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July/August 2019 Fishing Report

July/August 2019 Fishing Report

Drake Bay, Costa Rica   RoosterfishGreetings from the remote and beautiful waters of Drake Bay on the Southern Pacific coast. This time of year, the fishing largely depends on the weather conditions. For the angler who doesn’t mind a little chop on the water, the rewards can be well worth it. For clients who prefer to stay closer to shore, there is currently a goo Wahoo and Tuna bite around Cano Island. Drake Bay is the closest town in Costa Rica to this famous island and its amazing reef system.  Since the island is a National Park, fisherman must remain 3 miles away from the shore. This helps protect the reef and the health of the fish population. This massive…

How to Catch Big Tuna Offshore in Costa Rica

Thanks to the tremendous efforts of FECOP and other organizations that protect the waters of Costa Rica, the Tuna are back with a vengeance for sport fishermen.  My fellow Captains and I can remember just a few years ago catching a Tuna was a big deal and a real treat for our clients.  Nowadays, the Tuna are plentiful and we hope and expect it to stay that way for many years.  Having said that, it’s not so easy to consistently catch these beauties.  Often times traditional Tuna lures like cedar plugs simply don’t work.  As more people fish for Tuna, the fish get smarter and more selective (especially the bigger ones).  However, because we are in such a remote location…

March & April 2019 Fishing Report

  March/April 2019 Fishing Report Greetings from the beautiful and remote waters of Drake Bay, Costa Rica.  As we begin to transition out of the dry season, the fishing patterns begin to change as well.  We are now enjoying a little rain in the evening and waking up to a beautiful and clear sunrise over the mountains.  In the last two months, we have experienced a pretty solid Sailfish bite and a very good Marlin bite. Most of the Marlin have been hooked “by accident” while trolling for Sails or Mahi. All but one of the fish have been Blues in the 200-250 lb. range.  On March 13th, one lucky fisherman from Denmark hooked an approximate 500 lb. Black Marlin…

January and February 2019 Fishing Report

Greetings from the beautiful and remote waters of Drake Bay, Costa Rica on the Southern Pacific Coast.  January and February have been nothing short of amazing.  We have literally been fishing everyday for the last two months and our clients have been extremely happy!  While we have not been catching as many Mahi as we did in November and December, the ones we have been catching have been averaging about 30 pounds.  As the Mahi have thinned out a little, the Tuna have taken their place.  They are here in great numbers and much closer than they usually are.  It’s not unusual for our clients to catch so many they have had “enough”.  After a little water, rest and a…

Mahi are everywhere and close to shore!

November/December Drake Bay Fishing Report Greetings from beautiful Drake Bay, Costa Rica on the southern Pacific coast.  Due to the large schools of Mahi or Dorado and Yellow Fin Tuna just 15 miles off Corcovado National Park fishing has been excellent.  In addition to these pelagic fish being closer to shore than usual, as an added bonus there are still some Wahoo around Cano Island.  The chefs at the lodges and local restaurants in Drake Bay have been serving incredible dinners with fresh Ceviche, seared Tuna, Wahoo sashimi and grilled Mahi.  If you are a seafood lover, it doesn’t get any better than this.  Our clients are literally eating fish that are hours old instead of days. The near shore…