Puerto Jimenez is a little town in south Costa Rica. Forty five miles to the south is Panama. It is on the Golfo Dulce which is a inlet or bay type system off the Pacific side of Costa Rica. The gulf or Golfo Dulce is mainly for inshore fisherman. It does have some deep areas which can reach over 600 feet in depth. In the gulf you can expect to catch Roosters, cubera snapper, snook, and many other species. At the mouth where it hits the Pacific it really comes alive. The bait gets sucked out to the Pacific and many other species come into play. Billfish, dorado's, tuna come to feed. My goal was to catch cubera's, and roosters on poppers and jigs. I chartered a boat out of Golfido which is about ten miles across the Golfo Dulce. The Capt (Kevin) was from Florida. He has been in Costa Rica for four years. Kevin is a die hard offshore guy and hates inshore fishing. The deckhand the first day was another Capt that didn't have a charter. He has spent most of his life fishing NJ and the east coast. He moved to Florida the last three years and then got the opportunity to Capt a boat out of Golfido. Brian (the NJ Capt) was very good as a deckhand. He loves to fish. He wants to be on the water every day. I learned all about fishing the Northeast coast line from him. He was telling me that he love fishing the canyons and going after bluefins. I told him to get ready to experience the world of using fine spinning gear. He was very impressed with my gear. He was even more impressed after seeing how effective high quality spinning gear can be on fish. We started out fishing the mouth of the gulf where it meets the Pacific to fish a rock famous for roosters. It was full of cuda's so we went north down the beach line on the Pacific side. Instead of catching Rooster's, we kept catching Dodo's. Big ones. One after another. My wife was worn out. She pumped in at least a half dozen before her arms gave out. These were all nice size fish. (20 to 40 pounds) At one point we had the deck full and fish and had to stop to box them. These fish were only fifty to one hundred yards offshore. You could hit the beach with a popper. Here's some pics of the hottest dorado I have ever experienced. Three straight hours of fighting Dodo's. I took two back for the cooks at my lodge and gave the rest to the boat. Many people got fed that night.