The fishing out of Quepos has by all accounts been really hot the past week. Lots of sailfish are showing up and the tuna bite is fantastic. Franklin Araya, Captain/owner of Big Eye 2 reported multiple days with 200 pounders and a couple of fights lasting over two hours…in fact one fight lasted into the night and they didnt return to the marina until after 9pm.
Many of the vessels fishing from here are experiencing really great fishing now for both sailfish and tuna with a few marlin showing up occasionally. Reports of several 200 lb tuna were submitted this week with total tuna numbers also noticeably higher. If one can find the sailfish packs its common to raise 10 to 20 or more.
Lets take some time to congratulate the winners of the 2021 Marina Pez Vela Open. In the Gun division Frenzy takes the cup with Caliente and Pacific Fly taking second and third respectively. Top Fly took first place in the Fun division with Good Day holding second place. Eleven teams composed of 63 anglers released 139 sails and 2 blue marlin during the two day event.
The next tourney on the docket is the long-awaited Offshore World Championship. This year’s tournament is comprised of the winners from this year as well as those teams who qualified for last year’s cancelled tournament. Here is a quote from tournament director Dan Jacobs…
“We are thrilled to announce the Costa Offshore World Championship will invite teams that qualified to fish the canceled 2020 event and teams that qualified to fish in 2021 to this year’s tournament scheduled for April 11-16. Costa Rica is welcoming visitors, Marina Pez Vela crews are reporting good catches and the Parador Resort is taking great care of guests.”
Wishing everyone tight lines,