The year 2015 has begun with a bang, highlighted by the first leg of this year’s Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown billfish tournament. The 39 all-star teams comprised of 157 individual anglers released a total of 2,154 billfish (2,130 Sailfish and 24 Marlin) over three days of fishing off Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast on January 22-24.
This was just 16 releases short of the tournament world three-day record of 2,170 billfish set during the first leg of the inaugural Triple Crown tournament exactly a year ago.
Even so, one impressive new world record was set: the highest billfish-to-boat ratio of any tournament ever, an average of 55 billfish for each boat!
Since then the fishing has been excellent also. Our clients Bart Carey, his dad and a buddy did an overnighter on the 37ft Cazador with Captain Bobby McGuinness out of Golfito in the South Pacific. The three anglers released a Blue Marlin, went 9-14 on Sailfish, and caught a 90lb Yellowfin Tuna and a 40lb Yellowfin.
Inshore charters have also yielded impressive tallies. Captain MJ Alligood on the 34ft Epic out of Los Sueños had a great day: whale sightings, Cubera Snapper (photo), Mullet Snapper, Rainbow Runners, Skiptails, and a giant Pacific Barracuda.
Just further south, out of Pez Vela Marina in Quepos, Captain Christian Calvo, 28ft No Limit, released two Roosterfish, and caught four Jack Crevalle and a Snapper, also on an extremely rewarding inshore trip. Tight
Source: Fishing News