It’s been a great June on the Pacific, and no signs of slowing down

This June has been an exceptionally good sportfishing month all along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. And there are no signs that it will slow down.

FAD trips have yielded great marlin results. Anglers on a three-day trip with Captain Glenn Morales on the 46ft CaribSea out of Pez Vela Marina at Quepos on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast released seven blue marlin, a striped marlin and eight sailfish.

Consider a trip to the FADs this summer for marlin

Summer is the perfect time for overnight trips to the FADs. This is how you can expect to catch the greatest number of marlin, more than on conventional full-day offshore charters. FishCostaRica offers multi-day trips to the FADs with IGFA award-winning Captain Bobby McGuinness. Bobby fishes out of Golfito on the South Pacific coast.

Captain Bobby McGuinness

Bobby can pick up in Puerto Jiménez across the bay, and even in Quepos at a slight additional cost. He also does conventional full-day charters, and extended day – you leave at 4:00 AM! – trips to the nearest FADs. Bobby has two boats: the Cazador, a 37ft Merritt, and the 54ft Iron II, a luxury Riviera Yacht. Contact us to find out more.

FishCostaRica can also arrange multi-day trips to the FADs with top offshore sportfishing captains at Los Sueños Marina. Speaking of Los Sueños, anglers on the 52ft Scatterbrain with Captain Hanzel have enjoyed a great five days so far. They have released five blue marlin and 28 sailfish, and also caught six yellowfin tuna.

Moving north to Flamingo in Guanacaste, anglers on the 42ft Bushwacker with Captain Skeet Warren released four sailfish, and brought three dorado (mahi-mahi) back for dinner, hooking some of their own. Also at Flamingo, but this time on an inshore charter, anglers with Captain Junior Bustos on the 31ft Gamefisher II caught two cubera snapper 20 and 50lbs, releasing the larger one. They also caught two needlefish, a jack, a yellowfin tuna and two dorado.

Anglers are catching pretty well everything in Costa Rica

Inshore, but back at Los Sueños, anglers on the 28ft Wing Man with Captain Carlos Arguedas released nine roosterfish, two mackerel and a few Jack Crevalle; and then went bottom fishing to get dinner, and got a few good silky snapper, a nice congrio (conger eel, scrumptious), and a few snowy grouper and golden-spot grouper. At Pez Vela Marina, anglers on the 31ft Good Day with Captain Manuel Gabuardi released seven sailfish and caught a dorado.

Finally, below is one of the best marlin shots you will ever see!

Great marlin shot courtesy of FECOP

Be a part of the great Costa Rica fishing scene this summer. Contact us now. Call 1-800-407-9438 or 858 736-9031 from the USA and Canada, +506 2282-7215 from everywhere else, and +506 7125-8852 on WhatsApp. You can also email us. We’ll hook you up with Costa Rica’s top sportfishing charter captains, direct you to one of many Costa Rica sportfishing destinations where you can target the species you are after, and if you prefer, arrange your entire sportfishing vacation.


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