January 20, 2010 – fishing Costa Rica


The sailfish bite the past couple days has been a bit slow with most guys I talked to averaging 2 to 4 sailfish a day.  They are still catching a a handful of mahi mahi in the 40 pound range but the billfish bite has been scattered. The sailfish bite was really good the first couple days of the tourney so they are still out there…maybe just a little out of range.

I write the fishing column for Costa Rica’s English language newspaper called the Tico Times and I am in contact with guys up and down the Pacific coast and everyone reports a similar bite.  The guys down in Golfito area, the guys up in Guanacaste have all been catching good numbers of mahi mahi, 3 or 4 sails and the occasional marlin offshore.

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