We are in the height of our high season at The Zancudo Lodge and with the club running at full capacity its all hands on deck. The weather has been absolutely perfect with flat calm seas and lots of sunshine and our guests are happy to be out of the cold winter. The HIGHLIGHT of the week would definitely be that the inshore fishing has been excellent all week with lots of trophy size Cubera Snapper and Roosterfish that kept our guests busy with bent rods and tight lines. Every week we record some spectacular catches and this one was no different. Alec Shultz set the bar pretty high,releasing a MONSTER 65+ lb.Roosterfish while fishing with Capt. Javier.
It’s been a really challenging week offshore for billfish and although we have seen some improvement, the Sailfish and Marlin bite has been tough going here and mostly all thorough Costa Rica.
The water temperature has been a bit high lately but as I write this report the conditions have been steadily improving and we did manage to find a few Sailfish offshore. The bite will turn on soon we are sure of that!
Last week Seth Frankel returned to his favorite fishing spot with his sons Zachary and Jacob. This is the Frankel’s 8th fishing trip to Zancudo Lodge and most of the staff here regard them as extended family. The boys had an awesome time chasing sailfish and Yellowfin Tuna offshore and they absolutely crushed the inshore fishing. Seth loves to catch tuna and on their second day out Cap’t Rafa found them. He caught a really solid fish in the high 70’s and Zack also scored a good one on the popper. Both Jacob and Zack also released a few Sails and had a great time inshore catching some really hefty trophy-sized Cubera Snapper.
Alec Shultz also returned to Zancudo Lodge and he also brought his two sons, Carter and Preston along for a short but eventful fishing vacation. Alec released a couple of nice Sailfish offshore, one of them in the 120 lb. range and also scored an absolute monster Roosterfish “Pez Gallo” while fishing inshore (See Above).His boys Carter and Preston also had loads of fun inshore with roosters and a few Snappers.
Returning guests, John and Flo Alonzo were also here at the lodge last week and had a great time fishing with us. Despite the tough offshore conditions, John released a few Sailfish. Like I mentioned earlier, the conditions offshore seem to be steadily improving and we are certain that the billfish bite will turn on again very soon. The great part about fishing the waters of Costa Rica is that you always have options and our guests were more than happy to take the opportunity and fish for what’s biting.
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