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That’s Fishin’ – August 2013

Sarah fishingBy Sarah Munro 

The past month has brought lots of action both inshore and offshore.  Tides and currents have been super strong with hurricanes further north in the Pacific, which can definitely change fishing.    Another factor is moon cycles, which affect tides; and fishing.   And, the Super-Moon just ended. 

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IGFA Offshore World Championship

Top Angler: Craig John White (Whitey) representing the Shimano West Australian Open

Top Angler: Craig John White (Whitey) representing the Shimano West Australian Open

By Sarah Munro

Marina Pez Vela just hosted the IGFA Offshore World Championship.  In case you don’t know what that means – its the biggest billfish tournament series in the world, and Quepos rocked it.  And the fish most definitely ROCKED IT. 

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Fishing is a disease and I’ve got it. Deal with it……

Sarah FishingBy Sarah Munro

So WHAT if it ended my last relationship,  this one is working just fine……

I am so excited……… The OFFSHORE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE JUST ABOUT HERE.  On the other hand, I’m soooo bummed out because the tourney happens after my deadline.  Can’t win it all I guess.  Otherwise, this chick is headed out for some onshore action and from what I hear – It is Totally hitting.  I’ve talked to a few captains in town and apparently there’s been some massive sea bass and red snapper brought in by even rookie anglers…….That’s makin’ my day…….. how ‘bout yours???? 

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That’s Fishin’ – April 2013

Marina Pez Vela just hosted the Quepos Billfish CupBy Sarah Munro

This is world class fishing, and the season is HOT. Hitting inshore on a daily basis are Red Snapper, Roosterfish, and Snook. Offshore, double hook-ups seem to be the norm for sailfish. SWEET! The marlin are hitting, just a bit more elusive than earlier in the year. Wahoo and Dorado are also being boated on a regular basis. Boats were fishing between 14-20 miles out in December and January; the fish have moved off to cooler, deeper waters at around 25 miles. Make sure your cooler is full! 

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Fishing Report – June 2012

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

www.quepostropicalwaterssportfishing.com 

Quepos Tropical Waters Sport Fishing


Fishing Report – May 2012

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

www.quepostropicalwaterssportfishing.com 

Quepos Tropical Waters Sport Fishing


Fishing Report – March 2012

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

www.quepostropicalwaterssportfishing.com 

Quepos Tropical Waters Sport Fishing


Fishing Report – February 2012

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

www.quepostropicalwaterssportfishing.com 

Quepos Tropical Waters Sport Fishing


Fishing Report – January 2012

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”. 

Quepos Tropical Waters Sport Fishing

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Fishing Report – December 2011

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

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Bottom fishing

By Joshua Stewart.

June and July have been fantastic months for Sportfishing this year. First day of June, Ojaran III released 3 sails. Way to go!

For those who want to catch fish and dinner for sure, our recommendation is going bottom fishing. Ojaran III with Junior and Alex, caught 55 Red Snappers on June the 12th and 31 Red Snappers and 2 Cubera Snappers the next day. Going back to bottom fishing on the 14th, Ojaran II fished 27 Pargos and the Ojaran III 35 Pargos. Some rain, some darkness in the sky and even some rough tides but a lot of fish. Both Ojarans had 15 Yellow-fin Tuna on June and the first days of July. 26 Sailfish were released up to July the 9th and the best catch of the month, a nice 400lb Blue Marlin and a Dorado for the team “Junex” on the Ojaran III. More Dorados, Jacks, and Roosterfish around the month.

Contact Luna Tours Sportfishing at Hotel Best Western Kamuk lobby, downtown Quepos central. Book now Ojaran II, Ojaran III, Magic Moon and the Reel Deal (27 ft to 33ft) on full days or half day charters. We also arrange other boats for charter up to 46 ft. Contact us at 2777-0725 (office), 8869-4808 (24 hour cell) and visit our web site www.lunatours.net. And remember, good things come to those who bait.

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It’s about Tuna!

By Joshua Stewart

Hola amigos. This month has given fantastic daily reports. Boats have been fishing several days a week and they have had awesome bites. Marlin, sailfish and lots of Tuna for offshore fishing and the brave roosterfish, mackerels, jacks and even some sea bass for inshore trips. Ojaran III had a great day on May 24th, reporting 2 Sails, 4 yellow-fin tuna and 2 Dorados. Some other boats report more Tuna and Sails during the end of this month. Great day for Ojaran II on May 31st with 1 Blue Marlin, 1 Sailfish and 4 Yellow-fin Tuna. The same day, Ojaran III fished 5 yellow-fin tuna and 2 Sails. First day of June Ojaran II had 3 Sails and on the 4th Ojaran III fished 7 nice Yellow-fin Tunas.

It seems like Tuna will be on top this green season which is great for those who love to catch their own dinner. Marlins have been flipping all around and Sails still biting.

Contact Luna Tours Sportfishing at Hotel Best Western Kamuk lobby, downtown Quepos central. Book now Ojaran II, Ojaran III, Magic Moon and the Reel Deal (27 ft to 33ft) on full days or half day charters. We also arrange other boats for charter up to 46 ft. Contact us at 2777-0725 (office), 8869-4808 (24 hour cell) and visit our web site www.lunatours.net. And remember, give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.  Teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

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Nice Catch!

By Joshua Stewart

March with the highest numbers

2011 began with a great bite so far. First two months had good reports from all the boats around Quepos. Thumbs up for all the crews, owners and everyone involved with Sportfishing in this area. You all do a great job that keeps Quepos on the map as one of the greatest places around the world for Sportfishing. March gave the highest numbers on the reports. Ojaran II, Ojaran III and Reel Deal boated and released 224 sailfish, 6 Dorados, 2 blue Marlin (one on the tournament), some Roosters, Jacks and many Mackerels. April means the end of the High Season and also gives a poor report on the first days. Only 13 sails, 2 Dorados, 9 Roosters and again some Mackerels especially because customers choice has been inshore. Ojaran III had 6 Sails, Reel Deal had 2 and 1 Dorado last April 6th which means that it’s not going to be that bad.

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Catch and Release

By Joshua Stewart

The best policy, keeps the best fish alive.

That is what anglers around the world understand about good sport fishing. Preserve the most beautiful species flipping out of the ocean has been the main goal for old and young through the last years. That is why Sailfish, Marlin, Roosterfish and some others are released every day. Captains and mates take care of every game fish during the process of boating. They exactly know what to do in order to keep them alive and calculate the time out of water. “Catch and Release” has made an important change since it has been practiced.

Luna Tours boats released 10 Roosters, 4 Marlin and 123 Sailfish on February. First week and a half in March before Costa Rica Classic 2011, Ojaran II released 24 Sails and 5 Roosters. Ojaran III released 29 Sails and Reel Deal released 7 sailfish and 1 rooster. This gives us a total of 12 Marlin, 32 Roosters and 248 Sailfish released in 2011 only in our boats by March the 9th. This helps to conserve the species and keep the game alive.

The next time you visit a restaurant for sea food give a chance to the delicious Mahi-Mahi or Tuna. Some restaurants still serve Sail. If you were lucky and got some eatable fish on your catch of the day, try the finest restaurants in town. Our favorite and most recommended, El Gran Escape.

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Going Inshore

By Joshua Stewart

Do you eat fish?

If you do, inshore fishing is better than ever. As Mahi-mahi and Tuna are not really out there, smoked fish lovers will be more than satisfied with the abundance of Spanish mackerel. Ojaran III and Ojaran II have had more than seventy mackerels in the last month. You can also have some snappers, jacks and in a big quantity, fun to catch but not eatable, Roosterfish. Talking about offshore action, Sailfish is on the top. Ojaran II has released five Sailfish on the first seven days of the month. Ojaran III has had thirteen. A few Marlin and a few Mahi have been caught.

What’s on?

Extreme weather changes have been affecting water temperature. This is a The La Niña Phenomenon year.  The La Nina is usually described as a cooler than average sea surface temperature in this area of the Pacific. The La Nina phenomenon is known to occur every few years in this area and beyond, and it is known to last anywhere from a few months to as long as two years or so. Some fish like Dorado, need warmer water temperatures.

Those Lucky Days.

Captain Junior and mate Alex caught 1 Marlin, 4 Sailfish and 2 Dorado on January 29th. Captain Mike and mate Joseph caught a 65 pounds Yellow Fin Tuna on February the 5th. Ojaran II had a broken rod when a huge Manta ray pulled like a bull in a split second. (Sorry Mike).

mackerel

Contact Luna Tours Sportfishing at Hotel Best Western Kamuk lobby, downtown Quepos central. Book now Ojaran II, Ojaran III, Magic Moon and the Reel Deal (27 ft to 33ft) on full days or half day charters. We also arrange other boats for charter up to 46 ft. Contact us at 2777-0725 (office), 8869-4808 (24 hour cell) and visit our web site www.lunatours.net. And remember, if fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business.

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