By Joshua Stewart
March with the highest numbers
2011 began with a great bite so far. First two months had good reports from all the boats around Quepos. Thumbs up for all the crews, owners and everyone involved with Sportfishing in this area. You all do a great job that keeps Quepos on the map as one of the greatest places around the world for Sportfishing. March gave the highest numbers on the reports. Ojaran II, Ojaran III and Reel Deal boated and released 224 sailfish, 6 Dorados, 2 blue Marlin (one on the tournament), some Roosters, Jacks and many Mackerels. April means the end of the High Season and also gives a poor report on the first days. Only 13 sails, 2 Dorados, 9 Roosters and again some Mackerels especially because customers choice has been inshore. Ojaran III had 6 Sails, Reel Deal had 2 and 1 Dorado last April 6th which means that it’s not going to be that bad.
What about the Costa Rica Classic?
Costa Rica Classic was as successful as always. Held in Quepos this year with 14 boats in competition, we had another chance to see how much people like fishing and helping at the same time. C.R.C raises funds for the Boomer Esiason Foundation that fights against cystic fibrosis. Personalities, great boats, excellent crews, delicious food, good music and more friends were some of the special features as every year. Special congratulations to Captain Tucker on the “G Rod” from Los Sueños for the first place with 24 sailfish, Captain Munford on the “Billfish” for the second place with 20 sailfish and Captain Junior and Mate Alex on the “Ojaran III” for the third place with 13 Sailfish, 5 Dorado and 1 Marlin. Congratulations to the crews. Special thanks to Hotel La Mariposa, Marina Pez Vela, Jefe’s Restaurant and all the sponsors. See you next year.
Contact Luna Tours Sportfishing at Hotel Best Western Kamuk lobby, downtown Quepos central. Book now Ojaran II, Ojaran III, Magic Moon and the Reel Deal (27 ft to 33ft) on full days or half day charters. We also arrange other boats for charter up to 46 ft. Contact us at 2777-0725 (office), 8869-4808 (24 hour cell) and visit our web site www.lunatours.net.
And remember, “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” Henry David Thorea.