Archive for October, 2008

October 27th, 2008

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008



The weather in Costa Rica has been better the past week with sunny days and a few evening showers and the water is starting to clear up after we had all those rains in mid October.

The fishing has been about average for October. There have been some good mahi mahi days with a sailfish or two in the mix. The key to catching the mahi mahi has been to find a good current line with some debris. If you find the right current line you will catch good numbers of mahi mahi. The fishing was slow for a few days after the rains but since then boats have been averaging 6 to 8 mahi mahi per day and maybe a sailfish.

Bob and his buddies went out with Captain Dana on the Hoo’s your Daddy. They caught 5 mahi in the 25 pound range before noon and then ran to a couple spots for some bottom fishing. The bottom fishing bite was a little slow but they did catch a couple snapper and a grouper. They took their catch to Claritas on the beach and the guys ate well.

Adam and his friends went out with RJ on the Predator for a half day fishing a few days after the heavy rains and they had a slow day with just a couple mahi bites.

I was lucky enough to go out with Captain Jeremy on the Desperado last weekend. The Desperado is a really nice 60 ft Bertram with Direct TV. I am not sure if it gets any better than being 25 miles offshore fishing and watching college football on ESPN. The air conditioning was so cold you needed a blanket and the leather couch made for a nice spot for a nap. We ended the day with 6 mahi mahi and we raised 2 sailfish but they were not interested in feeding. My friends and I had a great time on a beautiful boat and we caught a bunch of good eating fish. Football and fishing at the same time is like a dream come true.

October 16, 2008

Friday, October 17th, 2008



The fishing out of the Los Suenos marina the first week of October was decent.  The weather was nice and the mahi mahi and sailfish were biting.  The fishing the second week of October was basically a wash out.  There was a tropical storm in northern Central America and it dumped heavy rain on most of Costa Rica for 4 or 5 days.  There were a couple boats that went out in the rain and they caught good numbers of mahi mahi.  Today the sun is shining for the first time in a week and it’s a wonderful thing…hopefully the heaviest of rains are behind us.

My buddies and I went out on the Sailfish with Captain Bill.  We fished the craters and the water was chocolate brown.  We did raise a couple sailfish and we caught 2 nice mahi mahi….with one fish well over 50 pounds.

Captain Jorge on the J-Barrilete took a couple fly fisherman out for some dorado fishing.  They ended the day with 7 nice dorado in the 25-35 pound range including 2 nice ones on the fly rod.

Captain RJ on the Predator took a couple guys out for a full day offshore.  They found a good current line and ended the day with 8 nice mahi mahi in the 30 pound range…they also raised a couple sailfish but no hook ups.

Captain Dave on the Missbehavin went out for a full day in the rain and caught 7 mahi mahi in the 30 pound range.   The anglers were hooting and hollering because they caught some good eating fish and said it was one of their best days ever.

October 3, 2008

Saturday, October 4th, 2008


The fishing the past week out of the Los Suenos marina has picked up. There are only a handful of boats going out each day but everyone is catching lots of mahi mahi in the 20-40 pound range and the boats that have gone for sailfish have had some success, there were also some yellowfin tuna caught and a couple marlin sightings.

Captain Jeremy on the R&J went offshore several times this week. One day the fished 10 miles out along a current line and caught a dozen mahi mahi in the 30 pound range and one sailfish. The next day Jeremy went further offshore for sailfish and they went 2 for 5 on sailfish and caught 5 nice mahi mahi…they also missed a blue marlin in the 250 pound range.

The same day that Jeremy caught his sailfish the guys on the Drum Roll released 11 sailfish…they fished about 30 miles to the west of Los Suenos.

I am going out with some friends on the Sailfish tomorrow for a day of offshore fishing. Captain Bill is one of the most consistent sailfish captains in the marina. We have a couple sailfish rookies on boardso hopefully we get a few big ones and some mahi mahi for the grill.