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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. 

Fortunately, our fishing grounds are blessed by the fish gods, and it’s a regular occurrence to hear of anglers boating sailfish, marlin, wahoo, mahi-mahi offshore. You put the time in and the fish will answer.   And that’s why people keep coming back, year after year.  Because the fish are HERE.

Pargo FritoWhile it is considered rainy season, or off-season, that mostly refers to tourists, not fish.  Onshore, snook have slowed down, but roosters and snapper are making up for it.   You might think that onshore action might be boring?  Let me answer that for you.  NO.  It is some of the most exciting fishing I’ve ever done.  The waves are bigger, the boat usually smaller, and the fight?  Well, lets just say that sometimes the fish win.  And don’t expect to be eating a rooster fish, they’re tough inside and out.  Catch a snapper, you’d best be keeping it and cooking it Tico Style.  Don’t forget to eat it and try to share.

 And did you know, you can go mangrove fishing?  Estuaries boast some of the most prolific life, so, in-between hooking fish, you’ll definitely want to be watching for birds, caymans, monkeys, snakes, turtles  – take your ‘pic’, its all there.  I’m heading out later this week to do just exactly that, some serious mangrove fishing.    I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes in the next installment of That’s Fishin, with Sarah Munro. 

Sarah Munro is an ex-pat Canadian living in the Manuel Antonio area, who has been fishing since infancy.  Rumor has it, she gutter her first fish before she could ride a bike.  It’s likely, that one day, the fish will take her. 

Want a referral to one of my preferred Captains?  Call 8708-6152 or email sarahjmunro@gmail.com . 


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