World Offshore Championships Update!
We are pleased to announce the Reel Escape finished 13th out of 51 of the top Charter boats in all of Costa Rica. We hosted two teams from Brazil and teams from Trinidad and Australia. During this prestigious four day event there were 328 Sailfish, 23 Blue Marlin, 1 Black Marlin, 18 Dorado, 3 Wahoo and 3 Yellow Fin Tuna caught. All of the 240 Anglers were required to use circle hooks and ALL of the Billfish were released. This was the fifth consecutive year the Reel Escape has fished in this tournament described as the ‘Olympics of Sportfishing’ Torneio Marlin from Rio de Janeiro was the overall winner in this year’s event.
For more tournament information…
Marlin March 2018 Fishing Report
Greetings from the beautiful, warm waters of Drake Bay, Costa Rica. To sum up the last 30 days, the Marlin are biting! We have caught and released on average a Marlin every other trip. Most are Blue Marlin with the occasional Black Marlin mixed in. This is an exhilarating fishing experience as these beautiful and powerful creatures “greyhound” across the water at incredible speeds. We are also experiencing a decent Sailfish bite but we are anticipating the numbers to increase dramatically in the next 30 days. Fortunately for our clients, the Marlin are mixed in with the Sailfish, meaning anglers are catching the Marlin on lighter tackle making the quality of the fight more intense…
We have collected some testimonials/reviews of Clients who have Fished with the Reel Escape or Reel Time over the last couple years and thought we would share:
April 9, 2018
Y’all rock. I have fished Costa Rica from Tamarindo to Golfito for the last 20 years. By far the best day I’ve had- Next time, I will bring my fly rod!
April 10, 2017
Dear people of Reel Escape,
We had a great time. Of all these years fishing, it was my first time to catch a Roosterfish. We even caught 7 of them. Great Experience! Thank you Willy and Crew to make this possible. Great Day!
Fris, Jessica, Juliana, Jennifer, Jamie and Fernando from Miami
February 2018 Drake Bay, Costa Rica Fishing Report
Greetings from the beautiful, remote waters of Drake Bay, Cano Island and the Osa Peninsula. If you prefer water, wildlife and Rain Forest instead of condos and concrete Drake Bay is the place for you. The fishing in February was one of the best months we have ever had for quality, quantity and diversity of fish. We were thankful to be on the water virtually every day and in addition to the great fishing, our clients enjoyed seeing numerous Humpback whales with their babies and huge schools of playful dolphin. Drake Bay is truly a magical place full of amazing wildlife.
Looking forward to March, we expect the offshore bite to remain…
Kicking off the 2018 with a Bang
Greetings from the beautiful and uncrowded waters of Drake Bay and the Osa Peninsula. We are pleased to report that we have had a very solid start to January. Lots of Mahi Mahi (Dorado) were caught trolling both ballyhoo and lures. Small to medium sized Tuna are being caught around Cano Island while schools of big Yellow-Fin and Big-Eye are being found 30-40 miles offshore. To catch bigger Tuna, figuring out what they are biting on is a process of elimination. Our go to methods include casting big, brightly colored top water plugs, slow trolling live bonita, and casting or trolling speed jigs and cedar plugs.
January and February are prime months for…