Samoa Sport Fishing

WELCOME TO OCEANIC SPORTFISHING ADVENTURES, NOW BACK IN SAMOA!!






WELCOME TO OCEANIC SPORTFISHING ADVENTURES, NOW BACK IN SAMOA!!

Captain Chris Donato is now back in SAMOA! We took some time to travel with Southern Destiny and after spending time fishing the other south pacific islands and a year fishing in Vanuatu we are ready to put you on the fish back in the beautiful Polynesian islands of Samoa. We are still the same tournament winning boat and the same organization that has broken records and consistently found the fish throughout the South Seas.

There is no better time then now to fish with well known and season tested, Captain Chris Donato. Chris is a 100 ton US Coastguard Master Captain who has traveled and fished several fishing hot spots and has spent many years fishing in and around the Polynesian and recently Melanesian islands of the south pacific. He has experienced different techniques and skills used in other fisheries and is prepared with a bag of tricks that will makes sure to put you in the best possible place to be on the fish. We can accommodate first time novice fisherman as well as expert anglers looking for IGFA World records,national records,line class records or personal records. There is no goal to far for us, we do ask you be specific if you have a certain kind of fishing in mind or a personal goal you would like to achieve.

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GRANDERS, 1000 lb MARLIN

My opinion, and this is based on longline catch reports and different scenarios I have seen, is that Samoa and some of the other pacific islands are where these marlin come to spawn. Warm water, plenty of food and proximity to major currents makes it an ideal places to spawn. This explains why some of the most juvenile blue and striped marlin have been caught in Samoa. This also would indicate that certain seasons we would have large females in the 1000lb class roaming our waters ready to spawn with small male marlin. Why have more people not caught them, because nobody is fishing for them or running gear able to deal with them. People see but most are lost.

We have seen a few and just recently in Nov landed and weighed one that went 1024 lbs. I know if and when Samoa becomes more popular and big game boats begin to fish here more regularly we will see several Granders caught a year and the best thing is I have seen big fish here all year round. If your interested in Grander hunting please specify in your email and we can dictate a trip that best suites you as I have a few spot I believe are the areas where they are congregating, with that being said our latest grander 1024 lb blue was caught only 7 miles from the dock just outside the harbour around a school of yellowfin. They are here and waiting for you the question is ARE YOU READY FOR THEM!!!

Capt Chris

Come enjoy SAMOA fishing on the LEILANI our 37 Merritt with Captain Chris Donato and his crew as featured in-

So for me I always felt it's the experience and atmosphere that makes Blue Marlin fishing so special, there are so many great fishing spots the world over but in saying that i have always had a special love for Samoa and the fishing has always impressed me above other locations. I guess what I'm saying is that although the fishing can be world class at times it's really the beautiful weather,people and calm seas that have made Samoa a place I love to fish. I can't guarantee that you will come to Samoa and catch a Grander but I can guarantee you will have an amazing experience on and off the water and a bunch of fast energetic blue marlin are the icing on the cake. A good day for us would be 8 Blue Marlin but the average day is about 2-3. Of course there are plenty of mahi mahi and tuna, but I’m talking about Marlin

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http://youtu.be/QN3U845PUU8 Heres a sneak peak at an electric little Blue Marlin We got for our buddies Adventure Angler TV - Micah Adams while they were down here filming with us. Micah in the chair, Mike on the wire... ... See MoreSee Less

Samoan Blue Marlin

A not so Happy 300lb blue, off Leilani in Samoa http://www.grandermarlin.com wireman-Mike Dakil Capt- Chris Donato

4 days ago

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Micah AdamsAwesome clip lads, was fun fishing with you guys, super professional outfit!1   ·  4 days ago

Robert ArringtonPretty work on the wheel Chris! Nice job big smiles!!!!1   ·  4 days ago

Paul IrvineNice work by the wire man, love it how the captain guns it ahead, well read!1   ·  4 days ago

Tom BucknerLiving the dream Mike! Nice wire job.1   ·  4 days ago

Robert De MartiniWhat a rush !1   ·  3 days ago

Eric StraussNice work on the gloves1   ·  3 days ago

Luis HerreraGreat wire man and boat handling!1   ·  3 days ago

Jason ChappellUnbelievable wire work! Not that mans first "goat roping"!14 hours ago

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Nothing beats the hope and anticipation an early start brings to the marlin fisherman. Pelagic ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Kelly WadeLooks like a 37 merritt2   ·  2 weeks ago

Luis HerreraPretty 37'2   ·  2 weeks ago

David MartinGawgeous , ma dream boat as well as a few other folks I'm sure1   ·  2 weeks ago

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SEASONS STARTING, WERE READY, ARE YOU? contact http://www.grandermarlin.com to make a booking ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Bill BoyceClassic boat..!!! Looks like a vintage Merritt..??1   ·  2 weeks ago

Roy SantolucitoSweet boat the best of the best2 weeks ago

Lawton A MattsonLooks like the left had some size today2 weeks ago

Oceanic SportfishingBill Boyce yeah its merritt's hull no.5. you should come and check us out here in Samoa sometime, good marlin bite here and the south pacific islands make an epic backdrop for photos.2 weeks ago

Robbie DonnellyHow can I get some info from you all2 weeks ago

Oceanic SportfishingRobbie Donnelly http://www.grandermarlin.com2 weeks ago

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First fullday out with our charter, adventure angler TV. We went 1 for 2 on blues with a 300lb fish. Tomorrow is another day..... ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

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Heres a short video we put together from some of our charters go-pro footage from last week. thanks guys. http://youtu.be/Jt027C9yQvg ... See MoreSee Less

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few clips of our charter last week with our good friends from NZ, here for 4 days fishing with capt Chris on LEILANI in Samoa. Unfortunately the fish at the ...

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Kane SpiersAwesome week Chris, thanks again.1   ·  4 weeks ago

Campbell CarterYeeow cheers Chris insane week !1   ·  4 weeks ago

Oceanic SportfishingThanks Kane Spiers and Campbell Carter really nice too meet you guys. good luck with your season in NZ, keep me posted on how you all go!4 weeks ago

Luis HerreraThat's the (Rolls Royce) of backing down. Great video, enjoyed it...pretty work boys!1   ·  4 weeks ago

Eric RietwykGo Chris and Oceanic1   ·  4 weeks ago

The Billfish FoundationNice TBF/ Pelagic UV short sleeve guys and thank you for continuing to support our tag and release program out there. 2   ·  4 weeks ago

Oceanic SportfishingThank you The Billfish Foundation for your continued global support for billfish conservation! We do try our best here to get on them fast and release as many as we can, our small effort at trying to conserve the fishery in Samoa.1   ·  4 weeks ago

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finished up our 4 day charter today going 1 for 1 with a 450lb Blue Marlin this afternoon. Over the 4 day trip we went 4 for 7 on Blue Marlin, sized at 180lb,200lb,450lb,400lb and a slob over 600lb that we pulled hooks on. So I would say the fishing is starting to heat up here and the big girls are slowly coming back. Get in now for your chance at a solid Blue !!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Marc McElrathBeautiful boat3   ·  4 weeks ago

Luis HerreraPretty work boys!1   ·  4 weeks ago

Ronnie SearsDamn I wished I was back out there every weekend again,,it's gonna happen step by step I will be back ta what I loved n how I lived!1   ·  4 weeks ago

Shawn BoseHell ya1   ·  4 weeks ago

Dennis Rusak👍🎣👍1   ·  4 weeks ago

Sepp SteffanyLookin Good out there1   ·  4 weeks ago

Bob SmithAwesome pic ! No Mac Dees out there brother ! Awesome !1   ·  4 weeks ago

Bob SmithPerfect depiction of what life should be like !?!2   ·  4 weeks ago

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Day off today, but back at it again tomorrow. Hopes of finding the big bad Blue Dog in the morning. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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A Few bigger Blue Marlin starting to show up on the edge here in samoa, got one early around 200lb then had 3 other little rats picking around but no commitment. Ended the day with a nice Blue well over 600lb that we pulled hooks on after a 15 minute fight. Tomorrow is another day and bigger fish to come in the months ahead--- this is just the very start of our season...... get on and book a trip, find your monster here in samoa! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Billfish FoundationLook like a nice fish guys and good tag placement. Thank you for your continued support. 1   ·  4 weeks ago

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were 2 days into a 4 day charter with our friends from NZ. 2 for 3 on Blue Marlin, with our biggest one pictured here from today at about 400-450 lbs. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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Bruce Mackshot boyz go churn!!!!1 month ago

Mitchell TomblesonYeah boys! Epic stuff. Were you asleep again churn ooor?1   ·  1 month ago

Sam HoggMeen boys!1 month ago

The Billfish FoundationLove seeing the TBF/ Pelagic UV shirt during a release2   ·  1 month ago

Juan E De La Fuenteque valientes con el pobre animalito.les gustaría que les enganchen un anzuelo en la boca y los srrastren varios kilómetros para que un abogado mafioso se tome una foto?1 month ago

JJ RodriguezHector Rodriguez1 month ago

Charles ConwayWhat a gig1   ·  1 month ago

Jamil DeJesusNice1 month ago

Caleb FloydThis looks like u Joshua Floyd4 weeks ago

Joshua FloydYes it Does Caleb Floyd1   ·  4 weeks ago

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