Costa Rica chalks up another great week of fishing. The Lewis group, booked by Americana Sportfishing on the 38ft Talking Fish out of Tamarindo in the North Pacific with Captain Randy Wilson, released three Sailfish, and caught a slew of tasty Grouper for dinner. At the other end of the spectrum, Captain Bobby McGuinness, on the 37ft Cazador out of Golfito in the South Pacific, went 4-8 on Blue Marlin, and caught a Wahoo on an overnighter to the FADs. Next day, he went 11-32 on Sailfish on a regular full-day charter, the clients hooking their own.
Thousands of avid anglers flock to Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast between January and April for one of the world’s best billfish bites. Add the wonderful weather, and you’ve got a real winner. This year has not disappointed. Captain Alex Holden on the 32ft Miss-Behav’in out of Los Sueños Marina released 18 Sailfish and then 19 Sailfish on consecutive days out of about 30 bites each day. Captain Juan Carlos Fallas on the 42ft Spanish Fly, also out of Los Sueños, released 15 Sailfish, and caught a Dorado.
Catching a Sailfish on the fly is the dream of many anglers. It’s not the easiest way to bag your prize, you have to be patient, and you will not get the big numbers. But for fly fishing enthusiasts, it is entirely worth it.
This beauty above was one of two released on the fly by anglers fishing on the 31ft Good Day out of Quepos with Captain Manuel Gabuardi. Tight lines!
Source: Fishing News