Though we’re back from Los Sueños Costa Rica we made sure to catch up with the Jaruco team on their 90′ Jarrett Bay to see what gear is getting used offshore. Edward Barr gives us the 411 on rods, reels and everything between.
The fishing in Costa Rica has been hotter than the heat index on a black sand beach and during the past few months the fleet out of Los Sueños has seen a quite a few 30+ bite days. A week prior to Leg III of the Signature Triple Crown Series, Capt. Lance Hightower along with mates Justin Ringer, Diego Esquivel, Chase Travers, Kristie Evans and adventurous owners Jerry and Donna Reynolds aboard their 64’ Weaver Vaquero found a frenzy of sailfish and proceeded to set a new record for the most Pacific sailfish released in a single day of fishing.
2021 Signature Triple Crown Leg 3
Leg III – Top 3
First Place – Team Galati
Second Place – Eight Eights
Third Place – Dragin Fly
Triple Crown Overall
Series Winners – Team Galati
Second Overall – Grand Slam
Third Overall – Fish Tank
With 33 sails and three marlin equaling a total of 4800 points, team Uno Mas was the winner of Leg 2 of the 2021 Signature Triple Crown. For the Champion’s Cup, that gives them 500 points for first place within the International Division.
First Place: Uno Mas
Second Place: Smooth Move
Third Place: Max Bet
Kicking off the tournaments for this week is the second leg of the “Quest for the Crest” Sailfish Series, with its three checkpoints from Government Cut in Miami to Hillsboro Inlet in Pompano Beach and Lakeworth Inlet in West Palm. Leg two of the Los Sueños Signature Billfish Series starts February 24 and runs until the 27th. A day later The Masters Angling Tournament starts with fishing heading into March. Jimmy Johnson’s Quest for the Ring begins March 2 followed by the Quepos Billfish Cup, Leg 3 of the Los Sueños Signature Billfish Series, Marina Casa de Campo Open.
Captain of the Year
Teams with a first-place win so far in 2021 include:
Contender Florida Division
Capt. Kevin Paul // Waterman // 500 Points
- Pelican Yacht Club, 1st Place, 500 Pts.
Capt. Matt Bierley // Miss Texas // 500 Points
Silver Sailfish Derby, 1st Place, 500 Pts.
Release Marine International Division
Capt. Eddie Wheeler // Cabana // 500 Points
- Pelagic Rockstar Offshore Tournament, 1st Place, 500 Pts.