When we say that Costa Rica’s fishing season is 365 days a year, this is not a load of bull! Sure, there are peak times, like the unparalleled January-April billfish bite off the Central Pacific coast which lures anglers from around the world, plus some prestigious international billfish
tournaments. But you can catch billfish and other prized offshore and inshore gamefish – Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado, Roosterfish, Snapper – every day of the year here, including right now: the supposed ‘off-season’.
Recent tallies chalked up this week by several captains back this up. For instance, Captain Esteban Marcos on the 36ft Good Day Too out of Los Sueños Marina, released a 300lb Blue Marlin, lost a Striped Marlin after 30 minutes, and caught two Dorado and four Yellowfin Tuna about 40lbs each. Captain Juan Carlos Fallas on the 42ft Spanish Fly, also out of Los Sueños, caught four Yellowfin Tuna between 15 and 50lbs, and lost a Striped and a Blue Marlin, after having released this Striped Marlin and five Sailfish the day before.
And to show you that Los Sueños isn’t the only place in Costa Rica where the fish are biting, let’s go south, down to Crocodile Bay Lodge in Puerto Jiménez on the beautiful Osa Peninsula. Clients fishing a day inshore on one of the lodge’s boats, caught eight Roosterfish, two Snapper and two Jacks – all before 2:00 PM!
Source: Fishing News
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