The weather in Costa Rica has been better the past week with sunny days and a few evening showers and the water is starting to clear up after we had all those rains in mid October.
The fishing has been about average for October. There have been some good mahi mahi days with a sailfish or two in the mix. The key to catching the mahi mahi has been to find a good current line with some debris. If you find the right current line you will catch good numbers of mahi mahi. The fishing was slow for a few days after the rains but since then boats have been averaging 6 to 8 mahi mahi per day and maybe a sailfish.
Bob and his buddies went out with Captain Dana on the Hoo’s your Daddy. They caught 5 mahi in the 25 pound range before noon and then ran to a couple spots for some bottom fishing. The bottom fishing bite was a little slow but they did catch a couple snapper and a grouper. They took their catch to Claritas on the beach and the guys ate well.
Adam and his friends went out with RJ on the Predator for a half day fishing a few days after the heavy rains and they had a slow day with just a couple mahi bites.
I was lucky enough to go out with Captain Jeremy on the Desperado last weekend. The Desperado is a really nice 60 ft Bertram with Direct TV. I am not sure if it gets any better than being 25 miles offshore fishing and watching college football on ESPN. The air conditioning was so cold you needed a blanket and the leather couch made for a nice spot for a nap. We ended the day with 6 mahi mahi and we raised 2 sailfish but they were not interested in feeding. My friends and I had a great time on a beautiful boat and we caught a bunch of good eating fish. Football and fishing at the same time is like a dream come true.