June 2016 Kayak Fishing Report

June 2016 Kayak Fishing Report

June started very active around the Cabo Blanco area. Lots of big Jacks and black tuna schools made some clients very happy, mostly when fishing with light tackle equipment.  Spinning reels is our recommendation for casting, jigging, and trolling from a kayak. Conventional reels are more efficient for live bait fishing.

This month gave us another big surprise when we were bait fishing on a cloudy morning, a massive nurse shark took one of the hooks and put everyone to work. Lots of baby sharks were found in May, but this one looked like a fat grandmother shark. Very slow swimming with a pretty mellow character made this one of the easiest sharks to deal with in the kayaks. This shark had to be over 200 pounds, so there was no chance to pull it up on the kayak and we didn’t want to risk getting close to the mouth. After many pictures, we cut the line as close to the hook as we could get.

Costa Rica Kayak Fishing
Another highlight this month was Sunday June 19th, after a pretty good jigging session, Martin Petterson caught a nice mahi mahi on the kayak, this was the first one of the season. Landing dorados or mahi mahi from the kayak is not so easy.  After losing some mahis next to the kayak we have learned that is better to go forward to get the fish swimming next to us and finally use a big landing net.  Mahi mahi is one of the best fights we can find and we are looking forward to a lot of mahi and dorado action this rainy season.

Costa Rica Kayak Fishing
Mahi caught while trolling off the coast of Santa Teresa

Sea Kayak Adventures would like to invite everybody to visit us and enjoy this beautiful place.

Pura Vida!
Pablo Hein

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