This year, February was the month of Yellowfin tunas while in March we surprisingly caught lots of Dorado (also known as dolphin fish or mahi mahi). “Dorados are usually more abundant from May or June through November due to the rainy season which causes bloody rivers who carry out debris that form trash lines close inshore that like to lie under.” (quoted by www.stayincostarica.com) This colorful fish is an extremely fast swimmer. People say they can reach up to 50 mph in short bursts.
Dorado is one of the most exciting fish to catch on light tackle. We catch them by trolling, using small feathers, from 5 to 10 pounds. Dorado is also a very delicious and popular food fish by the way, either on the pan in butter and garlic, or on the grill, or in a sweet-sour-sauce like pineapple and mango. 🙂
All in all inshore fishing has been pretty hot. The water has been a little cold lately, and not so clean, but it has been clearing up now in the last week of March. We have also heard that Marlins are biting offshore.
Usually around this time of year you can expect Crevalle jack, Mackerel, Red Snappers, Broomtail Groupers, African Pompano and others. See some pictures below!
Good luck and tight lines,
Your Capt. Frank