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That’s Fishin’ – December 2017

That's Fishin' headerBy Benn Gilmour

Our November Fishing here in Quepos was a blast with lots of big Dorado (Mahi Mahi) keeping Anglers busy during their Offshore trips. The bite has been super close to Quepos with great Dorado fishing only 10 or so miles from the Marina. Dorado will continue to be caught in December, however, boats will be pushing out further and deeper as most visiting Anglers will be here with one thing on their mind, Billfish!

Blue Marlin ready for release

Blue Marlin ready for release

December is one of the top months of the year to catch Marlin and our Sailfish bite will be heating up as the month progresses before it peaks between January & March. With good numbers of Sailfish about and the opportunity of catching Blue, Black & Striped Marlin, December holds great potential for Anglers that would love to try and catch a grand slam of three different Billfish species in a day. No easy feat anywhere in the world, however, Quepos holds that potential.

There will be some great Yellow Fin Tuna fishing Offshore whilst our Inshore fleet will be focusing on Roosterfish, Snook, Snapper, Jacks & Mackerel whilst fishing the rocks, islands and river mouths close to Quepos. With the water temperature warming as we enter the summer, we will see more bait inshore around Quepos than we have for six months bringing the predatory fish hot on their heels.

Check out those dentures!

Check out those dentures!

Yellow Fin Tuna

Yellow Fin Tuna

HOOK THE FUTURE

It is great to see Captain Don Dingman returning to the Marina Pez Vela this month to film the next Costa Rica instalment of HOOK THE FUTURE, the Fishing show with the sole purpose of getting more kids to go fishing. Having been fishing since I was 5 years old, I firmly believe that having an interest such as Fishing when you are growing up gives children a purpose and a passion outside of the TV, Video games, Social media world that we live in. Not to mention, keeping them off the streets & getting into mischief. Fishing teaches kids patience, gives them an appreciation of nature, conservation, the ocean, and the outdoors. It is great to see people like Capt Don doing his part for the next generation and I look forward to seeing the show when it airs soon.

Tournament time!

Tournament time!

IT’S ALMOST TOURNAMENT TIME!

January brings the first of the 2018 tournaments, the eagerly awaited Pelagic Rockstar! Tournament weekends are a fantastic time to be at the Marina, come down and join the party with great live music, the chance to buy the latest fishing apparel from the pop-up market and an awesome party atmosphere. There are still boats available if you would like to get involved & fish one of these great tournaments yourself. Teams of 4-5 Anglers are perfect and just contact me if you would like to find out more but be warned, tournament fishing is addictive!

January 11 – 13, Pelagic Rockstar Tournament
March 14 – 17, Quepos Billfish Cup
April 12 – 14, Marina Pez Vela Open
April 16 -19, Offshore World Championships

I hope you get to experience some of the great fishing we have here in Quepos, enjoy your time on the water!

Target Roosterfish Inshore

Target Roosterfish Inshore


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