The waters of Quepos are back on track! With the Red Tide passed and gone the waters are back to their beautiful blue color. Fishing has been terrific! With the season slowing down, the fishing hasn’t. With the charter boats still running they are catching all varieties of fish. The Maui Maui are biting pretty hard. That is a good sigh for Dorado in the up coming months. The sailfish are hitting like normal. The sailfish are hitting tackle two and three at a time. Marlin are being caught farther out around the 35 mile marker. As far as Red Snapper, tuna ,mackerel, wahoo,and roosters, the fishing has been very good. In shore is a little shaky now and then, but the fish have been biting.
On to some other business. Fishing licenses have gone up to 30.00 dollars per person. The license is good for a year. There are no monthly licenses available any more. I would like to put a word in for our waters of Costa Rica. We need to follow what other countries are doing to save our billfish for future generations to come. How? By restricting the commercial fishing vessels. Where they can only fish outside a 40 mile perimeter. What that would do for the fish is give them space to repopulate. This would be a great thing for all varieties of fish. Costa Rica Sport fishing generates over 600 million dollars to tourism. And the way we are treating our waters one day it won’t be the awesome place to fish!
Captain Jon Anderson
Well April has passed in Quepos Costa Rica and to be honest in the fishing capital of Costa Rica it’s been rough for our fleet of boats. We are experiencing “RED TIDE”. Basically it means the fishing sucks. When Mother Nature gets done messing around, our fishing will return back to the world famous seas we all know and love. Also in Quepos the 1st annual Quepos Billfish Cup was held out of the Pez Vela Marina. We had boats from all over the country coming to fish. Sorry for the short report. Next month we have a lot going on in the fishing community. Again remember to catch and release for the future generations to come!
Captain Jon Anderson
Quepos Costa Rica! There is no other place for fishing PERIOD! The month of February was some fantastic fishing. Los Suenos held the first leg of the signature series at the end of January and a record breaking amount of sailfish and marlin were caught. A whopping 613 sailfish and 11 marlin were caught in a three day period. The fishing frenzy area is in the waters of Quepos!
Our own fleet of charter boats have been putting up incredible numbers of fish for the month. The number of sailfish caught this month exceeded over one thousand fish. Some big blue marlins have been caught with weights over 500 lbs. a piece. Dorado have had the taste of Pura Vida, taking it easy and on vacation. They are around however. Tuna have been run out far and are very few.
The inshore fishing is smoking as well. Big schools of mackerel, corbena, red snapper, amberjack have been hitting hard. One of my favorites the roosterfish has also been doing very well.
At Tropical Waters Sport Fishing we believe in and support “Catch and Release” to preserve and to save our billfish population for generations to come.
Captain Jon Anderson
One word to describe the fishing for the month of January HOT! HOT! HOT! Sailfish are coming out of the woodwork! Double and triples are being caught at the same time. Marlin have been breaking records. The Dorado have been much better this year compared to last year’s numbers. Where the tuna are running big numbers are being caught.
Inshore fishing is a real plus. Since the rains are gone and the waters have cleared up inshore fishing has been great! Rooster, Red Snapper, Snook, Mackerel all have been hitting.
Follow up on fishing licenses: Licenses for monthly are now $15.00 until April 2012 and yearly licenses are now $30.00 dollars for nonresidents. The word is: Once April comes there will no longer be monthly licenses.
At Tropical Waters Sport Fishing we believe and support “catch & release”, to preserve and to save our billfish population for generations to come.
Captain Jon Anderson
A lot is happening in Quepos with the month of November finished up. Visitors that came for the week of Thanksgiving kept the fleet of charter boats busy fishing catching record numbers of Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado and Tuna.
For the month of December, hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Our fishermen are gearing up for the high season starting “NOW”, the month of January. All captains and mates changing lines, polishing, cleaning and looking over every part of their boats to be ready for another great season here in “Fishing Paradise”.
Well, what can be said for the month of November for fishing in Quepos, Costa Rica, as well as the fishing in most of the waters of Costa Rica “RAIN”!! On the upside with December upon us the rain should be subsiding. We still have almost nightly showers and a few daytime mists. With all that, there is light at the end of our rainy season and the beginning of our beautiful sunny days ahead.
Our fishing season looks to be very promising this year already! Since the beginning of November, Dorado (Mahi, Mahi) have been running 8 to 12 miles out from shore. Boats have been catching 15 to 30 pounders. Compared to last year’s numbers the Dorado seem to be on Vacation. The Sailfish have been on the rise. Quepos boats have been catching anywhere from 1 to 6 Sailfish offshore approximately 30 to 40 miles out.
With the rain letting up and the rivers and streams slowing down with run off waters subsiding, our oceans should be starting to clear up from all the silt. Once the silt settles the inshore fishing should be picking back up. Especially the Rooster Fish, Cobera, Snapper and others will be biting again.
With December here, the Papagayo winds will be arriving. What that means to our fishing is the Sailfish and Marlin will be moving south towards Quepos to Panama. The winds cause a lack of oxygen pushing the Sailfish and Marlin to travel towards the center and Southern parts of Costa Rica.
Personally, I’m looking forward to a great season of fishing!! We wish all you fishermen out there the best of luck. We at Tropical Waters Sport Fishing support catch and release to keep the fish population up for future generations to come.
“LETS GO FISHING”
Captain Jon Anderson “Fastrak” www.quepostropicalwaterssportfishing.com