be looking for a smaller boat since it will most likely ony be 3 of us fishing. Any idea what the going rate is for a 1/2 day charter? I'm assuming that you don't have to run way offshore for good fishing. Is that true?
I worked down there for a couple of years in the dive business but that was 15 years ago. A lot of the near shore stuff is a marine park- no fishing. This is particularly true of the West side. The drop-offs are fairly close to the island both north and south, so you wouldn't have to go far to be out of the marine park area. I think once past Rum Point on the north side going east is pretty much open. I would imagine that most of the charter operators are running out of Governor's Harbor area which is easy access to the north side, but that may have changed- it's been a long time since I was there.
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