A Travellerspoint blog

Entries about fishing

The old man and the sea

Big John scores

sunny 84 °F

The day I took off from fishing, Big John landed a 10 foot, 600 pound blue marlin. In the sport fishing world this is a big deal. The last time John hooked a Blue Marlin he was 16 years old. So fifty years later he celebrated the feat again. I don´t remember who bought dinner and drinks but it was a great celebration. John claims that the luck of the boat changed for a number of reasons. There were only three guys on the boat plus the crew, every time John peed off the stern they caught a fish, four sailfish and one marlin and the that I wasn´t along to photograph the experience. Whatever the reason Congrats to Big John!

BIL Rich was on the boat and has a video of the catch so it will live forever...not just a big fish story!

Posted by rhislop 05:22 Archived in Costa Rica Tagged sea fishing blue costa rica marlin Comments (0)

Fishing and Fun

Blue Skies, Smooth Seas

sunny 85 °F


The last two days we've been fishing about 30 miles off the coast of Costa Rica. The weather has been fantastic and as a novice fisherperson I would say it was good. My brother on the other hand, the expert fisherperson, might say it was a little slow. However, we caught five sailfish, one mahi-mahi, and had a brief encounter with a marlin. The expert crew of the Good Day Team helped us land our catch and then release them for another sportfisherman. Great system!

My wife and SIL, Jean, caught the mahi-mahi together. The fish hooked on both their lines. They reeled in our sushi lunch. An hour after it was caught the firstmate fileted the fish and we had sushi for lunch. Wasabi and soy sause were on hand. The same fish provided our dinner for two nights. BIL, Rich, was our chef and did a fantastic job.

One of the most interesting and entertaining parts of the past two days was the arrival of the huge school of spinning dolfins. They followed the boat for at least thirty minutes; spinning, twisting, and dancing in the waves. A very cool sight.

Today, day off from fishing. A little sightseeing, lunch in Quepos, girls shopping for the perfect whatever.

Pura Vida!

Posted by rhislop 12:28 Archived in Costa Rica Tagged sea fishing day rica scenic good team sailfish costa_ mahi-mahi Comments (0)

(Entries 1 - 2 of 2) Page [1]