Even experienced Costa Rica fishing captains get welcome surprises

Many anglers on Costa Rica sport fishing charters think the trip begins when they step on the boat between 7:00 and 7:30 AM. But it often begins long before that. For instance, if the captain is going to fish with live and even dead bait, the boat – or someone – has to go out early that morning to get it.

Captain Tavo Nuñez has fished out of Tambor on the Nicoya Peninsula and Gulf of Nicoya for almost 20 years, most recently on his 30ft center console panga. To get live and some dead bait for an inshore charter, mainly for roosterfish which are best caught with live bait,  earlier this week, he set out at 3:00 AM. While he and the mate were hauling in the small fry, something a lot bigger bit: this 25lb corvina, or sea bass, one of the edible fish prize most prized by Costa Ricans. A welcome surprise, to say the least. So no matter what Tavo’s clients caught later that day, at least his family had a great dinner!

Captain Tavo Nuñez saves live and dead bait for the day’s charter…

… and he gets this 25lb corvina, a most welcome surprise

Just across the Gulf of Nicoya. and further south at Herradura Bay, anglers fishing with Captain Juan Sirias on the 26ft Fish Hunter did an inshore/offshore combo. They released several sailfish and roosterfish, and brought back this dorado.

Anglers on the 26ft Fish Hunter brought home this tasty dorado

Finally, FishCostaRica chartered the 31ft Go Fish at Los Sueños Marina for Cory Harding and his family. They targeted sailfish, and weren’t disappointed, releasing four on an enjoyable and action-filled day on the ocean.

One of the four sailfish released by Cory Harding and group on the Go Fish

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