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Old 03-16-2014, 11:38 AM
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Default 3 day fishing in Quepos, Costa Rica

We fished with Capt. John, who is a member on here. His site is http://www.queposfishadventure.com/.
First day offshore and caught 4 Sailfish.
Second day we fished inshore and caught 3 Rooster Fish.
Third day offshore we caught and released 8 Sailfish and kept 1 Wahoo. I had 2 more Sails that spit the hook and one other Sail that had the leader break.
Total of 12 Sailfish, 1 Wahoo and 3 Rooster Fish in 3 days.
We knocked off early the busy 3rd day, my wife was too hot and tired. We did have fun for a short day with the 9 big fish.
We are definitely going back.
Only downside of the whole trip was getting back thru Customs in Houston. Took us about 2 hours to get thru Customs and to the terminal for our flight to Lake Charles.
We had a great hotel, great rental car and great fishing trip.
Capt. John had a 3 day special going on. It was a good deal so we couldn't pass it up.
We fished with Ballyhoo offshore and Lookdowns and Sardines inshore.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:40 AM
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:42 AM
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Plenty of Sailfish our 3rd day.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:44 AM
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Well worth the trip to have this much fun.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:47 AM
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Wife caught a nice Wahoo. We ate it.
It was the hardest fighting fish of our trip.
When wife brought it up, another one was following it.
Very tasty. Our hotel chef cooked it for us that night.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:49 AM
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We could have caught these all day.
We saw them jumping from 35 miles out all the way to 10 miles out on the way in.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:52 AM
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Them Sailfish love to dance.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:53 AM
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Grilled Wahoo at hotel.4
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:04 PM
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Rooster Fish fight like bad azzed muthas.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:08 PM
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Small Sea Turtle we found tangled up in string, rope and sacks.
He will lose one flipper, it was cut thru the skin and meat all the way to the bone.
Cut it loose and set free. One flipper just hung at the joint.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:09 PM
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Nuttin but fun fighting these things all day.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:11 PM
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I have a few video clips of the fish fighting and jumping, but not sure how to upload them yet.
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Ray thats awesome! I'm adding fishing in Costa Rica to my bucket list. My son is going there this summer on a school trip. A friend of mine is going as a chaperone. I sent him a link to this post. Maybe he can bring a few of the boys.
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What an AWESOME experience!!! CONGRATS Ray!!!


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Looks like a blast. We need more info on your accommodations and captain.
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:18 PM
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So glad you had fun, it was a blast out here and we'd love to have you back anytime!!!
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Looks like a trip of a lifetime. Thanks for sharing your trip Ray and that grilled wahoo looks awesome and I bet it was.

And kudos to GringoJohn for taking care of the members on this site.
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Very nice RAY....D.
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:00 PM
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Looks like a blast. We need more info on your accommodations and captain.

We stayed at an adult only place called La Mansion Inn. It had about 18 or 20 rooms. Everyone who worked there knew our room and what we drank. When we went to the pool, the bar tender started making our drinks before we got to the bar. The chef cooked our Wahoo on the grill.
Gringo John on this site is the capt. He and his Mate/Deck Hand Alex took great care of us on the water.
I put the website in the first post for the charter boat. We did the 3 day package. http://www.queposfishadventure.com/
I think we had one of the top boats each day we fished. Everyone we talked to had zero, one or two fish each day. We had 4, 3 and 9 fish when we fished. We did have different boats and captains each day. Capt. John was our best boat/captain with 9 nice fish our last day. He told us we would catch 8 Sailfish, he was right. I didn't let my wife go in until we got the 8, just to see if we could get that many.
The owner of the charter boats has another hotel in the same area as we stayed that could get us a 10% discount, but they were full when we were looking for a room.
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:05 PM
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We have a lot more pictures. Will post some more later.

The boats were strictly fishing machines, not luxury boats.
Clean boat, fighting chair, ice chests, fuel tank, engine, helm tower above and small storage/head compartment. Perfect for day trips.
The tackle must have been the right choice. We trolled for about 30 minutes before we got a bite, next 30 min. we had 3 Sails caught and released.
We only brought a few into the boat for pictures, the rest were cut off in the water.
As soon as the fish was cut off, the lines were back in the water and we were trolling again.
Sometimes we had a fish on before all lines were out.
One Sailfish hit every teaser in the spread. The capt and mate was pulling in teasers to get it on a hook.
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