It’s been a good week for the La Jolla guys who went out. Americana Sportfishing founder Richard Krug, his high school buddies Kip Ives, Dean Burriston and Niki Rodriguez, plus Tony Maggio (photo, left to right), went down to Golfito on Costa Rica’s South Pacific coast to fish two days with IGFA award-winning captain Bobby McGuinness on the 37ft Cazador. For the first three guys, this is pretty much an annual pilgrimage.
Kip is the ‘chronicler’ of the group. Here is his story: ‘Weird fishing. Raised a few Sails, been using light tackle (spinning reels)… catching a bit of everything: Dorado, King Serria, Yellowtail Snapper, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Pompano, etc.’ Excellent game fish and food fish, all of them.
Other captains have also had great days. Out of Los Sueños Marina on the Central Pacific coast, Captain Bryan Porras on the 43ft Sea Fly, released 16 Sailfish, and boated a Wahoo and 20 Dorado. And on his first trip this season, Alex Holden, 32ft Miss-Behav’in, went 11-17 on Sailfish and caught a Dorado. Also at Los Sueños, Captain Juan Carlos Fallas, 42ft Spanish Fly, released nine Sailfish. The day before, Juan Carlos had released a Blue Marlin and six Sailfish, and had caught 10 Yellowfin Tuna between 15 and 20lbs, plus two Dorado.
Moving north, to Papagayo Marina, Captain Rick Morrow, 35ft Fish Tale II, had some impressive numbers a week ago: Monday 1/2 day – seven big bull Dorado; Tuesday full day – raised eight Sailfish, released three, and caught five Dorado; Wednesday 1/2 day – caught four big bull Dorado, Thursday 1/2 day, with the wind starting to kick up – three Dorado. Friday full day changed to a 1/2 day because of wind – one Sailfish and one Roosterfish.
Source: Fishing News