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December 2020/January 2021 Fishing Report

Just as we expected, once the clients returned to Drake Bay the fishing has been nothing short of amazing. We have had a ton of last minute bookings and have been on the water almost every day for the last few weeks. Inshore, clients have been catching multiple Roosterfish on half day trips. Near shore the Cubera Snapper bite has been very solid as well as the Big Eye Tuna bite. Big schools of medium sized Tuna have been consistently around Caño Island for the last month or so. Once we are able to locate the schools, it’s not unusual to have four rods go off at the same time. This is a great way to have a little chaotic…

Drake Bay Fishing Update

We are pleased to report that as of November 1, 2020 Costa Rica has opened it’s borders to the world. A COVID-19 TEST IS NO LONGER REQUIRED, however tourists must buy health insurance and complete the health form. Click here for the latest requirements from the Costa Rican government and links for insurance and the health form needed. These requirements may change so feel free to check back with us when you book your flights or check the website for any updates. We understand that during these times travel plans can change quickly so effective November 1 we are offering a 100% money back guarantee for any deposits paid if your trip is cancelled. Thankfully we have had no cases…

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…