Crocodile Bay Resort – Costa Rica Fishing Report
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Greetings from the Tropics – February 2019 Fishing Report
Great weather continues, with sunny days in the upper eighties and light offshore breezes. The tuna have been around for the last few weeks and there have been some epic feedings with spotted dolphins, tuna, manta rays and sailfish all converging on bait balls. The tuna have been anywhere from ten-pounds all the way up to 200+ lbs. Last week we had an angler, Mr Harris from the UK, that hooked up a big tuna on a Penn 50 International and fought the fish for over three hours in the late afternoon. As it started to get late they pushed the drag up to “sundown” and the tuna made a couple of hard runs that ended the fight by breaking the line. It was a tough way to end such a battle, but after three hours of tug of war with the big fish and no end in sight, I am not sure that Mr Harris was that unhappy to finally put the rod down.
The fishing for sailfish has been an interesting mix with some boats having good days while others struggling to entice the hungry fish. There is plenty of sailfish offshore and our crews have been seeing them free jumping and swimming on the surface. With a lot of bait offshore now, and when the fish do bite, the stage is set for things to really get going.
Inshore has been interesting the past month, as we have been landing some very big strong roosterfish the last two weeks. Some that were over forty-pounds and three this week which were better than fifty-pounds. The snappers have been biting as well with Rock-snappers, Yellowtail-snappers, African pompano, and a 30lb+ Cubera-snapper all landed this week. As we move away from this month’s “Super Moon”, things should continue to evolve for the better regarding inshore fishing.
Historically, March offers some of our best sailfish action of the year, and with plenty of bait offshore, we are anticipating a great month!
Capt. Allan Smith