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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



11/12/14Well Kate’s surprise to her husband was a 1/2 day of fishing in Costa Rica for there anniversary  , they got on there boat in Heradurra and set out for some good fishing .. they were 2/3 on dorado and caught a nice rooster .. Tommy went out with his crew and were 6/6 on sails , o/1 on blue .. all had a great time .


11/11/14Jon and Mike went out for another 1/2 day inshore in search for rooster fish that they didn’t see yesterday .. they must like fishing South of Jaco’ .. they found there rooster fish , 3/4 on rooster and 5 snook .. Sails and Marlin are still here .. Paul and his buds went out for a full day off shore and were 1\3 on Marlin and 5/7 on Sails .. good day all around .. tomorrow we have Kate and her husband , little fishing trip as an anniversary present from her to him .. we’ll see how they do tomorrow ..


11/8/14Just had a few calls from the Capts we work with .. Don and his crew went out 20 for a half/day and 1/2 on Sail .. 15 dorado .. Jon and Mike went for a half/day inshore and got 6 nice snook just South of Jaco’ .. heard them talking about having a snook out at Clarita’s later .. All the Capts I have talked to this week are having killer days  .. Marlin , Sail and Dorado offshore and plenty of snook inshore not much rooster this week but we know there out there .. Please don’t forget we Catch N Release all bill fish in Costa Rica


We had a few real good fishing reports from Capt Dave .. they went out and hit the Fads about 160 miles out .. 4 boats were out there , Dave’s boat caught 14 blues in a day 1/2 .. between the 4 boats out there was over 40 blue .. little bit further in Greg was 1 blue 6 / 9 sails .. Howie and his friends went at hit a nice honey hole with 22 dorado and 2 grouper .. our best months for fishing are not even here yet and the fish just keep on biting .. don’t forget to check out our website to see the charter boats was have .. coming on vacation , send us an email and let us make your vacation one to talk about .11/6/14


Let me start by answering some questions about fishing down here in Central Pacific Costa Rica , our Captains and mates  are the best in both Marina’s .. Los Suenos ( Heradurra ) and Marina  Pez Vela ( Quepos ). Fishing is getting better as were not to far from season and were still getting Blue Marlins a few stripe Marlin .. dorado is always a favorite catch for dinner .. But let’s not forget what happened here a few months back , an Albino White Marlin .. it was just another day of good fishing .. just getting ready to head in , when they heard that sound they been waiting for .. after a good fight , they seen something that people just talked about and no one seen , until that day .. a White Albino Marlin .. after a few pictures and a video , this beautiful sight was released , so when I say YES , we have the best fishing in Central America ..  the charter boats are being booked since the Los Suenos Triple Crown set all records of Catch N Release last year .. Jan .. Feb and March  .. don’t forget you can see the charter boats we have to offer is on the right side of our website , just click and see the rates , pictures  and info on all the boats .. send us an email and let us make your vacation something to talk about .11/02/14


We just had a good report from one of our Capts. just gave me a call and said they had a excellent day , had a double hook up of 2 blues , lost one around 350lbs but got the big boy .. nice 450 blue .. 2/2 on sails .. Come fish with the best ..


Fishing is still going strong here in Jaco’ / Heradurra Central Pacific Costa Rica area , we have boats in the beautiful  Los Suenos marnia and in Heradurra bay

Our Capts. have been fishing these waters of Costa Rica for many years , there very professional as well as the mates .. we have 4 boats out of Los Suenos fishing today,

lot of bites , 2 blue .. 3 sails .. and 8 dorado .. inshore we had one boat going down to Quepos , the boys down there REALLY  know where and how to catch them snook ,  7 really nice snook , the guys kept 5 for dinner and gave the mate’s 2 , very nice of them to share there catch with Capt. and crew ..

While visiting our website , check out the boats we have listed , we work with  boats  all over Costa Rica , if you need lodging while you down on vacation fishing with us we provide that service as well .. we want you to sit back , relax and fish … check out the photo .. yesterday’s catch of the day ..Mahi Mahi out of Quepos


Capt. B checked in tonight after a day of fishing about 30 mile out his anglers caught  1  250lb. blue marlin  …  2/3 on sails and 3 dorado .. had a few more bites of dorado but  got away . Beautiful day on the water all had a great time .. there still biting .fishing-3.jpg


Well , what a week our clients had  , they chartered 2 boats 6 on each  .. 4 days of GREAT fishing out of Los Suenos resort .. group 1 for a total .. had 4 marlin .. 18 sails .. 13 dorado and 2 ( 40 ) lb tuna .. group 2 for a total had 3 marlin 1 was a stripe .. 9 dorado .. 12 sails .. while we had some rain on the days they fished , they asked the Capts to stayed out fishing .. all were very pleased and coming back in Feb and ready to do some more great fishing .


Another good day on the water , we had a group of 4 go out today , Dan’s wife Carol caught her first fish and it was the first of 4 dorado ,  Tom and Jean caught the next 2 .. Dan had a sail on but spit the hook , then hooked the last dorado of the day . going out again Tuesday .

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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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