June 12, 2010 – gone fishing


There has not been much fishing out of the Los Suenos marina the past couple days.  I did talk to a couple guys that went offshore and they report some green water and a slow bite.  One of the 42’s went out and released 1 marlin and 1 sailfish and the other 42′ went out and raised 3 sailfish with 1 release.  We have some clients going on the 42′ for 3 days this week so hopefully the offshore bite turns on.

The inshore roosterfish bite has been average with guys getting 2 or 3 fish on a half day trip.  The near shore bite down at the 26 rock remains unchanged with boats catching wahoo, tuna mackerel, small yellowfin and more.

I am going on a fishing trip this week but not sure where yet.   I will more than likely go up to the San Juan river in Nicaragua and go for big tarpon and snook.

There is a small fishing lodge up there and you don’t catch many fish but you do catch big fish.  All of my tarpon have been 100 to 180 pounds and the snook have been 5 to 20 pounds.  My goal this trip will be to catch a tarpon on circle hook instead of lure with treble hooks and my goal as always is a 200 pounder.

The lodge is nice with river view, comfortable lodging, great food, cold beers and friendly people.  It’s a 5 hour drive to the border and then 2 hours in water taxi but it’s well worth it.

My other option was to go south down to the Golfito/Zancudo/Puerto Jiminez area of Costa Rica and bounce around down there and do some inshore fishing and surf fishing for wahoo, roosterfish and cubera snapper.

I will probably go for tarpon since I can fish for wahoo, rooster and snapper anytime in my own backyard.

The above marlin photo was sent in by the guys on the 30′ Express in Tamarindo.  The fishing up there has been pretty good since the storms last week.

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