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

Blue Marlin Fishing Samoa

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Took the boat out for a quick 4 hr trip looking for smaller meat fish. Went 3/4 on Mahi and 4/5 on Wahoo and also tagged a Black Marlin around 150lb's. Was Reddy our Samoan mates first pull on the wire- well done on a hot fish...... This is typically the offseason here but with the amount of bait around I think its going to be one hell of a season when the big girls move in late October. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Joshua HowardMy kinda 1/2 day!!! Pretty work!2 weeks ago

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Leilani our 37 Merritt ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Pele Emelio, Esther Fong-Ng and 23 others like this

Sonny GordonWhere is this pick Chris?2 weeks ago

Oceanic SportfishingSonny its on Samoa south side, just next to Salani surf resort. I built a wharf.2 weeks ago

Sonny GordonNice, is that the same river next to salani? Looks a lot bigger...2 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

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FIND THE BITE ! The new July issue of Marlin Magazine features a 3 page interview with us talking about how to dial in on the bite in new or unfished areas. Go check it out and when your ready to come and find the bite in Samoa come check us out. Were taking bookings now for the !HOT! months Nov-Dec-Jan,Feb. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Luis Nuñes, Mike Parsons and 8 others like this

Oceanic SportfishingA big thanks to author Cody Herman for keeping us in mind - you all gotta go check out his site-- http://www.dayoneoutdoors.com2 months ago

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We now have a seawall built for Leilani and will be putting in a dock soon. Stanby for updates and improvements. One small step in putting Samoa on the big game fishing map. Trust me the fish are here, we just need YOU guys to come and see for yourself..... (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Eric McNuttJust let me know when you are up and running!2 months ago

Cody Hermanawesome, buddy!2 months ago

Oceanic SportfishingEric McNutt we are up and running, have been since Feb. We used to be on a mooring but now will be able to operate from a wharf.2 months ago

Scott FraserI might have to plan a trip next year, been a while since I've been in Samoa and it would be great to get out on your boat!2 months ago

Oceanic SportfishingScott Fraser best time for the Big Blues is November2 months ago

Jason ChiswellNext you will have your own registered weigh station. Awesome work Chris.1   ·  2 months ago

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Last week we got to put some PSAT 12 month tags in some juvenile Marlin, this has never been done in Samoa so the information will be valuable to starting to understand our fishery. Here is a short video of some of the action. http://youtu.be/suGK8YMCbEY ... See MoreSee Less

SAMOA psat tagging

Putting some pop up satellite tags on some Feisty Blues here in Samoa. Capt: Chris Donato Mate: Mike Dakil

2 months ago

Concetta Catinello, Jenny Villalobos Ruiz and 23 others like this

Jason ChiswellLoving the videos Chris, the Merritt seems to like catching fish and those conditions are to die for.2 months ago

Joseph ArredondoVery interested to see where Samoan marlin migrate to1   ·  2 months ago

Redfish Alamoseeing the fish was great, but love the first part of the vid. The pop off and everyone going right to where they were supposed to be. Thanks for sharing.2 months ago

Oceanic Sportfishingby the way thats a 150lb AHI we sling over the side of the boat with the gaffs, not a little marlin....all marlin released. It Seems a few Ahi had decided to join us for dinner while we were out hunting for big blue.2 months ago

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Fished today went 2 for 2 on the blue marlin, got a 25lb Mahi and greased a 170lb AHI. Not a bad 1/4 day. We have also deployed 2 satellite pop up tags, one was put on a healthy fish today and another on a healthy one on monday. In a years time we will see where they went and what they did after the release for the next 12 months, looking forward to it! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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May blue marlin on LEILANI

couple small fish off the LEILANI. Capt: Chris Wireman: Mike Dakil

3 months ago

Daniel Douglas, Alfie Hartley and 14 others like this

Ruia WaiteJarred Bailey marlin1   ·  3 months ago

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Heres a quick clip of a couple small blues we got in the start of May. http://youtu.be/kWk3oGkn-mc ... See MoreSee Less

May blue marlin on LEILANI

couple small fish off the LEILANI. Capt: Chris Wireman: Mike Dakil

3 months ago