central pacific blue marlin

Rare, coveted Super Slam highlights this week’s Costa Rica fishing

It is many an angler’s – and many a saltwater charter captain’s – fondest dream, no doubt about it: an IGFA Billfish Super Grand Slam. According to the IGFA, a Super Grand Slam is when anglers release four billfish species on a single day’s charter. According to the IGFA,  the eligible billfish are Atlantic blue marlin,…

It is many an angler’s – and many a saltwater charter captain’s – fondest dream, no doubt about it: an IGFA Billfish Super Grand Slam. According to the IGFA, a Super Grand Slam is when anglers release four billfish species on a single day’s charter. According to the IGFA,  the eligible billfish are Atlantic blue marlin, Pacific blue marlin, black marlin, white marlin, striped marlin, Atlantic sailfish, Pacific sailfish, swordfish, and spearfish

This rare and coveted achievement happened here in Costa Rica on February 13, when anglers on the 36ft Hoo’s Your Daddy out of Los Sueños Marina with Captain Dana Thomas released two blue marlin, a striped marlin, a black marlin, and five sailfish. Congratulations to anglers, Captain Dana and his crew!

Two of the marlin that made up the Super Grand Slam on the Hoo’s Your Daddy

North of Los Sueñoa, the Nicoya Peninsuia and the Gulf of Nicoya have always been a top dorado (mahi-mahi) destination. Anglers fishing inshore with Captain Tavo Nuñez on the 30ft Miss-Laurel out of Tambor at the bottom of the peninsula, caught a whole slew of them, this one among them.

Still on the Central Pacific coast, but now south again to Pez Vela Marina in Quepos, anglers on the 46ft CaribSea with Captain Glenn Morales enjoyed this mixed bag, releasing seven sailfish, and catching two dorado and two yellowfin tuna to bring back to the dinner table.

Moving north again to the Nicoya Peninsula, but even further north, to Carillo, this wahoo – always a welcome and tasty prize – was caught by anglers with Captain Rick Ruhlow on the 31ft Kingfisher. And finally, at Flamingo in Guanacaste province on Costa Rica’s North Pacific coast, anglers with Captain Skeet Warren on the 42ft Bushwacker went 2-6 on sailfish, and kept a nice dorado for dinner.

Sailfish released by anglers on the 42ft Bushwacker

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