The Latest Fishing Update From Costa Rica - The Fisherman

The Latest Fishing Update From Costa Rica

A big hello to all our friends in the North East from here at the Marina Pez Vela in Costa Rica, the land of Pura Vida.   Marina Pez Vela in the Quepos & Manuel Antonio area is the perfect year round destination for you to get away from it all and enjoy some world class tropical fishing in a lush rainforest and Pacific Ocean setting.

December to April is our dry season here on the Pacific Coast and provides the most consistent fishing with calm, clear waters, very little rain and abundant bait fish inshore with predators hot on their heels.   The seasonal rains are slowly starting to creep in, this does not mean that the great fishing will stop but the small drop in water temperatures and our transition from dry to wet season brings with it some excellent fishing opportunities.


The past few weeks have offered some simply phenomenal Roosterfish fishing along the rocks, islands and rivermouths both north and south of Quepos.   Inshore charters take place either on half days with fishing 5-15 miles from the Marina and on full trip days we often venture up to 30 miles up or down the coastline to some excellent Roosterfish grounds.


There have been lots of Roosterfish in the 15-25lb category in recent weeks.  The Inshore superpanga CHLOE FRIJOLE caught a 60lb+ Roosterfish last week, a true TROPHY & fish of a lifetime for the lucky Angler.   Aboard my boat GOOD DAY we have caught some stunning Roosterfish up to 40lbs in the past couple of weeks including some frantic top water fishing for schooling Roosters feeding on schools of blue runners, providing some simply epic action.   I guarantee that watching a Roosterfish hunt schooling baitfish with their infamous comb/dorsal fin out of the water is sure to get your heart racing!


Amberjacks, Snappers, Snook, Corvina, Pompanos, Jacks & Mackerel have all been running well this past few weeks and this bite looks set to continue through April.


Offshore, April is an excellent time for Sailfish & some solid bites have been popping up with boats recording 20-30+ bites in a day when they find the fish but some long 40-50 mile runs have been required to get on numbers of fish in recent weeks.  Hopefully they will come a bit closer in the 20-30 miles range that is normal for this time of year.


The peak Blue Marlin season at our Offshore FADS & SEAMOUNTS is just around the corner with large Sportfishers that are geared up for multi day trips, focusing on this fishery from May to November.  Trips take place from 2 to 5 nights at sea with the the FADS & SEAMOUNTS at a range of 60-120 miles offshore.   This is undoubtably the best Blue Marlin fishery on the planet with regular shots at upwards of 10 Blue Marlin per day, plus Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado, Striped Marlin.  Boats release upwards of 20-30 Marlin per day on occasion, numbers that are often hard to believe, but these are not fishermans tales, they continue to happen again and again.  There are some excellent 40-60’ boats in the Marina Pez Vela fleet such as Hog Wild, Pacific Fly, Pelagic, The Hooker all focusing on these Offshore Marlin trips.  Simply contact me for more details or to set up a trip.


Hope to see you down here in Costa Rica soon & until next time,  tights lines!

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Report Provided by

Benn Gilmour

Jackpot Sport Fishing

Marina Pez Vela – Quepos

Cell +506 8458 4997

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