Archive for June, 2009

June 25, 2009

Thursday, June 25th, 2009


How time flies.

I can’t believe it’s almost July already and my friends and I are talking about 4th of July picnics and where we can get fireworks in Costa Rica.

The weather the past few weeks has been decent.  We have had a few daytime showers but for the most part it has only been raining in the evening.  the days have been mostly sunny and 85 degrees with a light breeze.

Things continue to be a little slow around the charter dock.  There have only been a handful of boats going out each day…some going offshore but most seem to be fishing inshore and down at the 26 rock.

The small dorado are starting to show up in good numbers and these are fun because you usually can catch  20 or 30 in a couple hours.  Ultra Light tackle, fly rods and hand lines are the best way to fish for these.  Most of these mahi mahi have been 10 pounds but a few guys reported some bigger fish to 20 pounds.

The sailfish and marlin bite has been scattered but most boats are still getting 2-4 fish on a full day offshore.

There have been a couple reports of yellowfin tuna but we are still waiting on the big schools to move in and there have been some wahoo caught at the 26 rock.

The roosterfish seem to have been the main target the past few weeks and almost everyone is getting 2-4 roosterfish on a half day trip.  One lucky guy on the 36′ Topaz caught a 75 plus pound roosterfish over by Negritas.

June 8, 2009

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009


Howdy from Costa Rica,

Sorry for the lack of reports the past few weeks but I have been working on the boat during the day and have been lazy at night plus there has not been many boats going out the past few weeks so there has not been much to report.

The weather has been nice, 85 degrees, partly sunny days with a nice breeze and some evening showers.

The fishing offshore has been hit or miss.  A slow day has been 1 or 2 sailfish and a mahi mahi or two.  A good day is 5 or 6 sailfish or maybe a marlin and some mahi mahi.

I heard Captain Glen on the 36′ Glastek picked up a couple marlin from a log offshore.  That’s the great thing about rainy season fishing…if you come across the right log or trash line you can have a great day of fishing.

The guys on the 32′ Maverick caught a 450# black marlin pulling live bait down by the “26” rock.  The “26” always seems to hold some nice black marlin if you have the patience.

I have been getting my boat ready for charters and doing lots of fun fishing out front of Los Suenos and we always catch roosterfish, snapper, grouper, jack, bonita and more…nothing very big but some fun light tackle action with cold beers and some friends.