Golfito is nestled just south of the gorgeous Osa Peninsula, one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet. Indigenous indians, exotic reptiles, birds, crawlies, and humungous foliage occupy every piece of visible land. Ohh yeah, the fishing is pretty good too! Still neck deep in our pacific snook hunt we took to the waters of The Golfito Dulce and just outside the osa peninsula free spooling live sardines and blue runners, it wasn’t long before we found ourselves some action just outside a place fittingly named: Lindor Rock — Our Captain Lindor Sr., And his son Lindor Jr. Were our guides for the day.
As we rounded Mato Palo rock and made our way up the southern point of the Osa peninsula, turquoise blue waters, with humpbacks swimming in in as little as 20ft of water, our hopes were high for some early morning action. It wasn’t long before the first bite took hold, I was free spooling a sardine when the line got taken, fishing with circle hooks we let the fish run for a good 5 Mississippi then dropped the barrel and felt a hook take hold with a gentle reel and slight pull backwards. The only snook we’d see from the day launched through the air and with the glisten of the morning sun, spit the hook and swam away. The hunt continues.
But the day was far from over.The morning was a flurry of hook-ups and big roosters, everything we threw in the water was hit almost instantly, it was going to be a rooster day! Roosters are a mean fight, they will rip their head back and forth like a jack travel, make long deep repeated runs, and will fight with almost every ounce of life they have. Roosters used to be eaten in these waters, but recently are more of a catch and release species. Their beautiful plumes make the a rooster fish are a nice addition to any anglers photo gallery.
The encyclopedia aside, the catch of the day was in our midst, when Jeff free-spooling a small sardine on a Shimano Stella 5000 got a hit, and let the fish run out a bit more, another hit, another, another, and finally the spool begin to shoot off, a few seconds later the barrel dropped and the fight was on. At first we thought the fish was small, then after 15 minutes passed the fight begin to pick up and our fish was pulling us out to blue water, maybe not so small after-all… An hour later, and a blitz of screaming runs we finlly found a gorgeous rooster at the other end of the leader, As shown in the video below along with our new style of intro’s — let us know what you think — Addictive Angler Forums coming soon!