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FS JeffFS Jeff Posts: 376 Moderator
Been a few years since I've been to CR. Wonder if anyone on here has had some good trips in the past year.

September is usually a great time to catch big ol' tarpon on the Caribbean side. I meant to go down to some new lodge in Manzanillo but never got round to it. Had a memorable trip to Silver King Lodge up on the Rio Colorado some years back.

Daydreaming...
Jeff Weakley

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  • BucYouUp68BucYouUp68 Posts: 1,183 Officer
    I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.

    BucYouUp68................OUT

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  • FS JeffFS Jeff Posts: 376 Moderator
    That's a beautiful place, Zancudo. Prime spot on the Golfo Dulce.

    Buc, if you've been recently, I'd love to have a photo or two and/or a fishing report...

    Might send it to me directly at [email protected]. We're talking over some ideas for possible coverage in the mag. Stay tuned!
    Jeff Weakley
  • BucYouUp68BucYouUp68 Posts: 1,183 Officer
    I have not been there recently, but they are friends of mine. Shoot me a PM with your contact info and I will be sure to forward this on to them.
    I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.

    BucYouUp68................OUT

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  • Big BertBig Bert Posts: 44 Deckhand
    Been there the last two years.. Great fishing out of Los Suenons in January 2011. Got hooked up big time by a forum member.
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  • flatscrazyflatscrazy Posts: 2 Greenhorn
    Heading to Zancudo Lodge with a Large group for a week in January. Will report on return"
  • Mark O.Mark O. Posts: 3,450 Captain
    FSJeff wrote: »
    Been a few years since I've been to CR.

    They have really improved the roads... now your car can actually get out of the potholes... :grin
  • FS JeffFS Jeff Posts: 376 Moderator
    I swear I bruised a kidney driving from Dominical to Quepos some years back. We had a tiny lil rental Suzuki with the suspension of a Matchbox car.
    Jeff Weakley
  • BluebirdBluebird Posts: 126 Officer
    Big Bert, I would love to have the info if you can pass it along. I have a trip to Los Suenos coming up and would like to take a trip or two out to the deep blue. You can email or respond to the thread if you like. If anyone else has info they can pass along please fee; free to post it up.
  • nuclearfishnnuclearfishn Posts: 8,355 Admiral
    Bluebird wrote: »
    Big Bert, I would love to have the info if you can pass it along. I have a trip to Los Suenos coming up and would like to take a trip or two out to the deep blue. You can email or respond to the thread if you like. If anyone else has info they can pass along please fee; free to post it up.

    That makes 2 of us. If you know of a good place to stay and a decent charter. I'm looking at going just after x-mass
  • NBIJOHNNBIJOHN Posts: 58 Deckhand
    Been fishing Costa Rica each winter for the last 7 years. Fishing our of Pureto Jimenez on Golfo Dulce. Check out Tropicfins Adventures. Cory's a great fisherman. Loves to go after big roosters. Last winter had 1 85 lbs and second 80 lbs. Also lots of sails, snapper, grouper and a small bluemarlin. Cory will structure your visit to do whatever you want fishing wise. Also other things to do, kayaking, zipline, birding, surfing, etc. I'll post pictures as soon as I get settled back here in Florida.
  • edkedk Posts: 38 Deckhand
    I drove from Quepos to Dominical 3 years ago and they had almost completed paving the road all the way. I'm sure it's a lot better now. The road south from Dominical was one of the smoothest I have driven on in Costa Rica. I am planning on driving south from San Jose to the Golfito area in November. Anyone have any recommendations as to what to see or do on that route?

    Ed
  • NBIJOHNNBIJOHN Posts: 58 Deckhand
    Been going to Golfito area, specifically Puerto Jiimenez across the golf from Golfito, for the last 7 winters. Great fishing. Pictures from last years trip below.

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    Besides fishing plan to get a naturalist guide and take a hiking bird tour. It is amazing the variety of birds, animals and reptiles in this area.
  • NBIJOHNNBIJOHN Posts: 58 Deckhand
    Messed up on photos. Same photo twice. This is the one I wanted to post.

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  • FS JeffFS Jeff Posts: 376 Moderator
    Pretty marlin! But, that rooster might be even more impressive. Gotta be pushing 100 pounds. You catch it on a blue runner or bonito behind that downrigger?

    In my travels to that region (mostly pre-digital camera) it seemed there was a decline in the roosterfish populations; no one was quite sure why.

    What are you guys seeing or hearing nowadays? The fishery coming back? Thanks for the killer pics~!
    Jeff Weakley
  • NBIJOHNNBIJOHN Posts: 58 Deckhand
    Roosters were caught on Moonfish. I think that Moonfish might also be called Lookdowns. Slow trolled baits bridled off downrigger around rocks of Matapalo. We have fished there a number of times and these were the biggest roosters ever. Just hit the tide right. Fortunate to get the fish on a 50 2 speed. Other guides made fun of the tackle, but I tell you a rooster this big is not over powered by a 50. Cory at Tropicfins Adventures loves to hunt Roosters and he knows how to find them. He'd rather go after Roosters then sails. I have had good fishing there and the people work hard to make a good catch.
  • latitudeajustmentlatitudeajustment Posts: 2,060 Captain
    We fished last October out of Quepos with Quepos Fish Adventure and had a ball catching some very nice mahi and sails.Then stayed in Los Suenos and split a charter on Costa Rica Dreams on a very rough day which resulted in a huge 10.5 foot 500 pound blue marlin, some sails and a few mahi. Great time and are heading back late January for some TUNA!!!
  • Backcountry FixBackcountry Fix Posts: 3 Greenhorn
    Took a flight into Liberia in May of last year and went out of Tamarindo with a local outfit Papagayo Sportfishing. They see a good black marlin bite in May and we had marlin in the baits all three days. Caught two nice blacks to 400 and a 300lb blue along with the sails.
  • tarpon9wttarpon9wt Posts: 110 Deckhand
    Big Bert...awesome pics and catches!
  • fichinthesouthfichinthesouth Posts: 54 Deckhand
    man i wanna catch me a big rooster!!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Don't mess with my truck!!
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