Costa Rica Fishing Report – June 2013 Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica

Posted by on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 with 0

From www.crocodilebay.com

Yellowfin Tuna Bend Rods and Spool Reels at Crocodile Bay!
by
Todd Staley, Fishing Director

Summer Tuna Tune Up

The spa girls have been working overtime to work on sore muscles from pulling on tuna. Finding schools of tuna have been almost a daily occurrence for the last ten days. Steve Smiley had his family down on a return trip and they cleaned up on the tuna. The schools of tuna have been averaging 30 to 100 pounds with some monsters traveling with it. Dick Carmical also had the family down and they pulled on one estimated at over 250 pounds for 2 ½ hours when the leader final wore through.


Rain or Shine, the Tuna Continue to test the strength of anglers daily!

Shannon Smiley showed her family how to catch roosters by being the top angler when they fished inshore, but when they went back after the tuna the next day, I noticed her score sheet was blank. I teased that she didn’t want to embarrass the boys again and she explained tuna were complete on her bucket list and she had a great time just watching the boys fight tuna. I’m with you Shannon.

 


There are enough roosters around to keep it interesting but not in great numbers, Snapper have been dinner size and no giants have come this week although Bob Mandic fought a big one for a while before it broke him off.

Sailfish Costa Rica

There are a few sailfish still around and anglers have been spending so much time pulling on tuna that no-one has been hunting marlin. Reports from other fisherman are the next wave of fish is moving in as lots of marlin were seen working waters far offshore.

Todd Staley
Fishing Director,
Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Fishing Report – May 23rd 2013 Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica

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By Crocodile Bay Resort Costa Rica Fishing Director, Todd Staley
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Experience Marlin Mayhem Costa Rica Fishing at Crocodile Bay

SPECIAL OFFER ALERT – KIDS now FISH, Stay and Eat FREE at Crocodile Bay with at least one paying parent or guardian details here !

Patience is the key to bagging a really nice fish and no-one does it better than regular guests Jim and Leighanne Nunes. They brought good friends Gary Deems and Ron Harney down with them and introduced them to their first Pacific sail.

The Nunes stayed a couple of days longer and worked the waters offshore without much success until their captain ran across a trash line that held small tuna and dorado. They ended up raising 7 marlin, boating and releasing two, the largest going  400 lbs. A very wise and accomplished fisherman once told me, “your chances of catching a really good fish are directly related to how much you deserve it.” Jim must really deserve it because he bags a marlin nearly every time he comes to the resort.

Jim Nunes

Costa Rica Marlin Fishing

Thomas and Patrick Hayden were our first father/son visitors for the school break and they also took a nice 350 lb blue marlin. Bill and William La Fuze were the first to take advantage of our “Dad’s and Grad’s” special and started inshore with a real nice cubera snapper and followed yesterday with a pair of dorado, the largest tipping the scale at 50 lbs.
Another frequent client, Bill DeDeugd and son Daniel, brought another father son team, Jim and Nick Rice who spent their first day catching a mixed bag of bottom fish.


More marlin keep moving in offshore, following the migration of tuna and dorado. It is a hunting game, but there are fish out there to be had. Fishing inshore has been changing day to day, changing from fair to good. Some nice snapper and a few roosterfish are cooperating with anglers

 

 

Costa Rica Snapper

Happy Birthday

Crocodile Bay would also like to wish Leighanne Nunes a very happy birthday and a great 2013. Hope to see you and Jim Soon!
The Crocodile Bay Staff!

SPECIAL ALERT – Crocodile Bay is running a KIDS FREE family vacation fishing special where KIDS (15 and Under ) Stay, Eat, and FISH FREE! (Kids under 12 will also get local/in-country flights FREE $250 value!

See you soon in Costa Rica!

Todd Staley,
Fishing Director
Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica
www.crocodilebay.com