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

3 days ago

Jeff Fay, Eric Scotto and 23 others like this

Luis HerreraPretty work boys!3 days ago

Nick NicolosiNice dock. New??1   ·  3 days 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   ·  3 days 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.3 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

6 days ago

Alessandro Cascante, Heey Rojas Marin and 23 others like this

Agnes McAdamQue bello.6 days ago

Patricia GurdianLove It!3 days 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   ·  1 week ago

Luis HerreraLove them 37'1   ·  1 week ago

Roxana Muñoz RiveraPili Rodriguez Brizuela1   ·  1 week ago

Pili Rodriguez BrizuelaJja ja ja ja se va de PRÅNGANA1   ·  1 week ago

Don KrugerCnR. Nice.1   ·  1 week ago

Rene Arriola AlvarezEsos carretes estan de lujo1 week 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   ·  1 week 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

2 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 year2 weeks ago

Mike DakilStretch Reddy out!2 weeks ago

Richard ShankBacking down on a fish, not the fight.2 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

3 weeks ago

Bret Ciufo, Cody Herman and 7 others like this

Mike DakilFish whistles!3 weeks ago

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

3 weeks ago

Neil Hopkins, Amauri Sánchez Alvarez and 23 others like this

Timothy RichardetOff set them puppies they will work better3 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

3 weeks ago

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In the next few weeks the trades should begin to settle & our season will begin. We're spending the cool mornings and evenings respooling,checking drags,making leaders, making hook rigs and all the other good stuff. Come big girl time were gonna be ready! #oceanicsportfishing #37merritt #slobtime. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Manon Lezzeri, Toku-san Hashi-san and 23 others like this

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Fue ElisaraLiving the dream Chris3 weeks ago

Jonathan LawtonThat's the 1 I need3 weeks ago

Whitey BohlkenAwesome "go get'm" guys3 weeks ago

CaptJonathan MossRamon L Suarez1   ·  2 weeks ago

Ramon L SuarezAwesome!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Luis HerreraThat's a pretty 37' Merritt2 weeks ago

Samantha GeiselmanKyle Fennell1   ·  2 weeks ago

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a 700lb Blue Marlin gets ready to kick into high gear off Samoa's South Side on a nice January day. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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Our beautiful 37 Merritt 'Leilani' ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Jose Luis Ad Tp, Amauri Sánchez Alvarez and 23 others like this

Myles WestonSo cool1 month ago

Anthony DimechBeautiful boat!1 month ago

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