Archive for September, 2010

sportfishing in Costa Rica

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

I talked to a couple guys that did well this past week sportfishing in Costa Rica.  The captain of the 43′ conv.  in Los Suenos went 2 for 4 on blue marlin, caught a handful of yellowfin and a few sailfish.  When a guy raises 4 marlin they don’t keep track of tuna and sail and all they talk about is marlin.

With the economy being down lots of people call for share trips.  For 2 years we have tried to put shared trips together and it has happened one time…just last week.   We had 2 guys share a trip with one guy and they went out on the 28′ center console.  They release 7 sailfish so everyone was happy.

September 26, 2010 – some rain but not bad

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

The tropical depression Mathew is not doing much here along the central Pacific.  When there are big storms in the Caribbean Sea they just seem to suck moisture of the Pacific side.  We have had a drizzle going for a couple days…no lightning and no thunder…just a light rain.  A weekend of football and cool, rainy weather go good together…almost like fall back home.

Not many people here in Sept and Oct but the fishing continues to be steady.  Boats going to the 26 rock have been getting wahoo, small tuna and some small mahi mahi.  The boats going offshore have been going 30 plus miles but the marlin, sails, tuna and mahi are still being caught.  Boats seem to averaging 4 or 5 fish per day.

I am waiting on some reports from the Caribbean side…I hope to go tarpon fishing a couple times before the end of October.

September 24, 2010 – sport fishing Costa Rica

Friday, September 24th, 2010

The sport fishing has been pretty good the past week out of Los Suenos resort near Jaco Beach.  The guys going offshore have been catching a good mix of sails, tuna and marlin.

The 42 custom caught 2 marlin, 2 sails and 7 nice tuna, the next day they caught a marlin, a nice tuna, 2 sails and some mahi, a few days later they caught a blue, a stripe, a sail and some tuna.

My buddy went out on a private 43’and they went 30 plus miles but caught a handful of sails and a couple big tuna.  A couple days later they went out for a half day and caught 2 sails and 2 mahi.

There is a big storm in the Caribbean Sea that they say may be a hurricane soon.  We have had our normal evening rains but our days are still mostly sunny and nice.

September 23, 2010 – back in Costa Rica

Friday, September 24th, 2010

I just got back to CR late last night.  I’m unpacking, doing laundry and trying to get caught up on my sleep.  I will answer emails and get a current fishing report as soon as possible.

homeward bound

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

I’m heading back home to Nebraska in the morning and I am not looking forward to the long day in airports and on airplanes.  I am looking forward to spending some time with family and friends.  It’s going to be my first time home since my Mom passed away from cancer last year so the house just won’t be the same.

I hope to get caught up on emails in the airports tomorrow.  I have a couple hours in Houston and a couple hours in Chicago.

The fishing out of Los Suenos continues to be steady for tuna and some small marlin with a few sails in the mix.  The tarpon bite is red hot on the Caribbean side.  One lodge had 10 guys, fish 4 days and they hooked up over 200 tarpon.

September 14, 2010 – sport fishing Costa Rica

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010


The fishing the past few days remains unchanged.  Only a few boats went out and everyone caught something.  The 28′ center console caught 2 sailfish, 3 yellowfin and 2 mahi.  The day before they fished at the 26 rock and caught some nice wahoo and some amberjack.

One of the private boats caught 3 sail, a blue marlin and some 30 pound tuna…they were about 35 miles out in front of Los Suenos.

The weather has been really nice for September.  The central valley and the city of San Jose has been getting lots of rain but the central Pacific coast has been sunny with light winds and some evening showers.

Costa Rica tarpon

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

This is the time to visit Costa Rica if you want to catch tarpon.  September and October are the best weather and tarpon fishing months in the Rio Colorado, Tortuguero and Parismina areas in Costa Rica’s northern Caribbean coast.  When the fishing is good the tarpon are rolling everywhere on the outside.  I’ve heard guys talk about acres of fish and 50 plus hook ups per day.  The tarpon fishing is all inclusive and depends on how many anglers per boat…send us an email for prices and info.

September 12, 2010 – hot marlin bite

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

The rumors of some marlin around Los Suenos marina near Jaco are true.  My buddy went out on a private boat today and they caught a couple mahi mahi, a sailfish, a shark and a blue marlin over 300 pounds.

The 42′ Custom was out there and they caught a few tuna, a few sailfish and raised 3 blue marlin.

A nice new private boat was out there and they caught a couple tuna, a sail and 2 or 3 blue marlin.

The bite was about 30 miles out and the seas were fair…there were a few t-storms pass through and that made it a bit choppy at times.

September 11, 2010

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

I remember how good people from all over the world came together after 9/11.

Today we seem to be more divided than ever… with politics, religion and race tearing us apart.  

I hope we are better than that.


September 10, 2010 – some marlin around, tarpon bite hot

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

The main talk around the marina Los Suenos the past couple days has been about some marlin being caught.  Mid September is a low tourism time so there are not many people fishing.  The boats that have gone out have been catching a mix…there are still some tuna around and some sailfish and a couple boats raised and released some small blue marlin.

The 28′ center console fished a couple half day down at the 26 rock south of Jaco and they did good on wahoo to 30 pounds, small yellowfin tuna and some amber jack.

The tarpon bite has been really good on the Caribbean side.  Not many anglers over there either but the ones that have been fishing are getting more than a dozen hook ups per day.  One lodge had a couple from Florida fish 2 days and they had 44 tarpon hook ups.  The tarpon bite should be good as long as the weather holds and the weather should hold until the end of October.