Saturday morning Dad and I were in the car by 6:15. We had an all day fishing trip ahead of us! Our boat, called the First Row, met us at Quepos Marina and after an hour boat ride we were out to sea. When we got to the spot our captain picked we found it was quite crowded. I counted over twenty boats in this one area! It turns out that when the boats first go out, they go to where the fish were last caught the day before.
The first mate managed to set 8 lines out in less than ten minutes and not long after we had a bite. I let Dad go first to show me how it's done. It took him ten minutes to bring it in and when it jumped we found out it was a sailfish. The fish was about 90 inches and looked to be 80 pounds.