My first move to costa rica was 98-2002. I never saw or caught wsb in those 3 lagoons before moving to costa rica. Putting in 1000s of days total as a grom and as a young adult. When I moved back to SD from 2003-2007. I saw and caught decent size juvenile wsb in all 3 of those lagoons on smelt.
I then started catching juveniles on gulp sand worm from the beach. On 4lb line. In Del Mar. 2007
Costa Rica 98-2002. Never saw or heard a single scarlet macaw parrot where I live. Yet the beach is full of almond trees which they enjoy eating. Moved back in 2007. While I was away SD fishing a relocation program was started. There are now scarlet macaw parrots in my yard and at my business in the trees. They mate for life