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.