It's been a long time since our last report and a lot has been going on.
We have a new website www.flyandfishcostarica.com it includes a full online booking page for easy reservations, links to our Facebook page and more.
To make your fishing trip even better we have an exclusive partnership with the comfortable boutique hotel Las Brisas Resort and Villas. The hotel features a complimentary shuttle to the marina when booked for fishing aboard the "Go Fish"
Fly and Fish Costa Rica now has its 32ft Luhrs called the "Go Fish"
The "Go Fish" is fully equipped to handle both offshore and inshore pursuits. Whether its Marlin and Tuna you seek or Roosterfish and Cubera we have the tackle and knowledge to put you on the fish. The tackle includes: Shimano reels and Star trolling rods. For popping and jigging we feature the best rods and lures from OTI, Nomad, and Sebile.
Summary 11-30-2011 - 12-15-2011
2-3 Dorado daily, Marlin bite picking up with 1-2 shots a day, Sailfish 2-4 day on most boats
Big Roosterfish caught this week 55lbs, 3 Yellow fin Tuna 20 lbs.
Our first fishing trip aboard the "Go Fish" was on the thanksgiving weekend in search of food fish for the dinner and a party back at Las Brisas hotel.
We found sunny skies and flat-calm seas. We headed down south and to a location called the "26" It’s the variety of species that makes. The location stands out among other hot spots along Costa Rica's rich coastline.
We didn't have to run far to get on a nice yellow fin tuna bite. We got two while trolling then cast sebile splasher poppers over the rocky structure that the yellow fin where hanging around.
Shauntele decided to drop down an oti vertical jig and It didn't take long till a yellow fin tuna made Shauntele's rod bend over and the reel scream as a tuna made for the horizon with her vertical jig.
Meanwhile, John was still popping over the structure when we noticed that 3 large Wahoo had followed the popper back to the boat and was less than a few feet under it. Fraser dropped a vertical jig down and the Wahoo exploded forward hitting the jig but just missing the assist hook. With the water conditions like a swimming pool you could easily see the Wahoo’s lit up stripes. Certainly, creating an image we won't soon forget.
Next we needed to get some Mahi (or Dorado) so we went back on the troll and it didn't take long before a big bull came into the spread and slammed the Ballyhoo rigged islander.
The first week of December
We had John, along with two friends, come down and fish with us In search billfish. The conditions looked good as we did see several free jumpers and tailers that day. We found a nice current rip with lots of debris near a location called the Craters. No sooner than we found a large tree limb, an estimated 200lb blue came up, wildly whacking, the short teaser. Josh, the mate, dropped back the bait intended for the Marlin however; a Sailfish came in and crushed it we ended the day with two sailfish and three dorado.
The following weekend we had Thomas S and his friends from Miami fish with us for the day again on the hunt for billfish. Running to the “Corner” and then the “Craters” we raised three Sailfish for the day and hooked all three. The first came to the boat and was a caught fish, the second, Josh had the leader and the fish jumped at the back of the boat falling back on the leader and broke off. The third spat the hook as Josh leadered the fish at the stern of the boat.
The Marlin bite has definitely started to pick up and there is a good supply of Blue, Striped and Black Marlin and most boats are getting one or two shots at Marlin a day.
Once the fishing ends there's plenty to explore in Costa Rica's natural splendour. You can enjoy river kayaking, horseback riding or soar through the forest canopy on a zip line tour.
An angler's and naturalist's paradise, Costa Rica awaits those who have a sense of adventure!
Last edited by Fraser; 12-23-11 at 10:23 AM.