A Day of Fishing


Hey All,

Today I’d like to share our fishing excursion adventure. Oops, spoiler alert: If you are expecting amazing photos of giant Marlin, Sailfish or Rooster, be warned. We took our trip in the low season, the water was not blue enough and therefore our actual “fishing” was a little shy of the desired outcome. But it was a marvelous morning out on the waves, I got some great photos and my friends were able to enjoy the ocean off the coast of Manuel Antonio. Here are a few of my favorites from the day’s events. My friend, Jacques, had his heart set on a Rooster fish but it just wasn’t meant to be. We only reeled in one little Snapper which we ended up leaving behind. The trip was wonderful, however, and I would recommend the tour group to anyone. We used Lunatours out of Quepos. Check out their website at http://www.lunatours.net. There are several really awesome boat tours with different venues. Another time I will share our Catamaran tour with you. Awesome! Our boat Captain for this day was Junior and our mate was Alex. They were both hardworking, friendly and wonderfully accommodating. Fun was had by all.

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Here they are, ready to hit the waves. Meet Jacques, Amber and Mikey, my good friends from Baton Rouge, LA

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I had to try out the chair….just in case. 🙂

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Meet our fishing Mate, Alex. We had a nice visit and he was great with the lines as well as keeping us supplied with fresh fruit, water, snacks and unlimited beer!

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Yum….fresh watermelon

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Our group, left to right. Me, Amber, Lee, Jacques and Mikey

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This became my favorite spot, great for photos and sunning..

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One of my favorite shots

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We fished close to the rocks in the hopes of finding Rooster fish. I loved the waves, the spray and the birds

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I can never get enough of this view

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This was my favorite shot of the day

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READY? There’s something tugging on the line..

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Well, it was no Rooster fish but it was a fish. 🙂

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Turning my attention back to the spray and surf, we enjoyed the rest of our ride. The faint of tummy and hangover sufferers took a nap while I continued to snap away, reveling in the glory of the day.

Thanks, guys, maybe we’ll have better luck next time!

BTW, there is a huge fishing tournament out of Quepos in February with cash prizes and lots of boats. If you are an avid fisherman, this is a real opportunity to have a great time and catch some big fish. Check it out at http://www.queposbillfishcup.com

See you on the piers!

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2 thoughts on “A Day of Fishing

  1. Nice one, I am a boat captain and fisherman from way back. Kind of glad you didn’t make a killing on the coast and released your snapper. After so may years watching great freshwater and marine environments get Fished so hard I am a true blue conservationist and recommend a new culture of “Great White Hunters” just getting good pictures at most.
    Quick question,,Do you get paid to blog or receive or arrange to receive any kind of compensation for plugging or dropping in links of service providers?
    Just curious because although I blog for personal reasons the possibility of writing and creating more commercial blogs with rich user created content such as yours is interesting.
    Happy Trails.

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    1. Hi, Thanks for following my blog. I, too, am a conservationist, hence my deep admiration for a lot of the efforts in Costa Rica as a way of life there. The man we leased our little jungle house from wouldn’t even feed the birds or monkeys a banana that wasn’t grown naturally. In other words, it couldn’t come from the Maxi Pali. 🙂 I was very pleased to discover that many of the large fish that are hooked are released by the rule of the marina there after photographs are taken. It is, after all, usually the thrill of the catch that most are seeking. Of course, personally speaking, I would be just as thrilled to get a shot of a sailfish jumping from the water as hanging from a hook. It is interesting that you asked about my “plugs” for the businesses we have patronized. My original idea was to try yo get a bit of sponsorship from them once they got to know my work and perhaps get a commission of some kind when a tour is booked or reservation made. But we had to make a return trip to the states to take care of family business and do some commercial work here for awhile, so my plans to get together with them were put on hold. I do want to complete my blogging adventures so that all the rich experiences we have had are represented. It also keeps me from feeling so “homesick” for Costa Rica and our friends there. I love to write and take photos, so this has been a marvelous creative outlet for me. I have been thrilled with the responses I have received. There is a lot of vacation information out there but a lot of it is very wordy and factual with no visual content and too much personal bias. If I don’t care for an experience I will give it a neutral review or not mention it at all. I don’t see the need to slam anyone. Of course, we have had only positive experiences thus far so it has been pretty much a joy to share them all. I am also working on a novel at this point, and I can thank the wonderful surroundings there in our Costa Rica home for much of my inspiration. Once again, thank you for your kind words. I have been checking out your older posts. Love the ones about the flying objects. Another favorite subject of mine. Happy Sailing! Cheryl

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