Archive for July, 2009

July 23, 2009 – Holy Mackerel little Brady!

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009


The fishing the past week out of the Los Suenos Marina has been a repeat of the past couple weeks.

The boats going inshore are getting some roosterfish and jack…even on half day trips.

The boats doing some bottom type fishing are having some luck with wahoo, small mahi mahi, small yellowfin and a few jack.

There were some rumors around the marina about some bigger tuna offshore.  There are still some sailfish around and boats are getting 2 -3 on a full day.

This time of year if you can find a good log or trash line offshore then you can get some mahi mahi, tuna, wahoo and maybe a chance at a marlin.  One captain told me he found a homemade FAD floating down by the “26” rock and it was loaded withfish…they didn’t get a marlin but he said there had to be a couple around.

Congrats to Brady Jr…he caught a monster Mackerel  on the Disco Pirate yesterday while trolling a rapalla.  Brady was born in Costa Rica and has caught a couple nice fish on the Disco Pirate.  This Big Mack was Brady’s largest fish…so far.

July 16, 2009 – inshore and bottom fishing

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

The past couple weeks on the central Pacific coast has been hit or miss.  The boats going offshore are releasing 1 or 2 sailfish and maybe a couple small mahi or tuna mixed in.  The majority of the boats going out of Quepos and Los Suenos seem to be focusing on inshore and bottom fishing.  We fished the “26” rock several times in the past week and there are usually more than a dozen charter boats working the area.

The fishing at the “26” is still producing despite the high pressure…everyone still seems to be picking up a handful of fish…usually wahoo, mahi mahi, small tuna or jack.

The boats going after roosterfish have been doing pretty good…most boats are catching a few nice fish on half day trips…if they have live bait.

Most of the private boat captains I have talked to seem to be doing maintenance and repairs on the boats and waiting for some schools of tuna to show up.

July 2, 2009 – some wahoo and dorado

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009


We went out yesterday on the Disco Pirate with Captain RJ for a 1/2 day at the “26” rock and caught a handfull of 15 pound mahi mahi and a nice wahoo.  We had several good wahoo bites and lost a nice lure before we switched over to wire leaders.

July 1st, 2009 – a few big yellowfin tuna

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

It’s July and in the past that has meant one of our best yellowfin tuna months out of the Los Suenos Marina.  One of my best fishing days ever was a July 4th…we caught 20 yellowfin tuna…one 20 pounder, one 200 pounder and the rest were all about 100 pounds.  I caught a 100 pound tuna on my 20 pound spinning rod while casting a brand new cedar plug into a school of spinner dolfin.  It took 45 minutes to land and that fish ruined my reel and broke a brand new cedar plug in 2 pieces.

The tuna schools come and go from now until January…and we are anxiously awaiting a good tuna bite.

The guys on the 42′ Maverick caught a few big tuna offshore last week.  The fish were in the 80-120 pound range…we all hope that a sign of things to come.  They also picked up a couple marlin and sailfish last week.

The guys on the 32′ Irwin Forbes have been out several days this past week and report a scattered sailfish and mahi mahi bite around the 26 and the corner.

The guys on the 33′ Proline took a guy and his son out over the weekend and they caught a handful of mahi mahi with one over 30 pounds, they caught a handful of jack bottomfishing at the 26 rock and they raised a nice blue marlin in the 300 pound range.

My friends and I have been going out on the Disco Pirate and catching good numbers of roosterfish and jack doing some inshore fishing close to the marina.  The fish are all in the 25-35 pound range.