Archive for June, 2010

June 10, 2010 – costa rica fishing

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

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Nothing really new to report the past couple days.  Not many boats going out from Los Suenos.  Lots of boats doing maintenance and a couple boats replacing old motors.

The weather has been normal with sunny days, light winds and evening showers.  I think the new moon and normal weather is going to kick start the offshore bite in the next few days.

The above photo is a nice roosterfish caught by the Griswold family on the 28′ express in Tamarindo.

June 8, 2010 – wahoo fishing good

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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I don’t think anyone fished offshore today but there were about 6 or 7 boats down at the 26 rock.  We fished 3/4 day with my buddy that owns the 32′ Express in Los Suenos.  He is now running a older 42′ Hatteras.

It was a decent weather day…a little overcast and a little choppy. When I weasn’t reeling in a wahoo I was kicking back in the leather recliner taking cat naps and watching season 3 of Seinfeld.

Today we did better than most…we ended the day with 8 wahoo in the 15 to 30 pound range.  We could have caught 4 or 5 more but we didn’t need any more meat and it’s not easy to catch and release wahoo.

Grilled wahoo, cold beers and NBA basketball tonight.

June 7, 2010 – nobody fishing

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

I was down at the charter dock today and for the first time in a long time the charter dock was full….nobody fishing.

I am going out tomorrow with a buddy of mine that runs an older private boat.  The boat is about 40 ft and the inside looks like Joey and Chandlers apartment….there is a 36 inch panel tv, 2 leather lazyboys and a matching leather couch with built in recliners.  And all the furniture points at the tv.

Tomorrow is day 50 of the oil spill in the Gulf and the whole thing makes me sick to my stomach.

June 5, 2010 – improved weather

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

The weather has been better the past few days and from what I hear there was some blue water 35 miles out by the craters and the couple boats that fished there caught some sailfish and mahi mahi so things are getting back to normal after the heavy rains last week.

The guys that fished down at the 26 did pretty good…they caught 3 wahoo and a half dozen 15 to 20 pound yellowfin tuna.

June 3, 2010 – post storm conditions offshore

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

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The guys that fished offshore yesterday out of Los Suenos that the water was green, green, green.  Nobody was able to find blue water and I think you were lucky to get 2 or 3 fish of any type.  One boat just came back from the Coco Islands and they said the blue water was way out there…60 plus miles.

I heard some talk about the boat that fished multiple days at the Cocos  Islands.  They went 9 for 15 on marlin and they caught a 200 plus pound yellowfin. They also caught sailfish and mahi mahi.

The wet season is usually when we catch most of our roosterfish.  There is a spot across the bay that produced a couple 80 pounders last week.  See photo.

Some local fisherman caught a Goliath Grouper in the same area last week that weighed 147 kilos and the photos were all in the local newspapers so there are some hogs over there.

June 2, 2010 – landslides

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

We got dumped on last night with the strongest storms of the year.  It rained so much the hill behind my house gave way and about 20 truckloads of dirt and trees now block the road into my neighborhood.  The winds and rain did their damage because we didn’t have power from 8 pm last night to about 6 am this morning.

I have a couple guys offshore today so I should have some reports soon. I hope the call soon because I had about 2 hours of sleep last night and am beat.

June 1, 2010 – bite slows a bit

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

My buddy in his 36′ Express out of Los Suenos went out yesterday and the bite seemed to have slowed a little from the days before.  They went offshore and released 3 sailfish and kept a mahi mahi for the dinner table.

A group fished out of Quepos on the 36′ Flybridge and in 2 days caught 20 plus yellowfin tuna, a few sails and a few mahi mahi.