costa rica Fishing Report 2024

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June 24, 2024 costa rica Fishing Report

 

Hey Anglers,

Just a follow up on the jackpot winners for our Joe Gigliotti/Accurate Trip, that arrived back to the dock on the 23rd. First place went to Dr. Alan Hermer with a 44 lb. wahoo. Second place went to Tomas

Rodriguez with a 26.2 lb. yellowtail. And third was Kevin Brumfield

with a 24 lb. yellowtail. And an honorable mention also goes to Tomas Rodrigues for his 70.4 lb. wahoo. Again we want to thank Joe for putting together such a great group of guys and we look forward to seeing you back next year if not sooner.

And speaking of sooner, we have a couple open spots on our Nov. 7th, 10-day trip with Lon and the OTR group. And the 12-day trip departing on Nov. 29th still can accommodate a few anglers. So give Susan a call and come on out and join us.

Yours Truly,

Team Supreme

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Hi friends. Final fishing day for us on-board the Supreme was fantastic. Flat-calm weather and biting Yellowfin tuna in the 15-25 lb. range. Some bigger, some smaller, but all in all, it was very good fishing in the "local" zone. Almost all of our fish came by way of surface feeding; breezers, breaking fish, and puddlers. You could see for miles today and we took full advantage of the nice weather and ended our day/trip with a nice load of tuna. There sure are a lot of fish that still remain in the day and a half and two day range and for anyone who's on the fence about doing one of those trips, needs to quit stalling and get on a boat ASAP. Good weather and good fishing at the moment, very impressive shows today were put on by the Yellowfin and it seems as if they aren't going anywhere anytime soon. We'll see.

So that is all. We ended our trip on a very high note and looking at the fish count sheet, we caught many types of species that one would expect on an eight day trip. Yellowfin tuna, Bluefin tuna, Wahoo, Dorado, Yellowtail, and Grouper are chilling in the RSW wells and awaiting a fish processor coming up tomorrow morning. This trip was an especially successful one not only by the fishing but for the weather as well. We had just a couple of hiccups in the weather but for the most part, it was always a beautiful day to be on the water. Like I said, you can't beat the variety of fish that we captured and no one is going home unsatisfied. Throw in good weather and good company and you have the makings for a successful trip, from every angle. We're pumped.

Our scheduled ETA to the docks will be 0700 tomorrow morning. Our weather is awesome and the gang are downstairs enjoying Fillet Oscar. We'll chat with you later. Good night.

-Team Supreme-

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Good evening, friends. We awoke this morning to beautiful weather and more biting Yellowtail. Talk about a healthy stock of fish, my goodness. We can't seem to get away from those things as I think with the exception of our departure day, we've caught at least one Yellowtail. After this morning's whack, we kept the bow on a northerly course to one of our favorite Yellowtail islands for our afternoon destination. Once our Wahoo tacos lunch was complete, we began the hunt for cow Yellowtail. Our cow Yellowtail count - zero. After that, we tried for some Halibut. Our Halibut count - three that were all released. You could've fried these things up in an omelet pan if you would've kept them. Bottom line, we caught two Calico bass for our day but we enjoyed the scenery and the fine weather. Kind of ironic that our favorite Yellowtail spot didn't yield us one but every other spot we visited this trip kicked 'em out. But then again, we really weren't trying very hard to capture one. Today was one of those glorified travel days and we took full advantage of lovely weather and beautiful scenery.

For our final day, we'll be fishing for Yellowfin tuna, Bluefin tuna, and Dorado in the "local" zone. A couple boats had some hits on Yellowfin and they said the size of the fish was around 30 lbs. so we'll have to go catch a bunch and decide for ourselves the true weights of those critters. Our weather is A++ and we'll be in the zone at first light tomorrow. Wish us luck.

-Team Supreme-

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

G'day mates. Not a whole lot to report today. Good Yellowtail fishing for the anglers who were inclined to do so and a notch better on the grade with a good percentage being in the 18-22 lb. range. We also managed to snag up a couple more Wahoo and late in the day, we had a tuna school that we pulled some Yellowfin from the thick world of Skipjack land. Other than that, we enjoyed a nice day of weather and we're currently motoring up the line to hopefully do a couple hours of coastal/island fishing before we have to kick it up for home tomorrow.

For dinner this evening, Chef Schooler and Jamie dished out a rack of lamb plate with pesto bow-tie pasta, a tomato stuffed with wild rice, Parmesan cheese, Italian sausage that was baked oh so deliciously, and to top the meal off; warm brownies with ice cream. Nice. Like I said, we're enjoying our weather and we'll see what happens tomorrow in regards to fishing. We'll chat with you tomorrow.

-Team Supreme-

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Hi friends. What turned out to be a promising, hot and sweltering day, turned out to be exactly the opposite by days end. We woke up to some of the most optimum bronzing weather of the year as it was hot and sunny before the sun even was above the horizon. It was instant jock-strap and sun-visor weather and the fishing got hot and hectic right off the get-go. Good Dorado fishing on 12-20 lb. flatheads and the action was just enough of a steady pace that it wasn't absolute pandemonium. After our first stop, you couldn't help but think we were going to mop up within the next hour or two. Exactly the opposite, we never found another school of biting Dorado and we began trolling around for the remainder of the day and although the day was pretty much a bore from that point on, we managed to snag a couple of nice, open-water Wahoo. Throughout the day, the weather went from too hot with no breeze to way too much breeze and a building sea to go along with it. The gang hung tough and we tried our very best to locate something good but it just wasn't in the cards today.

Before dinner, we ducked into the coast to do some grouper fishing and we managed to entice a few of those tasty bottom-dwellers to bite right before dinner. Dinner was money, by the way. Fresh Wahoo Almondine with wild rice was on the menu and it was a tasty treat for everyone to enjoy. For tomorrow, we'll be offshore once again looking for tuna, Wahoo, Dorado, and whatever else decides to bite. We'll give it all day until we have to start working our way up towards San Diego. Thanks for checking-in and we'll chat with you tomorrow.

-Team Supreme-

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Good evening, friends. No current; no chaos. That was the motto of our day. We saw lots of good tuna life in multiple spots but without any tide, the bite was a picky one, at best. We managed to capture some Yellowfin tuna in the 12-25 lb. range along with some of my favorite fish in the ocean, the Bluefin tuna. They were healthy specimens too with an average of 25 lbs. Throw in some OK Yellowtail fishing, a handful of Wahoo and Dorado and one Grouper, and our day wasn't all that bad, just not steady enough action to really get us going. Anyhow, we still managed to end our day with a decent enough score on the various species and we're currently en route to "greener pastures".

We'll be in a different location to target some tuna, some Wahoo, and some big, bull Dorado. We've got our sun visors on stand-by and our jock straps (literally) all strapped up and ready to go. The reports call for massive mahi's, so we're going to see if we can't get in on some of that action ourselves. Our weather is OK and we'll report with you tomorrow.

-Team Supreme-

p.s. Lori - I love you and miss you very much! - Dave

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Hi friends. Working our way down to the numbers today wasn't anything to write home about. So, I won't. Arriving to our destination in the late afternoon, we managed to snag one really nice Wahoo in the 65 lb. range to go along with a few Mahi-Mahi's. We got the pick down for tuna after a short tour and it didn't take long to see where we needed to be and need to stay for tomorrow. Good surface signal as tuna's were boiling around pretty good and although the ones we hooked were small--and ultimately released--we did see some better grade fish in the melee. The bites have been a morning-time deal, so we'll be patient and wait to see what tomorrow bring us. Hopefully it's a bunch of tuna in the 15-50 lb. class. We'll see.

So that is all. Very nice traveling weather that at one point was kind of windy and chilly, turned into classic sunshine, a light breeze, and some heat. Good bronzing conditions. Anyhow, we'll chat with you tomorrow and wish us luck.

-Team Supreme-

p.s. Today, mega-deckhand/galley assistant Mark Clark turned 45 years of age. Although physically and legally he might be 45 years old, anyone that knows Mark knows that mentally he turned about 15 years of age. If only we all could be so lucky to be as youthful and energetic when we all start climbing over that dreaded hill. With that, Mark tells Ana "ti amo". We're out.

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Hi friends. Standard travel day for us here on the Supreme. After the morning seminar concluded, Joe handed out some goodies, including Accurate T-shirts, fish processing gift certificates, jigs, and the big one; an Accurate reel was raffled off and the winner was Gary Rodgers. I've fished with Gary ever since my first trip working on a boat back in 2000, so I can say this with all the honesty in the world that it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. With all of our morning duties and chores completed, we found ourselves at one of our favorite Yellowtail spots around 1400 hours and we decided to give it a peak and see what was up.

What was up was a good bite on mini cows. All the gorgeous 18-25 lb. Yellowtail you wanted, all fat and happy on squid. Really healthy fish and we had a couple nice drifts on those critters. We caught them using every single method of Yellowtail fishing that we employ and after just a few hours of fishing, we were happy with our totals and happy with a little break in the traveling and we are currently making the run below to do some tuna, Wahoo, and Dorado fishing. We'll be there tomorrow sometime in the early afternoon and with the reports sounding encouraging, we're excited about the future prospects. No doubt.

For dinner this evening, we switched it up from our normal chef, David Schooler, and brought in some relief to give Schooler a night off. Chartermaster Joe Gigliotti decided to try on the chef's hat and made us some homemade sausage, pepperoni, bruschetta, onions, and olives pizza and talk about fat and happy, that is every single passenger and crewmember on-board right now. With everybody in a pizza coma, we're all enjoying a fine down-swell ride and our weather is quite pleasant this evening. Easy sleeping tonight and we'll catch up with you tomorrow morning.

-Team Supreme-

P.S. Sarah, Tom is lonley and misses you!

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Hello friends. We departed San Diego Bay and its "red tide" early this morning and with our bait loading and tackle storage out of the way, we're getting settled in for the next couple of days to do some eating, napping, relaxing, and tackle rigging. For this trip, long-time Supreme regular Joe Gigliotti is our master of ceremonies and he's brought along some goodies from Accurate reels for our limited load of anglers to try out for the trip. We're outfitted with some 50 lb. two-speed outfits and hopefully we'll be putting them to good use on some tuna of the same size and bigger. Our options sound pretty good at the moment; Alijos is still Alijos circa 2011, the Ridge sounds like a good shot at a variety of gamefish, there's some offshore tuna, and there's always some island Yellowtail fishing just to name a few.

For now, we're just enjoying the fine traveling weather and for tomorrow, we'll be dragging some jigs and we might make a stop at an island to do a little Yellowtail fishing before we keep on keepin' on to the south. It's good to be back out on the water after a few days in. We're recharged, we're refocused. and we're ready. Here we go.

-Team Supreme-

June 23, 2024 costa rica Fishing Report

Well we wound up the last day of fishing with some good offshore action on kelp patties. Everybody pulled on a lot of fish and kept 2 or 3 nice quality yellowtail and dorado to take home. Weather is absolutely superb. And so was our final dinner, steak and lobster. We'd like to thank Eric Rogger and his group for such a fun trip. ETA tomorrow will be 6am and then we will be departed on another 5 day. Thanks, Tommy and crew

June 22, 2024 costa rica Fishing Report

Labor day weekend caps off an excellent summer and also moves us into my favorite time of year. With water temperatures ranging from 70 to 74.5 this week was spent looking around offshore for kelp patties. On Wednesday we caught 82 yellowtail and a handfull of dorado. On Thursday we had a big day catching 108 yellowtail. Fridays fish count was 21 dorado and 16 yellowtail. Anybody who has spent any time at all fishing in San diego knows that September thru the end of November is a great time to fish. The kids are back in school , the weather is very nice and the exotics are in the area. With the Coronado islands still closed we will continue to fish offshore for yellowtail , dorado , bluefin tuna and albacore. This time of year the yellowfin tuna should show up sometime in the next few weeks. If your looking for lighter loads on the boats as well as the chance to catch an exotic fish. This is the best time of year. Captain Ryan Bostian.

June 21, 2024 costa rica Fishing Report

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Good afternoon. We're still steaming up the line; making terrible speed at the moment. We're still to far away and there is still a large land mass that we have to navigate around to give a solid ETA at the moment (14:01 hours). We're about 150 nautical miles from the Cedros/Benitos gap so we've got a ways to go. Our weather thus far has been windy and cold. If the breeze would back off 10 knots or so, it would be hot butter out here. We don't do too much more complaining about it though, we easily could be taking spray over the house and shuttering along. It's really not bad; just windy and cold.

Anyhow, we've been knocking out various projects around the boat like Mark wrapping new gaffs because he breaks them at an alarming rate, organizing the tool box, organizing the tackle bins/upper deck, and Jeff was last seen rigging up 130 lb. flourocarbon leaders for some reason. I guess he's bored or really excited for his next trip. Other activities have included watching "Zero Dark Thirty", which we gave one thumb up, napping, and working out. I'm pretty sure Drew is trying to kill me. Yesterday, he had us walk around the boat 35 times, do 100 squats and 100 sit-ups. Today, he had us walk around the boat 70 times, do 150 push-ups and 300 squats. I hate Drew. So, I'm taking the day off tomorrow because on Friday, we have almost 6 tons of tuna/wahoo to take out of the wells and put into carts. Bottom line, I hate Drew right now. Hate him. Schooler wanted me to make mention that he made delicious cheeseburgers for lunch and I'm going to mention that he is wearing orange socks, shorts, and a long sleeve shirt; I can't decide if he looks like a hippity-hop or a Home Depot bucket.

So that is all. We'll chat with you tomorrow and hopefully, we'll make some decent speed and have a set ETA for y'all. Later.

-The Supreme Team

June 20, 2024 costa rica Fishing Report

The San Diego out of Seaforth Landing, has proven to be one of the top boats in the highly competitive 3/4 day fishing scene. With many options, passengers are fickle about which boat they select, and fish counts are at the heart of their decision. With the savvy Ryan Bostian at the helm, anglers are assured, that they will have the best shot at putting fish on the deck. The San Diego operates Coronado Islands trips, offshore trips, local rockfishing trips, and is a perfect boat for anglers looking for an introduction to offshore fishing or the local angler who needs to return the same day. With a fairly modest investment anglers are able to consistently land great gamefish like Yellowtail, Barracuda, Bonito, Bass and and in years like this, Tuna and Dorado. For many passengers it is their first time fishing live bait on a conventional reel, fishing a kelp paddy, or trolling. The crew on the San Diego is second to none in creating successful new anglers. In fact, the crew prides themselves on introducing future multi day fisherman to the sport we all know and love. Ryan Bostian the Owner Operator of the San Diego has excelled through the sport fishing ranks and continues to put out impressive numbers almost everyday. Bostian aka "Booger," the character from the movie "Revenge of the Nerds", (Bostian's favorite movie as a kid), began his career aboard the Dolphin as a Pinhead for Captain John Glawson. Like many of the young Pinheads, Ryan dreamed of one day moving up to a full time deckhand and eventually a Captain. He had no idea how quickly his dream would become a reality. During High School Ryan was able to secure a steady deckhand position on the New Seaforth and worked towards getting his Captains License. After High School he moved over to the Pacific Queen then owned and operated by Ed McEwen. He worked on the Pacific Queen for two years and also acquired his Captains License before leaving sportfishing to go to college. Ryan spent three years at Santa Barbara City and UCSB respectively. He enjoyed the University experience, however, according to Ryan, his skiff, was his favorite class and he often chose to fish while his actual classes were in session! It was obvious to Ryan that his passions were in sportfishing and he decided to return to Southern California. He returned to San Diego and started back as a deckhand on the Mission Belle for Captain David Ikeda. Ryan quickly proved himself, and was soon running the vessel. It was on the Belle, that he truly honed his skills as a Captain and spent three years as a hired skipper. When Ryan was just 23 years old, he had the opportunity to purchase the Mission Belle. He bought the Mission Belle in late 2001 and was the owner operator for 2 very successful years. During his tenure on the Mission Belle, The San Diego, a boat Bostian has often noticed for its great lines, came up for sale at Seaforth landing. He knew that didn't want to let The San Diego get away, so he purchased it as well in 2004. He owned and operated both boats for one year, with the help of Captain Ray "Stinger" Montera, but eventually sold the Mission Belle so he could fully focus on the San Diego. In 2005, Ryan did just that and did a full overhaul of The San Diego. He installed a new RSW system, new John Deere Engines, all new galley, and the coatings were replaced top to bottom. He moved the San Diego to the 5:30 to 5:00 run and has been able to not only keep up the success from the Mission Belle but has even increased his performance on the water. The offshore scene in 3/4 day range is as good as its ever been in recent years. I was able to join the crew of the San Diego on a trip last Thursday 8/15 and had a chance to see the great amount of life that is within 10-30 miles of San DIego. A huge biomass of bait was supporting all forms of life and made for an impressive view of the fantastic fishing San Diego has to offer. Last year was a banner year for the 3/4 day boats and this year seems to be even better with many exotics seriously on the chew. On our trip we landed 16 dorado and 46 yellowtail for the day. Ryan was very optimistic about the overall scene and looks for fishing to keep improving. If you are an angler and want to start your experiences offshore, or are an angler who needs to return the same day, the San Diego is the perfect boat to fish. Do yourself a favor and jump on board The San Diego and experience the best the the local offshore scene has to offer.

June 19, 2024 costa rica Fishing Report

11 Yellowtail, 4 Yellowfin and a #147 Bluefin. Nice day for Brandon and his friends. 

June 18, 2024 costa rica Fishing Report

Captain Ryan Bostian checked in with an update from the San Diego out of Seaforth Landing in Mission Bay, CA.  We had 18 passengers today catch 12 Bluefin Tuna (60 to 80 pounds).   We landed 1/2 the fish we hooked today.  We also caught 3 Yellowtail.  We recommend the flat-fall jig with a two-speed reel loaded with spectra and a short 60 to 80 pound fluorocarbon leader.  You have also be prepared with a 25 to 35 pound live bat outfit for the kelps.

June 17, 2024 costa rica Fishing Report

18 yellowfin tuna 13 skipjack. Unfortunately all of the fish we found were in the vicinity of bait. Tuna that have not eaten for a few hours are much easier to catch than tuna that are gorging themselves on anchovies.

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