Archive for September, 2009

September 15, 2009 – Costa Rica Deep sea fishing…HOT bite continues.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009


My friends and I just got back from a great day of deep sea fishing on our 26′ Seaswirl.  The morning started out cloudy but we didn’t get any rain and the ocean was flat.  We ran out 25 miles to the craters and 6000 feet of water.  Within 30 minutes we had our first sailfish and it never really slowed down.  We raised 20 sailfish, hooked 15 and got 10 to the boat.  We also caught a 15 pound mahi mahi that my maintenance guy and his family will be enjoying tonight.

There was about a half dozen boats out there but only a couple charter boats…it was mostly smaller private boats.   A couple times all 5 or 6 boats were hooked up at the same time…it was like the good old days.

I already have my bags packed for tomorrow and more deep sea fishing.

September 14, 2009 – Good tarpon fishing in Costa Rica

Monday, September 14th, 2009

My tarpon captain just called and the weather and fishing has been very good on the Caribbean side.  They have been jumping 10 to 15 tarpon per day and getting anywhere from 3 to 10 releases per day.  I am going to try and get over there is the next few weeks for some of those “silver kings”.

September 14, 2009 – Hot sailfish bite and a last minute Costa Rica fishing vacation

Monday, September 14th, 2009

The sailfish bite has been RED HOT the past few days just 25 miles in front of the Los Suenos marina.  If you can take a last minute Costa Rica fishing vacation now is a good time.  Not many boats are going out but the ones that do are raising 10 to 20 sailfish a day as well as getting a few tuna and mahi mahi for the grill.

The guys on the 60′ Bertram went out on Saturday and raised 15 sails.  My buddy on the 36′ Topaz went Sunday and raised 20.  The guys on the 42′ Maverick called me at 2 pm today and they already had 4 nice tuna and had released 10 sailfish.

I’m heading out there at 6 am tomorrow with some buddies and hopefully we’ll get in on the hot bite.

September 13, 2009 – inshore and bottom fish Costa Rica

Monday, September 14th, 2009

The one day of heavy rains has left the inshore waters around the Los Suenos Marina a dirty brown.  It will probably take a few days of regular weather before things get back to normal.   The brown water can make it difficult to find live bait and without live bait it can be difficult to find the roosterfish.

My buddy on the 28′ Carolina Classic did some inshore and bottom fishing despite the brown water.  They fished a couple spots close to Jaco Beach and had one roosterfish bite.  They did some bottom fishing and caught a grouper in the 10 to 15 pound range.  They ran over to a spot called Negrita’s across the bay.  Negrita’s is a local hotspot for inshore fishing…usually for big roosterfish.  The captain said even though the water was brown there was still plenty of bait around.  They ended the day with almost a dozen jack crevalle in the 20 to 40 pound range.

Jack crevalle  are really no good to eat…but they are hard fighters and lots of fun to catch.  One of my best days was in my kayak when I caught a half dozen jack in the 10 to 20 pound range.  A 5 pounder can pull a kayak 100 yards…someday I would like to get one of those 40 pounders on the line.

Not many boats went offshore today but that may change if they heard the same reports I did.  The guys on the 32′ Maverick went out and released more than a dozen sailfish.  I am hoping for a similar report for today’s fishing so we can head out there tomorrow and get in on some good offshore fishing.

September 12, 2009 – Costa Rica fishing charters…tuna and sailfish

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

We had a bunch of rain yesterday afternoon and evening and the ocean near the coast was brown like mud.  The heavy rain will probably slow down the inshore fishing but it didn’t seem slow down some of the Costa Rica charter boats that went offshore.

The guys on the 42′ Maverick went out with a single angler today and had a very good day.  They started at the 26 rock and caught some live bait and then went out towards the “corner” area.  The angler wanted some yellowfin tuna and he got his wish.  They ended the day with 3 yellowfin tuna from 40 to 80 pounds and a handful of sailfish all over 100 pounds.