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Jerry's Fishing Report

March 9th

by Jerry Ruhlow

Have had very sporadic reports on Pacific coast fishing, but the bite appears to be holding although not as outrageous as in past weeks, and the Playa Carrillo region still the hot spot.

Gregg Mufson reports from Zancudo Lodge on the southernmost coast that fishing has picked up substantially inthat region, thanks to a drop in water temperatures now holding in the low 80´s.

Toward the end of last week, Gregg said boats were releasing up to eight sailfish, but the average per boat was five, working up to 15 miles off shore.

We found dolphins every day signaling the presence of tuna and were able to land several yellowfin tuna in the 20 to 30 pound range,” and one guest at the lodge caught a 50 pound roosterfish inshore over last weekend. nice 50lb rooster was caught today.

On the Caribbean coast, Dan Wise reports that tarpon fishing remains steady at Barra Colorado, with angles working the river mouth and the inshore breakers and ripline, with 27 jumped and three brought to the boat for release last week.

He said Joel Greenson, from Michigan jumped 6 and boated one, while Texas anglers Rockford Woods and Cathy Bell, on a one-day trip, had two in the air and boated one. Jim Kearl, of Escazu and his family from Canada got one of the three they had in the air to to boat for release. jumped three and boated 1.

We recently reported here that a reader wanted information on kayak fishing in Costa Rica, but I was unable to help them. As usual, a Tico Times reader came through with information. Costa Rica Outdoors said kayaking, including fishing from kayaks, is available at the Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, located on the southern Pacific coast, near Golfito. For more information, see their website at www.nicuesalodge.com

Skippers, lodge operators and anglers are invited to contact Jerry personally at his office in Santa Ana with fishing reports by noon Monday of each week on email at jruhlow@racsa.co.cr

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