Our charter trips in the month of july have been quite amazing, with the pacific ocean showing us just a small sample of the different species she has to offer. The waters off the coast of Quepos, Costa Rica are so abundant that you never know what you might come in contact with on a given day. The usual spinner dolphins are always a good sign when it comes to fishing but this month was the begining of Whale season. We had the pleasure of seeing the beautiful humpback whales in our area. There was also a few baby humpbacks spotted right next to mom of course. This area is known for momma whales coming and giving birth during this time of year. Our coast line provides a sort of safe haven for the babies to grow. Then in a few months, they will leave for the long journey back up the coast to live out their lives until they return to have babies of their own.
During inshore trips our clients learned why the rooster fish is so famous. This area is home to the smaller fish the rooster fish like to eat thus increasing your chance at catching one of these great fighting fish. A client quoted “I never knew how hard those fish fight until today.” Rooster fish are definitely the fish to catch inshore. Not only are they fighters but they are beautiful as well. Making them the ideal fish for a mount on your wall in the “man cave” or if you are lucky enough on the wall in the living room.
To mix things up we did a little bottom fishing and were able to catch a Cubera Snapper, and a couple of Grouper. Bottom fishing in Costa Rica is a workout in its self. Yes you can use electric reels (which we have) but where is the fun in that? I have to say after reeling in a 30lb fish all the way from the bottom I did ask First Mate Mako for the electric reel. His response “Why? You can reel it in.” So I shut my mouth and reeled. I did get to reap the benifits of all that hard work with grouper taco’s for dinner.
While trolling our clients caught and released the usual species of Pacific sailfish, Blue Marlin, and Black Marlin. It’s always a great day fishing when you can battle a marlin all the way to the boat. Snap a few pictures and watch your fish swim away. Quite a few of our clients were able to go home with some amazing memories, photos, and stories of catching their first marlin or sailfish with us this month. We also caught some Yellow Fin tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi (Dorado) but these wonderful fish were kept. First Mate Mako whipped up some Ceviche, and Sashimi for afternoon snacks on board (a client favorite). July might be the begining of the green season but the fish are still there rain or shine. Come see what Costa Rica has to offer. Contact us for your next fishing trip.