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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


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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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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Quepos Flyfishing

By Ollie Bass

RobaloI have written previously about the fantastic sportsfishing available in the waters around Quepos and Manuel Antonio.  International  Game Fish Association world records have been held over the years in both flyfishing and “conventional” fishing by Puerto Quepos  fishermen.   The abundance of billfish in the area makes Quepos one of the premier spots in the world for flyfishing  with anglers successfully catching (and releasing) sailfish and marlin caught on the fly.   Quepos  annually hosts the Gray International Flyfishing Tournament  that was started as a memorial tournament to recognize Jim Gray a local flyfisherman and IFGA recordholder and a pioneer in saltwater flyfishing.   Next month Quepos  will host the Costa Rica Classic  International  Billfish Tournament (www.costaricaclassic.com) benefiting the Boomer Esiason Foundation. All the money raised in this tournament stays in Costa Rica to help those suffering from cystic fibrosis.

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Fishing Report – February 2011

By Joshua Stewart

Thinking about a big sailfish?

The time has come for this ocean treasure and the year starts with a decent number on the reports. From now until April, boats will chase more Sailfish than any other months of the year. Only in the first two weeks of January, Ojaran II and Ojaran III have released 19 Sailfish. They have come joined with a Marlin and rarely a Mahi-Mahi. This is not really the a good times for Tuna lovers so; we definitely stand up for Billfish during these months and Marlin has been showing up too. The first two weeks in January were nice for Captain Rocco and mate who released 5 Marlin around 200 and 300 pounds on the Ojaran II. Cold water has been enemy number one when looking for a nice Mahi-Mahi these days. Even in those conditions, truly expert captains and mates have found warmer rips where Dorado have been boated. Inshore fishing lovers will be fascinated with the great opportunities to catch a delicious Spanish mackerel. Daily fishing reports stand from 10 to 25 Mackerels in one boat. Ojaran II had 16 on January 12th. Real Deal came back water to catch a couple of Roosterfish the second week of January.  Amberjacks have been present too.

If you want to join our number one crews in a fishing adventure, 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, old fishermen never die. They just smell that way!

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