Archive for July, 2008

July 18, 2007

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

The fishing the past week has been a mixed bag.  Some of the boats that fished the 26 rock had some luck and some didn’t.  The boats that fished offshore were catching 3 or 4 sailfish and maybe a dorado or tuna or two.

Today a unusually strong southern wind kicked up early in the morning and the ocean was choppy by our standards.  Most of the boats that went out turned around and decided to try again tomorrow.

Captain RJ fish the 26 rock a couple days ago and caught 10 wahoo and 6 tuna.   Everyone cleared off the rock because it was slow but RJ kept picking at it and was there when the bite turned on.

July 14, 2008

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008


A couple made a deal that whoever died first would come back and inform the other of the afterlife. Their biggest fear was that there was no afterlife.

After a long life, the husband was the first to go, and true to his word he made contact.  “Mary . Mary.”

“Is that you, Fred?”

“Yes, I’ve come back like we agreed.”

“What’s it like?”

“Well, I get up in the morning, I have sex. I have breakfast, off to the golf course, I have sex. I bathe in the sun, and then I have sex twice. I have lunch, another romp around the golf course, then sex pretty much all afternoon. After supper, golf course again. Then I have sex until late at night. The next day it starts again.”

“Oh, Fred you surely must be in heaven.”

“Not exactly, I’m a rabbit on a golf course in Arizona!

July 12, 2008

Saturday, July 12th, 2008


The tuna bite continues to be the main action out of the Los Suenos marina.  Captain Jeremy on the R&J took a father and son and his buddies out for a day on the water.   The got into the tuna right away and before noon had 8 tuna in the 40-60 pound range.  They also caught a nice mahi mahi.  The moved off the tuna and trolled for sailfish but didn’t have any luck.

July 10, 2008

Thursday, July 10th, 2008


The fishing the past couple days has continued to be up and down. One day is good and one day is slow…everyone is still catching something and a few people have had banner days.

Captain Bill on the Sailfish took a group our for a half day recently and caught a couple sails…the weather was nice and they also saw dolphins and whales so it was good day.

Captain Mike Parr on the private side went fishing with the Lohmann family earlier this week and found a pod of sailfish. They ended the day going 13 for 18 on sailfish. They fished a few miles outside the corner less than 30 miles out. 13 sailfish in one day is good anytime but in July it’s amazing. The captain said they just got into a migrating gang of sails that were feeding on small shrimp.

I heard the guys on “The Bite” caught a 800 plus pound marlin yesterday.

July 7, 2008

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

The fishing out of the Los Suenos Marina near Jaco Beach has been hit and miss. One day is good and the next a bit slow…I have not talked to anyone that has been skunked, so everyone is catching something.

Captain Bill on the Sailfish released 5 sailfish on Saturday. They fished at the corner.

Captain Dave on the Missbehavin had a decent sailfish day releasing 4 out by the corner.

I went out with some some friends on the Dragin Fly. We started at the 26 rock and it was slow. We ran farther south and Captain James found some spinner dolphin…about 500 of them. Over the next few hours we caught 7 tuna in the 30-60 pound range We kept 4 fish for sushi and tuna steaks and we released the others we could have easily caught 20 tuna had we stayed on them. We decided to start the troll home and hopefully pick up a sail or dorado. We did raise one sail but it was just a looker.

We had a few tuna virgins on the boat and the hard fighting tuna wore these boys out. I didn’t see any tears…but it was close 🙂

It was a fun day with good friends on a great boat…and to top it all of we caught some nice fish.

July 4, 2008

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Happy 4th of July from Costa Rica!

The fishing the past week out of the Los Suenos marina has been up and down. The red tide is gone and the charter boats are fishing 20-30 miles out and catching a few eating fish and maybe a few sailfish. Most of the boats offshore have been chasing yellowfin tuna and the bottom fishing at local rocks has also been steady.

Captain Brandon on the Fish Whistle caught 6 yellowfin out at the corner earlier this week. the tuna ranged from 40-80 pounds…got sushi?

Captain RJ on the Predator has been fishing the 26 rock and catching a few wahoo, tuna, snapper and more. RJ said the water today was a beautiful cobalt blue. At one point the snapper on the rock started to feed and came up to the surface and made the water boil. A few days ago RJ had a monster wahoo hit a bait and fly 8 feet in the air…the fish was well over 100 pounds.

Captain Dave on the Missbehavin fished the rock and caught one of everything it seems. They caught sailfish, dorado, wahoo, tuna, 2 types of grouper, 2 types of snapper and some other fish I can’t remember.

Captain Jeremy on the R&J had a tough day this week. He took a family out and they raised 4 sailfish and had several nice tuna bites but didn’t get anything to the boat. The highlight of the day was fishing near thousands of dolphins out by the corner…the kids loved it.

Dick Belding caught his first roosterfish aboard the R&J the rooster oddly hit while trolling in dorado country.