February 24, 2010 – Costa Rica Fishing

The fishing the past few days out of Los Suenos has been good but not great.  Most of the boats are getting anywhere fron 2 to 6 sailfish per day as well as a mahi mahi or two.  Most of the captains I talk to agree that the fish are out there…they also say that there are more skipjack out there than the have ever seen.  The sails seem to have lock jaw…maybe there is just too much bait in the water and they are full on skippy’s.

The guys on the 42 Maverick released 5 sailfish and kept a big mahi mahi for dinner.  The anglers were from Bermuda…a place on my bucket list to fish.

The 32′ Irwin Forbes had a half day trip and went 15 miles out and went 2 for 3 on sailfish and they also caught a nice dorado.

A couple 28′ center consoles went out and one group caught 2 sailfish and a nice mahi and the other group caught 3 sailfish.

Congrats to the private boat The Big Oh for winning the 2nd leg and series title in this years Los Suenos Signature Billfish Series.   They released 22 sailfish in the 3 day tourney.

The same weather front that ruined my tarpon fishing wreaked havoc on the first day of the tourney.  Almost a dozen boats got caught too far offshore and where not able to make it home by the afternoon deadline because of unusually rough seas.

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