Crocodile Bay, Costa Rica FISHING REPORT SEASON OPENER 2011-2012!

2011-11-21 12:41:57
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Pacific - Saltwater Fishing Report
Inshore and Offshore, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

The Lady in the Blue Dress Shows up to Welcome Guests in November!

by Todd Staley,

Fishing Director

Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica

I really like November at Crocodile Bay. It is sometimes crazy to switch gears after being closed for the month of October and working shorter days, but I love the excitement of cranking up a new fishing season. The October rains left us with lots of green water offshore the first part of the month so most anglers stayed inshore rather than put in the time to get the billfish to bite.

They were rewarded with lots of roosterfish action and big cubera snapper. Mark Harwood who had a good ole rivalry between Oklahoma and Texas with his fishing buddy Brian took the big snapper of the week with a 44 lb monster.

David Plummer's group from England and Scotland finally broke the ice on billfish and at one point had a triple header hooked up. Day by day the water is getting cleaner and Plummer's group also took the first marlin of the season.

Liam Collins arrived yesterday morning and promptly told me he was out to catch a marlin. Well he certainly packed his "luck of the Irish" in his bag for the long flight to Costa Rica. First day out he bagged a 200 lb blue marlin, a sail, and three tuna in the 25 to 30 lb range. He only missed a grand slam by not getting a dorado. Last season the dorado made a sparse showing but they have been showing up in better numbers already this season. Reports from my fishing friends all along the southern coast are also telling me they are back.

That's super good news because that means the marlin will be around in good numbers also. The blue water is about 8 miles offshore and every day is a little better. I love November!

Todd Staley

Fishing Director,

Crocodile Bay Resort

Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

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Fish Species: Marlin, Sailfish, Roosterfish, Dorado, Tuna, Mackeral, Cubera Snapper
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Anglers are greeted by the firs marlin and sailfish of 2011-12 season!
Anglers are greeted by the firs marlin and sailfish of 2011-12 season!

Roosterfish are Running big Inshore at Crocodile Bay!
Roosterfish are Running big Inshore at Crocodile Bay!

About The Author: Captain Todd Staley

Company: Crocodile Bay Resort

Area Reporting: Todd Staley

Bio: Todd Staley Director of Fishing Todd carved his niche in the fishing community as a lure manufacturer and outdoor journalist specializing in light tackle in Florida and Costa Rica. He has been published in many magazines and newspapers in both countries and invented a lure that was banned from tarpon tournaments in Boca Grande, Florida as an unfair advantage over live bait. The late Archie Fields brought Todd to Costa Rica nearly a decade ago to manage his famous tarpon resort on the Caribbean coast. Since Archie's death he has managed Golfito Sailfish Ranch and worked with America Sportfishing in the Hotel del Rey. He is a world record holder and has guided several others to world records.

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