Costa Rica – February 2015 – Part 2

After a week of fishing inside the bay of Nicoya we had yet to see any big fish, something we usually do. There are several hotspots in the area, but the regular schools of big jack crevalles and other predators were just not there. We did see some baitfish, but not in any great numbers….

Costa Rica – February 2015 – Part 1

Back in February 2015 we visited our Norwegian friends Vigdis & Thomas in Costa Rica. They run the “Bahia Rica Sport Fishing Lodge” located on the Nicoya peninsula and this would be our 3rd visit there. While the fishing is their main attraction they also do sea kayaking, boat tours, SUP boarding and bioluminescence experiences….

Costa Rica 2014 – Part 7

As everywhere else in nature the conditions in Costa Rica are always changing. One day can be crap while the next one is great. It’s all about being in the right place at the right time. When you fish the tundra in the northern hemisphere you always hope for the next big hatch of caddis…

Costa Rica 2014 – Part 6

Whether you are cruising along in a boat or taking a walk on the beach it doesn’t take long before you see some amazing wildlife in Costa Rica. While out searching for sailfish we saw what appeared to be a massive school of jumping tunas in the distance. We got all excited and got our…

Costa Rica 2014 – Part 5

Sailfish is the fastest fish in the world and swims at speeds up to 110 km/h! We saw many and landed a few. What amazing creatures!          

Day 4 – Hunting for sailfish

On the 4th day we went out into the bluewater west of the Nicoya peninsula hunting for sailfish and other pelagic open water fish. We rigged a #11 weight fly rod with a big streamer tied on a size 7/0 hook. We tied a weak point on the leader so that if we caught a…