Costa Rica trip report

pjepje Orlando , FlPosts: 354 Deckhand
I was invited to go down to Quepos and fish the FAD's on a private boat last week , here's my attempt at a report .

Saturday we headed out about 30 with the intention to troll the rest of the way out to the FAD's , went 2/0 on blues before the starboard dredge snagged a long line , bending one of the outrigger support poles . Headed back in , and by noon we were at Maverick in Herradura , having another one fabbed up . Big thanks to those guys , I can't thank them enough . Got back to Quepos and started to head out , when the autopilot/GPS kept shutting down and tripping the breaker , so back in we went . ( It ended up being a loose plug swinging and grounding out ) At this point we decided to do day trips .

Sunday we headed out and went 3/4 on marlin , including a double of Stripey's . I was on the first and while clearing lines another Stripey followed the lure to the boat , and took it with the swivel in the rod tip , nothing like feeding them up close to the boat .

Monday we headed out and got a blue first thing , then started having fuel issues . Headed back in , turns out it was fuel filters . Caught mahi each day as well .

Had a great time , thinking about going back next week . Also found out it was slow at the FAD's , so we didn't miss out on much . Heard the water temps were cold out there .

I didn't really get many good pictures , here are a few


  • pjepje Orlando , FlPosts: 354 Deckhand
  • pjepje Orlando , FlPosts: 354 Deckhand
  • pjepje Orlando , FlPosts: 354 Deckhand
  • pjepje Orlando , FlPosts: 354 Deckhand
  • pjepje Orlando , FlPosts: 354 Deckhand
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,092 Moderator
    Awesome !! Love the pics and LOVE Costa Rica..
    "You'll get your weather"
  • Plastered2850Plastered2850 Posts: 1,194 Officer
    Great report,nice pics.
  • KortsmanKortsman Posts: 254 Deckhand
    The colors on those fish are awesome!!
  • CNTDRCNTDR Posts: 853 Officer
    Sounded like an awesome trip and well written. Funny how the pics always catch billfish looking directly at the hook in their mouth. Seems like one of the crew members should have been able to diagnosis and fix those simple boat problems.
  • yachteryachter Posts: 182 Officer
    Great pix.......looks like it was a great trip
  • WayfarerWayfarer Posts: 17 Greenhorn
    Great report and great pictures. That's a trip that I dream about taking. Good job!
  • pjepje Orlando , FlPosts: 354 Deckhand
    It was a great trip , I just got back again from there last night . Will post report once I get all the pictures and video sorted out .
  • ScottC543ScottC543 Posts: 1,297 Officer
    Sweet! Thanks for the report.

    We're going. Not sure where exactly yet, or when. But somewhere, and soon.
  • Docked WagesDocked Wages Posts: 2,672 Admin
    Great report

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    Mark Wilson
  • Circle-HookCircle-Hook Posts: 448 Deckhand
    It really is not that expensive if you book air tickets well in advance- last time I chartered there I was getting a boat 25' or so for about $600 a day.
    So GO............
  • pjepje Orlando , FlPosts: 354 Deckhand

    Here is an inexpensive option , I have fished with them a few times , inshore and offshore . They will put you on fish

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