Capt. Pete Wagner, of Hyper Striper from Twin Lights Marina in Highlands, is back in Los Suenos, Costa Rica for a winter of fishing for sailfish with his Dream Girl -- and there's nothing bad that can be said about that relocation. They had some great sailfishing with eight dorados (dolphin) and 10 sail releases one day, before opting for bottom fishing the following day -- when 65 groupers from small fritos (2-6-pounders) were taken plus some larger ones in the teens -- and a bunch of the ocean whitefish that look like the small tilefish.
January 16th 2014 After a tough day yesterday, we were back at it today with MUCH BETTER RESULTS!!!Some had limits (only keeping their 4), quite a few with 2 or 3 and just 1 angler that could not get it together but he got a few ling and it made his day.
There wasn't enough space in last week's column for the conclusion of last year's review -- which follows The pattern of hot striper fishing between the channels in the fall continued each morning as anglers enjoyed great sport jigging and casting among swirling bass while those seeking meat could limit out quickly by trolling rigs on wire line. By the time I made my last boat trip aboard Sheri Berri on Dec. 4 it was all small shorts for Joe Blaze of Brielle and Dave Cheli from Spring Lake until my 50th bass turned out to be a 37-incher on the same Tsunami 6-inch Swim Eel that was attracting the schoolies.