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That’s Fishin’ – Feb 2017

MarlinBy Sarah Munro

So last month I told you all about how epic the fishing is here.  And now in January, Marina Pez Vela is hosting the ROCKSTAR Fishing Tournament, brought to you by Pelagic, January 12-14.  Expect this event to be exactly what the namesake says.  ROCKSTAR.  The bite is hot, and this tournament is going to make it hotter!  With $100,000.00 up for grabs in prizes, and top Rock Star status, its gonna be insane. Check back for photos and an update HERE in Quepolandia next month.  Check out the excerpt below taken from their blog:

The Rockstar! Offshore Tournament presented by PELAGIC is a team event with cash, prizes, and awards estimated to over $100,000. Labeled as “Costa Rica’s Funnest Big Game Fishing Event”, The Rockstar! features multiple marina-side bashes, a knock-your-socks-off rock ‘n roll band, and offshore tournament extravaganza. You bring your crew, we bring the fun – so join us this January in Costa Rica for an experience you don’t want to miss. Fish all day, party all night… If you dare!

Holding a snookWith new slips installed at Marina Pez Vela, we’re seeing more and more interest in our Quepos/Manuel Antonio area.  There’s definitely more boats at the marina, and plenty more are making use of the monster boat lift as well.  Marina Pez Vela and iFish Quepos are taking tournaments seriously.  Not only do we have the Pelagic ROCKSTAR tournament, we have the 6th Annual Quepos Billfish Cup, happening February 1-4.  Looking for a bit later in the year?  The Marina Pez Vela Open is April 19-21, and is a warm-up for the Offshore World Championship, which starts April 22 and runs through April 28. 

Anyone who fishes knows that the Offshore World Championship is the world’s largest bragging rights tournament.  I mean, seriously, a team gets crowned World Champions and wins NO cash.  It is ALL bragging rights, so you’ve gotta be a sick hardcore kind of fisherman to take that kind of punishment should you lose.  But – if you are that hardcore fisherman, any day on the water is a winning one.

I’m very much looking forward to seeing the season play out.  The past few years we’ve had record catches, and it would be nice to see the bite play out again this year.  It seems that it will so far.

Shrimp cocktailLast month I mentioned a feature of Z Gastro Bar and Jackpot Sportfishing.  Z Restaurant is rated on TripAdvisor #1 out of 68 Restaurants in Quepos.  I rate it the same way.  Regardless if I’m eating dinner, ordering a box lunch for on the water, its always a big reward.  You can taste the difference that dedication to food makes and I would recommend to anyone to stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Simply fantastic and always delivered in the best way – with a big smile and prompt service.  When you stop in, make sure you mention this article. Get a 15% discount at Z when you say you heard it in ‘That’s Fishin!’  Guaranteed WIN.

Contact: Z Restaurant – Reservations – 2777 6948

Looking for more about Jackpot Sportfishing?  Well all you need to do is check out the accompanying photos to my article.  It’s a treat to go out with Captain Benn – who just happens to be from the Isle of Mann.  His wife Cathy is behind the scenes, but just as integral to this couples success here in Quepos.  Some of my best days on the water have been had with Jackpot; and they’ve offered free shirts to whomever books a trip from this article – just mention That’s Fishin’ and you may get yourself a sweet discount too!  You just have to call.

Contact:  Jackpot Sportfishing – Reservations – 8458 4997

Stay beautiful out there, make sure to wear lots of sunscreen and hydrate often. 9° north of the equator equals super strong sun – and remember, any day on the water is a good day.  Good luck to all the participants of the Rockstar! Tournament – expect a Rockstar! Insider update right here in Quepolandia.

Also, feel free to contact me should you want the inside scoop on all the boats, ranges of cost, and diversity of experience on all the top boats at Marina Pez Vela.  There’s quite a few, and it important to get the experience you came here for.

Contact: sarahjmunro@gmail.com


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