Sept. 6th , 2016

September 6th, 2016

Golfito Fishing Forecast for September and October 2016

Offshore the Marlin bite is historically very strong. The Blues and Blacks should continue to dominate the action however if last year is a guide the Stripes come on stronger as the date progresses. Those interested in an IGFA Super Slam will want to book an overnight trip to the deep offshore Seamounts and FAD’s now to get in on the bite. The biggest change to the offshore storyline should be the influx of the largest Yellowfin Tuna of the year. Yellowfin up to 150 lbs. will test the skill and stamina of even the most experienced angler. The Spinner Dolphins as usual will be the tell

Expect an influx of large Yellowfin Tuna this time of the year.

Inshore the Golfo Dolce Rooster fishing should remain ideal. We had fish recently in the 60 lbs. range attacking live Bonito baits at the Rock if the ever aggressive Cubera Snappers didn’t get them first. Capt. Beto on the super panga INTA is the acknowledged Golfito specialist at this game. He can be contacted at Fishhook or Banana Bay marinas in Golfito, Costa Rica.

“42 Foot Convertible”

$1250 ½ day – $2000 full day

American captain, 10 plus years experience, 22 knot cruise, Penn and Shimano equipment, full electronics, good shade, air conditioning, bathroom Flamingo

Aug 29th , 2016

August 29th, 2016

Well it’s rainy season ( Green ) and there’s still some good fishing down here in beautiful Costa Rica from Playa del CoCo to Drakebay

DSF at Sport Fishing.
19 hrs ·  Playa Del CoCo

WA Sportfishing .. blues .. sails and tuna

Brittany A. with the 72″ Bull Mahi she and Jason G. bagged on their charter today August 23, 2016

Genaro .. blues  sails 1 blk marlin and roosters

Los Suenos
CRD Today was an epic fishing day!! Sixteen (16) SAILFISH released from two boats within 25-30 miles of Herradura Bay / Los Suenos!!
Extremely abnormal this time of year.

August 21 at 5:51pm ·

– 1 x 350lb Blue Marlin
– 3 x Sailfish
– 1 x BIG “PHAT” Yellowfin Tuna!!

Our guests in from Sweden catching a 250lb Blue & 300lb Black Marlin today!! 8/19/16

August 16 at 7:56pm ·

Our guest, the Barnett family came to Costa Rica with one objective in mind & that was to catch a SAILFISH!! So, what did they release
today you ask???? 1 Blue Marlin, 2 Sailfish & 8 Yellow Fin Tuna (ok, they kept the tuna)!! I’ll venture to say this
family had a great time out on the water fishing today

August 13 at 7:36pm ·

Our good friends from Sweden had a great time out fishing today. Released 5 SAILFISH, with several more raised. Doesn’t hardly seem like Green Season!!

GF ..   2 sails 5 grouper

Brent  2 days 23 tuna  5 sails

Brent Moyer
Yesterday at 8:41am · Herradura ·

Smoking marlin day yesterday, Mike as friends from Ga wanted to a marlin so off we went, raised 3 released 1 black maybe 500lbs!!! 1hour 15 min fight,
sancocho 1 marlin and one looker. Coupe small tunas, great fishing, great group and great weather LTD brother. One of the ladies on the boat took some
amazing pictures of the black completely out of the water
Marlin Mag cover photo quality shots. Hope to have to post soon.


Skip’s Sportfishing .. 9 sails 1 blue  4 tuna
Snook Sportfishing .. 4 snook 3 roosters

Drakebay .. this week .. 12 sails , 1 blue .. 8 tuna

35 foot Sport Fishing Yacht
$750 ½ day (5 hours) – $1400 full day (9 hours) – $1800 Full Day Offshore Marlin Trip (10 hours)
The Reel Escape is a meticulously maintained, high-end American made, 35 foot CABO Sport Fishing Yacht powered by twin 450 hp CAT diesel engines. The boat is fully equipped for your safety and comfort while taking you quickly to the best fishing grounds in the area. This legendary CABO design is constructed on a modified V-hull with a wide beam and a shallow keel providing a soft ride. She features a hull with small propeller pockets and clean underwater lines that creates two ideal trolling alleys behind the transom, greatly increasing the number of strikes.

Full Sized Head
Dinette Table
Full Sized Sofa
Full Galley with Refrigerator, Freezer, and Cooktop
Sony AM/FM/iPod Stereo
900 HP CAT Engines
100 Gallon Fresh Water Tank
Excellent Head Room
Beautiful Teak and Holly Wood Interior
Garmin Satellite Technology
Life Raft
40 Gallon Livewell, Bait Prep Center
Large in Deck Fish Boxes
Ice Box in Cockpit
Furuno Radar, NavNet GPS map
Simrad Autopilot
Fireboy engine Shutdown System
Icon ICM402 VHF Radio
Navigation Lights

Aug 3rd , 2016

August 3rd, 2016

The Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo got off to a good start today. We have 10 teams and they released 2 blue marlin,24 sailfish and weighed dorado and tuna. In first place is the Permit III with Capt. Chepe Santana followed by Gamefisher II with Capt Junior Bustos. The teams are representing Hub International and are having a great time competing against each other. Bushwacker 3rd with Capt. SKEET Warren. Plautus with the Harless family lead the funfish with a 45 lb tuna and a 29 pound dorado.



Carlos  ..  2/4 sails , 5 yellowfin .. a few blues
Steve .. Cap .. 5/8 sails .. 3 yellowfin
Gen .. 6 sails 2 tuna 0/1 blue

Capt. Bennie .. July 30 at 7:14pm
Today on the BW we fished the first day of the Presidential Flamingo Rodeo. We released 1 blue marlin and 3 sailfish with long time clients and friends George Evans and Garrett Evans. Also got 1 mahi for dinner. Don’t know how we did but I’m pretty sure that we are not in last place .. 14 hrs ago Today on BW we released 1 blue marlin, 2 sailfish and caught 3 tuna for dinner. The boys did a great job in the tournament and it looks like we ended up in 3rd place .. 17 hrs ago .. Today with George Evans and crew we released 2 sailfish, caught a couple of mahi and pulled the hook on 2 blue marlin, 1 right next to the boat as you can see in the photo.17 hrs ago ..Today with George Evans and crew we released 2 sailfish, caught a couple of mahi and pulled the hook on 2 blue marlin, 1 right next to the boat.

GF II 6:40am ·
David Browning and company released 2 sailfish and caught 4 nice yellowfin tuna for the table out of Flamingo! .. 2nd Raised 10 sailfish, had 9 bites. Anglers hooked and released 3 sailfish. They caught 3 nice yellowfin tuna in the 40-50 lb range. Alex Davis Jr. catching one on a spinning rod! Nice light tackle work!! .. Yesterday Michael Ward, father and son team released a nice 300 lb black marlin, sailfish and caught a tuna for the table.

Los Suenos
On Location added 4 new photos — with Katie Joan and 3 others.         FADS
Yesterday at 8:21am ·
Had a killer trip with Paul Knowles! 45 blue marlin, 1 stripe, and 4 sails. Proud of our team, ready for the next!

Michael Alligood at Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort.
July 19 at 8:02pm · Instagram ·
7/19 still lots of yellowfin tunas around, and our guests love catching them casting poppers. We caught 7 today, plus a sail with Shawn Goodwin and family .. 7/15 released a cubera, a roosterfish, a jack, and kept a Bunch of yellowfin tunas caught in the popper
Brent July 31 at 5:53pm ·
8 for 12 today on the Chaser just 21 miles, slow pick all day,
on the 45 ft .. 7/7 sails 1 blue  5 tuna
Jorge .. inshore 3 roosters .. 5 nice size snook .. bottom .. 8 grouper
Chin .. 3 sails .. 2 tuna .. 1 rooster .. 4 snapper .. 3 grouper

Pez Vela

Capt Skip .. 5/6 sails 3 tuna .. 1/3 blues
John P .. 2 sails 4 tuna
Garret .. 5 snook , snappers

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July 15th , 2016

July 15th, 2016

As the water begins to cool around Drake Bay and Cano Island we are seeing more Blue and Black Marlin bust through our spread. Two Mother/Daughter teams successfully released a big Black Marlin recently on a 30 weight reel.  This beauty was estimated at 500 lbs.  After the successful release the ladies then caught 11 nice Yellow Fin Tuna, 3 on top water baits. Way to go ladies.  While the Sailfish bite is a little slow this time of year, the bite for big Roosterfish on live bait has been very strong.  Catching and releasing a big Roosterfish on a spinning rod needs to be a bucket list item for every fisherman.  We are typically catching these brutes just 20 minutes from the lodges around Drake and Osa.  For clients who wish to have a lot of fish for dinner, we are enjoying a good bite for Cubera, Rock and Yellow tail Snapper along with a nice variety of Grouper.  We expect August to remain a great fishing month as we gear up for more rain in September and October.  This time of year our clients enjoy seeing the many Humpback Whales that migrate to our warm waters.

Until next time…Tight Lines

July 10th , 2016

July 10th, 2016

The bite is coming back up in Flamingo/Tamarindo area as well as Los Suenos and Quepos

Flamingo/Tamarindo :

Capt.Bernie ..  We just finished 3 days with a group from all over the US east coast. In the 3 days we were 2-6 on
blue marlin, 4-6 on sailfish, caught 3 yellowfin tuna and a 50 mahi.

Capt.Bennie July · Santa Cruz ·
We had a great day on Thursday with the Johnson family releasing 3 sailfish and boating 4 yellowfin tuna.
Capt. Bennie July  · Santa Cruz ·
Friday on the BW we released a big sailfish and a nice blue marlin on 30# line. The marlin are back for the summer

WA II Sportfishing
Great Day on WA ll Released 1 Sailfish, Caught 5 Yellowfin Tuna and Released Blue Marlin 300 lbs
WA II Sportfishing
Half Day Caught nice Amberjack

Capt.Carlos : Last 4 days out catching 1 blue a day  lots of tuna coming back and sails

Los Suenos/Quepos

Capt. Tom : Marlin are back and the tuna are strong .. last 2 weeks all full days .. 9 blue .. tuna 40lbs or better

Capt. Kino : 1 miss blue yesturday       40lb tuna

There’s been many private boats going out to the FADS and catching 35-40 blue marlin a day , no less then 80 miles out

we have a 45ft Carolina goes to the FADS  often .. here’s a real fishermans dream …. blue marlin all day

June 10th , 2016

June 10th, 2016


Please check out our charters in different parts of Costa Rica , click on the dark area next to the boat , see price , info and photo

GM II 31ft Sportfisher
18 hrs ·
2 blue marlin, 250lb and 300lb released on the GM II today!
23 hrs ·
Half day inshore with the Adkison party June 8th resulted in 1 nice 50 lb roosterfish release, 3 good sized snapper were caught,
2 of these released along with 1 big jack crevalle.
May 30 at 8:20pm ·
Dennis Templeton had a nice day on the water, solo angler, released 4 Pacific sailfish,
had a blue marlin jump off and released a striped marlin.Fishing inshore on the way out he caught and released a nice roosterfish,
2 jack crevalle and caught and kept 1 snapper for the table. Pura Vida!

RW 32ft Express .. 4 sails .. 4 dorado ..2 tuna .. 1 blue
CP 36ft express .. 2 sails .. 2 dorado .. 3 snapper
WA 31ft Bertram .. 5 sails .. 1 missed blue
BW 42ft Bertram .. We ended up with 13 sailfish releases in 2 days for a 4th place finish in the Mukul Tournament in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

Jaco’/Los Suenos Marina

June 4 at 11:01am ·
Hot action inshore on Thursday. releasing 15 rooster fish, some jacks and some beautiful broom tail grouper!
9 hrs ·
A screen shot of our black Marlin yesterday almost 2 hour battle and came frighteningly close to jumping into the boat
June 1 at 10:11am ·
5 nice wahoo, 2 mahi mahi and a rooster fish release aboard Hoos your Daddy on Monday

DW New .. 36′ Custom express .. 1 blue .. 1 sails and 1 tuna
Tres A .. 38ft Custom  Maverick .. 5 sails ,, 3 dorado
28ft center console .. 3 sails offshore .. inshore 5 snook .. 2 rooster
31ft center console .. 2 sails .. 4 dorado ..
36ft Hatteras .. 5 sails .. 2 dorado .. 3 tuna and 1 blue

Marina Pez Vela Quepos

RD .. 32ft Strike Sportfish .. plenty of snook , rooster and tuna
DN .. 26ft center console .. 6 snook .. 2 rooster
8 mins ·
2 big snooks 2 jacks 1 roostesfish 1 big corvina jjjj solo bueno
Capt. Jeff .. 4 sails .. 2 tuna

Fad trips $1200.00 per person per day .. offshore .. 80-140 miles .. 4 anglers max

May 18th , 2016

May 18th, 2016

Just a short note .. fishing is good for sails , tuna and dorado .. there is 2 pilot whales just outside of the Los Suenos marina and the tuna is so strong right now .. the boats are giving the tuna away .

Up North of us Tamarindo/Flamingo area

Capt. Skeet Bennie


May 5 at 8:56am ·

Yesterday on the BW we released 4 sailfish, a blue marlin and caught 12 dorado. Bennie ,May 11 at 8:04pm ·

Yesterday on the BW we released 8 sailfish and a striped marlin. Got a few bottom fish too for dinner

Capt. Carlos was also having a great day .. 9 sails .. 12 dorado .. 1 blue

Los Suenos area

Capt. Howie .. 20 tuna .. 11 dorado .. 5 sails

Capt. Chino .. 6 sails .. 7 dorado

Capt. Greg .. 12 tuna .. 8 sails .. missed a blue

Marina Pez Vela Quepos

Capt. Skip .. 6 tuna .. 8 sails

Capt. Benn ..We caught 8 Tuna today Pratty, 75lb, 38lb , 36lb & 5 smaller ones. We had a REAL big one try to eat a 5lb Tuna we were reeling in right next to the boat. We could have had so many more but we ran out of live Bait. Awesome day!



May 2, 2016

May 2nd, 2016

CRFR would like to thank Los Suenos Marina , Ashley Bretecher , Pepper and the Capt. / mates for volunteering their time to help our American troops ,
the same Men and Women protecting our country .. taking these brave Men and Women fishing and showing their appreciation .

OWC 2016 Fishing Tournament  Pez Vela Quepos Costa Rica

Top two teams fight it out in the final hour of the tournament
QUEPOS, Costa Rica (April 22, 2016) — This year’s tournament came to a close on Thursday after a tight battle in the final hour where the winner was
decided by three fish released in the last fifteen minutes. All totaled, anglers released and video verified 1,495 sailfish, 12 blue marlin,
1 black marlin and 1 striped marlin for 1,509 billfish overall. There were also 2 dorado and 1 wahoo over the 25 pound minimum that were brought to the scales during the week.

The 1st place team of anglers from Trinidad & Tobago qualified by winning the St. Lucia Annual Billfish Tournament. The team caught 45 sailfish for
a grand total of 9,000 points to win the 17th Annual Offshore World Championship (OWC). The anglers include Jerome Mcquilkin, Derek Tardieu, Gerard DeSilva
and Clint Quongsing. Anchoring the win team, members Derek Tardieu and Jerome Mcquilkin also picked up the 6th place angler and 4th place angler awards.
Tardieu released 15 sailfish scoring 3,000 points and Mcquilkin released 16 sailfish scoring 3,200 points.


Miss Vickey
April 23rd .. Good to be back in Flamingo after a week in Quepos. Released three sails and boated a mahi all before lunchtime.
April 28th .. Great day on the WA II with three sails and a striped marlin.

Capt. Skeet
April 22nd .. On the BW we released 9 sailfish and caught 14 mahi.
April 23rd .. Today on the BW we released 4 sailfish and then spent half of the day looking for a Roosterfish.

Capt. Carlos .. day 1 .. 3 sails .. 2 dorado
.. day 2 .. 7 sails ..

Los Suenos marina
Fish Tank
April 25th .. Fish Tank 6 for 8 on Blue Marlin!! Tagged 5!! 4 Sailfish as well. Back at it later this week! Hope the weather gets better
April 19th .. Trip was a success!! 11 Blue Marlin and 25 Sails in 2.5 days. Headed back out in a few days

Alex Holden
19 hrs ·
Miss Behavin-14 for 20 sails today. Back out there manana!
Tyrone Lindon Jr.
April 19 at 6:35pm ·
12-16 with Pablo Mora .plus made it home safely after a short scare. Nice to know youre fishing next
to some good guys.thanks for the check Alex Holden and a few other s.pura vida.
Alex Holden
April 16 at 6:47pm ·
Miss Behavin-6 for 12 yesterday and 8 for 12 today. Not a whole lot to it but better than a sharp stick in the eye! Back out there manana!

Capt.Chino .. day 1 .. Jacks .. 1 blue and 2 sails
.. day 2 .. 5 sails ..
Capt.Jorge ..4/5 sails 1 blue

This 45ft. Carolina enjoy taking the ride to the FADS .. $1200.00 a day per person , sleeps 4 .. this place rocks for marlin

April 14, 2016

April 14th, 2016

Sorry to take so long to get back writing a fishing report .. PLEASE REMEMBER ALL BILL FISH ARE CATCH N RELEASE

Well Los Suenos Triple Crown bill fish tournament  came to an end and what a finish with Agitator coming in 1st
Pelese’ 2nd and Sea Angel in 3rd .. it was hot out there and a little rough the 2nd day but that didn’t stop the best
Capts , anglers and mates in Central America from doing their best with a finish of 1855 bill fish in 3 days with 43 boats .

Now some of our charters


Capt. Bernie : In Carrillo we fished 4 days with another group. My youngest angler there was 73. They released 25 sails in the 4 days with their
best day being 14 releases. They also caught a yellowfin tuna and a variety of grouper, snapper and tilefish for dinner.
We just finished 2 weeks in Carrillo so back to semi-“real” internet. We fished 5 days with a family from Montana that loves saltwater
fishing. Fishing was kind of slow but they released 14 sails and had a great time as usual.

Capt. Steve  : Finished 3 days of fishing with 2 different groups with 12 sails .. 3 dorados and did some bottom fishing and ended up with 12 grouper
Miss Vicky on the W. Ass : little slow the 1st day with 3 sails , clients weren’t much into fishing and wanted to come in early then ended up with one more sail bringing in the lines .

Los Suenos Marina :

Capt. Mitch :  went to the fads for a few days to raise some fish and raise hell , ended up with 17 blue marlin and missed 5 blues , clients enjoyed themselves and coming back in 2 months .
Capt. Thomas : 12 sails , 1/3 for blues and 3 dorados
Capt. Jorge : inshore 2 days different groups .. day 1 .. 4 snook .. 6 rooster .. 3 crevalle , day 2 .. 4 rooster .. 9 grouper
Capt. Chin : off shore day 1 .. 4 sail .. 1 dorado .. day 2 inshore , 3 rooster .. 4 jacks and 5 snook
Capt Greg P . : full day offshore 8 sails 2 dorado 1/2 on blues .

Marina Pez Vela Quepos :

Skipper :  offshore 9/15 sail
Capt. G : day 1 , bottom fishing half day .. 12 grouper , day 2 offshore .. 8 sails missed 1 blue
Capt. Danny B : inshore half day , 8 snook
Capt. Donny : inshore half day .. 4 rooster .. 2 snook

Don’t forget to check out our charters on our webpage

“33 Foot Express”

$850 ½ day – $1100 full day Local captain, owner/operator, 10 plus year experience, twin diesel, 20 knot cruise, Shimano and Penn tackle, full electronics, porta potti, Herradura Bay

March 28th , 2016

March 28th, 2016

Well here’s a little run down on a few boats , some of the boats are out fishing before the Los Suenos Triple Crown 3rd and final leg of this year , if you care to have a live up date on the bill fish tournament in Los Suenos .. Google Los Suenos Triple Crown 2016 .. just remember when seeing these boats catch N release these fish .. they are a fishing team and fish many tournaments .. ok lets get started


Capt Skeet : “42 Foot Convertible”   helping the kids

In Carrillo we fished 4 days with another group. My youngest angler there was 73. They released 25 sails in the 4 days with their
best day being 14 releases. They also caught a yellowfin tuna and a variety of grouper, snapper and tilefish for dinner

Capt. Carlos : 32ft express , 6 hr day of fishing  7 sails ..  day 2 , 5/8 sails

Miss Vickie : 31ft Bertram  4 sails 1 dorado

Los Suenos marina  Capt. Dana Thomas, our crew Erick Mora and Carlos for breaking the boat record releasing 58 sailfish today!!

Laura Jessen :  Caught 113 Sails in our last 3 days of fishing with 2 junior Anglers (11 and 12). They reeled in the majority of the fish and we tagged 64 of them! Caught 51 the 3rd day! Proud of this shot I got. Headed offshore tomorrow for a few days then we have Leg 3. This season has gone by too fast! ‪#‎Puravida‬ ‪#‎lovecostarica‬

Capt. Tom :  March 15th
Half day fishing the deep.
4 tile fish
5 grouper
6 snapper

March 16th – 18 sailfish and a big mahi
March 17th – 13 for 20 sailfish
March 18th – 8 for 12 sailfish
March 20th – 24 for 28 sailfish
March 21st – Half day 12 for 15 sailfish and 2 mahi mahi
March 22 – 14 and 15 year old boys and there father caught 20 sailfish and came home early.
March 26 – 10 sailfish
March 27th – Half day 12 rooster fish

Don’t forget to check out our charter boats in the area you will be staying , just click on the dark area on the listings

and click once then you will see  a picture , price and info on the boat.

Google : Los Suenos Triple Crown 2106 to get a up date on the tournemant