Surf Fishing Proves Fruitful for Angler

October 8, 2004

TARPON actioncontinues fast andfurious and snook areshowing larger numbersevery day alongthe northern Caribbeancoast.Three membersof Costa Rica’s ClubNacional de Pescaproved you don’teven need a boat tocatch fish in the area,as evidenced by a 30-pound snook takensurf fishing from the mouth of theParismina River on the northern Caribbeancoast by Costa Rica angler RonnyVillalobos.The same day the anglers also jumpeda tarpon at the river mouth and EfraimPicado caught a 26-pound snook andRonnie Arias captured a 22-pound jackcrevalle fishing the same area. All werecaught white jigs with a red plastic tail.Club Nacional de Pesca has scheduleda surf fishing tournament in the same locationOct. 23-24. Contact Alex Arias formore information at 393-6020 or 231-7868.Very few reports are coming in fromthe Pacific coast, which is normally a badomen. The only operator we heard fromlast week was Costa Rica Dreams, fishingout of Los Sueños Marina at HerraduraBay. They reported a 300-pound blue marlin,two tuna and three dorado on theDream II Oct. 2.THEY also had five sails and eightdorado the day before on the Flor de Maria,Sweet Dreams and Fandango.Todd Staley reports from all the waysouth that Crocodile Bay Lodge hasclosed for a month and will open againNov. 1.Just prior to closing, he said theShimano fishing tackle company was therewith a group and while the first few dayswere slow, they finished with a 250-poundmarlin, some wahoo, dorado to 50 poundsand on their last two days the five boatsraised 165 sailfish.Golfito sportfishing e-mailed to correcta report they gave us last week. SeemsEnrico Capozzi’s new IGFA record wasfor a mullet snapper, not a mutton snapperas reported.For more info on fishing or assistance inplanning a trip to Costa Rica, contact Jerryat jruhlow@costaricaoutdoors.com orvisit www.costaricaoutdoors.comSkippers, operators and anglers areinvited to e-mail or call Jerry with fishingreports by Wednesday of each week. Call orfax: 282-6743 if calling from Costa Rica, orthrough the e-mail address above.

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