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I have been invited on the fishing trip to end all fishing trips. I can honestly say that I am more excited about this trip than any other trip I've ever taken. Besides my honeymoon of course.

6 days at the Los Suenos Resort and Marina: http://www.lossuenosresort.com/index.htm. 2 days travel, 4 days fishing and 1 day of down time (golf, sight seeing or maybe sleeping). :thumbup:

Has anyone ever been to Costa Rica? Has anyone been deep sea fishing in Costa Rica? There are currently 4 boat loads of guys going down for this trip and we're chartering most of the fleet of Costa Rica Dreams: www.costaricadreams.com. Can't wait to board this bad boy and see what's out there to catch.


I've read that the tuna regularly average 300lbs, and the sailfish, dorrado and marlin should be catchable during our stay. I think I'm a little nervous about reeling in a fish that big. :nervous: I need to get a bigger card for my digital camer, I plan on taking a butt load of pictures.

27 days and counting. I can not wait.
 

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I've been to Costa Rica but it was on a surf trip. In fact I just turned down a 10 day trip in April with the crew because my wife and I just had a baby :cry:

Costa Rica is beautiful! The food is great and everything is pretty cheap. Looks like you'll be right near Jaco (great surf break but dirty water from the river mouth). Jaco is a cool town. You'll find some decent night life there. I have a friend who has a house further southfrom where you'll be. He's fished off the Jersey coast all his life and said it pales in comparison to Costa Rica!

Enjoy!! I'm jealous!!!
 

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Sounds like fun. Did our honeymoon in Costa Rica. Flew into San Jose and drove to Puntarenas (not recommended), Jaco, and Quepos (highly recommended), and then back to San Jose. Stayed here in Jaco. Amazing!!! Stayed here in Quepos. Sweet!!! Manuel Antonio Park in Quepos is really nice. Also did the Arenal Volcano hot springs trip from San Jose.

And if you happen to not catch any fish to eat and you can't speak Spanish, just remember this:

Arroz con Pollo y Fanta Naranja = Chicken and Rice with Orange Fanta
 

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I'm not sure but you may want to research what time of the year all these big fish were cought. It's a little early in the year for some of those species, I think. :nervous:
 

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B12, I'm going by Costa Rica Dream's fishing chart.
http://www.costaricadreams.com/fishing_calander.htm

Looks like black and blue marlin might be tough, but our chances with everything else, offshore at least, looks pretty good.

I'm not sure how much we'll be traveling out of the resort area. There are 5 restaurants a casino and a golf course there.
 

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Re: Going deep sea fishing in Costa Rica, I've got questions.

YES! An excuse to show my marlin again!



I caught this in Cabo in 2002. 590lb Black Marlin on 50 pound test with stand up gear (no fighting chair). Amazing experience, but I couldn't hold the pen to fill out the form when I got back since I was no longer capable of closing my hand.

Costa Rica is known for being one of the best places in the world for sailfish. Sailfish will be around 50 -100lbs and you will catch lots of them. Great fighters for thier size. I have always wanted to fish Costa Rica but never quite make it and end up fishing in Baja again.

It's not marlin season now, but even though they're not on the chart I believe they have striped marlin in Costa Rica year around. They will get up to 200lbs or so, and are also great fighter with lots of air time.

Good luck and make sure you post the pics when you get back!!!
 

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I have been to costa about 12 times. Always for surfing but on occasion we will take out a friends boat. The last time we just went right off the beach in Tamarindo only for about 1 hour and slayed about 25 tuna. Nothing big but I couldnt belive how many fish there were. Pure untaped recources. On a boat like that your up for a score. Strap in tight....
 

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IDriveB5 said:
pictures pictures pictures!!! :thumbup:
Like I said, I need to get a bigger memory card for my digi-camera. :D
 

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pictures pictures pictures!!! :thumbup:
Like I said, I need to get a bigger memory card for my digi-camera. :D
You may want to invest in about a few water resistent disposable cameras. Things end up getting very wet on the boat when you are chasing down big fish. The last thing you should have to worry about when you hook into something this size is your digital camera getting soaked (and it will if you try to get the good shots!)
 

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Don't eat a bunch of fried chicken on the boat if you think you might get sea sick.

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Sounds like experience speaking there
You know it man!
I was drinking intill 3AM the day I caugth that big marlin. It was about 95 degrees and humid with rough seas. I never get seasick but would of that day if I ate anything. Fried chicken probably would of been number one on the chumming list.
 

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If you meet a dentist from Florida named Mike McKay, tell him Carl III says hello. He was planning to go on a big Costa Rica fishing trip this spring as well. Good luck :thumbup:

Tight lines,

Carl III
 

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Will do Carl III.

My father-in-law, who is organizing the trip, keeps telling me about the fish they are catching now. BIG FISH!!! I think an extra bottle of Flex-All and some Motrin might be working its way into my bag. I think golf might be out of the question, tough to golf when you can't lift my arms above shoulder level. :lol:

I wonder if the local restaurants would serve up the catch of the day. I love dorrado, and some fresh tuna would be tasty. :)

I am so psyched for this trip. 23 days and counting!
 

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Three weeks form today, I'll be on a plane headed to Costa Rica!!!

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I've talked to some people who were just down in Costa Rica and they reported landing approx. 25 sailfish a day, with a bunch of tuna, dorrado and a few marlin sprinkled in for good measure.

Oh boy!!!

I plan on bringing a fish or two into the resort restaurant to enjoy, but there might be a few lbs. left over. :wink: Does anyone have any idea how much it would cost to ship some yellow fin tuna and/or dorado from Costa Rica to NJ and NY?
 

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Can you check on shipping charges to New Hampshire too? Pleeeeeease. Oh man, this sounds like a killer trip.
 
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