This summer, catch marlin like you’ve always dreamed of

You CAN catch marlin and sailfish like you’ve always dreamed of this summer!  Anglers with Captain Carlos Espinoza on the 50ft Sea Fly at Los Sueños Marina went 30-43 on blue marlin a couple of days ago in just under a day and a half on an overnight trip to the FADs.

One of an amazing 30 blue marlin recently released on the Sea Fly on an overnighter to the FADs

Now it’s your turn! You might not release 30 marlin. But on a multi-day overnighter to the FADs between now and October, you can be almost certain of raising more marlin and sailfish than you would on a conventional offshore charter.

What are FADs? FADs (fish aggregating devices) are buoys placed on the surface of the ocean or just below it between 40 and 120 miles of the coast. For some reason, they attract fish, especially marlin and sailfish.

They work! Captain Bobby McGuinness, who fishes out of Golfito on Costa Rica’s South Pacific coast, was honored by the Billfish Foundation for tagging more Pacific blue marlin than any other captain in the world in 2016. The huge majority of these marlin were caught, tagged and released at the FADs between May and November.

Contact us now to plan a summer/autumn fishing trip to the FADs with Captain Bobby McGuinness for marlin and sailfish. Or if not with Bobby, with experienced captains on boats chartering out of Los Sueños and Pez Vela marinas.

CaribSea anglers got this yellowfin

If it’s food you are after, Costa Rica is also the place to fish. Up in Flamingo, in Guanacaste province on Costa Rica’s North Pacific coast, anglers with Captain Junior Bustos on the 31ft Gamefisher II caught three yellowfin tuna and a dorado on a half day.  It was also tuna day for anglers with Captain Glenn Morales on the 46ft CaribSea at Pez Vela Marina in Quepos. They caught an even ten yellowfin, and released a sailfish as a bonus.

Meanwhile, fishing mostly inshore, anglers on the 34ft Epic out of Los Sueños Marina with Captain Michael Alligood went 2-3 on roosterfish, kept a nice corvina (Costa Rican sea bass), a true Pacific bonita (great sashimi!) and a Sierra mackerel, caught skipjack bonita for bait in the morning, and then had non-stop action from yellowfin in the afternoon.

Grouper caught on the Epic

A couple of days before that, anglers on the Epic did an offshore/inshore combo. They were rewarded with five sailfish releases from a bunch of bites in the morning, and then got several grouper bottom fishing in the afternoon.

Add your Costa Rica sportfishing adventure to the tally. Tell us what species you want to catch, and we will hook you up with Costa Rica’s top sportfishing charter captains. Call FishCostaRica now at 1-800-407-9438 or 858 736-9031 from the USA and Canada, +506 2282-7215 from everywhere else, or email us.

A magical summer/autumn overnight adventure to the FADs for marlin or sailfish, or an exciting conventional offshore charter at one of Costa Rica’s most popular fishing destinations, is yours in the waiting.


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