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Subject: How Does The Current Impact Chumming In Los Suenos?
(Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 05:51AM by Lee Byard)

costa rica current speedFresh bait does not ensure a perfect chumming session and yet Los Suenos anglers often find themselves relying purely on finely chopped hearts, livers and heads. They trust in blood trails and concentrated dispersals, certain that this will be enough.

It’s not.

While fishing in Los Suenos anglers must remember to watch the current, instead of focusing only on the chum.

Current speeds dictate the success of every chumming trip. The average Pacific wave reaches four miles per hour, ensuring a steady clockwise motion. This rate requires less chum, simply because the bait will remain within a limited area and will not float too far from the boat.

During the wet season, however, current speeds can increase in the Pacific and waves can reach up to ten miles per hour. This disturbs the chum, sending it far from the ship and reducing its effectiveness. Use more during these times to compensate.

The importance of fresh bait reigns supreme while chumming in Los Suenos. Never forget, however, to track the current as well.

Contact Costa Rica Fishing Adventures to learn more about this method. Ask us also about our accommodations and charter tours.
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