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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


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

Don’t forget to check out our webpage and charters

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


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

Please don’t forget to check out our charter boats we have on our webpage

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.


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


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

“32 foot Irvin Forbes”

32 foot Irvin Forbes Express with
Captain Dave. Max 4 people.

$1350 full day

Nov 26th , 2015

Got a little run down from Capt. Bill .. 2 days ago they had 2 blue , 1 stripe and 4 sails leaving out of Los Suenos

“30 foot Express”

Express Sportfish. 4 anglers.

May thru November 2014:
Full Day (4 anglers): $1250 inshore or offshore.
Half Day: $1000 inshore. Offshore +$100.
Extra Angler: $50 (max 5 anglers).
December 2014 thru April 2015:
Full Day (4 anglers): $1350 inshore or offshore.
Half Day: $1100 inshore. Offshore +$100.
Extra Angler: $50 (max 5 anglers).
Peak Season (Dec. 24 2014 - Jan. 4 2015): +$100
Local captain, speaks English, 22 plus year experience, diesel, 20 knot cruise, Shimano and Penn tackle, full electronics, full cabin and head, Los Suenos Marina.

The BITE is back , reports from the CARIBBEAN  to Quepos

Capt Eddie B says the tarpon are still there but a little rain  has great package deal

Capt . Carlos reports fishing last week with one group 7 sails .. 3 tuna
2nd group .. 5 sails and 32 tuna
Vicky reports 35 tuna
Capt. Skeet .. 2 blue ..2 dorado .. 3 stripe and 6 sails

Los Suenos Marina
Happy birthday Capt. Dana T with his Grand Slam on his birthday and the next day a Slam , blues , stripes , sails and dorado
Capt, Jorge .. 1st day .. 4 sails .. 4 dorado .. missed 1 blue
2nd day .. 2 sails .. 6 grouper .. half day
Capt Mitch  .. 2 blue .. 4 sails

Marina Pez Vela
Capt. Skip .. 1 blue .. 4 sails and 3 dorado
Capt John .. 2 blues .. 1 stripe .. 4  sails and 1 dorado

Capt. Diego .. 2 rooster  .. 3 grouper .. 1 snook

Don’t forget how fast the charters go .. people will be calling right after Thanxgiving . Don’t forget to check out our charter boats on the right hand side of our webpage , click on the dark area once , you will see a picture , price and info on the boats .. Check out our site and go to where it says CONTACT US , click once and scroll down and fill out our questionnaire ..

Fish On

“42 Foot Convertible”                    Flamingo / Tamarindo

$1250 ˝ day - $2000 full day

American captain, 10 plus years experience, 22 knot cruise,

Penn and Shimano equipment, full electronics, good shade, air

conditioning, bathroom Flaming


Well we are getting into better weather and the water temperature is getting to where marlin ,
sail and dorado are coming back to our area .. with the holidays coming up December is the month
when better fishing starts . Come Jan- March is our busiest season .. when Los Suenos Marina has their
Triple Crown bill fish tournaments .. you know when the tournaments are here .. so are the fish and we have been
breaking records in our area .. Los Suenos and Marina Pez Vela are hot spots for marlin and sail .. we are the sail
capital of Central America .. we heard from Capt. Carlos up in Flamingo and this week there going crazy catching
sail and tuna . If you have no one to celebrate the holidays with , come on down and do some fishing.
there’s never a bad day of fishing , come on down , meet some good people and do some great fishing . We have charters
starting at $725.00 for a full day on a 28ft center console .. one of our best deals are with our 45ft Carolina for $2200.00
full day off shore . come join the fun .. Fish the beautiful country of Costa Rica

“33 Foot Express”

$900 ˝ day - $1350 full day Twin 370 HP Cummins Turbo Diesels ( 32 knots ), Cabin with full head, Garmin Gps with ultrasonic sounder, Radar – Marine Radios, Shimano and Penn International Reels, Conventional and light tackle, Fighting Chair, Tower outriggers, Tuna tubes – live bait well, Air Conditioned Cabin.


Well as we leave the rainiest month of October we did have some good fishing daysCapt. Paul gives us a report from River Colorado up by the Nicaragua they been doing
some good tarpon fishing which ends this month of October.. taken out several groups
15 Tarpon in the past 3 weeks.

Capt. Eddie has reported in on his clients for Tarpon fishing
1st group  3/4 on Tarpon
2nd group was 4/4 on Tarpon

Reports from Flamingo and Tamarindo

Lots sailfish and a few marlins as well ( stripe mostly), average raised fish it’s been in the  8-15 with boats raising
up 40,released average on most of the boat around here has been in the 10-20, great water color, lots of bait and good water temperature, most of this has been happen 20 to 35 miles off shore, things looked very promising for the next few days, specially
since the moon and tide are Changing to a more favorable day fishing .

Los Suenos reports

Capt. Greg had 3 charters this week all full days offshore
1st day .. 6/7 sails .. 4 dorado
2nd day .. 4/7 sails .. 3 dorado
3rd day .. 4/4 sails .. 3 dorado .. 4 grouper

Capt. Tom 1 full day offshore .. 4 sail .. 1 blue marlin

Marina Pez Vela .. Quepos

2 days inshore half days
1st day .. 4 snook .. 2 snaper
2nd day .. 3 snook

36 foot Express

Up to 6 anglers. English spoken. Captain and crew. 8 luna tubes, live well, fighting chair, A/C, stereo and Bathroom. Penn 50’s /80’s, Shimano 20’s /30’s

FULL DAY $1,600 HALF DAY $1,250



Getting some reports from Flamingo to Quepos


Capt Carlos :Fishing down here in the flamingo area has been pretty good lately, past week we have had a good run of dorado and marlins, almost ever boat that goes out is releasing blues and dorados, we have had some stripe marlins as well, an average day this past week was at least +3 sails, +2 blues and +4 on dorados, not bad at all my friend. Fishing has been between 10 to 20 miles offshore, water is really nice, lots of bait and good water temperature (80-85).

In-shore fishing is also pretty good, we have been catching some snappers, rosters and amber jacks, but most of this action happens with live bait, so live bait if the best way to go this days.

Capt. Steve : we’ve been seeing some marlin, sailfish and dorado offshore, and roosterfish and cubera snapper inshore.

Capt. Genaro : We have been fishing with good success near the Bat islands for salis, wahoo, some blue marlins and inshore species like rooster and amberjack.

Los Suenos :

Capt. Mark : Went out 2 times this week with 2 different clients , offshore  catching 4 sails .. 3 dorado .. 1 blue
2nd day .. 3 sails .. 2 dorado and did some bottom fishing and caught 6 grouper and a few jacks on the way in .

Capt, Chio : went out full day , 2 sails  2 dorado

Marina Pez Vela, Quepos :

Capt. Skip :  Catching a few sails and dorado. Also snapper and some smaller grouper on bottom.

Capt. Will :  went  for a half day  .. caught 6 snook .. a few snappers and a couple of jacks

If your looking to charter out of Marina Pez Vela in Quepos ,

“33 Foot Express”

$900 ˝ day - $1350 full day Twin 370 HP Cummins Turbo Diesels ( 32 knots ), Cabin with full head, Garmin Gps with ultrasonic sounder, Radar – Marine Radios, Shimano and Penn International Reels, Conventional and light tackle, Fighting Chair, Tower outriggers, Tuna tubes – live bait well, Air Conditioned Cabin.

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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.
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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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