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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thanks to @luisherrera for the photos, here is an old shot of our boat (called 'windsong' at the time ) back in 1963, in Cat Cay, Bahamas I assume in the hunt for giant Bluefin tuna when they still made their Bahama run. Feel blessed to run a boat with such a rich history and list of talented captains behind her. ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Herbert Frank Orozco Moreira, Marlon Soto Hernandez and 23 others like this

William Crawford37 Merritt??4 days ago

Oceanic SportfishingWilliam Crawford yes its a 37.3 days ago

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TBT, here's an old one about 10 years back. My first tournament as captain, just couple young punks in a center console. big RL bite & we hung a fat one for a victory. Nowadays for me this is an avg size fish but back then I remember it being a big deal and a boost for my fishing confidence & career, it was the Samoan record at the time. It's good to look back at where we have come from, to help focus on where were going, the bite the team it's all an epic memory. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Nicolas Davila Castañeda, Jose Gonzalez Vargas and 23 others like this

Jim ScottNeifren Lara Boniilla ahí sale timón1   ·  5 days ago

Daniel CorellaQ bueno man5 days ago

Tin MartínezNice4 days ago

Josue SalazaradanizGood4 days ago

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While we wait on some late season weather to clear I had time to put a clip together of a double we caught a week back. http://youtu.be/zNuxyz1foSo ... See MoreSee Less

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Catching a double header on 'LEILANI' in Samoa. 2nd fish is not IGFA since it had to be kept tight by my mate but its still a caught fish none the less for o...

1 week ago

Bernardo Gonzalez Hernandez, Nuria Chavarria Salazar and 23 others like this

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Mike DakilGood job Reddy!1 week ago

Oceanic SportfishingMike Dakil yeah he just needs to get a few more under the belt to get his confidence up so he can take more double wraps he is still doing single wraps, but you taught him well he's not scared.1   ·  1 week ago

Myles WestonNice work, well done. Damn handy having a competent angler too!5 days ago

Carlos Manuel Bruno TorresIs that competent angler killing the fish with the arpon???????????5 days ago

Oceanic SportfishingCarlos Manuel Bruno Torres that is a tag stick not a harpoon... on the end is a research tag from the billfish foundation. When the Marlin is released it will have an orange numbered tag on it. I assure you that Both fish were released in very healthy condition, if we had wanted to take that fish you would have seen the FLYING GAFF in the movie not the tag stick.2   ·  4 days ago

Dabid Mendoza RuizSweet! Double. Shot!3 days ago

Eric RietwykYou have come a long ways in a few short years! Hats off Chris and Oceanic!1   ·  3 days ago

John Paul Kingwhat is the background song......???2 days ago

John Paul KingOceanic Sportfishing2 days ago

Elisa Salazar Solismontaje, vieron que ni se mueve la barca1 day ago

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Went 1 for 3 today on Blue Marlin, caught one around 180 and lost 2 rats biggest was around 300. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Alvarez Tito Carballo, Víctor Hugo Gomez Jiménez and 23 others like this

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Luis HerreraPretty work boys!2 weeks ago

Nick NicolosiNice dock. New??1   ·  2 weeks ago

Luis HerreraI went and saw your boat in 99 in Jupiter, it was called "Sassy Lady" had volvo for power at the time, she's a 1960 sweet.1   ·  2 weeks ago

Oceanic SportfishingHi Luis Herrera yeah she is hull no.5 was originally built for Tore Hembe in 1959 and named 'windsong' When I got her she was 'Friendship' and in Virginia. The fish and the history this boat has seen is mind blowing. Id love to see old photos of her with bimini bluefin tuna in the hayday of that fishery.1   ·  2 weeks ago

Luis HerreraYes sir lots of history behind her. I ran hull no 3 for a few years it was called 'big bad John' 1958 old ' Caliban' built for Bill Carpenter they are awesome fish raiser!1   ·  4 days ago

Oceanic SportfishingThanks Luis Herrera4 days ago

Felix J Espinosa VegaWoo sou gud boath3 days ago

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Fished out front today, Caught 1 for 2 on Blue Marlin and a nice mahi mahi. @koyalures808 on 861. @pelagicgear @salanisurf #37merritt #oceanicsportfishing ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Alessandro Cascante, Heey Rojas Marin and 23 others like this

Agnes McAdamQue bello.2 weeks ago

Patricia GurdianLove It!2 weeks ago

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Our first day out for the season, went ( 2 FOR 5 ON BLUE MARLIN). Landed a double header with one angler of 180lb blues. Not epic but the Bite should get much better as the weather calms and Nov approaches, it's a start! @pelagicgear @salanisurf #37merritt #goodstart #fancyfootwork ... See MoreSee Less

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Marc McElrathNice boat !1   ·  2 weeks ago

Luis HerreraLove them 37'1   ·  2 weeks ago

Roxana Muñoz RiveraPili Rodriguez Brizuela1   ·  2 weeks ago

Pili Rodriguez BrizuelaJja ja ja ja se va de PRÅNGANA1   ·  2 weeks ago

Don KrugerCnR. Nice.1   ·  2 weeks ago

Rene Arriola AlvarezEsos carretes estan de lujo2 weeks ago

Oceanic SportfishingIts good to see the feedback on people appreciating the old 37 Merritts- they need to start making them again. Epic fish catching day boat !1   ·  2 weeks ago

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Here is a video from Last season, getting amped up. Were going prospecting on Tuesday with a break in the weather to see whats snapping. http://youtu.be/B5396pM8ZdQ ... See MoreSee Less

Blues on the chew SAMOA

BLUE MARLIN IN SAMOA WITH CAPT CHRIS DONATO

4 weeks ago

Rodolfo Toscano Moran, Jose Luis Rodriguez and 23 others like this

Greg Edwardscracker good fun in the pocket rocket good luck for the season. May have to visit there drive up next year4 weeks ago

Mike DakilStretch Reddy out!4 weeks ago

Richard ShankBacking down on a fish, not the fight.3 weeks ago

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We will be rocking out these Pelagic sunglasses this season from our good buddies over at Pelagic Gear, Thanks guys. - From what I have seen so far, they are the Light weight, look good and have superior Polarized technology. Pretty stoked on them! if anyones looking for a new set of shades give the new pelagic sunglasses a try, I think you will be impressed. http://www.pelagicgear.com/products/sunglasses ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Bret Ciufo, Cody Herman and 7 others like this

Mike DakilFish whistles!4 weeks ago

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Rigging single hook semi-stiff rigs today, with them sticky PA'A hooks. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Neil Hopkins, Amauri Sánchez Alvarez and 23 others like this

Timothy RichardetOff set them puppies they will work better4 weeks ago

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Heres a classic shot, taken off the transom of our boat on Samoa's south side- Our boy Westy on the wire- photo credits to Robert Arrington. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago