March 4, 2010 – Costa Rica fishing

The fishing the last few days remains unchanged for the most part.  Most of the guys I talked to released anywhere from 1 to 5 sailfish and several added a mahi mahi to the box.

One boat was way out and they released 6 sailfish and one guy was only 15 miles offshore and he released 8 sailfish, a couple boats caught a striped marlin or two…but everyone else seemed to be working hard to catch a few fish.  Even the big and fancy private boats with tournament crew had a tough day.

The guys on the 36′ Topaz went down to the 26 rock the other day and the first day the caught about a dozen fish including roosterfish, amberjack, jack and a cubera snapper…then they trolled out about 8 miles and caught 4 sailfish.  The next day they went back to the 26 rock and caught a 70 plus pound amberjack and a 70 plus pound cubera snapper.

Everyone says the El Nino pattern is responsible for the warm water along the Pacific coast and is the reason we are not seeing as many fish as we normally do in February.  Some guys also think the fish we do have are closer to shore than they usually are and we have been driving over them when we start fishing at 30 miles.

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