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COVID-19 Update from Drake Bay

Greetings from our beautiful, little village of Drake Bay, Costa Rica.  I wish I had better news to report, but COVID-19 has hit the entire country of Costa Rica hard economically.  As a small village that relies very heavily on tourism, Drake Bay has been hit especially hard.  The virus has not made it to Drake Bay, but with the shutdown of the country to visitors from other countries, the village is completely “closed”.  With no tourists, the people of Drake Bay have no income. In response to the immediate needs of people in Drake Bay, the owner and the Captain of Reel Escape and Reel Time have organized a fund raiser to help feed the families most in need…

Fishing Report – March/April 2020

Greetings from Drake Bay, your off the beaten path destination for incredible fishing in Costa Rica.  We anticipate some awesome fishing post COVID-19 since there has been no sport or commercial fishing for the last several months.  As soon as the government re-opens the country, my mates and I on the Reel Escape and Reel Time will be ready to find these hungry fish.  Near shore we will target Corvina, Grouper, Snapper, Small Tuna and Wahoo.  Offshore we will target Marlin, Sailfish, Big Tuna and Mahi.  I literally have thousands of proven spots stored in my Garmin fish finder.  We have all top of the line gear and safety equipment on board.  Come fish with the #1 ranked tour on…

January/February 2020 Fishing Report

  Greetings from your off-the-beaten-path destination in Costa Rica for awesome fishing.  The start of this year’s weather pattern brought us a little more rain and cooler temperatures than normal.  The cooler water temperatures have certainly helped the overall fishing here.  In Drake Bay, we are blessed to have tons of places to fish, many just outside the bay.  Because we are bordered by land that can never be developed (Osa and Corcovado) the scenery is stunning.  Instead of condos and cars we see nothing but beautiful beaches and rain forest.  As an added bonus, the undeveloped Cano Island is just 12 miles from our homeport and as any angler knows structure holds fish. For those people who prefer to…

Fishing Report September-November

Greetings from the remote and beautiful waters of Drake Bay on the Southern Pacific Coast.  As we move more into the rainy or “Green” season expect the fishing to remain strong but the showers to be more prevalent.  Unfortunately, this is typically a time when not many tourists visit Drake Bay.  This is a shame because not only are the Snook, Snapper and Tuna biting but clients on board our boats are treated to a whale show. The magnificent Humpback Whale migration is something you don’t want to miss.  If you have ever been scuba diving while the whales are here, it’s truly magical to hear their cries as these highly intelligent animals communicate with each other.   For those…

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…