A Sports Fishing Adventure In Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

A friend of mine and her husband own Tropic Fins Adventures in Puerto Jimenez and invited us to join them on an afternoon In-shore fishing trip. I am not a fisherman and my husband had about as much experience as I did. So none of us knew what to expect.

Now, Cory was our captain and guide for this adventure, he has had over 15 years experience fishing, has taken out professional fishermen and showed them the best times of their lives, yet I feel his job is a lot easier when he’s out with fellow fishermen, rather newbies such as us. Anyway he made our first fishing experience so fun, that my husband is already making plans for another one.

Our in shore adventure started with a 20 minute boat ride to the middle of Golfo Dulce. Once we anchored the boat Cory was kind enough to prepare all the rods. And oh my god! when the first bite happened the adrenaline that started to flow through us was hard to describe. I couldn’t believe that with just my luck, two bites came at once. Cory directed me to one while my husband was struggled with the other.

After running five circles around the boat, my husband, with Cory’s help, lifted out a Jack Cravel that weighed no less than twenty pounds and was breathing almost as hard as my husband. Meanwhile I was still fighting for my life with a fish that was dragging me all over the place. It was pulling so hard I was ready to throw myself over, or at least the rod. Finally after the excitement of the Jack Cravel fainted and the fish was released back to sea, all attention turned to me. Cory expertly took the rod from me and handed it over to my husband who managed to reel in a gorgeous fifty pound Rooster-fish.

But that’s not all. The best part of the trip for me was on the way back to the pier, right as the sun began to set over the Osa Peninsula. We were intercepted by a friendly group of dolphins. We had the time of our lives as the dolphins danced and jumped out of the water leading us straight to home.

Marina K. Villatoro, lives in Central America – Costa Rica and Guatemala for the past decade. She has traveled all over these areas with her family and now she loves to organize vacations to Costa Rica and Guatemala. Contact her for advice and to plan your perfect trip!

Be Sociable, Share!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Easy AdSense by Unreal