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Welcome to Costa Rica,

Costa Rica has some of the best Sport Fishing in the world. The Pacific side has incredible fishing for Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Snapper, and more. The Caribbean side and Northern regions of Costa Rica are famous for big Tarpon and big Snook

Costa Rica Fishing Report is located in Jaco Beach on the Central Pacific Coast. The majority of our charter boats and vacation rentals are located in the Los Suenos Resort, Jaco Beach, Hermosa Beach, Quepos & Manuel Antonio area.

We also have a growing list of quality charter boats and vacation rentals available if you are traveling to Flamingo Beach, Tamarindo, Samara, Carillo, Drake Bay, Mata Palo, Puerto Jimenez and Golfito.

If you want BIG Tarpon and BIG Snook we fish with the best Tarpon fishing lodges in Barra del Colorado, Rio Colorado, Tortugero, Rio Parisima., Rio Frio, Cano Negro, Lake Nicragua and the San Juan River.

Give us a call or send us an e-mail if you have any questions about charter boats and vacation rentals or if you need a “live” fishing report.

Thanks for your time,

Jerry “bubba” Hallstrom
Costa Rica Fishing Report
841-5109 in Costa Rica
1-800-9SAILFISH in the USA

 


7/29/15

Well looks like the Marlin bite is on in the Tamarindo area

Capt. Skeet had an awesome week with his clients ..

Nice work Capt Skeet and Crew  releasing 2 Blue Marlin and 3 Sailfish. Flamingo, CR.

with my same angler that only wants blue marlin…… we went 3-3 on blue marlin. He has
decided that after catching 6 blue marlin in 2 1/2 days that we will try it again tomorrow.

Yesterday on with Skeet we ended up releasing 3 sailfish and boating 3 yellow fin tuna.

Another day with Skeet ..     caught a GRAND SLAM consisting of 1 blue marlin, 1 striped marlin and 4 sailfish. Out again tomorrow.

Jaco / Los Sunos : Capt. Gregg P ..reports…4 for 7 sailfish…we caught a nice mahi-mahi…and jumped off a blue marlin. The fishing seems
to have improved a bit. Water temp 84.3 as opposed to the 88 degree water last week.Pura Vida!

Capt Chee : 31 ft center console full day offshore .. 4 sails 3 dorados

31ft did a half day and went bottom fishing .. 12 grouper

The fads with Capt. James : Just got back from our 3rd fads trips of the season had on awesome trip raised
41 blue marlin had 17 bites on the the fly catch 4

Marina Pez Vela : Capt. Rey

28ft center console .. inshore half day .. 3/4 on roosters .. 7 jacks and 3 reds

28ft 2nd day full off shore .. 2 sails .. 4/4 dorado

This little sweet thing is a great charter .. Tamarindo / Flamingo

32 Foot Express

$800 1/2 DAY / $1250 FULL DAY Twin caterpillar 385HP, cabin with toilet, fresh water, refrigerator, microwave, sofa bed and dinning table, this boat was re-done December 2014.

**$50 Transportation charge. Staying at the RIU hotel? We will bring the boat there and pick you up right at the beach. Staying at JW marriott, we will pick you up at the hotel lobby by car and bring you to Flamingo. Then when we’re done we will drive you back.

7/2/15

Here’s an update on several boats from Papagayo to Quepos ..
Papagayo ..  Capt G went off shore for a full day , 3 sail .. 3 dorado , 2nd boat went for
a half day 2 dorado and 2 tuna
Tamarindo .. Capt Steve on his 36ft express , was 6/7 sail , 3 dorado and missed a nice Blue
Los Suenos ..

Brent took the family out on the 45ft , 4/6 sails .. 3 grouper and 5 small dorado. Did some bottom fishing and caught some grouper , jacks and snappers .
Gringo was 3/5 sails , 4 dorado and Foxy was 2/4 sails and 4 dorado
Chin 2 , 31ft center console also did some bottom fishing and ended up 6 grouper , 4 snapper and 3 jacks ..
Don’t forget to check our lists of boats on the right hand side of our webpage , check the area that you will be staying .

Check out this boat in the Jaco’ area , good for 5 anglers at a great price

31 ft Center Console

$500 half day - $775 full day

Local captain speaks English, 10 plus years experience, 24 knot cruise, Shimano and Penn tackle, full electronics, porta potti. Herradura Bay

“45 Foot Custom”
$2200 full day

Powered by two MAN 1250 Hp diesels 2 Onam 21Kw generators, 160 gal/hr water maker, 250 gallon water tank, 1700 gallon fuel,
25 Knots cruising, 38 top speed, Furuno 25 kw Radar, Salon with 40′ Sony Satellite Tv/dvd, full size refrigerator, convection oven.
3 staterooms, 2 queen beds and 1 bunkroom with twin beds with 3 full bathrooms, 6 A/C units, Fully enclosed air conditioned bridge.

6/21/15

 Tamarindo .. 6 clients went for 3 different days fishing charter:
On day one they had a slow morning, but then they caught fish the rest of the day, tuna, dorado, snapper.

On day two they were feeling a bit beat and came in early, although they also caught some dorado for dinner and lunch the final day.

On the last day they caught a nice roosterfish, some dorado, and, even though they were fishing on the shoreline in shallow water, caught 1 out of about 4 sailfish.

Papagayo
Capt. G and our clients went for 3/7 sail fish close to in shore
6 snook and a rooster .. 2nd day they did some bottom fishing and caught some nice grouper

Flamingo area ..
Capt . Skeet
1 sailfish and 2 mahi on the Bushwacker yesterday. Slow.
We released 6 sailfish and raised 1 marlin today
Nice work Capt Skeet Warren and Crew releasing 6 Sailfish

Los Suenos marina
Capt. Greg P
Well..the blue marlin were smiling on the Amigos today. Unfortunately the fishing was better than the catching. We raised 3 trolling …had 2 bites…hooked both….caught one over 400lbs, pulled the hook on another of the same size. All came to the squid chains. The third was very aggressive but never switched to the bait. Had 2 other bites live baiting… missed one, and pulled the hook on a NICE one. Pretty day at sea. Sweet boat. Pura Vida!

Quepos
Well there doing all they can for TAG and Release . Georgia Lenard and Tanner took a little fishing trip to relax
and caught some nice snook , Georgia tagged one and released it .. its something that Marina Pez Vela ( Carter ) and Grey Taxidermy
Bill Dobbelear and CR Primo are supporting .. nice pic of Georgie with a Tag and Release .. Happy Fathers day to all

6/21/2015

6/11/2015

We have some good fishing reports from up North towards Papagayo , Tamarindo and Flamingo area , The Presidential Challenge
had a small tournament and lot of marlin being caught .. There small fleet released 20 blue marlin and 17 sailfish during the 2015 competition . Our good buddy and Capt Skeet has been treating his clients very well , 3 lady anglers releasing 2 Blue Marlin, 2 Sailfish, and pulling the hook on a Striped Marlin and catching a Mahi , we had a family of 4 .. Mom and JD took there 2 kids ages 9 and 7 and caught 4 dorado and 1 rooster .. down here in the Los Suenos / Jaco area we had 2 boats go out   5 dorado 1 sail and on the way in towards shore a nice size rooster , our other Capt reported  3 dorado and  3 snapper .. rain holding off in the day time to get some fishing time in ..

We are located in the Southern Pacific side of Costa Rica and some of the boats we chart erare in Los Suenos Marina and Heradurra Bay .. and we are 1 1/2 hrs from the San Jose’ airport .
On the right hand side of our webpage you will see our boats for charters in different parts of Costa Rica ,
click on the dark area where you will be to see the boats , price and info .

6/11/2015

5/27/2015

We had a few boats go out with there clients and had some good days .. our 1st 43. ft with Capt Mic had 6/11 sails and 10 yellowfin tuna and 2 dorado ..2nd 46ft caught a nice blue and 5 tuna , we also had (2) of our 28ft go out 3 times this week , fist was a half day and caught a rooster and 4 jacks .. our other 28ft was a full day 3/6 on sails 2 dorado .. in shore the 2nd trip 2 rooster and then they wanted to go snorkeling on Tortuga island after a full day on the 43ft 2 days before .. we also have a report up in the Papagayo area catching big dorado, jacks and roosterfish fishing inshore.  we try and set all our clients up for what they want , but we don’t do spear fishing .. and PLEASE remember while fishing in Costa Rica .. All Bill fish are Catch N Release . Please visit our webpage .. all our boats we charter out are on the right hand side of the page , look for the area you will be fishing in and click on the dark area once and you will see a picture , price and info on the boats .. Papagayo is having a tournament this coming week , so we are looking forward of hearing some good reports . Pura Vida Costa Rica

5/27/2015

5/4/15

We had a cple of boats go out this week and sent us a report , don’t forget we are located on the Southern Pacific of Costa Rica .. Los Suenos marina and marina Pez Vela breaking all records here for sail fish , we had (2) 28ft center consoles go out this week .. Capt Eddie and his crew went out and caught 15 grouper and 1 Rooster , Johnny did a little in shore getting a nice count of 6 snook  and 3 corbinas down Quepos way .. our 34 Topaz also had another great few days .. on day one caught 9 sail .. 3 dorado missed a blue on day 2 they had another great day , 14/20 on sails 2 dorado and a blue.

5/4/15

4/29/15

Just wanted everybody to know the sailfish season in Los Sueños Costa Rica is still going strong 30 plus bites a day with Capt B , over the weekend Capt Howard had 24 for 41 on sails and 2 dorados next day out 12 sails 1 striped and a dorado .. Capt Dave M .. 30 for 50+ bites on Sails and a nice Blue Marlin , 2 days before  14 for 25 and miss a Blue Marlin .. we had 2 of our 28ft center consoles go out and 1 full day 6 sails 1 dorado .. half day , 5 snook  1 Rooster on the 26th of this week 14 for 25 and miss a Blue Marlin ..

4/29/15

4/24/15

April 15, 2015, QUEPOS, Costa Rica. — The fleet of 67 international teams from 28 countries charged out of Marina Pez Vela under picture perfect conditions yesterday, April 14,th for day two of the 16th Annual Offshore World Championship tournament. The end result was a new single day tournament record with 940 sailfish, 1 black marlin and one striped marlin being released.The white hot bite continued from day one with several teams recording multiple double and triple hook-ups during the day. Team Torneio de Peixes de Bico, Brazil, caught-and-released 30 sailfish and weighed a 28 pound wahoo to claim the top team spot for day two with 6,028 points. The Championship Anglers are mainly targeting sailfish worth 200-points per release but should they encounter and best a blue black or striped marlin  they will earn 500 points per release.

4/24/15

4/24/15

The two coastlines of Costa Rica are blessed with abundant marine life, excellent weather, and
very nice people who are eager to teach newcomers to the world of deep sea fishing the wonders of going offshore. First-timers who want to learn more about deep sea fishing should plan a trip to Costa Rica for the purpose of becoming acquainted with this recreational activity. To this effect, the following press release from NewsUSA has features some good advice:

(NewsUSA) – For a truly unique vacation experience, try deep sea fishing in one of the world’s best areas for the sport — Costa Rica.

Costa Rica offers one of the healthiest fisheries in the world, where 20-fish days are not uncommon, and fish simply don’t come in small sizes. Los Sueños Marina, which is home to an extensive charter fleet certified by the Costa Rican Ministry of Tourism, reports that dorado average 40 pounds, and yellowfin tuna often push past the 300-pound mark. Other fish, including wahoo, roosterfish and snapper, as well as sailfish and marlin, also call the coast of Costa Rica home.

The good fishing might explain Costa Rica’s ranking as one of the happiest places on earth. Vacations and sportfishing at Los Sueños Resort and Marina can be accommodated by CRFR (Costa Rica Fishing Report), a tourism group that has 8 years planning fishing charters with boats ranging from 26 feet to 65 feet. Want in on the action? Costa Rica Fishing Report offers the following tips for first-timers:

Look for an experienced deep sea fishing charter. A qualified deep sea fishing boat will take you to the best fishing spots and provide the correct bait for the fish that you want to catch. Fishing licenses are required each year and do not cost much.
All good boats practice catch and release on all bill fish to ensure good fishing to the future generations. There are restaurants that will cook your catch when you bring in Mahi Mahi or Tuna. There are also chefs who will cook your catch in the privacy of your accommodation.
Guard against seasickness. Even if you’re fishing in Costa Rica, which is known for its gentle, smooth waters, you might get disoriented on the boat. If you get sick, stay above deck and concentrate on the horizon line. Avoid strong smells, like that of the bait, until the nausea passes. Taking motion sickness medication ( benadryl ) before you board can help you avoid the issue altogether.
Come prepared. Bring sunglasses and a hat or visor. Be sure to drink plenty of water while on the boat. Don’t forget sunscreen; even if you stay in the shade, the glare off the water can give you sunburn. And don’t forget to bring your camera. After all, you’ll want photographic proof of your big catch!

Costa Rica Fishing Report 8835-3334 in Costa Rica 1-800-9SAILFISH in the USA
or 1-800-506-9694
Let the phone ring 10 times. We are there. It’s takes a few rings to make it to Costa Rica.

 

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Well right now we don’t have too many charter boats in Los Suenos Marina right now due to the
OWC tournament in Pez Vela Marnia in Quepos with A fleet of 67 international teams from 28 countries .. but we did have a few that stayed behind to take care of our clients , on the 43ft custom they had 17/22 on sails with 3 dorado .. on the 35 ft express they where 12/15 on sails .. on the 31ft center console 7/9 on sails , we had a 28ft center console did some bottom fishing with 10 grouper and a few snapper all in all the clients had a great time and for some was there 1st time going off shore fishing

4/15/15


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BIRD WATCHING: Basically everywhere but specific tours are available for the serious Bird lover.
BUNGEE JUMPING: Available at several places – lots of fun, a little scary.
CANOPY TOURS: Available all over Costa Rica. Everyone loves the Canopy Tours.
CASINO / NIGHTLIFE: Casinos and Nightlife are available in most of the popular towns.
CROCODILE TOUR: Day Tour available in several places.


DOLPHIN / WHALE WATCHING: Dolphins are usually everywhere plus we do see the occasional whale.
HORSEBACK RIDING: Available in most places, who hasn’t wanted to ride a horse on a beach.
HOT SPRINGS / SPA: Available only in a few places, the best in romantic and relaxing getaways.
KAYAKING: Available in several places, white water or ocean kayaks – cheap water fun.
LAKE FISHING: Fish for the Guapote (Central American Bass) at Lake Arenal and Lake Nicaragua, great fighters on light tackle.
MOTORCYCLE / QUAD RENTAL: Available in several places, great fun, wear your helmet.
NATIONAL PARKS: Available in most areas, great tours, see wildlife and beautiful scenery.


PARAGLIDING: Available in a few places…try it if you get a chance…a few moments of panic followed by the best ride of your life.
RIVER FISHING: Fly fish for Trout in the high mountain streams, fish the jungle rivers for giant Tarpon and Snook.
SHOPPING: Available everywhere, take home some souvenirs and coffee
SURF / BOOGIE BOARD: Available in the most popular towns, what the hell…give it a shot.


TURTLE WATCHING: Available only at certain times and certain places but for some the thrill of a lifetime.


VOLCANO TOUR: Available almost everywhere, good family trip.
WHITE WATER RAFTING: Scenic and serene beauty followed by wet and wild adrenalin rush.
WINDSURFING: Available at a few places, Lake Arenal is famous for its windsurfing

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