San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Tarpon Bite On; Pacific Pretty Good

DAN Wisecalled on his cellularMonday morningwhile on the water toreport two wahoohookups as he wastrolling along thecoast back to the RíoColorado Lodgefrom Tortuguero, onthe northern Caribbeancoast. He wasalone in the boat and missed them bothwhile trying to keep things under control.He said the weather has been brightand sunny, with Larry DiMarino and hisson Joe, from Chicago, going six tarponto the boat for 20 in the air last weekendat Barra Colorado.In case you missed it here last week,Wise is offering a discount of $100 perday on fishing and lodging (meals included)from June 15 to Aug. 15. Call his cellularat 816-2882, the lodge at 710-6879or the office in San José at 232-4063 formore information.I rarely, if ever, hear from other lodgeoperators at the Barra, but would sure liketo get your reports, via e-mail or phoned in nolater than early Monday mornings to myoffice in Santa Ana at 282-6743.SON Rick stopped by to see his oldman Sunday, and reported boats offCarrillo, on the northern Pacific coast,where he operates the boat Kingfisher, aregoing about three to five sails a day andfinding tuna, dorado and wahoo fartherinshore.Richard Chellemi was fishing whenwe called him Monday morning, but hiswife Melissa said weather has been horriblein the northern coastal area. Richardgot outside for a while on Sunday with afamily from Florida, and they got twosails on the Gamefisher II.Inshore fishing in that area has beenpretty good for wahoo, tuna and miscellaneousfish, Melissa said.ACCORDING to Bill Gannon, whoruns the boat Unique out of Quepos, onthe central Pacific coast, the weather hascleared in that area, with sunny skiesover the weekend, but he has his boatdown for overhaul and I didn’t hear fromanybody else in Quepos, Los Sueños farthernorth, or Golfito on the southernPacific coast.For more info on fishing or assistancein planning a trip to Costa Rica, contactJerry at jruhlow@costaricaoutdoors.comor visit, operators and anglers areinvited to contact Jerry with fishingreports by Sunday of each week. Call orfax 282-6743 within Costa Rica or writeto the e-mail address above.

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