This is a question that we get asked on a daily basis – “Is the fishing better in the morning or the afternoon ?” We have been tracking our daily catch since were established in 2004 and can confirm that here in Punta Cana / Bavaro, the fishing is equally good if you set out in the morning or afternoon.
Many people believe that the early bird gets the worm, as this may hold true when you go out on your local lake back home, the main reasons are because you are setting out at the break of dawn between 5:00 to 7:00 in the morning where there is still a chill in the air and the sun is coming up. Also, deep sea is different than fishing on your local lake.
Our boats set our between 8:00 – 8:30, generally the sun is high in the sky and the humidity is already kicking in, thus the temperature mainly remains the same throughout the day. The type of fishing offered is trolling.
Thus if you are not an early riser and want to fish the afternoon is just fine.