My wife and I got back from Costa Rica the last week in March. It’s never just a fishing trip, but we have to spend some time on the water. We fished two days out of Quepos and I had been checking reports leading up to the trip and it seemed things were on the slow side as far as the sailfish were concerned, two or three per trip being the average. When we got to the pier Jerry Glover, the owner of the boat we were fishing on told me that some new fish had been found and it was picking up.
Well, that was a little bit understating it. The first day my wife landed nine and
I landed one – but I have an excuse. I bring my own 15 pound tackle and that’s all
I fish. My wife gets all the boat rods, so I was outnumbered 5/1. But I should have
done better. I dropped back to six fish. Two never took the bait all the way down,
just held onto the tail; two never left any mark on the bait at all; I hooked one
that came loose after a couple of jumps (I think he was lassoed) and I landed the
last one. My wife told everyone at the hotel that she was pissed at me because I
wouldn’t help her. I tried to take some videos, but in the sunlight, I can’t see
the viewfinder. We did get one decent shot when Ivan, the mate gave it a shot. He’s
45 years younger. Maybe that’s why he could do it.
The second day we got eight sails and a 30 pound dorado that we had for dinner and crevice for our road trip the next day. My wife got five of those sails and the dorado. This day the fish weren’t coming up on the teasers, which is where I usually get my fish, but I did have to help her. One fish came up on the boat rod while the mate was cutting up some fruit,
Capt Gene Kelly
Tropical Fishing Adventures
PO Box 2104, Montauk, NY, 11954
631 668 2019