As fishing tapered off in Tobago we heard the call of the rooster — literally, there were roosters everywhere around the island, but that wasn’t the real call, Our friend Comi from playa del coco in Costa Rica was telling us that the rooster season was in full swing on the Golden Coast of Guanacaste, so with a few new fish stories and a lot of good times we left Tobago for some different blue waters!
Playa del Coco or “El Coco” is a favorite spot of ours that tends to lure us back frequently, the fishing is good nearly all year for in-shore and off shore has a few different pelagic fish stopping by at different points of the year. In the waters of Guancaste the top water action is explosive and frequent — Roosters, snappers, jacks, amber jacks, tuna, wahoo!
The first day started as a 2 week rainstorm was on its dieing legs, the morning was a bit stormy, but the water color was a nice healthy blue! The rain pelted us while we gathered bait to do a bit of trolling between casting & jigging locations, the morning was beautiful, rain and all. It wasn’t long before we found ourselves near Santa Rosa National park with fish on the line!
We were fishing the The Stella 5k, 10k, and 20k with 30lb, 50lb, & 80lb Cortland Master Braid – yellow, which works wonderfully for jigging, casting, or trolling. The action on the spinning rigs is just phenomenal and makes for some fun fights on big hook ups, and we were in store for more then a few of them that day! All in all we ended up with a big rooster, a big snapper, and about 7 horse-eyed jacks. Enjoy the video below, nice big rooster with some screaming reel action!