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Destination Costa Rica, Los Sueños
Los Suenos in Costa Rica is a great location to go on a vacation. It is adorned with a beautiful marina which is also the only Marina in Costa Rica that is sanctioned by the government. In Los Suenos you can enjoy some of the world’s most beautiful crystal blue waters and gorgeous scenery. Apart from this natural beauty all around you, you can also get into some sportfishing action and land yourself some great catches that can include the legendary Sailfish, Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and the like.
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Sailfish is perhaps the most celebrated of all the billfish species. The sail-like cobalt blue dorsal fin distinguishes this fish from other billfish. Their bill is also another distinguishing factor as they are longer usually twice as long as the lower jaw.These magnificent fish are known for their aerial leaps and amazingly fighting abilities. They are also the fastest fish reaching speeds of over 100 kph. Many fishermen consider landing a Sailfish the highest feat in sportfishing.
Where to find Sailfish in Los Sueños?
Sailfish stays put in the waters off the coasts of Los Suenos all through the year, but the best time to land some quality specimens of Sailfish is from November to April.
How to fish for Sailfish in Los Sueños?
These fish prefer to stay close to the surface waters where they normally feed. Anglers resort to a few methods when pursuing the Sailfish. Some of the most common methods include live baiting and trolling with live, artificial and strip baits.
A strong and muscular fighter, that’s what a Yellowfin Tuna is. They have a well built streamlined body that allows them to move fast in the water. The Yellowfin Tuna are considered to be the most colorful of all the tunas. They have distinctively yellow colored fins and in certain large specimens the anal and second dorsal fin can be quite long to reach the tail base.These tunas are prized as a sport fish for its fighting abilities and the large sizes to which they grow to. The largest Yellowfin ever landed and recorded weighed almost 200 kg.
Where to find Yellowfin in Los Sueños?
Any day is good to land a Yellowfin tuna but the months from January to August are known to be a better time to go fishing for the Yellowfin in Los Suenos.
How to fish for Yellowfin in Los Sueños?
The Yellowfin Tunas are fast moving fish that spread out in the sea and hence before they are spotted from the surface the best method to set a hook on one of these beasts is by the method of trolling. Trolling will help in covering a large area within a short time. Strip and live baits are used in Tuna fishing, chumming is also used to bring out the tuna from the depths and to the surface.
The Blue and Black Marlins are two species of Marlins that are found in Los Suenos. Irrespective of which Marlin it is these fish are known for their sportive qualities. They are strong, fast and very agile. These fish that like to leap from the water and exhibit their immense power are among the largest fish that swim the world’s oceans.A fully grown Blue Marlin female can be as long as 14 feet and can weigh over 900 kg. These fish are highly prized for their aggressive fighting qualities.
Where to find Marlin in Los Sueños?
If you are a lucky angler, you can spot a Marlin in Los Suenos any time of the year. But May and June and then November and December are the better months of which November and December are the best.
How to fish for Marlin in Los Sueños?
The best method for catching a Marlin is trolling. Live and dead baits like squid, mackerel etc are used along with artificial lures.
The Dorado often referred to as the Dolphinfish is another very sought after fish by anglers all over the world. These fish are a feat to the eyes with a multitude of colors and an uncommon body structure. Anglers go crazy after these fish for their incredible aerial acrobatics. The Dorado is a fast swimmer that can reach speeds of 80 kph easily in the water. The sight of a gleaming green, blue and yellow hued Dorado racing through the waters is absolutely exciting. Once hooked, these beauties will put up a good defense and will make you work for quite some time before you can land them.
Where to find Dorado in Los Sueños?
The most productive fishing season of Dorado in Los Suenos begins in November and lasts till April. But a fact is that the Costa Rican waters are rich in marine life and hence the Dorado can be found here all months of the year and if you are fortunate you can land a Dorado any time of the year.
How to fish for Dorado in Los Sueños?
Trolling with live and artificial baits is the most popular method used to land a Dorado. Squid, sardine, ballyhoo etc are some of the common baits used in Dorado fishing. Live baiting is also adopted when the fish are spotted in water.