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How to catch big Yellow-Fin Tuna Offshore in Costa Rica

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…

Fishing Report August/September/October

Greetings from the beautiful and uncrowded waters of Drake Bay, Cano Island and the Osa Peninsula.  We are pleased to announce that we were recently ranked the #1 tour in Drake Bay on Trip Advisor.  As we enter the final three months of the “Green Season” the fishing remains better than usual for this time of year.  There are plenty of wahoo and small to midsize tuna near shore as well as a few Mahi. Offshore for the next few months will be largely weather dependent as this time of year can be unpredictable.  On good days expect a good tuna bite with yellow fin and big eye destroying your popper, lure, or my favorite live bait.  With our new…