November and December bring in the windy season as well as marlin. In the Guanacaste area the wind will start blowing sometime in November but about 95% of the time we can avoid it. Normally the wind will start in the middle to late in the month. That doesn’t affect the fish but it does affect the comfort of the charter clients. The drop-off comes in close to Punta Guiones so we can fish closer to land and still be in productive water. The mountains are also taller to the south so they help block the offshore wind. I always recommend that the clients book their fishing days early in their stay so that in the event of high winds, and if I have open dates, we can move their trip back in hopes of better conditions. The sailfish are always here but the winter time marlin fishing should start in late November and carry on through until the first part of April. There should be blue marlin and striped marlin with the occasional black marlin thrown in the mix. My best day of marlin fishing out of Flamingo was in December when we released 5 out of 6 blue marlin one day and they were all 375#-550#. This is also a great time of the year for a grand slam (3 billfish species in one day). The inshore fishing for Roosterfish, Mackerel, Amberjack and Cubera Snapper should be pretty good as well. If anyone tends to get sea sick they can get Transderm Scop patches from their doctor in the US http://www.transdermscop.com/. I have never seen anyone get sea sick using a patch that was properly applied the night before fishing.