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70lb Roosterfish aboard GOOD DAY.jpg Another Sailfish release aboard GOOD DAY.jpg 31 foot GOOD DAY Marina Pez Vela.jpg Blue Fin Travelly Quepos.jpg Thresher Shark off Quepos.jpg Shore fishing Quepos Costa Rica.jpg Team Trinidad aboard GOOD DAY.jpg Wahoo 2016 OWC Quepos.jpg Stunning Pacific Sailfish.jpg Sailfish Quepos Costa Rica.jpg 70lb Roosterfish aboard GOOD DAY.jpg Another Sailfish release aboard GOOD DAY.jpg 31 foot GOOD DAY Marina Pez Vela.jpg Blue Fin Travelly Quepos.jpg Thresher Shark off Quepos.jpg Shore fishing Quepos Costa Rica.jpg Team Trinidad aboard GOOD DAY.jpg Wahoo 2016 OWC Quepos.jpg Stunning Pacific Sailfish.jpg Sailfish Quepos Costa Rica.jpg Quepos Costa Rica - APRIL 2016 CATCH REPORT

We did 14 charters in April 2016, had mostly great days and just a couple of slow ones. The highlight of the month was competing in the Offshore World Championships from 18-21 April which was an awesome week with 66 teams competing. Other highlights was an epic battle with a 70lb Roosterfish for Jim on 4th April, a fish of a lifetime and real bucket list fish for Jim and then watching 11 year old Raegan show her older brothers how its done when she caught 3 Sailfish on 7th April. Our catch summary for the month as follows:

3/4 - no fish, water temp very high
4/4 - 70lb Roosterfish, 1 White tip Shark
6/4 - 4 Sailfish
7/4 - 6 Sailfish
9/4 - 6 Sailfish
13/4 - 3 Sailfish
14/4 - 3 Sailfish
15/4 - 5 Sailfish
16/4 - 4 Sailfish
18/4 - 5 Sailfish
20/4 - 1 Sailfish
21/4 - 1 Sailfish
28/4 - 10 Jacks, 1 x 18lb Blue Fin Travelly, 2 needlefish
30/4 - 2 Sailfish & 1 Yellow Fin Tuna

April total:
40 Sailfish released from 105 raises & 88 bites with 10 Sailfish lost
1 Roosterfish
1 White tip Shark
10 Jacks
1 Blue Fin Travelly

The Sailfish bite significantly slowed as April progressed and now that water temperatures have started to drop we look forward to more variety in May and June.

Tight Lines!

Benn Gilmour
 

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That jumping shark pic is astonishing!
 

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Thank you! I was very lucky that day, had my camera round my neck and when he junmped the first time I got the camera ready and luckily he jumped a second time straight after. We were fighting a Sailfish and the Thresher jumped only 40-50 metres away, it was amazing! We dont get very many Sharks on the Costa Rican Pacific coast but we get periods when there are a few Threshers about which happened in April and we have been seeing them again the last coulple of weeks also. Cheers
 
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