What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Oranjestad for the first time?

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Johan DuPuis-Lund
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Went fishing with Ke Pasa Fishing Charter on Febrero 24, 2024
The ocean around Aruba is deep and wide, so if you are prone to seasickness make sure you take Dramamine ( or similar medication ) well ahead of your trip. Wearing a long sleeve fishing shirt ( HUK is a great example ) and a large (shade providing) fishing hat, sunglasses and LOTS of SUN TAN LOTION will help you be more comfortable during your trip. I personally would minimize alcohol consumption before and during the trip for your comfort, but also as a safety measure. Lat but now not least: " BE PREPARED FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE"

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Jeff Siderius
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Went fishing with Dorothy Fishing Charters on Febrero 2, 2024
We booked the morning run and had a great experience. Crew says it doesn’t matter time of day to fish. We wore runners and shorts/swimsuits. Sunscreen. Bring a cooler to put any fish you wish to take home and they will supply ice. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t catch fish for a bit as the first few minutes is travelling to where most of the fish are. They supply water and Coke. Enjoy!!

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Justin Parry
Stigler, OK
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Went fishing with Dorothy Fishing Charters on Agosto 24, 2023
Book a longer trip. 4hrs is not quite enough time for me, but we had plenty to clean in our short 4hr trip. We got lucky and the mahi found us while bottom fishing. So happy there is not a ton of sharks eating everything we caught.

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Clayton Harness
Crossville, TN
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Went fishing with Thaisa II – 36' on Agosto 4, 2023
Fishing is fishing. Sometimes you get a catch, sometimes you don't. The morning sun wasn't too bad but around 10am the sun starts to really hit you. The waves weren't too crazy but hit it just right and the boat will rock. We didn't catch anything today Aug 4th but I would go again if I had the time. Never know what you can get.

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Russell Steiner
Chelsea, MI
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Went fishing with Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters – 42' Kepasa on Junio 20, 2023
Plan ahead and book ahead because it's a small fleet and I was on the mahi-mahi 42 ft Hatteras and it was a wonderful trip but I raided not for children because the seas are anywhere from 5 to 15 ft and I mean all the time.

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Brittany Muller
Toronto, Ontario
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Went fishing with Jeliray Charter & Tours on Mayo 19, 2023
Great trip! It was less wavy than expected with windy conditions and we stayed within sight of the shore. We did take gravol/wrist bands to mitigate sea sickness and would definitely go for another fishing excursion!

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Shelley Krawchuk
Oranjestad
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Went fishing with Dorothy Fishing Charters on Abril 4, 2023
I am a novice. But, worked sailboats. We trolled. Did not do bottom fishing. I like the ease and quickness of trolling. It is windy and a bit rough in April. If you do not have sea legs, take anti nausea medications and do not drink night before heading out.

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Rick Butler
Corapeake, NC
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Went fishing with Dorothy Fishing Charters on Abril 9, 2019
Our particular fishing day was a little slow. The ocean was a bit rough due to the constant wind. We heard there were 5 charter boats out that day. There were only our two catches, and one other from another boat. Not sure if that's the norm this time of year.

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Aaron To
Furlong, PA
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Went fishing with Adventure Divers/Karma Charters on Febrero 28, 2019
Great crew. Helpful and I know it’s not their fault for not finding the fish. I didn’t even get a bite. Perhaps they shouldn’t stay at the same spot too long. Should offer discount or refund on bad days.

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Chris Shores
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Went fishing with Jeliray Charter & Tours on Febrero 13, 2024
Pretty windy rough seas. Trolling for four hours produced one fish and saw several other boats trolling and not catching much. Probably would have been better off drop fishing

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Po Chen
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Went fishing with Dorothy Fishing Charters on Febrero 19, 2024
windy, waves can be a little rough on in the ocean, don't way too much too close to depart

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CAMERON RADEWAN
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Went fishing with Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters – 42' Kepasa on Enero 6, 2024
You never know what you might pull in. Listen to your 1st mate. Every fish matters.

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Ryan Walling
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Went fishing with Dorothy Fishing Charters on Noviembre 29, 2023
Pick Dorothy, they we’re ready to go right away and we had fun weather just a little breezy but it’s normal this time of year my understanding ?

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Chris Bettencourt
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Went fishing with Fishing Charters Aruba – Carla Boat on Noviembre 26, 2023
Fishing is Fishing! Get your rod hrs in. Don't expect to much. It's all about right place right time!

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Robert Blessum
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Went fishing with High Times Bertram 33' on Octubre 16, 2023
Don’t get your hopes up too high. Fishing is better at certain times of the year. Be happy with any fish you catch ?

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Eric Umphrey
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Went fishing with High Times Bertram 33' on Septiembre 26, 2023
Research when the preferred season is for the fish you want to catch. Otherwise you'll have to get lucky.

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Joe Kubis
Dallas, Texas
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Went fishing with Dorothy Fishing Charters on Agosto 18, 2023
Fishing is good this time of year but with the water temperature being at its warmest, it can be hit or miss.

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Michael Carpentier
Windham, ME
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Went fishing with High Times Bertram 33' on Julio 31, 2023
Bone fishing was good and easily accessible. Caught bones and Blue Runners on the flats near downtown.

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Glenn Eberhardt
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Went fishing with Fishing Charters Aruba – Carla Boat on Julio 1, 2023
Although the fishing is a little slow this time of year, I would definitely recommend this captain and crew. Definitely worth the money

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Dave Leitzel
Lexington, NC
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Went fishing with High Times Bertram 33' on Junio 27, 2023
November and December are the best times if you are coming to Aruba to fish. For those coming for other purposes, adding a fishing trip is always great.

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Mark Merritt
The Woodlands, TX
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Went fishing with High Times Bertram 33' on Junio 6, 2023
Winter months are supposedly much better but seas are much rougher. Swells were 8-10 feet in June. Our guide said swells could be upwards of 20 feet in winter months. Something to consider

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John Boruta
Perkasie, PA
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Went fishing with Dorothy Fishing Charters on Abril 17, 2023
Suntan lotion, a hat, and be prepared for potentially rough water (Choppy and rollers - it's the wind, right)

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Jeff Viens
Oranjestad
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Went fishing with Dorothy Fishing Charters on Abril 27, 2023
Call the company first to find what is better at the time. AM or PM fishing. Certain times are better for a specific fish depending if you are looking to catch.

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Anthony Saia
Troy, NY
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Went fishing with Teaser Charters – 35’ on Marzo 14, 2023
Sometimes target fish aren’t running when you’re here . Try to plan your trip when your target fish are known to be active in aruba. Search for charters before your trip and ask questions.

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Tom Mikoleski
Ridge, NY
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Went fishing with Around Aruba Tours Fishing Charter on Octubre 24, 2021
Pack a few snacks and tell the Capt. What you want to do. I personally hate offshore trolling so we stayed inshore and picked away at bottom fish.

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Annette Gustin
Venice, FL
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Went fishing with Lady Sarah – 40’ on Diciembre 14, 2019
Captains stories and humor made up for fishes lack of appetite. Not their fault. But thank them profuciously as the Weems Sisters are now oil tankers tycoons! Would go again without a d doubt.

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Brad Efaw
UPPER ARLNGTN, OH
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Went fishing with Dorothy Fishing Charters on Julio 30, 2019
Taking some bonine prior to the trip is not a bad idea. The waves get pretty high in some of the fishing grounds on the windward side of the island and around the point.

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Steven Seybold
San Francisco, CA
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Went fishing with Lady Sarah – 40’ on Julio 12, 2019
Go in October that is marlin season. July is more for a learning experience. But still a fun trip for the whole family!!

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Nancy Vetter
Charlottesville, VA
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Went fishing with Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters – 52' Ironwill on Febrero 28, 2019
There are fish out there. We hooked (but lost) two Mahi. We brought in several tuna of different sizes. Not huge, but it was delicious tuna.

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Michael Zinchini
Lebanon, TN
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Went fishing with Teaser Charters – 35’ on Febrero 3, 2019
The sea state was a bit rougher than I expected but the experience was still phenomenal. Great job by the crew!