Jaco/Herradura/Los Suenos Fishing Report and Forecast February and March 2016
I am hoping that “El Nino” does not throw off our traditional fishing pattern too much this year. February and March traditionally provide some of the best fishing of the year. In addition to perfect tropical weather and flat calm seas, it is two of the best months to target billfish.
Especially the big Pacific sails that migrate through the area in huge numbers. In January it’s not a question of if you will catch a sailfish, but how many. Getting 15 to 30 bites a day is pretty normal. Over the past few years it seems that the bite really explodes in March. We have several “red hot” days with as many as 80 bites! Marlin are also a good possibility in the same area the sailfish are. A few mahi mahi (dorado) will be around and some yellowfin tuna will be in the mix also. Keep your eyes open for spinner or spotted dolphins with a bunch of birds working around them.
Expect inshore fishing to be very good. Rooster fish will be around beaches, river mouths and rocky points. You will also find jacks, mackerels and the occasional cubera snapper. It’s also pretty common to catch the occasional sailfish, dorado, or even a black marlin not far from the same areas you are fishing for the inshore species.
Captain Michael MJ Alligood