Unfortunately due to a tropical weather system to the north of us, it has been pretty steady rain for the past week in Los Suenos, and in Costa Rica in general. There are not many boats going out to reflect what is out there right now.
Offshore, the sail bite has dropped off a little, but continues to be fair. Most boats report getting two to five bites per day about 30 miles out.
Tunas are still around and biting when you can find them,. They have been between 30 to 40 miles from Los Suenos. Many of the tunas are between 20 and 40 pounds.
There have been no reports of marlin this past week, but I am sure there are some around. This time of year there just aren’t many boat fishing for them.
Inshore fishing has remained good especially around Tortuga Island and Negritas. You will find roosterfish averaging 30-60 pounds. Boats are normally catching three or four roosterfish per day.
There are lots of jack crevalles and horse-eyed jacks to fill the fishing day with activity. Casting a two or three-inch popper along the rocks and current rips can land you roosterfish, snapper, jacks,or mackerels.
I snuck out in the bay Sunday after the rain and caught about 12 nice rosy snapper for dinner within a couple miles of the Los Suenos marina.
The end of October is the slowest time of year for the tourism in Costa Rica (and Los Suenos charter fishing), so it is often hard to know just how good it can be since not many boats are fishing.
Only a few more weeks till green season starts to taper off! By November most of the rain should die down. With that, sunny skies and flat seas are here again.
November often is a steady sail bite and improves throughout the month, and by January it is in full swing. Marlin fishing can be quite good to excellent in November. Los Suenos holds its invitational only marlin tournament toward the end of the month. I have witnessed phenomenal marlin bites here in November, with boats getting over 10 marlin bites in a day. Hopefully this year will be the same.
CAPTAIN MICHAEL ALLIGOOD – 32’ Contender