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Anglers in Costa Rica enjoying Santa’s generosity

A Fish out of Water

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Here is a  great photo of a Dorado (Mahi-Mahi) caught on the 32ft Miss-Behav’in out of Los Sueños Marina in the Central Pacific with Captain Alex Holden and mate Russ Nixdorf. The day’s tally also included 4-5 on Sailfish, and the group also raised two Marlin.


A couple of days before that Alex had joined Captain Dave Dobbins on the 28ft La Manta moored in Herradura Bay just outside the marina, and took a super photo of a Sail they later released. Still in Los Sueños, Captain MJ Alligood on the 34ft Epic went 1-1 on Blue Marlin, 3-6 on Sailfish, and caught a Dorado for dinner.

On another trip with client Mike Porter and buddies, Captain MJ reports: ‘We landed about eight nice sized Dorado (two seen here) and had several more hooked up after getting covered up many times, and jumping off just as many. We also landed a couple of Yellowfin Tuna in the 40-50lb range, released two Sailfish on four bites, and saw a couple more. It was a beautiful day on the water; flat seas, sunny skies, temps in upper 80′s.’


Mitch Pierson’s group also benefitted from Santa’s Christmas goodwill. Mitch captains the 43ft Shotgun out of Los Sueños, and after his trips where two lady anglers went 19-28 on Sails over two days, he followed that up with a ‘slow’ (his words, not mine) day, going 1-2 on Blue Marlin, and 3-8 on Sails.


Captain Eddie Brown, Costa Rica’s top tarpon fisherman/guide, has been pretty busy on his 22ft Bull Shark out of Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast. Before flying back to San José to enjoy a hearty Xmas dinner prepared by his lovely wife Cynthia, the anglers he guided released seven Tarpon between 80 and 120lbs over two days up near the mouth of the Rio Colorado, along with several Shovelnose Shark and a bunch of Jack.


The year 2013 promises to be a great one for sportfishing in Costa Rica. Get in on the action, start booking your fishing trips now. To all our readers, have a Happy New Year. Imbibe reasonably, drive safely, and enjoy! Tight lines.

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