October 17, 2009 – Mahi mahi and tuna fishing Costa Rica

Things around the marina have been a little slow the past few weeks with just a couple boats going out everyday.  The weather has been very nice for mid October with mostly sunny days and calm seas.  Mid October the past few years and been very rainy.

Most of the boats have been going offshore anywhere from 15 to 35 miles and catching lots of mahi mahi with some yellowfin tuna and sailfish mixed in.

A couple guys went out on the 28′ center console the day before yesterday and caught over 20 mahi mahi in the 30 pound range.  A few days earlier they released 3 sailfish and kept 5 nice mahi to 30 pounds and 5 nice tuna to 60 pounds.

One of the private boats went 30 miles out to the craters yesterday and caught 15 tuna in the 30 to 40 pound range…they also caught a handful of mahi mahi

My friends and I went out for a 1/2 day of mahi mahi fishing about 15 miles across the bay near Tambor and we caught 3 mahi all in the 30 pound range.  We had 6 or 7 good bites but missed a few and a few jump off.

I talked to some guys that went out on a panga and caught 18 mahi mahi in the 30 pound range…they found a tree floating in the gulf and loaded up.

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