Crocodile Bay November, 2011 Costa Rica Fishing Report
From Costa Rica Fishing Reports at www.crocodilebay.com
The Lady in the Blue Dress Shows up to Welcome Guests in November!
I really like November. It is sometimes crazy to switch gears after being closed for the month of October and working shorter days, but I love the excitement of cranking up a new season. The October rains left us with lots of green water offshore the first part of the month so most anglers stayed inshore rather than put in the time to get the billfish to bite.
They were rewarded with lots of roosterfish action
and big cubera snapper. Mark Harwood who had a good ole rivalry between Oklahoma and Texas with his fishing buddy Brian took the big snapper of the week with a 44 lb monster.
Brian shows off the years first sailfish! Way to keep it in the water!
Crocodile Bay’s Maria Soto sizes up one of the many cubera snappers taken this week!
David Plummer’s group from England and Scotland finally broke the ice on billfish and at one point had a triple header hooked up. Day by day the water is getting cleaner and Plummer’s group also took the first marlin of the season.
Nothing quite like catching a free-range roosterfish inshore where Costa Rica’s largest coastal rainforest meets the Pacific coast!
Liam Collins arrived yesterday morning and promptly told me he was out to catch a marlin. Well he certainly packed his “luck of the Irish” in his bag for the long flight to Costa Rica. First day out he bagged a 200 lb blue marlin, a sail, and three tuna in the 25 to 30 lb range. He only missed a grand slam by not getting a dorado. Last season the dorado made a sparse showing but they have been showing up in better numbers already this season. Reports from my fishing friends all along the southern coast are also telling me they are back.
That’s super good news because that means the marlin will be around in good numbers also. The blue water is about 8 miles offshore and every day is a little better. I love November
Crocodile Bay Resort
Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica