August 26, 2008

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Hola from costa Rica,

The weather continues to be nice with sunny days and rain showers about every other evening. We did have a couple days this week with some unusually strong winds that made it tough on the smaller boats.

There are only a handful of boats going out everyday and everyone seems to be catching some fish. The inshore fishing in the area continues to be good with boats averaging 4 or 5 roosterfish, snapper and jack per day, even on some half day trips. The guys going offshore continue to pick at the sailfish averaging 3 or 4 fish per day and with luck they may get a dorado, tuna or a chance at a marlin.

With fewer boats the bite is harder to find. During high season we have 30 to 40 plus boats going out everyday and when boats find fish they communicate with other captains to share the bite. If there are only 6 or 7 boats going out per day the bite is more difficult to find. Six boats can’t cover the same area as 40 boats. The fish are still out there and they are still biting, it is just more of a challenge to find them.

These average numbers should not keep you from enjoying a day on the water. Although most of the boats that go out are catching average numbers there is one boat everyday that comes across a good log, a pod of tuna, or a pack of sailfish offshore. Those anglers are rewarded with an epic day of fishing.

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