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Osa Peninsula/ Drake Bay, Costa Rica November & December 2017 Fishing Report

November/December 2017 Fishing Report

Drake BayOsa Peninsula/ Drake Bay, Costa Rica November & December 2017 Fishing Report Greetings from the beautful and unspoiled waters of Drake Bay. This is a transitonal time of year as the numerous humpback whales we have enjoyed watching continue on their journey and the seasonal rains begin to subside. As the weather clears and the seas calm, the bite steadily improves every week. Drake Bay is blessed with a huge reef system around Caño Island just 12 miles from the beach. This reef offers a consistent year round bottom-fishing bite for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Pompano and other delicious table fare. These fish are caught on live bait, cut bait and speed jigs. The hard fightng, exotc Roosterfsh are also here…

August/September 2017 Costa Rica Fishing Report

Costa Rica fishing reportCosta Rica fishing report update: Unfortunately, Drake Bay does not typically have a lot of visitors this time of year…Yes, there is more rain and waves compared to the dry season but the marine life is incredible. There are Humpback whales with babies everywhere and they are close to shore. The cooler water also attracts Marlin closer in to Drake Bay and the Osa Peninsula. In the last 30 days we have caught several blue and black Marlin ranging from 250-500 pounds. Some of our best fishing has been within 5 miles of Cano Island. For those who want a delicious fish dinner, we have been catching some Wahoo, Snapper and Barracuda. We will not be taking any reservations for…

June/July 2017 Fishing Report-Featuring a Broom Tail Grouper

June/July 2017 Fishing Report   Grouper Greetings from beautiful Drake Bay! As we progress through the green season we are experiencing the normal increase in rain and a little more ocean chop. As the currents and water temperatures in the Pacific are constantly changing, the ‘old’ weather patterns seem less predictable. Regardless of the time of year, our clients always seem to catch fish no matter the weather. We are fortunate enough to have an incredible fishery and reef system that surrounds Caño Island right in our backyard. While we certainly have our share of migratory fish, the great majority are year round residents. These year rounders include roosterfish, grouper, snapper, amberjack, tuna, pompano to name a few. Last week one…

Catching Big Roosterfish in Costa Rica

Catching Big Roosterfish   Roosterfish The number of rocky points and underwater structures around Drake Bay, Costa Rica are the perfect habitat for Roosterfish. This magnificent species is only found from Baja, California to Peru. They are beautiful, hard fighting gamefish that have a Rooster comb which is seven long spines comprising the dorsal fin. Roosterfish are generally caught around or on top of submerged rocks in 50-150 feet of water. There are many methods to catch Roosterfish, in the 20 years I have fished for these fish in Drake Bay, I have found that free-lining live bait has proven to be the most effective. On the Reel Escape we us a 7 foot medium/heavy spinning rod, 80 lb braided line…

February/March 2017 Fishing Report featuring TUNA!

TunaFishing Report February/March 2017 Greetings from beautiful, warm and sunny Drake Bay, Costa Rica! As the temperature begins to heat up, so has the fishing. The story of 2017 so far has been TUNA! We have been regularly catching Big Eye, Yellow Fin and even the occasional Albacore Tuna less than 10 miles from the Bay. Tuna are not only fun to catch but the most delicious sushi right on the boat or seared tuna steaks prepared at your lodge or local restaurant. There is nothing like eating a fish that is only hours old. For those anglers who are a bit more adventurous, we have been very successful in finding huge schools of big Tuna offshore. Experienced anglers can…