Dragin Fly Costa Rica • Sport Fishing in Comfort for Sailfish, Marlin, and More
 
Fishing Reports
powered by TripAdvisor


   Saturday, January 29, 2011  

2nd place

James got some local intel on a sailfish bite that was materializing to the south. We opted with our chances with them over rolling the dice with a couple of marlin bites. Lots of sails on the surface, sunning and lazily swimming around, we saw probably 20 on the surface before getting our first bite. Our ratio was not too good, 8 for 15, but good enough to hold on to 2nd place on time only. Sea Angel nudged us out with a late afternoon marlin bite to secure their lead and the win of the first leg of the Los Suenos Billfish Series.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 7:49 PM


   Friday, January 28, 2011  
Day 2 report

James said that we needed a marlin early, ad we got it. Pat did a great job getting the pitch bait to a nice blue first thing in the morning. ...... 4 hours later we catch a sail, then missed one sail twice or two sails once. At the buzzer Wayne hooks up with this nice little blue.
Overall, we're in 2nd place with 2300 points, just behind Daniel on the Spanish Fly with 2500.
Things are pretty tight from there on down......
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 9:13 PM


   Thursday, January 27, 2011  
Tournament Day 1 Report

Did not get a bite until after lunch, but came on pretty strong. We raised enough fish to be up front, but failed to get bites out of two striped marlin, maybe we can get the baits in front of them tomorrow. Also missed a couple of sails, but made up for it by catching 2 really nice blue marlin and a pair of sails. 1200 points and in a 3-way tie for 3rd. Daniel on the Spanish Fly is right ahead of us with 3 marlin releases, just behind the Adios with 4 marlin releases.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 8:01 PM  
Tournament Day 1 Report

Did not get a bite until after lunch, but came on pretty strong. We raised enough fish to be up front, but failed to get bites out of two striped marlin, maybe we can get the baits in front of them tomorrow. Also missed a couple of sails, but made up for it by catching 2 really nice blue marlin and a pair of sails. 1200 points and in a 3-way tie for 3rd. Daniel on the Spanish Fly is right ahead of us with 3 marlin releases, just behind the Adios with 4 marlin releases.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 8:01 PM


   Sunday, January 23, 2011  
Pics from the last few days.

Sometimes just a few fish can give up some decent pics:

A nice blue marlin


Sails:



Big Stripey:




Dinner:









posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 1:00 PM


   Friday, January 21, 2011  
Tuna saved the day

Another marlin and a sail today, plus 6 25-50 pound tuna that we will soon be converting into sushi rolls. Pics to follow.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 5:59 PM


   Thursday, January 20, 2011  
Zero to hero....

It's not red hot, but any day that you catch 3 marlin is a good day. 2 big blues and a stripey today.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 6:54 PM


   Wednesday, January 19, 2011  
You should've been here last week....

....ever heard that? Unfortunately, my crowd that is here now is hearing it. After a great pre-full moon marlin bite, several grand slams and decent fishing, the bite has died. The last two days, the four "Fly Boats" have collectively caught 8 billfish. It really does suck. Hopefully things will improve as we get away from this big moon.

Sorry, but that's the ugly truth about it.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 8:06 PM


   Saturday, January 8, 2011  
Another grand slam

Another grand slam, 2 blues, a stripey and 4 sails, plus the meat fish. Yesterday I got to ride along, got wiped out by the striped marlin, 4 in the baits at one time, but we caught 2 of them, plus a handful of sails, some giant dorado. On the way home, we picked up a bunch of birds on the radar and deviated our course a little. Plenty of tuna, caught 3 real quick for dinner.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 7:34 AM


   Thursday, January 6, 2011  
My new favorite phrase:

"Marlin on the dredge!!! Marlin on the dredge!!!!"Left the tuna biting yesterday after catchign 3 40-60 pounders, also a big stripey, 3 sails and a big dorado.
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 11:53 AM


   Tuesday, January 4, 2011  




posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 2:16 PM  
Got our grand slam today

blue, stripey, few sails, dorado and tuna......
posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 1:34 AM


   Monday, January 3, 2011  
I'm here, where are the fish?




Yesterday was the first day for the Pleasants Group, fishing 2 boats, hopefully the Dragin Fly will do a little better today. Between the two boats, they had 6 sails, a striped marlin a black marlin and 4 dorado. Big dinner at the Cocal last night.




maybe I'll get to ride along tomorrow.


posted by Capt. George Beckwith at 11:45 AM

 

Archives

 

Managing Partners: Down East Guide Service, Inc.
1907 Paulette Road
Morehead City, NC 28557
252-671-3474

info@DraginFlyCostaRica.com

HomeAbout UsRatesFishing ReportsClient CommentsMerchandiseCheck AvailabilityContact UsCatch StatisticsPhoto Gallery