Most of the action on the Pacific coast is still centered off Cabo Blanco, with Quepos boats going north and boats out of Carrillo and Flamingo making the run south to find fish in that area.
Kingfisher skipper Rick Ruhlow, my son, said there is a lot of bait and the water is not real blue, but it is clean with boats raising up to a dozen sailfish a day, and as of noon Monday he had seen four sails up and nailed two marlin in the past day or two.
Sonny Kocsis reported that Richard Chellemi on the Gamefisher had two marlin and a couple of sail releases, and that he heard from Capullo skipper Steve Curtis that action farther north was hot to cold for sportfishing boats, though commercial purse seiners were allegedly reaping an illegal harvest farther north, fishing illegally within the 12-mile limit.
“We need someone to speak up or they will destroy the fishery,” Kocsis said. “We watched a seiner pull out turtles, marlin, sharks, manta rays and counted 20 sailfish, all caught illegally within the 12-miles-from-shore limit, with nobody doing anything about it.”
Quepos boats are going north to fish Cabo Blanco, and J.P. Sportfishing’s Web site shows from one to up to 10 sails a day in the past two weeks.
Greg Mufson of Zancudo Sportfishing in the Golfito region, on the southernmost coast, reports very few anglers in the past week, but those out were raising up to 12 sails, catching and releasing up to five of those every day.