Costa Rica Fishing Report, October 2015 by Todd Staley Fishing Director
“Your patience shall be rewarded”. Don’t know how many times I have said that lately when it comes to offshore fishing. Everyone who ventured offshore lately has managed to add a marlin to their bucket list. Not really big fish, 200 to 300 lbs but a lot of drag burning energy none the less. Trent Schloneger and fishing buddies John Kerzan and Craig Bast scored a feisty 250 lb fish. They and everyone else here opted to stay inshore where if you listened closely you could hear the band “Deep Purple” because as of late it has really been “Smoke on the Water.”
Rick Sands down by himself from Canada boated 30 fish on a day inside including a dozen roosterfish one going 60 lbs, snapper and jacks. Norm and Karen Hart fished nearby waters and every picture tells a story as to how things went for them.
We have seen a few dorado coming to the baits and Sands even took a nice one jigging inshore. Hopefully that’s an indicator of the normal pattern for this time of year and things will only pick up from here. Todd Staley has been writing “The Direct Line” Costa Rica fishing reports for Crocodile Bay since 1999.
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“”It’s Not Always About The Fish”
One of the most exciting days of fishing I ever had was in a lagoon in Nicaragua accessible only by passing through myriad rivers and creeks on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. That day, Mike Holliday and I hooked more than 60 tarpon on casting plugs. We tired of tarpon and went to the beach to cast for snook. The tarpon wouldn’t leave us alone. We were hooking them from shore. I watched as Holliday played and eventually landed a respectable tarpon from the beach with a fly rod. That was nearly 20 years ago. Read the Full Fishing Feature Here
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