Crocodile Bay Resort - Costa Rica Fishing Report
Fishing Report - March, 2013
By Todd Staley, Fishing Director
Sometimes I think I should look for a type of work that is a little more predictable. Something that is a little easier on the blood pressure. Something a little more consistent that doesn't’t change in a heartbeat. Maybe herding cats or something of that sort would be a better option. That is how the fishing has been the last two weeks. There are lots of fish out there and last week they were more interested in making babies than in eating. This week is a different story all together. They went crazy. The numbers went from a half a dozen sails raised per boat to one boat raising 32, another 24, and all boats in double digits. The numbers have leveled off to a dozen or so a day.
A few dorado have been taken offshore as well but not in any great numbers. The tuna have not showed of late, but some schools of spinner dolphins have moved into the area, so a tuna bite could happen any day.
My hat’s off to Allan Sosnow who had never fished for sailfish with a fly rod but had it on his “bucket list.” After a few mis-haps he managed to bring four to the boat on a fly. He has already decided to return next season to tackle a roosterfish on a fly, which is a much harder feat than a sailfish.
Not many anglers are opting to fish inshore with the sailfish action keeping them busy, but the few that have, have been rewarded with jacks, roosters, mackerel, and snapper. One of our friends, Oscar Villalobos took a 100 lb roosterfish at Matapalo rock.
Yearly guests Phil Bush and Mike Grace from Cummins motors hosted a group for a short stay this week raising double digits and landing 8 one day. Mike and Ann Pizzi have fished here over a decade and Mike has become quite proficient hooking his own fish. He went 13 for 13 and missed the 14th fish. A humbling experience and a good ribbing session for me, to a guest who has become more of a good friend over the years then a client. The Wounded Warriors Received a complimentary fishing trip and adventure vacation of a lifetime courtesy of Crocodile Bay and O'Neill Williams! Thank you for your service gentleman! Glad you had a great time!
TV hosts O’Neill Williams and Mark Davis both made recent return trips. O’Neill brought SGT Major, Jesse Acosta, Eric Nobles, and Scott Grimes, all Wounded Warriors. Acosta who completed two more tours of duty after losing his eyesight and the other two gentlemen were an inspiration to a full house of guests.
Crocodile Bay Resort - Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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