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Old Tuesday, March 27th, 2007, 08:57 PM
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shore fishing very good on this island?-if so where are the best spots?
do not want go out on a charter-been burnt so many times on other islands- haven't caught anything worth talking about... caught more from shore,so hope someone can help with info.....
can you rent a small motor boat for a week or a day? if so where?
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Old Wednesday, March 28th, 2007, 10:34 PM
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I haven't had much luck from the surf, but then I usually do most of my fishing from the bridges near spanish lagoon area. Some snook and some tarpon, and many many hungry cudas. Send me a PM if you want more info...

I don't know anything about renting a motor boat. Good luck, let me know if you're able to! Kayak rentals are available.

As you said charter fishing can be spotty - a good day on the water, but hit or miss. Aruba's charter trips aren't as expensive as a lot of other places though, worth the cost IMO.
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We had great luck shor fishing in front of the HI and Playa Linda this year. We caught bonefish, snook (sp?), and a 4.5 foot black tipped shark (the last kept most of the people on the beach out of the water for 3 days ). We used spoons with white tips to fish this year.
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thanks for your info I really appreciate it- still looking for boat rental ???

I read that someone wrote that they used bait and a ballon floater - set the hook 4ft under the ballon and let it float out to the darker waters-(I guess deeper water) caught snappers?? Has anybody try this?
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We had great luck shor fishing in front of the HI and Playa Linda this year. We caught bonefish, snook (sp?), and a 4.5 foot black tipped shark (the last kept most of the people on the beach out of the water for 3 days ). We used spoons with white tips to fish this year.
I've been looking for a place to catch a fish (not including cuda's) for quite a few years and have had very little luck. You mentioned that you caught bonefish and shook off of the Playa Linda. Were you using bait or lures? Can you give me a little help on this. I've tried everything from metal to bait but can't catch a thing.
Thanks in advance....
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I've been looking for a place to catch a fish (not including cuda's) for quite a few years and have had very little luck. You mentioned that you caught bonefish and shook off of the Playa Linda. Were you using bait or lures? Can you give me a little help on this. I've tried everything from metal to bait but can't catch a thing.
Thanks in advance....
We were using a variety of silver and gold "spoons" with white tails (plastic) thru one of the hooks so it would give the spoon a little more action. We fished in front of PLBR and walked up past the Pelican Pier out onto the reef in front of the HI for 3 weeks straight and I bet we caught dozens of fish...no kidding. Another person in our party (of 4) every morning caught 'cudas, bonefish, etc and quite large for shorefishing. We fished from about 5:45am until about 8:30am every morning. The biggest problem we had were people taking their morning walks attempting to start a gab fest every morning. (there was also the occasional know it all that told us we should be fishing with squid).
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message to chrisnwille- I have never been to this island been to B & C Islands- I looked up Playa Linda on internet but could only find info about a resort- not the beach- so I am confused where you where fishing- is there a website I could go into to get info on this place-

message to Kevin- I am also new at posting messages on these websties sorry for being so dumb- what is PM for more info- I like more info if you have it on fishing- anything is appreciated very much
thanks guys!
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Playa Linda is a timeshare right on Palm Beach. Here is their website.

www.playalinda.com

Next door to Playa Linda, is the Holiday Inn, and that too is on Palm Beach. That's where we shore fish.
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hi kc,

dumb is being on this board for 3 years and still making the same mistakes that i often do. you are uneducated. that's a computer condition that will change as you learn. you are entitled to not know everything when you first sign up.

pm is personal or private message. if you click on the person's name you want to send a message to it will give you some options. click on 'send a private message' and it will send you to sort of an email type page. give your message a title and write what you want. btw (that's by the way) kevin left this afternoon for a family fishing trip and will not return until late sunday evening so bear with him if you send questions. it will take him a few days to get back to you.

the beach where chris is fishing is a fairly narrow beach with shallow waters extending out a great distance. there are several jetties or reefs to fish off of along the shoreline. the water is still fairly shallow even at the end of these jetties. the holiday inn is right next to the playa linda so you are talking short walks from one resort to the next to get to these areas.

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message to chrisnwille- I have never been to this island been to B & C Islands- I looked up Playa Linda on internet but could only find info about a resort- not the beach- so I am confused where you where fishing- is there a website I could go into to get info on this place-

message to Kevin- I am also new at posting messages on these websties sorry for being so dumb- what is PM for more info- I like more info if you have it on fishing- anything is appreciated very much
thanks guys!
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I read that someone wrote that they used bait and a ballon floater - set the hook 4ft under the ballon and let it float out to the darker waters-(I guess deeper water) caught snappers?? Has anybody try this?
The problem with this method is the balloons / floats break loose and go out to open waters. They break and fish, turtles, etc swallow them and die.
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Do you fish at both of thr bridges in Spanish Lagoon. What is a good time? What type of lures did you use. My brother and I will be in Aruba from 6/23 to 7/1 and he is bringing his fishing gear. Thanks.
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Here's a picture of the snook Willie caught in front of Playa Linda.



Here's a picture of Willie kissing it before he threw it back.



And here's Willie on the beach trying to land it.

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Yea Willie for throwing him back! He is a beaut!
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great knees willie!!! knew you were a s*e*x*y dude. (how weird that our censor wouldn't accept that word)

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Hey Chris--Does Willie kiss you with those fish lips? lol
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Hey Chris--Does Willie kiss you with those fish lips? lol
Gee Murray! THANKS! That never even occurred to me.

Now I'm SICK! LOL
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HOTEL AREA
The surf area starting infront of La Cabana and going on to the Manchebo and a bit further, is good for snook. Spoons and (feathered) shrimp are on the menu.

TOWN AREA
Right off the spit of land in front of the governs house is an excellent bone fish and snook area. Some bafaccuda can be expected.
Go to spit of land and walk out into the water as if in the direction of the airport and about 30 feet out d a right turn to the ocean. It actually gets shallower and will end up being knee deep. It is there that tossing a 2" silver spoon with barb protector (lots of grass) or the same feathered shrimp - will get you a nibble. Or at least should.

SPAANS LAGGON
There are actually two parallel bridges there. Go to the older one and fish underneath it tossing out towards the ocean. Tarpon is practically guaranteed. Landing them is not guaranteed - however creates fertile ground for you to develop a fishing BS story

be well
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shore fishing very good on this island?-if so where are the best spots?
do not want go out on a charter-been burnt so many times on other islands- haven't caught anything worth talking about... caught more from shore,so hope someone can help with info.....
can you rent a small motor boat for a week or a day? if so where?
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If you want to take a boat, right out from the HI is a boat called Paradice fishing charter. He charges $300 for a half day and will take up to 4 people. I went on 2 half days in Feb. Both times we caught 7 wahoo and 4 barracuda. Make sure to take a car sick pill because they go up by the light house and its rough up there. They will give you as much fish as you will be able to eat and then they sell the rest. We took our wahoo to Moombas and they fixed it for us. My biggest wahoo was a 30 lber. Its not a fancy boat but they will caught you fish. If I could post pics like Chris, I would put some on here. Kent
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SPAANS LAGGON
There are actually two parallel bridges there. Go to the older one and fish underneath it tossing out towards the ocean. Tarpon is practically guaranteed. Landing them is not guaranteed - however creates fertile ground for you to develop a fishing BS story

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Yea any details on shore fishing would be sooooo appreciated!
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there are several shore fishermen on our board. give them a day or so to check in. you will have plenty of info.

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This BB has to be my best find in years. I am so anxious to go to Aruba, my parents have been several times but I this will be my first and I am going with the WHOLE family brothers, nieces, sisters in law etc. I am looking forward to the famous steak houses and fwalking the beaches with a drink and a fishing pole!!!!!!
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For an incredible taste treat, if you catch a barricuda, find a barbeque or ask a local restaruant to cook it for you....BEST tasting fish in Aruba, firm, white sweet meat, NO BONES......a super fish. Some restaurants will have it on their menu if you choose the right night when they got some......mmmmmmmm my mouth is watering. That's one of the big things I miss about my years living in Aruba.......cause you sure can't get any cuda in Michigan, let alone any real decent fresh fish for that matter.....(:
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Yea any details on shore fishing would be sooooo appreciated!
What would you like to know? Where? What tackle? What we use as far as lures?
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Wow, I'm so glad to have found this site. You folks know your stuff.

I'll be coming to Aruba for Christmas this year. My father founded a music school there 50 or so years ago while he was being naturalized into the US from the Netherlands, and so the family thought it would be fun to visit in his memory (as well as to relax, swim, drink, and fish, of course...)

I don't do much fishing, but last year did some shore fishing in Cabo and had a blast, so I was hoping to do a lot of it in Aruba. What I don't know, and what I would appreciate knowing from you good folks, is:
  • can I rent equipment, and if so, from whom?
  • do I need a license?
  • would you recommend a particular book or guide for identifying the fish I (hopefully) catch?
Thanks in advance for any insight you can give.

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I too need some fishing info...especially whether or not you can rent poles.
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No license is needed.

Don't know about renting a rod and reel. I go with a pro (who brings in special cases that COUNT AS LUGGAGE with all his stuff in)...but what I can tell you is you can buy one a Certified CHEAP and fish with it for the week then give it to one of the locals at your resort before you leave. Plenty of people we know and fish with do this.

How to identify? Shore fishing by any of the resorts causes a brew-ha-ha and you'll get every EXPERT in the field telling you HOW to fish, WHERE to fish, WHAT THEY caught WHEN they USED to fish, WHAT fish you are catching........etc.
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Thanks so much Chris! About $20 bucks or so you think at Certified?
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More like $12 if it's just the rod and $16 for the rod and reel (and check cause they usually even come with some line on them). Before you leave, go to a fishing dept at like K-Mart and pick up some silver and gold "spoons". The guy will know what they are. You should catch plenty of fish!
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Chris, thank you again so much. I cannot tell you how much appreciate the valuable information.
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Sounds like you guys are talking about the Johnson Silver or gold weedless minnow or spoon. They come in different sizes and are used with pork frog (for bass and pike) or with any curly tail plastic grub, etc. Barracuda love them and they can be purchased just about anywhere in the states.
Wal-mart, BassPro, Cabela's, Gander Mountain, are jsut a few.
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Hello everyone, this is my first post on this BB. We arrive in Aruba April 17th ,2010 for 1 week. I take my fishing pole to all the islands and shore fish. We are staying at The Mill Resort & Suites near Palm Beach. I will be bringing some gold/silver spoons as mentioned on the board. Did you mean all silver or all gold or half and half. Looking forward to visiting this beautiful island. Thanks for any and all help, Perry.
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how did you make out fishing?going in a week if you can let me know what you caught and what you used as bait or lure thanks
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