Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Big Day and Big Tuna
by Capt. George Beckwith at 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Today was a big day for the Maverick/Fly Boats with some of the guys catching as many as 18 sails. The Dragin Fly was tied up to a big tuna, spending almost 2 hours battling the beast that tipped the scales close to 200 pounds.
fishing this week.
by Capt. George Beckwith at 7:28 PM
Saturday, March 13, 2010
The season in Costa Rica is in full swing, but it's winding down for me, I'll be home in a week. All in all it's been a good 3 months, but we've worked for everything that we've gotten. Fishing has definitly been slower than in years past, blame El Nino, which seems to be subsiding and the waters are cooling. About 100 miles to the south, reports are starting to come in of boats raising 40+ fish/day. Hopefully they are heading north and the folks fishing for the next three months will get the best of it.
My last week here has been a blast, Capt. Ray was down with some buddies and I got to share one of their two days on the water. They ended up catching 7 sails, 3 decent tuna, 2 dorado, 4 grouper, 3 tilefish and a big tripple tail. Plenty of good eating and everybody caught a billfish.
Today, my dad and I had a father/son day on the water, catching a double header of sails, 3 more singles and a nice little black marlin, my first.
Some pics from this week, another BIG BLACK MARLIN
by Capt. George Beckwith at 7:20 AM
Sunday, March 7, 2010
We got another BIG black marlin yesterday, that's two big blacks this week. We jumped off the striped marlin, losing another opportuntiy at a Grand Slam. Also some pics of some recent sails.
Wahoo in Costa Rica, Carolina Style
by Capt. George Beckwith at 2:39 PM
Friday, March 5, 2010
The sailfish bite continues to improve, most of the boats had a dozen or more shots yesterday. On the Dragin Fly, everyone caught a sail and a wahoo, that's right, we caught 5 wahoo yesterday.
After having several wahoo bites on ballyhoo and losing them because of the hoo's razor sharp teeth cutting the mono leader used for sailfish, Capt. James put out a big planer and slid down some of Capt. Joe Shute's wahoo lures rigged on wire. It didn't take long fishing Carolina Style to get on the bite, adding 5 wahoo up to 50 pounds to a handful of sails.
another marlin....BOOK NOW FOR NEXT YEAR
by Capt. George Beckwith at 11:10 AM
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Things are still slow, but we have caught 3 marlin this week. The one yesterday came from live baiting, which is what we've resorted to. Just not getting many sailfish bites on the troll. Using live bonito on circle hooks, it's a good way to get bites, but you also get a lot of sancochos (missed fish). Sometimes the sails will grab the bonito and just hold it or kill it, not really eating it, glad the marlin ate. 5 sails for 17 bites and the marlin, not a good hook up ratio, but at least we're catching some fish.
We are taking advance reservations for fishing days on the Dragin Fly for next year. We strongly encourage you to contact your booking agent in order to guarantee reservations for the peak season in 2011.
by Capt. George Beckwith at 4:29 PM
Nice that this 2nd marlin was just a couple days apart from the last marlin, long time since the one before that. Few tuna showing up and an almost daily wahoo bite. Now wer'e eating some fresh fish.