The story seems to be about the same all up and down the coast. Not many people fishing but the ones going out have been doing average or better. The guys up in tamarindo have had a good blue marlin bite the past few weeks. Most of the boats fishing are seeing at least one blue on a full day day trip.
The guys on the 32′ express went 2 for 2 on blues and then two days later went 1 for 2. The 42′ in Flamingo went 2 for 4 on blue marlin and he told me they only fished 5 hours that day. The 36′ Topaz in Flamingo also had a few good marlin days recently. All the marlin are in the 250 to 300 pound range.
The boats going out of Los Suenos and Quepos have been doing average with 3 to 5 fish per day. You make get a couple sails and a couple tuna, you make get a couple sails and some mahi mahi, if your lucky you’ll get a chance at a black marlin or maybe a big tuna. The fishing around the 26 rock has been steady for wahoo, tuna mackerel, small yellowfin, jack, amberjack and more. The inshore fishing has been ok near jaco but better if you make the run to Negritas.
The guys down in Golfito area report some good inshore action on snapper and corvina. The offshore bite has been decent for yellowfin tuna, there have been some sailfish around and they are starting to see more black marlin. August can be a good black marlin month in that area.
If you want to come to CR to tarpon fish then remember September and October are the best weather and fishing months along the northern Caribbean coast. I knows September is near because college and pro football practice has started and football season is right around the corner.