Monday, May 18, 2009
short trip to Costa Rica
by Capt. George Beckwith at 9:15 PM
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Anna and I made a short trip to Costa Rica last week and it was great, although a little wet up in the mountains. On the coast the weather was good, only a little afternoon shower, during the day, a mix of sun and clouds that kept things cooler than during the "dry" season. The fishing, absolutely incredible. Both the Dragin Fly and the Spanish Fly found trees.
These trees get washed down the rivers and into the ocean during the rainy season. After a few weeks in the ocean, they turn into their own ecosystem, attracting and fostering an amazing amount of life. The one that we found was covered up with all kinds of fish, including hundreds of triggerfish, jacks, triple tails, rainbow runners and more dolphin/dorado/mahi mahi than I've ever seen. Needless to say, we spanked them and half of Jaco was eating fresh dolphin for dinner.
A little further offshore, the Spanish Fly also found a tree, but theirs had been in the water a little longer and was loaded with bigger pelagics: yellowfin tuna and wahoo. The tuna were small, but perfect size for a big circle hook and translated into 3 marlin releases and 4 sailfish
Even when you don't find a tree, the fishing is still pretty good, the guys are catching a few sails and a few dolphin each day. The marlin bite has also been pretty good, catching one every other day.
still good fishing
by Capt. George Beckwith at 1:37 PM
Monday, May 4, 2009
7 sails a big dolphin and a nice marlin today, we're still getting 'em.
by Capt. George Beckwith at 2:27 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2009
....didn't burn 'em up, but we managed to beat down 5 sails and a nice dorado for dinner. We didn't run into the big bite, but will be back after them for a few days this week. More to follow,
good start off for May
by Capt. George Beckwith at 10:06 PM
clean water, plenty of fish and they're not too far away. Many boats have been raising 15-50 sails/day and we've been holding our own. Detailed report coming up after tomorrow.