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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
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March 9th , 2016

WHERE DO WE BEGINE TALKINGT ABOUT COSTA RICA FISHING

LOS SUENOS TRIPLE CROWN 2016  January 20th -23rd 2016
Leg 1 of the 2016 Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown achieved a phenomenal 1,961 billfish
releases with a fish to boat ratio of 45:1 by 44 participating teams.

Leg 2 February 24th - 27th 2016
2,754 billfish released during the Second Leg of the 2016 Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown
by 43 teams 12 years of tournament records shattered! It was an epic three days at
Los Sueños Resort Marina, located at Playa Herradura on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast.
During the second leg of the third annual Los

Leg 3 March 30th - April 2nd  206

Now our locals
Tamarindo/Flamingo
Capt. Skeet .. Slow pickins’ in Flamingo. Two sails and a mahi in two days.
Wet A .. Fun family day on the Wet A II. We released three sails but lost a
on the wahoo and another sail. We love young anglers learning how to fish!
Capt. Carlos .. 4 sails and a 35lb Cubera snapper

Los Suenos
Mr. Tanner fishing on the Alpha Brava with Capt. Johan ..  18/23 sails
Capt. Greg 38ft Maverick ..20 tuna
Capt. Chin 31ft center console : day 1  3 sails .. day 2 .. 2 sails both half days
Capt. Fernanda 28ft.center console : day 1 .. 3 sails , day 2 ..30 grouper 1/2 day .. day 3, 4 sails .. day 4,8 sails

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Feb 22nd , 2016

Just a quick report before working as an observer for the Los Suenos Triple Crown 2016
Tournament in Los Suenos Marina

Carrillo :
WA 31ft Bertram
Day 1 - Another great day out of Carrillo. Six sails released
day 2 - Sailfish and yellowfin again today. Three of each.

Flamingo :
WA 31ft Bertram
day 1 - Happy anglers today. Released two sails and boated three yellowfin and a dorado.
day 2 - Escaped the 30 knot wind gusts of Flamingo and fished 40 miles south.
Released 7 sails and boated a baby mahi for dinner

Capt. Bernie , Convertible 42 ft Bertram
day 1 - Today on was the first day of Marlin University. We had a good start releasing 9 sailfish.
day 2 - We released 19 sailfish on the Bertram on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Los Suenos Marina Herradura :
Capt.Carlos 32ft ( usually in Flamingo )
day 1 - 5/8 sails .. little rough this day
day 2 - 8 sails  , caught 10 yellow fin 15-25 lbs

Capt. Richard 31ft Sport fisher ( usually in Flamingo )

day 1 - raised 25 sails , 20 bites
day 2 - 4/5 sails 1 blue marlin

Capt. Brent Sportsman
49 bites today

Capt. Chris 46ft Viking
7/17 raised 22

Capt. Tom
day 1 - 6/8 sail
day 2 - 12/13 sails

OK , for all you fishing people out there wanting to know how fishing is this time of year

The Los Suenos Triple Crown Billfish Tournament leg 2 kicks off with the Capt/Observer sigh in and
party starts Wens Observers meeting every day at 5 an at the Hook Up bar in Los Suenos , on the boats
at 5:30 am returning around 6pm everyday .. 1st leg was in Jan with 44 boats and over 1950 billfish
if anyone  want to get up dates on the tournament .. go to Google and put in Los Suenos Triple Crown 2106
qnd you will get a boat by boat up date .. since 2 yrs ago the we have been breaking records , more and more
people are coming down for some great fishing .

2/16/16

Feb 16th , 2016

Well its a little rough up in the Tamarindo/Flamingo area due to the papagayo wind
but still have a few good catches up there .
Wet Sportfishing , 31ft Flybrige Bertram .. released 7 sails and a baby Mahi
Capt.Skeet W .. Yesterday on the Wacker we caught a big blue marlin, 6 sailfish and a nice mahi for dinner
Capt.Steve ,xpress 36 ft  ..  4/7 sails  6 grouper
Capt.Jon , 28ft Shamrock .. 7/7 sails missed a blue

Los Suenos Marina
G Fisher 31ft Sportfisher
1st day raised 25 sails , 20 bites
2nd day  4/5 sails , 1 blue

O Fla 45ft Carolina
1st day 15 sail .. South East
2nd day  9 sails 1 blue

Capt.Carl , 32ft Express
1st day 8 sails .. 10 yellowfin tuna 15-25 lbs
2nd day 7/9 sails
3rd day 7/10 sails

Capt. Chee , 31ft center console
1st day 4 sails
2nd day 8/10 sails
3rd day 4 sails 1 blue 22 miles out

Capt.Cris , 46ft Viking
1st day 7/12 sails  5 Bonita
2nd day 5/9 sails

Capt.Tom , 36ft Custom Express
1st day 6/10 sails
2nd day 11/14 sails

Capt.Mel , 35ft
1st day 7/12 sails .. craters
2nd day 9/10 sails .. same place

Capt.Jack , 36ft Hatteras
1st day 7/9 sails .. little choppy , everyone was chumming the waters
2nd day 5/6 sails
3rd day 7/7 sails

Capt.Bill, 35ft Flybridge
1st day 6/8 sails 1 350lb blue
2nd day 5/9 sails

Capt. Jorge 28ft center console
1st day 5/8 snook , 1 rooster
2nd day 10 grouper , 1 rooster

Capt.Mike , 34ft L&H walk around
3 roosters , 1 DAMM bird

Jan 6th , 2016

Quepos Billfish Cup .. Big Game Costa Rica

The WINNERS are …… Fish Tank  Siesta Key Florida

Final Day 3                                  S      M    Day        Total

Fish Tank                                    16     0    1600        6200
Caliente                                          9     0     900        5400
Tranquilo                                       6     0     600        3900
Fuujin                                           14     0    1400        3700
Bill Fish                                          8     0     800        3200
Rum Runner                                 8     0     800         2800
Penny Perfect                                6     0     600        2200
Hook&Bull                                     1     1      600        1900
Top Notch                                      3     0     300        1800
Simpatica                                       2     0     200        1700
Aventura                                        2     0     200        1700
Dream Girl                                    3     0     300        1600
Porto Fino                                     4     0     400        1500
Jessica Dawn                                0     0       0            400

Jan 5th , 2016

Quepos Billfish Cup .. Big Game Costa Rica

Day 2                    Sail         Marlin       Total

Fish Tank              18               0           1800
Caliente                 10               1            1500
Tranquilo              14               0           1400
BillFish                  16               0           1600
Fuujin                      9               0            900
Rum Runner        13               0           1300
Penny Perfect        5               0             500
Top Notch              7               0             700
Simpatica               7               0             700
Adventura              8               0            800
Hook&Bull             1               0             100
Dream Girl            5               0             500
Porto Fino             7               0             700

Jan 4th , 2016

  Quepos Billfish Cup .. Big Game Costa Rica

Day 1                        Sail  .. Marlin .. Total
Caliente                    30       0             3000
Fish Tank                 27       0              2700
Tranquilo                 14        1              1900
Fuujin                       13        0             1300
Hook&Bull               12        0             1200
Penny Perfect          11         0             1100
Simpatica                  8         0              800
Dream Girl                8         0              800
Billfish                        8         0             800
Top Notch                  8         0             800
Rum Runner              7         0             700
Adventura                   6        0             600
Porto Fino                   4        0             400
Jessica Dawn              3        0             300

Jan 30th , 2016

The month of Jan started off a new and great season , as some of you know we had the Los Suenos Triple crown bill fish tournament

Check out the Press Release for Leg 1 of the Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown, presented by Chantilly Air! Follow the link and click on 2016 Leg 1: 1,961 releases.

Starting up North in Tamarindo/Flamingo

Capt. Carlos.. As for the fishing, I have been fishing the past 2 weeks now and it has been pretty good out here, water temperature is good (82F-85F) water is nice and blue and lost of bait around ( mostly flying fish and squids), average raised sails a per day are in the 6-10, but I have gad days off over 20 raised sails per day, we have also been catching some blue marlin, in the past 2 weeks  we have been able to released 3 blues in the 300 pound range and have raised over 8, we also landed a dorado on sunday and a couple wahoos the past weeks, haven’t found any yellowfin tuna lately but who knows, as you know things can turn over night.
Capt. Skeet .. Jan 22nd George told me that he wanted to go marlin fishing so we did. We caught 2 blue marlin, a 48# wahoo, a nice tuna and reeled the lures and teasers away from 6 sailfish that were bothering us. Out again tomorrow.
Jan 23rd , I tried to get George back out to where he caught 2 marlin yesterday but the winds were very persistent all day long.
Jan 28th , Yesterday on the Bush we released 6 sailfish, in calm water for a nice change

Jaco/Los Suenos / Herradura

We had a few boats go out the other day out of Los Suenos

Capt. Johnny ..  12/15 sails
Capt. Paul .. 8/11 sails
Capt. Manny .. 12 grouper bottom fishing .. 2 sails trolling
Capt.Chino .. 1st day , 9 sails .. 2nd day , 12 sails
Scatterbrain went 25/38 only 22 miles 2 days ago , right out front before the corner.
Capt.Mitch 14/17 sails

Marina Pez Vela Quepos

Felipe .. 7/8 sails .. 4 jacks
Skip .. 1st day , 7/10 sail .. day 2 , 6/6 sails , day 3 , 9/11 sails missed a blue
Capt. Roy .. inshore snook fishing . 1st day 6 snook , 2nd day 8 snook , 4 snapper
Steve .. 1st day 8/10 sails 2nd day 6/9 sails

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Los Suenos Triple Crown Bill Fish Tournament ..  January 20-23, 2016 // February 24-27, 2016 // March 30-April 2, 2016

33ft Contender … 5 max
$1350.00 fullday
$ 950.00 halfday
fighting chair,Shimano reels .. twin 4 stroke 250 Yamahas

1/20/16

Good morning all

Today is the kick-off of the Los Suenos Triple Crown Bill Fish Tournament ..
January 20-23, 2016 // February 24-27, 2016 // March 30-April 2, 2016

Here are some reports from the boats in the tourney and some of ours as well

Los Suenos Marina
Miss B- 18/25 sails today and a Panthers win! I it doesn’t get much better!
Epic 1/18 released 13 sailfish from 18-20 bites, kept 3 yellowfin tuna for dinner, fun fishing !
Capt. Mel - Craig Lott & Tammera Lott hooked up on their 1st double of the day, Released 8 sails, 2 doubles and a triple
Capt. Jorge - Jorge .. 15 grouper
Gapt. Gary - Raise 28 Sails, Catch 15 from 26 bites. Nice practice day.
Crappy morning, found a good bite late. Raised 31, 24 bites, catch 16 sails in 4 hours. Nother day tomorrow!

Marina Pez Vela Quepos
Capt.Skip -  6/10 sails
12/17 sails
9/14 sails  1 blue
Capt.Steve - 9/10 sails
12/12 sails
Capt.Roy - 6 sweet snook inshore
10 snook      inshore
Capt.Johnny - 12 grouper
10 grouper

Tamarindo/Flamingo -
Wet II  - We got off to a slow start in Carrillo but made up for it on day three with 15/18 sails released

Wetll Released 3-6 Sailfish - Flamingo
Capt.Carlos -  12/16 sails 1 blue
10/12 sails
11/16 sails missed a blue
Capt.Steve -   6/8 sails

Jan 15th improved a little, releasing 5 sailfish on the BW. Nice weather and nice clients again. We even had some
pilot whales entertain us for a little while in between bites.
Yesterday on the BW we endured 20-30 knot winds all day but still managed to catch 9 sailfish

Jan 7th , 2016

Out with the old and in with the new , lets start off with the old .. fishing is getting hotter then the weather , we have reports from the Caribbean - Guanacaste -Flamingo/Tamarindo - Los Suenos - Marina Pez Vela ..

Capt. Eddie .. 3 sails 1 marlin 2 dorado
Capt. Carlos reports catching 10 and more sails a day .. a few blue marlin
Capt. Richard in Flamingo reports  raising an average of 7 sailfish per day and an occasional marlin.  Some dorado being caught.
Capt. Steve  ave the same 10-15 sails some dorado

Los Sueno

Capt. Bill reports .. 350 marlin 4 sailfish
Capt. Brent ..  Yesterday 25 bites did not get out until 10:00am day before 31 good fishing now
Capt. Tom .. Fishing has been good around 10 to 15 sails a day and lots of tuna, todays ago we caught about 1000lbs of tuna.
Capt G .. 10 sails .. 2 blue .. 2 dorado and 4 tuna

Marina Pez Vela

Capt, Skip .. 7 sails 3 dorado
Capt, John inshore .. 1st day .. 6 snook .. 2 rooster

Bottom fishing .. 2nd day .. 8 grouper

offsore  .. 3rd day .. 4 sails 2 dorado

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2016 Los Suenos Triple Crown  Jan 20th - 23rd .. Feb 24th - 27th .. March 30 - April 2nd

Marina Pez Vela

“31 foot Custom”

$950 ˝ day - $1250 full day Palm beach style boat, Single engine 330hp, cruises at 18\20 knots. Very good boat for inshore fishing and offshore , very comfortable for 4 people , max 5 people. Full bathroom.

12/19/15

Merry Christmas to all of you from CRFR

We have some good reports from charters in the River Colorado , Flamingo , Los Suenos Marina and Marina Pez Vela

We want to congratulate Capt. Carlos for coming in 2nd place out of 10 boats in a tournament in the Flamingo area

1st day .. 5 sails .. 1 blue .. 2nd day 3/5 sails .. 3 tuna

Flamingo ..

Capt. Steve .. 3 sails  .. 4 dorado and raised a blue
Capt. Skeet .. 5 sails full day out

CARIBBEAN ..

Capt. Eddie ,23 ft :River Colorado .. 2 tarpon

Los Suenos ..

Capt. Chris 46ft Viking .. 8 mackerel .. 5 jacks .. 4 sails
Team CR Primo .. 2 corvinas .. 4 mackerel .. 1 rooster .. 4 snapper ans 1 jack
Capt. Gary W .. 7 sails and 1 tuna
Capt. Mitch  45ft Carolina .. 1 st. day  4/7 sail 2 dorado .. 2nd day  7/7 sail .. 1 dorado  and 1 blue

Capt. Felipe .. 31ft - Today ..raised 9 sails , hooked 5 , released 1

Marina Pez Vela ..

Capt. Skip ..  4/6 sails .. 2 dorado
Capt. Roy inshore .. 5 snook ..  half day

Los Suenos Triple Crown ..   2016

Jan 20th - 23rd .. Feb 24th - 27th .. March 30th - April 2nd

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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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