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Old 03-01-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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We spent a week at Crocodile Bay in Puerto Jimenez to fish and relax. The fishing wasn't very good, but we did manage one fish each.

Day one: We headed out at 6 am on our first day, full of expectations...which were soon dashed with lack of fish. We raised a fish in the first hour, dropped back the bait and he took it right away. As my dad slid the reel into "strike" the fish went airborne... the sight of the pole jerking back told the tale, broken line. The look on the deckhands face was of horror, or fright as the captain didn't say a word. After we retied the leader, the captain apologized for the bad knot, but we had all been there before so it was no problem. Back on troll and hours of uneventful watching started to wear on us, we raised a couple but they were gone as quickly as they appeared. Right as the captain was saying "time to go my friends", the center rod gets hit, and he quickly grabbed it and freespooled for the 5 second count. He hands it to me, but then I hand it to my dad so he could get the first fish.


We pull in the teasers and get the rods clear to allow my dad some room, and as I look down on the side of the boat, there is a sail RIGHT THERE!! He is on the teaser which is maybe 5 feet from the boat, I yell "hey, hey ,hey!!" and Johnathan tosses a live bait right in front of him...and he grabs it in a heartbeat. DOUBLE!! I push my girlfriend towards the rod and she gets to fight her first sail.


We manage to get both of them in, and I snap a few quick pics (which pretty much suck).



Day two: The board in the lodge didn't look good, several boats pulled blanks. So off we go, and hook up in the first 15 minutes...and loose him on his first jump! I was bummed, but we rebait, and drop back in. Another 15 minutes and fish in the teasers!! I grab the rod, and let him pull line for a count of 5, throw it up in strike and the fight is on.



He does some nice jumps and we get him to the boat. We grab some pictures and send him on his way.




The crew was VERY concerned about the fish, which was nice. They won't even take them out of the water anymore for the "lap shot" that you see. I'll post more later.

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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Thanks for the post. Great pictures.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:00 PM   #3
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Wow weee. That tail dance photo rocks.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:17 PM   #4
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Looks like fun! How were the fish n' chips?
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:10 AM   #5
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:10 AM   #6
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Looks like fun! How were the fish n' chips?
They didn't offer them on the menu...how unfortunate!!
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:15 AM   #7
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Thanks for that taste of warm blue water!
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:46 AM   #8
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Nice pics thanks for sharing! Sorry the fishing didn't improve; Amy & I were there just a couple of weeks ahead of you. Sure is a nice place to visit though
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Jeff looks like a great time when you can fish with your dad and girlfriend. Your last pict with you holding up the sail is a cool pict.

Hope to see you and your son at the kids turkey seminar at the end of the month.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:08 AM   #10
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enjoyed the photos alot!
Will look forward to the rest of the story.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:05 PM   #11
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I've been told I need to respond to this thread but I don't want to hijack.

Anyone is welcome to PM me for more details. I hope to have a blog up and video done within this next week but I can't advertise. I took four guys South last week and we LANDED 148 Sails, 2 Blue Marlin, and 5 Dorado in four days of fishing. You guys were definitely in the wrong area for February. We had doubles, triples, and even a quad landed. I can certainly help out if anyone needs more info. I'll be taking another group in Feb 2014 if you want to get on the list.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:12 PM   #12
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Fishing in shorts and sunglasses, enjoying the weather... yup, just like everyone on the Wilson this week!
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:41 PM   #13
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I've been told I need to respond to this thread but I don't want to hijack.

Anyone is welcome to PM me for more details. I hope to have a blog up and video done within this next week but I can't advertise. I took four guys South last week and we LANDED 148 Sails, 2 Blue Marlin, and 5 Dorado in four days of fishing. You guys were definitely in the wrong area for February. We had doubles, triples, and even a quad landed. I can certainly help out if anyone needs more info. I'll be taking another group in Feb 2014 if you want to get on the list.
And where would this be?
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:24 AM   #14
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Guatemala in February is the place to be.

Costa Rica is an awesome place as well but it is all about timing. Panama as well. The key is being there during the correct timing of the concentrations of fish and also avoiding a full moon phase. The moon phase was perfect for you last week and there should have been more fish for you but the timing is such that there wouldn't have been too many more than you experienced just because of historic timing of the fish. Boats and lodges will take your money because they need to stay busy. I help people with the right timing and the right places and then plan groups to go so they can experience what we did last week.

I'm sure you guys enjoyed Costa Rica anyway as it is truly beautiful. The Carribean coast is also amazing with the jungle and the Tarpon fishing there. That is something everyone needs to have on their bucket list. You are welcome to PM me for more info or just to get on my trip report email list.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:43 AM   #15
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Looks like it was still a lot of fun even though it wasn't red hot fishing. Sails are a blast for sure. Thanks for sharing.
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