In this Sport Fishing video, Dan Hernandez shows you how to catch sail fish in Costa Rica.
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We got this one on a ballyhoo. Came up on the lure and for some reason they wouldn’t eat the lure as they came up. And this one, there's about 2-3 fish down there, this one came up, ate it. And then I swung on it, I actually missed it. But then the skipper said put it back and free spool. Put it back in free spool. And it came back up and ate it and ran with it for a while. And then I was able to go ahead and get him. So, still early in the fight, just hooked the fish about 10 seconds ago. Starting to get back my line. We have 50 pound test super silver thread, Shakespeare acoustic tiger rod, four out size reel. And we're stand up fishing here, bare foot. Here comes Reid. He's staying up on the surface. There he is, there he is. He’s going to jump, he's going to jump. Oh, beautiful. What we're doing now is just keep him perch on the fish. Trying to keep the rods stiff up. Because it’s so deep here, we're in thousands of feet of water, we don’t have to worry about the fish cutting us off. So we just let the fish jump if he wants to jump. We got a crew member out here, he's ready to grab the fish when we can get to that point. And as usual, we’ll be just releasing this fish today. Especially sail fish, you always want to release sail fish. Alright, here he comes. Right here. Sail fish, right? Yeah, beautiful sail fish. Beautiful sail fish. Alright, man. Thanks. Thanks a lot Haynard. It’s a beautiful sail fish. This is what we came to get. Showed you the fish earlier, this is the classic for Costa Rica. Let's go ahead and release this baby. Here we go. Alright, man. Thanks a lot. It’s great. We got this one in the ballyhoo. We had her an hour ago on the outside. Fish came across, slap at it. Came back again and knock it off the rigger. Then on the third time it came back and actually ate the bait, swallowed it. Got it on there good. Oh, nice jumping fish. Beautiful jumping fish. I got the lines tight. Look at that, just jumping circles. Jumping some more. It’s real important to always keep the line tight. Especially if you got fish like this that jumps so much. You just have to really keep it tight. So you can get a variety of fishing here. Its great fishing. You can fish the reef and go for the pargos. You can fish the beach and go for the roosters and the jack and stuff. And the guys have been seeing wahoo over at the reef. But the classic fish, when you talk about Costa Rica, is got to be the sail fish. That’s what I really wanted to get. We got one earlier today. And about 30 minutes later, we're looking at number two right here. So this is great. Oh, beautiful. Last effort. We got this guy. We got the leader right here. We’re going to turn him in, we'll just cut the line. But since we're down here in Costa Rica, what we want to do is go ahead and pull the hook out of the fish and let the fish swim away safely. And we're seconds away from that. You got the hook out?