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Old 01-16-2020, 01:59 PM
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I haven't written a report in a while , I'll try to do this more often .

Flew into SJ and jumped a Sansa flight to Quepos and headed straight to the marina . The plan was to head out immediately , but ended up spending the night in the marina .

Day 1

Left marina at 530 am and headed out . Found a submerged tree that was covered in mahi and had 5 or 6 on at once , even Chris was fighting one from the bridge . In the first 90 mins we kept 11 and cut off a lot more , and went 2/3 on sails . As the day went on we released a bunch more mahi , and went 6/9 on sails .

We spent the night halfway between Quepos and Golfito , I can't remember the name of the island right now , you can see it in the pictures .

Day 2

Woke up and started fishing , got into more mahi and some sails . The fishing was somewhat consistent all day . Came up on a raft and Chris decided to get in and see what was under it . Lot's of jacks and bait , with some mahi nearby . Headed back to the marina so Edward could catch an early flight back the next day . Ended up 7/12 on sails and 1/2 on blues .

Day 3

Left marina at 530 and headed out , we didn't go far since we were coming in early to catch a flight back to SJ . We knew it would be slow , saw all the right signs . Tree in water , birds galore , but nothing home . Trolled by 4 LS boats that were down south , one was working a porpoise school with no luck . Got a few mahi and a sail . Headed back in to the marina to catch our flight back to SJ .

Was a great trip , and nice to get my first blue of the year . Can't wait til next month ...
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Awesome news, I’ll be there feb 8-21. Bite going OFF today!!
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Originally Posted by Riptide View Post
Awesome news, I’ll be there feb 8-21. Bite going OFF today!!
Is your boat on the ship now ?
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Beautiful. Congratulations!
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Nope.....pulled the plug on it after realizing that unless I could get down once a month it
would drive me nuts not being able to fish HERE. Shit it took 3 MONTHS to get the place in
SJ furnished. The girls at the Pez Vela were very accommodating and even returned my deposit which
I had forgotten about. Be a couple years I figure.
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Fantastic report, I have a business trip to Tamarindo next week and the weather that way is looking fairly decent. Client of mine has two days lined up in-between some meetings to do some fishing..
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That place is amazing. I was there 10 years ago. My observation was that the Mahi there must be born weighing 15 pounds! Never saw a peanut.
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Originally Posted by Riptide View Post
Nope.....pulled the plug on it after realizing that unless I could get down once a month it
would drive me nuts not being able to fish HERE. Shit it took 3 MONTHS to get the place in
SJ furnished. The girls at the Pez Vela were very accommodating and even returned my deposit which
I had forgotten about. Be a couple years I figure.
That sucks ... I know what you mean , I still fish here too . The girls in the office are really cool , glad there weren't any issues .
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Originally Posted by veikx View Post
Fantastic report, I have a business trip to Tamarindo next week and the weather that way is looking fairly decent. Client of mine has two days lined up in-between some meetings to do some fishing..
Awesome ... Post a report when you get back
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Originally Posted by ebbtideandy View Post
That place is amazing. I was there 10 years ago. My observation was that the Mahi there must be born weighing 15 pounds! Never saw a peanut.
We get the smaller ones out on the FAD's , they make great bait .

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the "Raft" is a platform FAD put out by tuna purse siene ships , that get lost and float in . they are not supposed to launch them within 100 miles or so. one ship can launch a couple hundred free floating platform FADs a year , which would be equipped with solar powered satellite transponder with built in transducer ( they often break away or are removed by other fishing boats ). so they can keep track off them and come back weeks / months later and scoop everything up in the vicinity.

they are usually a goldmine when you come across one, loaded with bait , bonitos, small yellowfins and bigger predators nearby
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Originally Posted by La Vida CR View Post
the "Raft" is a platform FAD put out by tuna purse siene ships , that get lost and float in . they are not supposed to launch them within 100 miles or so. one ship can launch a couple hundred free floating platform FADs a year , which would be equipped with solar powered satellite transponder with built in transducer ( they often break away or are removed by other fishing boats ). so they can keep track off them and come back weeks / months later and scoop everything up in the vicinity.

they are usually a goldmine when you come across one, loaded with bait , bonitos, small yellowfins and bigger predators nearby
Kinda thought it might be something like that , but didn't see any electronics on it . It's probably up your way by now , keep an eye out for it .
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