Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hunter's Roosterfish

My friend Philip just return from Quepos and filed this report on his inshore day with his son Hunter who caught a nice roosterfish.

"Thanks to Jamie and Willie for helping us put together a great family vacation to Costa Rica. Your recommendations allowed us to make the most of our time. Special Thanks to Marco and Beatle Juice for a short but sweet inshore fishing trip on July 30th. The day started out pretty choppy and after boating a couple of needle fish and watching a group of Humpback Whales, my wife and daughter were not feeling so well so we took them back to the dock and let them return to the comfort of the Si Como No Hotel. My son, Hunter and I were determined to catch a Rooster so we decided to tough it out. We were able to make it back out just as the tide was turning and as Marco predicted we were rewarded with a couple of nice Rooster Fish. The first one was small and we managed to get it to the boat in short order. The second fish started off without much of a fight so Hunter and I sat in the chair to bring him in. Things changed quickly and 20 minutes later the fish had gotten the best of Hunter and a thunderstorm had found us as well. Hunter decided to become the photographer and I fought the fish for another 25 minutes before he finally gave up."



The high season of December through April is filling up so make your plans now to enjoy some of the best fishing that Costa Rica has to offer.

The Frenzy continues...


Monday, August 3, 2009

Summertime Update ...

Check out this sea monster that I am holding for my good friend David Wielicki (right) while Beatle Juice (left) cuts the leader with his teeth. Nice fish David!!! Now about that mallard hunt in Canada that you promised me...

This and some other nice roosters were caught last week during my short stay in Manuel Antonio (Quepos). Though the visit was short I got a chance to see Captain Jose and mate Marco, our Operations Manager Willy and a mate we picked up for the summer "Beatle Juice". I also got to visit with my friends Marsha and Christel who own the fabulous restaurant El Gran Escape on the waterfront in Quepos. As usual everyone enoyed their dinner, particularly the Pargo Entero.

Here's my buddy Bobby from NYC with his roosterfish.

And my friend Chris "It's all part of the experience" Angel with his.

Hi guys! Betcha been wondering just what's been going on with the Frenzy blogerators. Well there has been a lot going on for sure. I'll run through the list with ya:

Numero Uno: It's been summertime and I have been fishing on our boat in SC and enjoying some high quality family time, walking my lab "Boo" on the beach in the morning and sitting on the beach in the evening drinking wine with Jenny, my wife of 24 years! So, you'll just have to forgive my lack of blog posts.

2) In Costa Rica, Willy, Jose and Marco have been running a few charters with some of our regular customers and a few with some new folks, like Clayton Robertson who sent me these photos from his recent trip.

Pretty work guys and great to hear that you enjoyed staying in our house "Casa Carolina" (www.CasaCarolinaQuepos.com).

3) Meanwhile we have been working on some upgrades to our website www.FrenzySportfishing.com. Some of the exciting features that will be added soon are a calendar showing availability of the boat, a video section showing some exciting videos of marlin, sailfish, roosterfish and even some videos showing how mate Marco rigs baits for circle hooks and how Frenzy team member Brian Thielicke ties our tournament flies! Kerwin will shoot me for posting that one! Our web site gets about 1,000 unique visitors a week as it is so we expect that number to really shoot up as we add a lot of content over the next several months.

4) The new 43 Maverick Express is coming along nicely. I visited Bimi Lebo at Maverick Boat Works last week and checked on the boat's progress. She really looks good. We're having Bimi install a sound system that really rocks. It will have a plug for all of our iPod toting customers!!! Now Jenny will be able to play her AC/DC while catching sails on fly and our daughter Charlotte can watch me dance to "Apple bottom jeans, boots with the fur..." You gotta embarrass your daughters! We will soon be taking reservations for days on the 43 for 2010. "Hey Marco, turn up the air conditioning in the cabin as I am getting a bit chilly on the 20 mile ride back to Quepos!!!"

Ok, now that you're reasonably well caught up with what's been going on this summer in CR I gotta run and get some work done so I can get up to NC later in the week to chase those crazy white marlin on fly.

Remember that high season in Costa Rica starts December 1st and it was on that day last year that the Frenzy caught her first marlin of the season. If you're thinking about booking a Costa Rica vacation and want to fish with the Frenzy team you better get in touch with Willy and get things rolling. Willy can be reached by phone at 011-506-8851-0935 or by e-mail at Willy@FrenzySportfishing.com.

The Frenzy continues ...

Jamie Walker
El Jefe
Frenzy Sportfishing

Hey Kerwin cut me some slack when I post the fly tying video. Remember that it's all in the "wiggle"!

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Smith Family

Regular readers of the Frenzy blog will know that I like to post e-mails that I get from folks who have come down and fished with us in Quepos. Here is an e-mail that I received from the Smith family:

Hey Willy,

We want to thank the whole Frenzy team for making our vacation such a pleasure. From the arrival to the airport in San Jose to the departure in Quepos, everything was first class all the way!! Jose, Marco and Rudy were fun to hang out with and put in 100% effort to put us on the fish. Even though the bite was a little slow, we still caught 3 sails, several roosters, mahi, and some snook. The scenery was awesome and we got to see a large school of spinner dolphin. Rudy and Marco showed us some "pirate ships" - commercial boats. Jose, "Captain Jack Sparrow" , was always working extra hard to put us on the fish and is a very experienced captain!!

I'm sending a picture of one of the sails that 16yr old Josh caught along with roosters that both Josh and Jessica 13yrs. caught.

Willy is the absolute best at making all the arrangements. No worries!!!

Thanks again for everything, you all are awesome and we will definitely reccommend the Frenzy Sportfishing Team to others!!

The Smith Family
Charlotte, NC

Well it was great to hear from these folks and to see Jessica and Josh with some great catches. Stay tuned for some exciting news on the new FRENZY 43!!!

The Frenzy continues ...!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Johnston's Frenzy Experience

Remember back in March when the Johnston's had the best two days of the year? Well Pat sent me this e-mail about her trip and some photos. I thought I would share them with you.

From Pat:

Many thanks for helping us plan our most exciting vacation ever!! Willie made our life a breeze going through customs and taking care of us throughout the week.

Our three days on the boat were fantastic. Jose and Marco take such great pride in keeping the boat CLEAN and ready for ACTION. What a great team! Catching that many sailfish in two days is still amazing for us- as you well know- we aren't really good anglers! 44 in two days!!! John and Jane Chapman were with us and they loved every minute being on the boat and pulling in so many fish. We decided that the "REEL FRENZY" was when we had 4 sailfish on the lines at one time!!! Talk about crazy!!! That was sooo much fun! Marco and Jose were able to help us bring all 4 in without loosing any fish....plus within an hour of our first REEL FRENZY-- it happened again!! 4 more sails on the lines at the same time... we even made up a dance called the Reel Frenzy!! (That was actually after a few cocktails....)

Anyway- I have some great pix that I will send to you....what a blast! All and all, we caught 44 sails, one rooster, one snook, one dorato and a bird!!! (The bird got caught in the hook trying to steal our bait- Marco was able to free it...)

You are running a first class operation down there and it shows. Looking forward to next time. Pat and Clay Johnston

p.s. You home is absolutely breathtaking!!! We were walking around it unable to talk...what a fabulous place to stay...you have thought of everything!

Pat and her crew sure had a great time with our Frenzy team. As we look towards the summer months some dates are open in June and July. I love fishing those months because there are less boats on the water and the fishing can be really good. Plenty of sails, marlin, tuna and dorado around plus some wahoo start hanging out with us. Wahoo may be my favorite fish to eat!

Make your plans to come down this summer as the Frenzy continues ...


Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring Break (the Steffen's) We're Home!

Yesterday we said good-bye to Donielle and Casa Carolina.  Misael and Willy transported us to the airport for our return trip.  We caught an earlier flight to Houston than scheduled but couldn't get an earlier flight home from there.  As you can see from the pictures, the girls returned to civilization by plugging in their technology gadgets.  Jeff and I managed to stay on vacation a few more hours.  We arrived home early this morning to a balmy temperature of 43 degrees.  This morning I thought about putting on my thermal underwear, rain gear, and going fishing.  Then I realized it was a nightmare, rolled over and went back to sleep.

I did get an update on the fishing report.  The crew went out Easter Sunday and fished a half day.  They landed 3 Roosters.  They then took the clients on a snorkeling tour somewhere around the park.

I did make a mistake on the previous report.  It was 7 sailfish and 2 Mahi.  I guess the Mahi both weighed 60-65 pounds!!  I'll be interested to hear the reports from the boat as the clients from Wyoming finish their last two days of fishing.

The Frenzy Continues!!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Spring Break (the Steffen's) Day 8 and 9

Happy Easter to all my Frenzy Friends and "Family"!!!!!

Today I'll start with the fishing report from yesterday as I didn't get a chance to post last night.  One of the reasons we enjoy having our crew is how hard they work to please the customer.  As I reported earlier, the off shore fishing near Quepos has been very slow.  Jose has been talking to many of his connections and there was a report of blue water about 40 miles off-shore that seemed to be holding some fish.  Jose consulted with the clients and they were willing to take the chance and make the long run knowing it could be "hero or zero".  Well, it was the former in this case.  They had something like 18 bites.  They landed 7 sailfish and one Mahi.  They had a triple on with two sailfish and the Mahi and landed all three.  Today they will switch and try the in-shore fishing.

Our day yesterday, began with some of Lisa's relatives coming to say good-bye.  We had a small troop of the spider monkeys come right to the deck to entertain us.  The iguanas were posing for pictures and of course the birds are constantly telling us what they think of us.  I found out Jenny was trying to find a sloth on her last trip here and we had the good fortune of having one in the tree right next to the pool all day.  We have had the most wonderful vacation at Casa Carolina thanks to the Southern hospitality of my dear friends, Jenny and Jamie Walker.

We finished our last evening in Costa Rica with dinner at El Avion.  Jose brought us some of the Mahi they caught today we had it for appetizer.  We were joined with the entire Crew of the Frenzy with wives, girl friends, and kids for our end of the season Fiesta.  Olivia was in heaven getting to see Marco and Rudy once again.  She, of course, is now more than ever determined to move here.  Ian has two Costa Rican girlfriends.  Rachel, Jose's daughter, and Monserat, Willy's daughter.  I asked him who he liked better and he told me "I like em' both Dad".  Jeff calls Ian the "Lady Killer" and I guess now I know why.  Jose and his wife Jenny, brought the new baby Joseph as Lisa has not seen him yet and everyone teased her and called her grandma in Spanish.  Willy kept us in tears with his jokes and cut-ups.  Such an evening with "family" makes it all the harder to leave.

Today we will head home to the Great NorthWet as I call it.  As we work through the summer, I'll keep you up to date on happenings with the Steffen part of the Frenzy family.  I'm still working on Lisa to bring the kids back in June since the weather in Washington doesn't get nice until mid July.  We are all excited for the new boat and can't wait to once again see all our many Frenzy Friends and "Family" from South Carolina and Costa Rica.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Spring Break (the Steffen's) Day 7

Time flies so fast and it seems that here, it goes at light speed.  We spent a wonderful day at Casa Carolina.  Lounging in the pool, checking out the sloth in the tree and feeding the Iguanas.  Lizbeth made us her famous guacamole for lunch (I watched so hopefully I can make an attempt of it at home).  Lizbeth has promised us her gallo pinto (a traditional Costa Rican dish) for breakfast.  Please excuse my spelling because me Espanol es muy malo.

We made a return trip to El Gran Escape' for dinner.  I got some pictures of Olivia and her fly that she caught her first sailfish with.  Marsha and Christal have mounted it in their wall of fame.  That's correct, I don't have a fly on that wall either.  I just don't rate the way Olivia does.  It was a sad time as I said good bye to Marsha and my many friends that work at the restaurant as I probably won't return until Christmas time.  (Thanks Marsha for telling me that some one is reading my posts!)

I failed to include a picture of the beach at Playa Arco yesterday but found one on Amy's camera today.  Tomorrow is our last day and it feels like we got here yesterday.  If you need any information from me about Costa Rica or the Northwest U.S., feel free to contact me at Kerwin@Frenzysportfishing.com

The Frenzy report from today was 3 sailfish and everyone had another wonderful day on the boat.  Tomorrow they are planning another trip off-shore and then will change to in-shore on Sunday.

Willy called me from the airport and I spoke again with Danny Smith from Charleston.  Danny told me how much he and his family had enjoyed their trip and that they are looking forward to returning to Costa Rica and fishing on the Frenzy!

My final fishing report will be tomorrow as we leave on Sunday morning.  Does anybody know what the temperature is in Gig Harbor or if it's snowing?



Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring Break (the Steffen's) Day 7

Last night we moved to the incredible home of Jamie and Jenny Walker, Casa Carolina, to spend our last few days of Spring Break.  We were up early this morning and headed South of Dominical to spend a day at Playa Arco.  We parked the car by the highway and trekked through the jungle to the beach.  After exploring the cave or Arch that defines this beach area, everyone hit the surf. Everyone but me, that is.  I took off and was determined to find another path back to the road.  Once I had located it and made my way to the top of the hill, I started back down and was greeted by a couple from Germany.  They were staying at a small Hotel near-by and we had a pleasant chat about the wonders of Costa Rica.

I wound my way back down the path and took note of several different species of butterflies that were active, some lizards, birds and one little snake.  I have been told there are more species of butterflies in this small country than on the entire Continent of Africa.  Luckily I found the beach again by going downhill and listening for the surf.  I knew where the natural spring that has a built in "shower" is located and made a bee-line for it to cool off after my hike.

We played in the surf and figured out how to send Ian flying towards shore on the boogie board we had brought with us.  We all "showered" the salt water off and then hiked up the hill to see the huge stands of Bamboo that mark the entrance to the trail.  Again we saw many butterflies as we worked our way back to the car.  We stopped at a small Hotel, Cuna del Angel, (Crib of the Angel) and had the most delicious lunch.  I would drive there again just for the food.

The group from Wyoming went off-shore.  The report was one sailfish and two Mahi-Mahi. Willy said they told him that they were very impressed with the boat and the crew and were looking forward to tomorrow.  I'll try to give the updates as they come in.


Spring Break (the Steffen's) Day 6

We were up early and packed our bags.  It's off to the Frenzy for a day of in-shore fishing.  The crew had been out early and caught sardines for us to use as live bait.  We started fishing for Snook at the mouth of the river.  I was the only one with a bite but no hook-up.  

Then we were off to the rocks around Dominical for Rooster fish.  Today we were joined by Jose's daughter, the beautiful Rachel.  Ian and Rachel spent the entire day on the bridge.  Jose let Ian and Olivia man the helm for much of the day.  Both kids will have their Captain's license before long.  The trees around Dominical were in bloom and I've never seen the area like it was this day.   As usual, the crew of the Frenzy worked and worked but we just couldn't seem to get a fish to take the bait.  The tides were good, the bait lively but only a couple of light bites with no hook-ups.  We even trolled Rapalas around an anchored shrimp boat in hopes of a fish.

We decided to run back to the Quepos Rocks, have a delicious lunch of Arroz Con Pollo, and try our luck.  Just like the day before on Olivia's tuna, the bait wasn't in the water but a minute and it was "Fish On!".   Jeff landed a nice Rooster, his first, and it made my day as he has talked about wanting to catch a Rooster and a Marlin since we first discussed fishing in Costa Rica.  I told him how happy I was that he caught a Rooster but I'd like him to put in a little more rod time to catch the Marlin, since it took me more than 10 years to finally land one.

Amy was next to land one and you can tell by the picture that she is the inquisitive type.  It wasn't enough just to catch one, but she had a million questions for Marco and Rudy about the fish.  I finally had to call a halt to it and make them put it back in the water.

We finished off the day with a double hook-up.  Jeff on one rod and Olivia on the other.  It looked like Jeff had a monster.  Unfortunately for "Little Pea", hers came unbuttoned.  She was polite enough to let Jeff finish bringing in his fish.  It wasn't a monster, but a fun way to end the day.  I guess I'll just have to let Olivia make another trip on the Frenzy to try and catch her first Rooster.  



Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring Break (the Steffen's) Day 5

Tuesday at last.  We got a bit of a late start for me.  Lots of primping and then a stop for coffee.  Remember the Seattle connection.  Even though we had heard it was slow off-shore, we thought we would give it a shot.  We had fished about 2 hours when we came across a pod of spinner dolphin that had to be in the thousands.  I have seen large pods before but nothing like this.  We had some live bait and within a couple of minutes we were hooked up.  Guess who took the first turn?  Yep, Olivia.  Marco calls her "Little Pea" as does her mother.  After a prolonged battle during which time we were joined by 4 other boats, she landed a yellow-fin tuna that was estimated at 70 lbs.  A new species for Olivia and of course a bigger yellow-fin than I've ever caught.  All the boats worked this pod for quite awhile with the Frenzy boating the only fish.  

Lisa decided she wanted to go swimming with the dolphins so She, Amy and Marco and later Olivia all jumped in and swam with the dolphins.  I asked Amy if she could touch the bottom and she said that she thought it was a little deep.  I told she was right and that she was snorkeling in 3000 feet of water.  Jeff tried to direct them to a sea turtle that was swimming close by but they couldn't see it and it moved off too quickly.  We moved off the pod and fished and over the next several hours but as we came upon this same huge pod, we would work it again.  This pod would sometimes split into two pods and some would go racing off in another direction and then after some time they would join up again.  It was spectacular!  

Next, it was Jeff's turn.  As I said it was a little slow.  One fish came in and gave the teasers a look but no bites.  After some time, I asked who's turn it was and we laughed when they said it was still Jeff's.  We decided to give some one else a turn so we put Ian (the 5 y.o.) in the fighting chair.  It wasn't more than 5 minutes and a sailfish took the bait.  We were going to let Ian sit in Uncle Jeff's lap and land the fish but alas, he spit the hook.  Ian had just as much fun, reeling in the bait.  It was time to head for home and Sashimi.  Lots of Sashimi!!

Tomorrow it's Rooster time!!!!


Spring Break (the Steffen's) Day 4

I'll try to catch up and get two posts in for the last two days.

On Monday, Olivia, her aunt Amy and Uncle Jeff braved the Canopy tour (zip lines).  Had a great time.  All the pictures that seem to come back had Olivia and one of the "cute" guides and she's only twelve (God help me!).  Amy and Jeff have done the zip lines in Mexico and said the ones here were outstanding.  Jeff wants a bigger thrill however and the guides told him there are some really big ones near San Jose.  Sounded like it is worth checking out.

The Smith Family went in-shore fishing and the report was they landed 3 roosters on six bites.  Also got 4 snook and some snapper.  Overall, it sounded like they had a great time and the crew of the Frenzy enjoyed them as well.  Tuesday will be our turn.


Monday, April 6, 2009

spring Break (the Steffen's) Day 3

As you can see from my posts, I'm about a day behind.  Day 3 was another day relaxing  by pool and soaking up some sun.  We got time to visit with Willy and his wife Jamie.  Ian has learned to swim all the way across the pool without his life jacket.  My pictures are going to be tougher since Ian dropped my camera and it's toast.  I will see if I can get some from other cameras.

 We have been seeing Monkeys every day and have seen all three species.  I think the Howlers were sleeping in the trees by the condo since they sounded very close.  Lisa has found a dog.  It is a Chihuahua and now she wants to adopt it.  It's name is Paco.  She is driving me loco about this dog.  Just ask Willy.

Fishing report from yesterday.  A lot of fish in the teasers but not many biters.  I went to the dock to meet the boat and I ended up giving Danny Smith and his son a ride back to their hotel. His son is catching all the fish and Dad says he is having a great time watching him do that.  They plan on going rooster fishing tomorrow.  We will make our decision based on their reports.  I can't wait!!
Olivia and I then gave a ride to two British girls  back to Quepos.  They had just completed high school and were taking time before college.  They are spending 6 months traveling Central and South America and doing volunteer work.  Olivia had fun talking with them.  Their favorite place so far......Manuel Antonio!

Off to Rico Tico for Chicken Nachos!!!!!!


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Spring Break (the Steffen's) Day 2

I've sent a picture of the weather we just left (please note the coats and long pants) and what it is like here.  The trees are in bloom outside our place and it's spectacular.  We had a lazy day today.  I went for a jog down to the Manuel Antonio Beach early and saw some Howler monkeys on the way.  Lisa, Jeff, and Amy went to their favorite coffee place for breakfast, Cafe Milagro.  We hung out at the pool with a visit by the white faced monkeys and we are off to El Gran Escape for dinner tonight.

I'm cooking up a little gift for my fishing partner, Jamie Walker since he turns 50 today.  Yes, fifty.  One half of a century.  So if you want to send him a little note of congratulations, feel free to send it to Jamie@Frenzysportfishing.com.  I wish we were there to celebrate with him and Jenny but will make up for it later.

The Smith family from Charlotte were on the boat today.  The unofficial report was two sails and one Mahi.  I will try to hook up with them before they leave and see how their trip has been.


Spring Break (the Steffen's) Day 1

Since this is a fishing blog site, my posts will not be near as exciting as the Walker's posts from their Spring Break.  Unfortunately we do not have 12 teenageers in tow and only have two days scheduled fishing on the Frenzy.  I will try to report the fishing as I hear from Willy.

We arrived today without any major problems.  Our flight was delayed by an hour leaving Seattle but we still had plenty of time to make our connection is Houston.  There are six of us.  Lisa, me, Olivia (the 12 y.o. fishing phenom), Ian (the 5 y.0. water rat), Amy (Lisa's sister who caught the first fish of her life on our last trip and has been watching ESPN fishing shows for tips ever since) and Amy's husband, Jeff who would like to land a marlin or rooster fish this trip.

We had a great trip across the mountains in the King Air.  Eleven minute flight from San Jose to Quepos.  It is my favorite airplane of all time !!!!  Amy got to ride shot-gun and loved it.

Just took easy this afternoon.  Our concierge manager, Donielle, treated us to a tour of the improvements made to our accommodations at Casa El Mar.  It is such a treat to return here for another idyllic week in Costa Rica.

After settling in, the water rat (Ian) had us head for the pool.  As always, I learn what a small world we live in.  The family staying in the unit below us is from Colorado where I grew up.  The husband is friends with a doctor who I was on student council with in junior high.  I spoke with them about fishing and although the Frenzy is booked the whole time they are here, Willy may try to find them another boat.  They are here with their three children and we gave them lots of tips on what to do and where to go.

Following the pool, we slipped next door to Issimo Suites for a relaxing dinner with one of my favorite waiters in Manuel Antonio, Dixon.  Dixon saw to our every need and I enjoyed my New York Steak prepared Tamarindo style.  Tamarindo is a type of fruit found in the mountains and it's flavor is indecribable.  You just can't get this at home.  Jeff had filet with a mushroom reduction sauce; Amy hade Caribbean style shrimp with a sweet and sour zing; Lisa and Olivia had fresh tuna prepared in different styles and Ian........fell asleep on my lap.  I put him down on an adjoining sofa as we finished our meal with a banana split we all shared.  Tomorrow we are all sleeping in!

I have a special report for Saturday!!


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Report from Bret Bettison

As regular followers know, I frequently receive e-mails from folks who have come down to fish on the FRENZY. I received this e-mail from Bret Bettison who fished a couple of days with us mid March. I think it, and the accompanying photos speak for themselves!


For the past 10 years my boys have watched me pack up and head to Quepos usually the week after the GIFT tournament. I would return with stories and pictures of the sportfishing action available there. Over the years my boys have become pretty decent fisherman along the Gulf Coast and began asking me when could they go to Costa Rica. My oldest son, Colton 17, is graduating from High School this year and as a graduation gift to him I thought they would really enjoy a trip to Quepos. My wife had never been herself so we planned to fill the time with some other activities as well. My youngest son, Carson 10, is ready for anything anytime.

Our flight out of Houston was great, No Delays !! I had decided to have a driver pick us up in San Jose and drive us to Quepos, Really is a nice drive and my wife and boys were able to see some of Costa Rica by car. We stayed at Si Como No, as you know this is a fine hotel and is hard to beat.

We were to fish on the Frenzy March 17 and 19, The first day the bite was a little slow but Jose and Marco managed to raise 4 sailfish, 3 were landed, Both boys got their 1st sailfish that day with Colton landing 2 and Carson landing one, refusing any help from his dad. The Frenzy is a fine boat, I had seen the boat last year for the 1st time and wanted to fish the boat the next time I was down.

March 18th we did the canopy tour in the morning, everyone should make plans on a canopy tour at least once. Late that afternoon we had a message that the Frenzy had an issue and would not be able to go out on the 19th, so we were rerouted to one of Jeanette's boats.

March 19th the boys had 6 more sailfish, with both of them releasing 3 each. I had decided before the trip that I was going along for the fun and to watch the boys and help them experience their 1st trip to Costa Rica, so I never touched a rod. I prefer light tackle and fly, now the boys are already trying to figure out how they can make another trip and land those Pacific sailfish on light tackle, I am sure I can make that happen again, as my wife fully enjoyed the trip and has already mentioned she is ready to go again !! Sounds like we will all be going again.

The food is always excellent, you have to at least make the El Gran Escape and El Avion, although I have not had a bad meal ever in Quepos.

Our return to San Jose was great and our flight back to Houston was On Time!!

We certianly look forward to fishing the Frenzy again.

What a great Spring Break the boys along with Mom and Dad had!!!!!


Hey Bret thanks for the report and congrats to Colton and Carson on their fish. Nice photos too!

As we head towards the end of the school year and folks start to make their plans for the summer I always encourage people to come to Quepos. There is plenty to do and the fishing is still good through about the end of July when it starts to rain too much. Contact Willy for your reservations and come on down in the summertime as the FRENZY continues ...


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spring Break FRENZY 2009 - Day Eight

Well it has been a fun week with the kids. As we expected they all had a great time in Costa Rica. As the blog posts reported, they got to do the canopy tour, catch sailfish and roosterfish on the FRENZY, ride jetskis, eat Lizbeth's fabulous guacamole, see boas, monkeys and parrots at the house and, most importantly, hang out in the pool and just chill! This week shows what Costa Rica is all about, having fun enjoying the beautiful country. Sure I go to pursue my favorite sport, fishing, but it sure is fun to spend a day doing a canopy tour with my family and friends. There are just so many fun things to do that you just can't do them all in a week.

The best thing about the week is that Jenny and I survived a week with 12 teenagers!

The fishing continues to be good in Quepos. We have a few open days in April so give Willy a call 'cause the FRENZY continues ...


Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring Break FRENZY 2009 - Day Seven

I was greeted on the dock today by a fellow that heard we had a dozen teenagers at the house this week. He asked me if my hair had turned gray so I took off my hat! He said "Hmm!, Looks like they have turned a few hairs gray." I said "yes but not loose yet!"

Well it was back to the deep water, like 1500 feet deep, off the edge of the Furuno Bank chasing billfish today with Joseph and Bosie. Starting shallow we immediately picked up a pair of sails. Then we followed some rips out to 1500 feet where we saw a couple of free jumping sails but had not bites. There is still plenty of bait up on the Furuno so we headed back into shallower water (250 ft), caught some live bonito and slow trolled them for awhile. We caught another sail on the bonita then headed back in after another wonderful day offshore.

Now we're headed to Kapi Kapi for our last dinner together in Costa Rica!

Tomorrow we load up and head back to San Jose as our Spring Break FRENZY starts to wind down...


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring Break FRENZY 2009 - Day Six

It was a day of roosterfish again. This time I was out with Joseph and his crew of Bosie, Emily and Mary. The first hour we caught sardines for live bait then headed down to my favorite roosterfishing hole in Dominical. The tide was low, which I like for roosterfishing, and we were rewarded with 3 nice roosterfish by 10:30 am. Emily and Bosie caught their first roosters and Joseph caught one as well.

By 11 the girls were thinking about lunch by the pool so we took them back to Quepos and headed back out for a few hours around the rocks near Manuel Antonio. Bosie and I both caught nice roosters in the afternoon. For the day we released 6 and missed a few bites as well.

Tomorrow I am taking Joseph and Bosie back to the deep water to chase billfish while the girls go to the park to jet ski. All this as the Spring Break FRENZY continues ...!