Fishing slows in Guanacaste, off Pacific coast

February 22, 2013

The wind has hampered most of the fishing off the Guanacaste area. Still, those who put up with the bouncy ocean off Playa del Coco are getting a marlin once in a while. Most of the fishing has been restricted to the inshore areas protected from the wind, and lots of snapper and roosterfish have been keeping inside anglers happy.

The fishing has slowed some off Los Sueños, and anglers are having to run far offshore to find much action. Again, inshore has become an option and reports of a few nicely sized grouper have been phoned in. Roosterfish and jacks have been active around the shoreline.

Down south, captains have been scratching their heads because the action is so different from day to day. Two days ago, it was tough to raise a half-dozen sails and then the action turned on yesterday with boats raising 18 to 30 sails apiece. Only a couple marlin have made an appearance lately.

The big story down south was Oscar Villalobos’s photo of a hundred-pound roosterfish. The owner of Las Isles Lodge reports that they have had several big roosters this week at Matapalo but it has been a long time since anyone has seen a monster of this size. The world record is 114 pounds.

Over on the Caribbean, the tarpon action is hot on the days you get outside and a few snook are still hitting jigs and trolled Rapalas on the inside.

Fishing was much slower on the second leg of the Club Amateur de Pesca National Sailfish Tournament. Doming Dominquéz came from behind to win the second leg followed by Luciano Beeche and Alberto Laurenchic. There is one leg left before a National Champion will be declared.

Current Standings:

NATIONAL SAILFISH TOURNAMENT
PARTICIPANT I Round II Round III Round IV Round TOTAL
Schifter Jose 1000 200     1200
Beeche O. Luciano 900 300     1200
Laurencich Alberto 800 100     900
Estrada Gustavo 700 100     800
Dominguez Domingo 200 400     600
Matera Rafael 500       500
Seevers Ricardo 500       500
Gutiérrez Carlos Edo. 400       400
Pinchanski Johnny 400       400
Laurencich Federico 400       400
Alonso Guillermo 400       400
Durman Francis 400       400
Montealegre Sergio 400       400
Guzman Adrian 400       400
Pinto Fernando 200 200     400
Estrada Arnold 300       300
Montealegre Javier 100 300     400
Gonzalez Enrique 300       300
Gomez Mario 300       300
Liberman Luis 300       300
Gutiérrez Jorge N. 200       200
Molina Jaime 200       200
Gurdian Ricardo 200       200
Paez Soto Carlos R. 200       200
Garro Mauricio 200       200
Chacon Luis Ml. 200       200
Fernandez C. Manuel 200       200
Durman George 200       200
Carvajal Manfred 200       200
Perez Juan Ignacio 200       200
Durman Arhtur 200       200
Saborio Manolo 200       200
Sesin Orlando 200       200
Schifter Addy 200       200
Saenz Mario 0 200     200
Ortiz Henri Paul 100       100
Carvajal Rodolfo 100       100
Gutiérrez Nils 100       100
Saborio Alvaro 0 100     100
Soto Orlando 0 100     100
Poma Claudio 0       0
Rudelman Melvin 0       0
TOTAL 12000 2000      
 
NATIONAL MARLIN TOURNAMENT
Juan Ignacio Perez 100       100
TOTAL 0        
 
BOATS
NATIONAL SAILFISH TOURNAMENT
BOAT I Round II Round III Round IV Round TOTAL
TROCADERO 1800 600     2400
SAMBA 1600 400     2000
XIPHIAS 800 800     1600
BOREAS 1200 200     1400
GALLO PINTO 1200       1200
CERO S TRES 1200       1200
TRITON 1100       1100
MARTINI 1000       1000
SIRENA 800       800
EL DORADO 700       700
REEL KNOGHTY 600       600
  12000 2000     14000
 
NATIONAL MARLIN TOURNAMENT
BOAT I Round II Round III Round IV Round TOTAL
TRITON 100       100
TOTAL 100 0 0 0 100

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