Archive for November, 2008
Happy Turkey day,
The fishing the past few days out of the Los Suenos Marina continues to be good. The mahi mahi are not as thick as they have been but boats are still getting a few here and there along with some sailfish and some marlin.
Captain Bill on the Sailfish went 25 miles out for a full day offshore and ended the day with 9 sailfish and 4 nice mahi mahi .
Captain RJ on the Predator went for a half day offshore and caught 2 sailfish.
Captain Dave on the Missbehavin fished a full day and went 0-2 on sailfish but caught a 400 plus pound blue marlin. The marlin in the photo above was caught by Dave last week…it was part of his grand slam with a blue marlin, black marlin, sailfish and mahi mahi day.
Captain Jorge on the J-Barrliete caught 2 sailfish, 2 mahi mahi and 1 black marlin in the 250 pound range on a full day trip offshore.
The fishing out of Los Suenos continues to be solid. The wind is still kicking up here and there but hasn’t slowed the fishing.
Captain Dave on the Missbehavin took a group offshore. The guys went 5 for 11 on sailfish.
Captain Jeremy on the R&J took a couple offshore and went 4 for 12 on sailfish with 3 nice mahi mahi.
Captain dana on the Hoo’s your Daddy fished to the south and went 6 for 12 on sailfish with 2 mahi mahi.
Yesterday was still pretty windy and rough offshore but the boats that went out caught fish.
Captain Bill on the Sailfish caught 6 sailfish and 6 nice mahi mahi.
Captain Dave on the Missbehavin caught 5 sailfish, 12 mahi mahi and a marlin.
Captain Brandon on the Fish Whistle had the big fish of the week with a 450 pound …he also caught some sailfish and mahi mahi.
There is a small marlin tournament going on in Los Suenos…15 boats entered and in 3 days they caught 198 sailfish and 21 marlin.
Today the wind died down and it was beautiful offshore. I went out on the Dragin Fly with some friends and we caught 4 sailfish, 5 mahi mahi and 8 yellowfin tuna. The tuna were a pleasant surprise and they all ran between 40 and 60 pounds.
Captain Glen on the Bethina fished south of Los Suenos and he went 7 for 15 on sailfish with 6 mahi mahi.
The winds the past couple days picked up and blew some guys off the water. Today was calmer than yesterday and they say the winds will be gone by the weekend. The guys that did stick it out caught some fish.
Captain RJ on the Predator caught 4 sailfish fishing south of Los Suenos…he said the chop was so bad you could only fish in one direction.
Captain Brandon on the Fish Whistle took 4 guys out and they caught 12 sailfish and a handful of mahi mahi.
I talked to Captain James on the Dragin Fly this morning at 9 am and they already had 2 sails and 2 mahi mahi. I am going out on the Dragin Fly Saturday with some friends…I hope the bite stays red hot. I may get a shot at a sailfish on a hand line and hopefully I won’t be know as bubba 9 fingers.
The fishing out of Los Suenos Marina today was off the hook. There were a dozen boats offshore hoping to be part of the hot marlin bite that has been going on the past couple weeks. Everyone I talked to caught fish and almost everyone got a chance at a marlin.
I went out with the guys on the Dragin Fly with some friends from Dallas. captain James and the crew did not disappoint. We fished about 30 miles out and it was a glorious day. the weather was perfect, the seas were calm and we ended the day with 9 sailfish, 7 mahi mahi and one blue marlin in the 250 pound range. The folks from Dallas were all billfish virgins…not anymore. I have reeled in a bunch of sailfish so I took photos while the rookies got their fill on sailfish. My goal was to catch a mahi mahi on a hand line. The captain found a long line bouy that was loaded with mahi. I pitched my ballyhoo with circle hook back on my handline and hooked up a 35 pound mahi….it took about 10 minutes to land to fish. We made a second pass on the bouy and I hooked up another mahi about the same size. Catching those fish by hand was a blast…I may never use a rod and reel again.
Captain Brandon on the fish Whistle took a group offshore…they ended the day going 4 for 8 on sailfish with 8 big mahi mahi. He has the same group today and my guess is they’ll get a marlin.
Captain Bill on the Sailfish went 6 for 8 on sailfish and caught 10 nice mahi mahi.
Captain Dave on the Missbehavin got himself a grand slam with one blue marlin, one black marlin, a couple sailfish and a few mahi mahi.
I heard a rumor that the guys on the Prime Time went 3 for 5 on blue marlin…I am hoping to verify that catch today.
The fishing the past week out of the Los Suenos Marina is still good for mahi mahi and marlin. The are fishing 15-30 miles out and catching good numbers of mahi from 15-40 pounds…it also seems like almost everyone is getting a chance at a marlin.
Captain Brandon on the Fish Whistle took some folks out from North Carolina offshore and found a log with hundreds of mahi mahi under it. They caught 15 nice mahi and 1 blue marlin in the 250 pound range.
Captain Jeremy on the R&J took some fly fisherman out a few times the past week and those fly guys had a great trip. In 3 days they saw 6 marlin and caught 2 on the fly. They also caught a half dozen sailfish and more than 40 mahi mahi.
Captain RJ on the Predator went for a half day trip recently and caught 10 nice mahi mahi all over 25 pounds.
November of 2007 was one of the best marlin months we had last year out of the Los Suenos marina. The dorado bite this November has been incredible and the marlin have just started to show up this past week. Today almost every boat that went out either saw or caught a marlin.
Captain Brandon on the Fish Whistle caught blue marlin 2 days in a row as well as all the mahi mahi you can want.
Captain RJ on the Predator caught 8 mahi mahi and a 300 pound blue marlin yesterday and he was about 20 miles out. Today RJ caught 3 mahi mahi, 2 sailfish and they missed a nice blue marlin.
Captain Jeremy on the R&J caught a dozen mahi mahi and a nice blue marlin the end of last week.
Captain Bill on the Sailfish caught 40 mahi mahi…he said the bite was 10 miles offshore.
Captain George on the J Barrilete did a couple half day trips this past weekend and caught good numbers of mahi mahi each day.
The fishing in Costa Rica the past week has been better. The weather has been good with nice days and some evening showers. This has allowed the water to clear up a little and has made for some good mahi mahi fishing. Everyone that is going out is catching between 5-15 mahi mahi per day…all in the 20-30 pound range.
Captain RJ went for a half day recently and caught 15 nice mahi mahi. The clients kept of few of the bigger ones and had the local restaurant near their hotel cook it all up fried and grilled with all the Costa Rica side dishes.
Captain Dana took a Ukrainian gentleman out for a day of fishing in the Hoo’s Up. The client had caught fish all over the world…he fished Jamaica, Bahamas, Mexico, Florida and more but he never caught a sailfish or marlin. He kept saying he wanted a big fish in his very broken English. Captain Dana took him out 26 miles and fished the corner hoping to get a sailfish. They caught a dozen mahi mahi but the guy wanted “big feesh”…the client told Dana if he caught him a marlin he would pay him $500. Dana laughed and said he would catch him a marlin for free if he could…the bite lately has been for mahi mahi and not many marlin have been caught. Dana heard on his radio about a boat that missed a couple marlin so he headed in that direction. About an hour later the Ukrainian guy got his wish and they hooked up a nice blue marlin. The guy battled his fish and it was safely released. The client was very happy and had no problem following through on his $500 promise.