Reeling in the New Year

2010-01-14 14:58:36
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Pacific - Saltwater Fishing Report
Offshore/Inshore Osa Peninsula - Golfo Dulce

December was a great month at Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica. Since our first guests of the season, Tom and Anne Bobotas walked in on the first of December, chatter around the bar at happy hour has been fish, fish, fish. The season started out with lots of dorado and Tom was happy he out fished all the guys on the big boats, topping it off with a monster dorado.

The last two weeks of the month the sails made a sporadic appearance and some boats raised as many as nine but the big wave of sails are due to arrive any day. My bratwurst connection from the midwest, John and CJ Mork fishing with first time friends Joe and Peggy Schierl tangled with a nice blue marlin as well as sails and dorado. John has taken a marlin each visit here. The marlin finally showed the third week of the month and there are stories of battles lost and battles won almost every afternoon.

Inshore has picked up considerably lately with rooster up to 60 lbs making people crow. Dennis Cook was down with his triplets, Mackenzie, Dawson, and Asher and had a ball inshore with roosters and jacks. Long time guests Andrew Ociepka and Al Charles also had big days on roosterfish.

As we come off the big moon of New Years eve, the sail numbers should increase greatly in January and the snapper bite will turn on with the slower tides

Todd Staley

Fishing Director

Crocodile Bay Resort

Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

Fish Species: Dorado, Roosterfish, Marlin
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Tom Bobotas
Tom Bobotas

Lucía Romero Shows Off a Beautiful Dorado at Crocodile Bay
Lucía Romero Shows Off a Beautiful Dorado at Crocodile Bay

About The Author: Captain Todd Staley

Company: Crocodile Bay Resort

Area Reporting: Todd Staley

Bio: Todd Staley – Director of Fishing Todd carved his niche in the fishing community as a lure manufacturer and outdoor journalist specializing in light tackle in Florida and Costa Rica. He has been published in many magazines and newspapers in both countries and invented a lure that was banned from tarpon tournaments in Boca Grande, Florida as an unfair advantage over live bait. The late Archie Fields brought Todd to Costa Rica nearly a decade ago to manage his famous tarpon resort on the Caribbean coast. Since Archie's death he has managed Golfito Sailfish Ranch and worked with America Sportfishing in the Hotel del Rey. He is a world record holder and has guided several others to world records.

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