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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

 


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

“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

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

Flamingo/Tamarindo
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

11/5/15

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.

10/31/2015

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

10/31/15

9/22/15

Getting some reports from Flamingo to Quepos

Flamingo

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.
9/22/15

8/20/15

Time to catch up since coming back from working the Flor de’ Cane fishing tournament in Chinadega Nicaragua

Flamingo

Capt Skeet is pulling in some marlin again.

Excellent fishing continues in Flamingo, CR Yesterday we released 2 more blue marlin out of 4 bites.
That makes 9 blue marlin releases out of 5 full days and 2 half days for Rob the “Marlin Man” and his group.
Capt Steve comes in with 1 blue marlin and 6 sails for a full day offshore
5 snapper and a few grouper

Capt John did a half day inshore with 5 snook
Los Suenos
Capt Greg had 2 full days offshore with 2 different clients

6/10 on sails .. 0/1 on marlin 1 day

4/4 sails 3 dorado
Jorge  28ft center console

1 sailfish and 2 tuna    6 snapper
Capt B on his 45ft

Tues Wed fri with raised 3 blue marlin , 17 sails with first 2 days and 45 lb dorado. Day. 3- giant yellowfin tunas were fought most of day and also a big blue marlin , twice got it to the boat and then made a dive down and broke off , landed 150 lb yellowfin tuna , lost 3 more

Quepos

Capt T went 2 half day inshore .. he is the master of the snook with 7 the 1st day 5 the 2nd day .

This 46ft Viking .. $2200.00 full day offshore

Full tackel .. A/C (2) 1600 BTU  .. bath .. Salon .. 42i flat screen .. X-box for kids

Only uses state of the art electronics by Furuno and Garmin (Chirp Side Scan) and, top of the line tackle by Lindgren Pitman, All two speed reels by Accurate Okuma, Penn, Diawa, and tackle by Yo-zuri, PowerPro, Seagaur fluorocarbon, and Mold Craft

8/20/15

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


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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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