Fishing Report Drake Bay, Costa Rica, June/July 2018

June/July 2018 Fishing Report – Bring on the Wahoo!


June/July 2018 Fishing Report – Bring on the Wahoo!

Wahoo are here!  During this time of year the water is cooling which means more marine activity and lots of Wahoo close to the bay. These fish are a blast to catch as they swim at very fast speeds and destroy your bait with a violent strike. It’s not uncommon to have 4 fish on at the same time where the anglers will have to “dance” around each other to avoid getting tangled up. Wahoo, or Ono as they are called in Hawaii, are considered a delicacy either grilled or as sashimi.  The offshore bite remains good, not great like it was in March and April. Anglers are likely to catch Tuna, Mahi, Sailfish and the occasional Blue or Black Marlin. In-shore Roosterfishing is always good in Drake Bay as is Snapper and Grouper. June and July fishing in Drake Bay is dependent upon the weather.  This time of year we can see flat sunny days with clear water and the next day could see rain and some waves. In general the rain will typically move in late afternoon and subside very early in the morning. The good news is…the fish don’t know it’s raining.

An added bonus this time of year the Humpback Whales begin to move into Drake Bay and stay for about three months to give birth and nurse their calves until they are strong enough to migrate back to their normal hunting grounds.  They are typically right in the bay or in the waters between Cano Island and the bay.  It’s a beautiful site to watch the mothers and babies and our fishing clients really enjoy this added benefit. It’s hard to beat a day on the water catching fish, seeing whales and having fresh fish for dinner. We have two boats to choose from and offer full or half day tours.  To book a trip please contact us here!

Until next time, tight lines…

Captain Willy Atencio