11 Marlin in 2 days-Fishing Report (29 Dec - 4 Jan 2017)

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  1. Zancudo Lodge

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR...... Its another red hot week of fishing at Zancudo Lodge, Costa Rica and there are lots more amazing fish stories to be told. The seamounts have been on fire lately and our expert crews have been getting up to 12 shots at Blue Marlin on most of the days offshore. There are very few places on the planet where this kind of marlin action is even possible and we are very fortunate to be able to enjoy such a fantastic fishery. We are getting bites closer in too but the blue water has been a bit far offshore lately which is very uncommon for this time or the year. The sailfish bite has been a bit slow offshore, but it’s still a bit early. We're spotting many free jumpers and I suspect that any time now they will be here in big numbers. There’s a few Dorado prowling in the current lines and schools of Yellowfin Tuna are also keeping the rods bent.



    Last week we hosted the Bayne Family who returned from the UK after a very successful trip last season. Julian, and his wife Deborah along with their two kids, James and Alexandra had an amazing trip, releasing 10 Blue Marlin 1 Black Marlin a few Dorado and several school size Yellowfin Tuna. The great part was that it was the first time any of them had ever caught a marlin. James even caught a Blue on fly by accident. He hooked into a small tuna with a 10wt. outfit and just as he was about to get the fish to the boat, a blue marlin grabbed the tuna within a few feet from the motors. It was a grueling fight but luckily for James, the marlin stayed on the surface most of the time. After such an amazing trip, the Bayne Family are sure to be thinking about Zancudo Lodge for next year.

    Richard Katsma and his wife Chris also brought in the new year with us at Zancudo Lodge. They also got into some serious marlin action offshore releasing 2 Blue Marlin on the second day out and an amazing 6 Marlin from 8 bites, including a Black Marlin on their second trip to the seamount. Richard and Chris also had some good action inshore on some pretty good size Roosterfish and a few Dorado offshore. Wesley Jess and Chad Somerlot also had a wonderful trip to the lodge. It’s Wes’s eight visit to Zancudo obvious reasons; the fishing here is just spectacular. They spent the first few days catching Dorado and Snapper with Capt. Rafa and on their third day Wes and Chad took a trip to the seamount where chad had an opportunity to catch his first Black Marlin estimated at 500 lbs. Chad also released a Blue while Wes scored 2 Blues that day and Tristan, our resident water-sport instructor & photographer also released his first Blue Marlin. We simply could not have had a better week of fishing to begin out 2017 year.

    Tight Lines

    Albert Battoo
    The Zancudo Lodge




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