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May 2007

The “red tide” moved in and the water was filthy all month long. Not as many boats fishing in May but the guys that went out caught fish. Marlin are still being caught out past 40 miles. Sailfish and Dorado numbers were a little slow for May. Roosterfish and Snapper numbers were pretty good considering we had “red tide” all month.

June Fish Forecast -- Hopefully the “red tide” will completely move out and the fishing will return to normal for June. I expect the Tuna and Marlin bite to be good this month. I would expect the inshore bite to be good if the water clears up. The Sailfish and Dorado bite is always a question mark in the rainy season. I caught a dozen Sailfish before noon on a rainy day in June. You can also drag bait all day and see a couple fish.

Thanks for all the positive response to last months fishing report. Because it was a slow fish month I decided to rerun last months report in Spanish.

May Fish of the Month –– all of them

Pareciera que recientemente todos empezamos a darnos cuenta del efecto negativo que estamos teniendo con nuestro planeta.  Como pescador me concierne mucho el futuro de la pesca deportiva en Costa Rica. 
Los amantes de la pesca gastan millones de dólares al ano en Costa Rica.  Afortunadamente aun tenemos muy buena pesca.  Pero tenemos que hacer unos pequeños cambios para proteger y preservar este recurso tan valioso.
El estado de Florida y otros en la costa oeste les tomo más de 20 anos y millones de dólares recuperarse de la pesca excesiva de los anos 70.  ¿Porque esperamos hasta que casi se acabe algo para empezar a protegerlo?   
Ocupamos empezar ahora.  Tengo un restaurante de tacos y ya me comprometí a usar pescados de aguas abiertas como Wahoo y Dorado y menos pescados de arrecifé como Cubera y Cabrillo.  Los peces de arrecife son mas delicado y susceptibles a la sobre pesca.  También estoy analizando la posibilidad de renovar mis opciones como una la Tilapía.  La Tilapía es un pez que se reproduce con control de hecho hay fincas de reproducción. 
Hay muchas restaurantes y supermercados que venden Marlin y Pez Vela.  Lo llaman Marlin Blanco pero no tenemos Marlin Blanco en Costa Rica.  El Marlin Blanco es en realidad la loma de un Marlin Azul pero más joven y pequeño. 
Por favor insistamos en los supermercados y restaurantes a dejar de vender Marlin y Pez Vela.
Por favor también animemos a la gente a dejar de comer Marlin y Pez Vela.
También animemos al gobierno y a los desarrolladores a invertir en esto y así proteger nuestros océanos.
Por favor ayudemos a preservar nuestros grandes tesoros antes que sea demasiado tarde.
Gracias por su tiempo.

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BIRD WATCHING: Basically everywhere but specific tours are available for the serious Bird lover.
BUNGEE JUMPING: Available at several places – lots of fun, a little scary.
CANOPY TOURS: Available all over Costa Rica. Everyone loves the Canopy Tours.
CASINO / NIGHTLIFE: Casinos and Nightlife are available in most of the popular towns.
CROCODILE TOUR: Day Tour available in several places.

DOLPHIN / WHALE WATCHING: Dolphins are usually everywhere plus we do see the occasional whale.
HORSEBACK RIDING: Available in most places, who hasn’t wanted to ride a horse on a beach.
HOT SPRINGS / SPA: Available only in a few places, the best in romantic and relaxing getaways.
KAYAKING: Available in several places, white water or ocean kayaks – cheap water fun.
LAKE FISHING: Fish for the Guapote (Central American Bass) at Lake Arenal and Lake Nicaragua, great fighters on light tackle.
MOTORCYCLE / QUAD RENTAL: Available in several places, great fun, wear your helmet.
NATIONAL PARKS: Available in most areas, great tours, see wildlife and beautiful scenery.

PARAGLIDING: Available in a few places…try it if you get a chance…a few moments of panic followed by the best ride of your life.
RIVER FISHING: Fly fish for Trout in the high mountain streams, fish the jungle rivers for giant Tarpon and Snook.
SHOPPING: Available everywhere, take home some souvenirs and coffee
SURF / BOOGIE BOARD: Available in the most popular towns, what the hell…give it a shot.

TURTLE WATCHING: Available only at certain times and certain places but for some the thrill of a lifetime.

VOLCANO TOUR: Available almost everywhere, good family trip.
WHITE WATER RAFTING: Scenic and serene beauty followed by wet and wild adrenalin rush.
WINDSURFING: Available at a few places, Lake Arenal is famous for its windsurfing

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