Day 2 of fishing out of “El Coco” was another rain soaked morning followed by some beautiful weather and always beautiful sites. The green of the rainy season was in full effect as every bit of land above the water was covered in various shades of green creating some rather pretty backdrops for fishing. As we motored past witch’s rock (Rocke de Bruja) the sun slowly began to peak around the mornings rain clouds giving way for some nice site seeing: turtles, whales, dolphin, and rays were out playing in the azure waters of the mid pacific.
The catch for the day was 3 horse-eyed jacks, 1 wahoo, 1 large rock snapper, 2 roosters, and 2 rainbow runners. All were caught casting/jigging with the exception of the wahoo which came from no where and took a live bait on a free-spool. The table fare was delicious, we had a few restaurants around town cook up the various species for us: Big thanks to Mar de Coco & La Rotisserie! So with some full bellies and a sore set of arms we fled from the next storm and Took a road trip south after hearing some good fish stories were in the making, the bite was on!
If you ever get the opportunity to take a Costa Rican road trip, its well worth the time, the scenery is stunning and there are some very interesting sites to behold along the way — watch out for the T-Rex. It looked like we weren’t going to get away from the storm Quepos, Manuel Antonio, and Dominical were all plagued with huge swells and pounding rain that didn’t look to be letting up anytime soon so we made our way even further south to Golfito, where we decided to put a tent up for a while after hearing about some of the recent fishing reports.
This Is a video of Jeff wrangling up a huge red snapper on a big top water plug — you can see it underwater!