Jaco/Herradura/Los Suenos Fishing Report and Forecast December 2015 and January 2016
Welcome to the December/January fishing forecast for the Los Suenos, Herradura and Jaco areas.
We have moved out of the not so rainy, rainy season and now we are now kicking off our most popular season here on the central Pacific. Our main focus over the next few months are sailfish which is the staple of our fishing here. The central Pacific is one of the best places in the world to catch large numbers of big Pacific sailfish. After 4 years of record breaking numbers here, expect to get double digit shots at sailfish almost every day this time of year. Averaging 20 to 30 shots is pretty normal if you fish with a good crew and are in the right spot. It is very possible to have many more when the bite is good. Fifty bite days are not uncommon this time of year, providing plenty of action and a great chance to learn how to bait and hook your own with circle hooks. This doesn’t mean you will not have other possibilities offshore.
Blue and striped marlin have been very common over past couple months. They will be common, but scattered over the next few months, and are always a possibility. Have a pitch bait standing by with bigger bait and tackle if one enters the spread. Some days you will see two or three in addition to the multiple sails. Dorado will also be common.
Inshore fishing will start to really heat up. We target a variety of big gamefish by live baiting reefs and rock piles. Big cubera snapper, amberjacks, jack crevalles and rooster fish will be common with an occasional dorado, sailfish and marlin!
Until next time, tight lines!
Captain Michael “MJ” Alligood
EPIC Sportfishing Costa Rica