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Costa Rica Sportfishing

Hints and Tips from the Pros

Have you booked your Costa Rica fishing charter or trip with FishCostaRica? Are you thinking of booking with us? If this is your first visit to Costa Rica, you will want these very useful tips on what to bring, what to do while you are here, and what not to do.
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"After Hours Fishing"

What do you do when the boats come in and the after the gear is packed up for the day.    This is a collection of “After Hours Reports” along with photos of the companions that visitors have had experiences with.

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Fish Costa Rica with Bobby McGuinness

FISH COSTA RICA WITH BOBBY McGUINNESS

Bobby McGuinness is our featured Costa Rica sportfishing captain. Read more about his IGFA awards and records here. Even better, fish Costa Rica with Captain Bobby McGuinness on your next Costa Rican sport fishing vacation.

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Fish both coasts of Costa Rica

Fish Both Coasts

Fish both coasts of Costa Rica in a single sport fishing package.

Your great opportunity to target an array of prized Costa Rica fishing species on both coasts with world-class captains. Begin with an exotic Caribbean fishing adventure to Tortuguero for Tarpon and Snook. Then travel to the Pacific coast and fish Costa Rica for gamefish such as Marlin, Sailfish, Roosterfish, Snapper and Grouper.

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Pacific coast fishing for billfish.

Pacific Fishing

7  days and 6 nights of fishing the Pacific for Bill Fish

Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, especially the Central Pacific, is considered the world’s number one billfishery. Enjoy superb Pacific coast offshore and inshore fishing with acclaimed Costa Rica sportfishing charter captains. This is your chance to do battle with exciting deep sea gamefish like Marlin, Sailfish and Yellowfin Tuna.

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Fish the Caribbean coasat of Costa Rica for Tarpon and Snook

CARIBBEAN Fishing

Complete sport fishing package focused on teh caribbean coast with tarpon and snoook in mind.

The Caribbean coast near the Nicaraguan border is one of the sportfishing world’s top Tarpon destinations. Hook up with Captain Eddie Brown, Costa Rica’s leading Tarpon fisherman/guide. Eddie will take you Tarpon fishing, and you can also catch Snook, Guapote (Rainbow Bass), Mojarra and Machaca.

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Sportfish in Nicaragua and enjoy the Indio Lodge

NICARAGUA FISHING

Fish Nicaragua with this complete Sport Fishing adventure package.

Rio Indio Lodge just over the border in Nicaragua offers Caribbean fishing in a magical environment. Experienced Rama fishing guides will take you through the lush green tropical lagoons for Tarpon, Snook and Guapote (Rainbow Bass). Enjoy all-inclusive multi-day Caribbean fishing packages from San José.

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Sailfish-Offshore Pacific

Costa Rica is called the world’s number one billfishery. Thousands of eager anglers from around the globe fish Costa Rica for Sailfish all along the Pacific coast every year. During the peak Pacific Sailfish bite, anglers on Costa Rica fishing trips with top-gun Costa Rica sportfishing captains might release 25 and more of these elegant and beautiful Sailfish on a full-day deep sea fishing charter.

Fish for sailfish in the offshore pacific region of Costa Rica, learn more about sail fishing

Many species of Marlin can be found in Costa Rica

Marlin-Offshore Pacific

A Marlin leap is one of the most impressive sights of a Costa Rican offshore fishing adventure. These majestic deep sea gamefish are caught all year around off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. Experienced Costa Rica saltwater sportfishing captains will take anglers to blue water to fish for Blue, Black and Striped Marlin. Hook a Marlin, and get ready for the Costa Rican sport fishing adventure of a lifetime.

Complete information on sport fishing for Marlin in Costa Rica.

Roosterfish can be caught in shore in Costa Rica's pacific ocean.

Rooster Fish-Inshore

Exotic Roosterfish with their dorsal combs are among the most sought-after inshore gamefish. Anglers will find Costa Rica’s Pacific coast a great destination for Roosterfish. This catch-and-release species is as tough as they come. Even a 30lb Roosterfish will give anglers on Costa Rica fishing trips a terrific fight. Roosterfish of 60-70lbs are not uncommon, so imagine what is in store when you hook one!

All you ever wanted to know about rooster fish and sportfishing roosters in Costa Rica.

Catch red snapper while visiting Costa Rica.

Snapper-Pacific

Snapper are one of the tastiest nearshore fish in the sea. Anglers who decide to fish Costa Rica inshore will find over a dozen members of the Snapper family, including Red, Cubera, Mullet, Rock, Spotted Rosy, Colorado, Yellow and Silky. The incredibly delicious and pretty Spotted Rosy Snapper is the smallest, while huge Cubera Snapper of 60lbs and more are not uncommon on Costa Rica fishing trips.

A guide to snapper and catching them through our fishing charters in Costa Rica.

Tarpon fishing on Costa Ricas Caribbean coasat

Tarpon-Caribbean

Pound for pound, the prehistoric Tarpon, or Silver King, is the world’s most powerful gamefish. Boating an 80lb Tarpon is like hauling a 1949 Buick from the bottom of the sea. The largest Tarpon ever caught fishing Costa Rica weighed 240lbs! Tarpon are found only on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. Its fighting spirit and terrific leaps lure anglers from around the world to fish Costa Rica for Tarpon.

Read what it takes to catch tarpon in costa rica, off the caribbean coast of the country is some of the best tarpon fishing in the world.

Snook can be caught on the caribbean coast of costa rica as well as tarpon.

Snook-Caribbean

Snook are another tasty nearshore gamefish. Costa Rica fishing enthusiasts can best enjoy Snook fishing on the Caribbean coast, although when the tides are exactly right, Snook can be caught casting close to shore on the Central Pacific and especially South Pacific coasts. Along with the Common Snook, a much sought-after Caribbean Snook species is the delicious, smaller Calba, or Fat Snook.

A guide to snook fishing the caribbean waters of Costa Rica.

Fish Costa Rica's Sport Fishing Blog

Twice weekly Fish Costa Rica prepares news posts as they relate to Costa Rica Sportfishing and Charter reviews of the top boats and captains. Don’t miss our daily fishing reports where top Costa Rican fishing captains give us an up to the minute report on their fishing experiences.
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Costa Rica fishing is where the billfish action starts

December marks the start of the peak Costa Rica billfish bite. As of now, Costa Rica fishing enthusiasts can count on five months of non-stop billfish action. Thousands of anglers from around the world will converge on Costa Rica in search of these majestic gamefish. Costa Rica’s Pacific coast features one of the world’s top sailfish bites. Los Sueños Marina and Pez Vela Marina, near Jacó and in Quepos respectively, will be hubs of Costa Rica fishing activity. Anglers booking Los Sueños fishing charters and Quepos fishing charters can expect to return after a full day fishing with tired arms,...

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The renaissance of Quepos fishing

Costa Rica’s peak billfish season is upon us. For the next five months, Los Sueños fishing charters and Quepos fishing charters will host thousands of anglers from around the world. A year ago, Billfish Report called Jacó and Quepos, where Los Sueños and Pez Vela marinas are respectively located, the World’s Number 1 billfishery. Before Los Sueños Marina was built an hour north, Quepos fishing was the Central Pacific’s prime sportfishing destination. The spectacular ascent of Los Sueños at the beginning of this century tended to eclipse Quepos fishing. However, the eclipse is temporary. The new Pez Vela Marina has...

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Bananas – a Costa Rica fishing tale

Costa Rica fishing has its own annals of humor. Anglers who fish Costa Rica have many tales to tell. Some are quite fascinating. In addition, many Costa Rica sportfishing captains can also add to the many rich pages. Nothing much is happening on the Costa Rican sport fishing scene. So for your amusement and entertainment, here is a Costa Rica fishing tale from three years ago. Let’s face it: anglers are a very superstitious lot. Seasoned anglers certainly are. Furthermore, Costa Rica fishing captains in Costa Rica are not exempt either For Costa Rica fishing captains, bananas mean bad luck...

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Skeet Warren’s straight-up Costa Rica fishing report

FishCostaRica prides itself on choosing, recommending and booking the top Costa Rica fishing captains. First, these captains know how to catch fish. In addition, they know how to look after anglers who come to fish Costa Rica. Fishing Costa Rica is not cheap. We have touched on this topic in earlier blogs. However, the rewards anglers who fish Costa Rica can look forward to are well worth it. Aside from benefiting from the spectacular bites, anglers can also fish with some of the world’s top saltwater sportfishing charter captains. The captains whom FishCostaRica recommends and books appreciate that their clients...

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What to bring on your Costa Rica fishing charter

Costa Rica’s peak billfish season is around the corner. Over the next five months, thousands of anglers will be traveling here for Costa Rica fishing adventures. Many first-time anglers who have arranged Costa Rican sportfishing packages or individual charters through FishCostaRica ask: What should we specifically bring on our charter? They also ask: Do we need anything special? All the Costa Rica sportfishing charter boats we recommend and book for our clients are fully rigged for conventional fishing. Some might specialize in inshore fishing, some offshore. Each boat might be rigged more in that one direction. In addition, some may...

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Go no further for your Costa Rica fishing adventure

Fish Costa Rica has been arranging Costa Rican sportfishing charters and complete Costa Rica fishing vacations for over 25 years. That is more than a quarter of a century! Over that time, we have brought thousands of eager anglers – first-timers, experienced, repeat customers, referrals – to fish Costa Rica. They come from all corners of the world: from the United States, for the most part. In addition, anglers come from Canada, Brazil, Colombia, the UK, France, Argentina, Belgium, and Norway. FishCostaRica has also hosted anglers from South Africa, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Bermuda and the Bahamas. Furthermore, we have had clients...

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