Los Suenos Fishing Report:
Greetings from Los Suenos Costa Rica:
August 16, 2014: Today, my old friend Larry Dahlberg, (Hunt for Big Fish, TV program), along with his camera man Dan, arrived at the vessel “Dragin Fly”, in the Los Suenos Marina, to spend a couple of days with me at destination Blue Marlin-X, where we planned to catch some Blue Marlin on fly together. Captain James Smith, with mate’s Alberto and Marcos, loaded all of the gear and we headed out at 2:00 PM. At 4 PM, we raised a sailfish, I made a cast, hooked that sailfish, fought it for five minutes, and then released it after retrieving the fly. We continued fishing until dark, had dinner, and went to bed at 8:00 PM while the boat headed out arriving at location BM-X at 6:00 AM.
August 17, 2014: First let me say that, Larry Dahlberg and I have been fishing buddies and good friends since early in 1980, during my career as a fishing guide, I have fished with many great anglers, My pal Larry, in my opinion, is one of the top anglers that I ever fished with. The weather so far on this trip is cloudy, windy, with quite a bit of rain on and off, we raised a Blue Marlin, soon after starting, Larry made a good presentation, the fish ate the fly, ran off a short distance, turned, ran back toward the boat, and the fly came out. Later today in the rain Larry hooked a Marlin, it ran out, stopped, and then kicked in the after burner and broke the 20 pound tippet. The score today, three Blue Marlin raised, two Marlin bites, Jake and Larry zero caught Marlin.
August 18, 2014: More clouds, wind, rain, while the surface water temperature is now 83.5 (it was between 85 and 87 during June and July). We worked hard, raised a total of four Blue Marlin today, Larry hooked two of them, one broke the 20 pound tippet, while the other fish after jumping, and putting on a great show, pulled the hook and came off. When it got dark, we had a good dinner, talked and laughed about our many experiences and fun fishing trips, and got a good night sleep. Four Raised, two bites, No Marlin!
August 19, 2014: Today we fished half a day, raised no marlin and got no bites, awe headed back to Los Suenos Marina arriving at 4 PM. Total Score for this trip was seven Blue Marlin raised, four of them bit the fly, two broke off while two spit the hook, we raised one sailfish which we caught and released.This was my last Blue Marlin on Fly trip for this summer, and the only trip where we didn’t catch several Blue Marlin on fly. For me, spending this last couple of days aboard “Dragin Fly” with my friend was great, I got to explain my Blue Marlin fly fishing system to an angler who got it right away, and as usual, I learned lots of new stuff from Larry. Tonight at the Los Suenos resort, Larry, Dan, and I met up with my buddy Jack Callion along with his partner Mike, we had a great dinner at the Italian restaurant, where we discussed this great fishery.
August 20, 2014: After breakfast, we visited my old friend Dick Tanner, at his tackle store, spent a few minutes talking about Costa Rica, The fishing here, and then went back to check out of my Condo for our trip home. I really enjoyed my time spent with my old friend, and we plan to do this again together next summer.
August 21, 2014: Home in North Carolina! Next year my plan is to operate my “Blue Marlin Fly Fishing Schools” aboard “Dragin Fly” out of Los Suenos resort, between June first and August 15 of 2015. At this time there are six people who have contacted me to plan there Blue Marlin on fly trip with me during next summer. Should you want to catch a Blue Marlin on fly, we are now experiencing the best Blue Marlin fly fishing ever seen on this planet! Contact me now If you think that you can handle joining this very small club of fly anglers who have caught a Blue Marlin on fly! I love my job, Wish you were here, stay tuned for more Fly Fishing Reports coming soon.