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Costa Rica Fishing Report – August 2015

Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica Fishing Report
August 2015 by Todd Staley

Costa Rica Fishing Director Crocodile Bay

Todd Staley, Fishing Director Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica

The inshore fishing has really been something to crow about. While offshore has been for the patient angler, inshore has been pretty much wide open. Roosters are crowing all day long and some nice snapper and other inshore smorgasbord has kept anglers busy.

The pictures will tell most of the story as our ace Will Briegel lays this report out in the magical way that he has, but here is a short recap.

Costa Rica Roosterfish

Lorrie Potts with a nice roosterfish at Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica

Lorrie Potts gave the boys a fishing lesson in the Travis West group as she took 8 roosters out of the 21 they landed in a day fishing the coastline. Conner Scherer made a fantastic recovery from a queasy day on the water to catch a hen house full of roosters fishing with his grandparents Lewis and Mari Ann.

Wheel of Fortune Winner

Elizabeth Bigley won her trip on the Wheel of Fortune and had some great inshore fishing

Elizabeth Bigley who won her trip here on Wheel of Fortune didn’t have to buy a vowel to catch a mixed bag of inshore species on a half day trip with her friend Kristen Mattern. They spent most of the week doing a variety of eco tours but they weren’t going to escape me by not doing a day of fishing.

“Quite the Neighbor,” Bob Shaw, a friend I hadn’t seen in a quarter century was down with his wife Pauline and caught some of the biggest “pargo seda” I have seen as well as a bunch of roosters. He knew his day would be good when he took an 8 lb grouper on a tiny gold hook on a bait rig before he started fishing for bigger fish.

Costa Rica Snapper

Matt Gorup shows off a fat snapper

Joe Lencewicz III caught this 50lb yellowfin on a popper

Matt Gorup is down again with his wife Susan and a group of friends from Peterbilt. The just started a five day trip and we will probably hear more next month but I wanted to show off his monster snapper from a previous day.

The Lencewicz men, Joe III, and son Joe IV have been hanging tough offshore every day. They have had a couple shots at marlin that didn’t connect as well as sailfish, but this nice tuna pictured was not escaping when the tossed a popper in front of his nose.

Most anglers are getting a treat of seeing the humpback whales that are now in the Gulf with their calves.

New Drone Video of Humpback Whale and Her Calf Shot This Past Week at Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica

Costa Rica yellowfin tunaJoe Lencewicz III with a nice yellowfin tuna he caught on a popper this past week

More guest photos from August at Crocodile Bay Resort

Bob Shaw with a nice pargo seda (wax snapper)

Bob Shaw with a nice pargo seda (wax snapper)

 grouper1Bob Shaw’s surprise grouper on a bait hook

Costa Rica Roosterfish

Costa Rica Cubera Snapper

Ryan Downey with a nice cubera snapper



Costa Rica Roosterfish

Peter Mazzoni holds on to a feisty roosterfish before release

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