Archive for June, 2008

June 25, 2008

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008


There has been some red tide move into the area the past week but it hasn’t hurt the fishing as much as expected. There were a couple days that were slow but for the most part everyone has been catching some fish.

The 26 rock has been hot with this past week good numbers of wahoo, tuna, dorado and a nice marlin being caught.

Captain RJ on the Predator has been at the rock almost everyday the past week. They have been averaging 5 or 6 fish a day including some 35 pound wahoo, some 25 pound tuna, some 20 pound mahi mahi and a 400 plus pound black marlin. I heard the news of RJ’s marlin before he was back at the marina. The big marlin hit a ballyhoo while trolling for wahoo. As most marlin will do he put on a good air show with some great leaps. One of the leaps was too close for comfort when mr marlin almost landed in the boat. The big angry fish slammed into the boat tower just a couple feet from the captain and clients. RJ said it was like being hit by another boat and they were lucky no one was hurt.

Captain Dave on the Missbehavin took a group out to the rock and caught 6 nice wahoo and several 25 pound yellowfin tuna.

Captain Jeremy and the guys on the Desperado went way out a few days ago…they ran out 50 miles for a 35 pound mahi mahi…luckily the guys on The Bite found the tuna and contacted Jeremy. They picked up and ran 15 miles to join the tuna bite and caught some nice fish. Most of the fish were in the 35-45 pund range…they did have one hogg on that was estimated at over 100 pounds, that fish was lost.

Thanks and good luck,


June 18, 2008

Saturday, June 21st, 2008


I apologize for the lack of reports the past week but I had a computer crash and it’s taken me a week to get back on track.

The inshore and bottom fishing has been the main focus of most boats the past week and the boats have been catching a good mix of fish.

Captain RJ has had a good week…on Monday he took a family out that had never fished…they ended the day with 2 big wahoo, 5 nice yellowfin tuna and a 700 plus pound black marlin…once again the area around the “26” produces a big marlin. RJ followed that up the next day with 7 roosterfish, 6 nice tuna and a 40 pound wahoo.

The guys on the “R&J” did a 1/2 day inshore trip with some friends and caught a half dozen roosterfish not far from the marina.

Captain Brandon on the Fish Whistle has been fishing up in the gulf and having good luck on the inshore and bottom fishing. Brandon has been using butterfly jigs in 60 – 80 feet of water and has been catching some big sea bass, roosterfish, snapper and groupers.

Captain Dave on the Missbehavin did a combo inshore/offshore trip recently and caught a couple roosterfish, a couple nice mahi mahi and a sailfish…not bad for a half day trip in rainy season.

I have not received many reports about the offshore fishing. The word I do get is the bite is OK. The average seems to be a couple sailfish, a couple mahi mahi and a couple tuna per boat per day.

Thanks for your time,


June 12, 2008

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Things are starting to get back to normal after the storm a few weeks ago. The water is cleaning up and more boats are getting out. The offshore bite is still scattered but the guys that are getting out there have been having some luck…everyone is cathcing something and several boats have caught marlin. The inshore and bottom bite has also been soli.

Captain Jerry on the Estrella del Mar took a group offshore because they wanted Tuna. Jerry fished out by the craters and caught 2 big Mahi Mahi in the 45 pound range, a sailfish, a striped marlin and a 50 pound yellowfin tuna. That group ate well for a few days.

Captain RJ on the Predator fished the 26 rock today and crushed it with 7 roosterfish all over 20 pounds, 6 yellowfin tuna all over 20 pounds, a 40 pound wahoo and a big old jack crevalle. I scored by trading a couple of tacos for a big bag of fresh tuna.

June 8, 2008

Sunday, June 8th, 2008



Last weeks storm pounded the Pacific coast and last Saturday almost a dozen boats sunk in Quepos.

The Billfish Foundation in the United States has established a Quepos Sportfishing Community Survival Fund to help the fishermen that were affected by Tropical Storm Alma.  If you would like to help the please send a donation to:

The Billfish Foundation
2161 E. Commercial Blvd, 2nd Floor
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
Please indicate that the contribution is for the QSCSF.

June 7, 2008

Sunday, June 8th, 2008



For the past week most of the boats have been fishing inshore for roosterfish and snapper. Today was much of the same but there were some boats running offshore to fish for the big game and first reports are the offshore bite was better.

Captain Kevin on the “Hoo’s your Daddy” has been banging around the inshore rocks all week and picking up good numbers. The highlight of the week was probably the 125 plus pound goliath grouper they caught on a butterfly jig. Yesterday Captain Kevin caught a nice cubera, a mackerel, a couple roosterfish and a half a dozen big jack crevelle. Today they caught a 50 plus pound Cubera and 4 Roosterfish with one of them being in the 70 pound range.

The guys on the “Fandango” caught 8 roosterfish today…they fished Negritas and a couple spots closer to the marina.

Captain Dave on the “Missbehavin” caught a couple roosterfish and a couple dorado.

Captain RJ on the “Predator” caught 2 tuna, 2 rooster and 2 mahi mahi. RJ reported the water was loaded with logs and was filthy greenish brown in color. RJ did say the live bait is thick on the inshore rocks. RJ said he was catching 4 or 5 bluerunners on each sabiki cast.

I heard rumors of a decent offshore bite and I am trying to confirm. I heard boats were averaging 2 or 3 sailfis, a few dorado and some tuna. There was talk of a big marlin being caught but I have not been able to verify.

June 3, 2008

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

The last week of May was a wash for fishing in Costa Rica…literally.

Tropical storm Alma decided to form above Costa Rica. We had heavy rains and strong winds for a week. It was so bad CNN was in town and a dozen boats sank in Quepos.

We had power outages, downed phone lines and landslides…it was a mess.

The sun did come out eventually and things are getting back to normal.

Captain Kevin on the “Hoo’s up” had a decent day with 3 nice dorado, a wahoo, 3 snappers and 4 roosterfish.

RJ Lilley had a interesting day on the beach. He caught a 10 pound snook on a crappie jig fishing in the river mouth in Jaco. Moments later RJ had a save a drunk lady that tried to cross the river mouth not realizing it had been washed out by the rain and in now 8 feet deep with strong currents. Way to go Reggie…karma points.

I fished in front of my house in Esterillos the other day and had a 20 plus pound snook follow a mullet colored Rapala up to my feet. I plan on going back every morning until I get that slab.

Thanks for your time