Catch of the Day
Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin
Season – All year with peak months in September-NovemberMarlin is the sport fishing king. They can weigh more than 1,000 lbs!We had to share this photo with you… a Black Marlin caught in Cabo BlancoWeight: 1,560 pounds
Angler: Alfred Glassell Jr.Location:
Cabo Blanco, Peru
Date: Aug. 4, 1953Notes: Glassell Jr. of Houston boated this behemoth after a 1 hour and 45 minute fight. The 174-inch fish fell for a mackerel trolled in the once-legendary Black Marlin Boulevard off Cabo Blanco.
COSTA RICA’S TOP FISHING SPOTS!
- Tamarindo – Flamingo – Samara – Conchal – Papagayo
- Los Sueños – Jaco Beach – Playa Hermosa – Quepos & Manuel Antonio
- Drake Bay – Crocodile Bay – Osa Peninsula – Puerto Jimenez – Zancudo – Golfito
South Caribbean area is not known for their fishing.
Sailfish (Pez Vela)
Season – All year roundSailfish are one of the favorites for sport fishing. They are abundant in the North West of Costa Rica and are a challenge once you have them on the line.They are one of the fastest fish in the word with speeds up to 68 mph (110 km/h) and can weight up to 200 pounds (90 k)!You can expect a fight but also a spectacular one as they are known for their incredible leaps and speed moving 100 meters in 4.8 seconds.
Tuna – Yellowfin (Atun Amarillo)
Season – All year round with June to September providing the best catches.Yellow Fin Tuna is one of the larger of the Tuna species growing up to 400 lbs (180 kg).
Mahi Mahi (Dorado)
Season – All year round with June to October being the best time for DoradoGet ready for a fight… the name Mahi-Mahi meaning very strongin Hawaiian, is a perfect name for this species. Although smaller than some of the other catches maxing out at about 30 lbs (15 kg), we love catching this beautiful fish and so will you.
Season – All year roundCosta Rica fishing at it’s finest continues when you have one of these on your line. They are fast (clocked up to 60 mph/97 km/h), strong, and beautifully long fish. Growing up to 8′ (2.5m) long and up to 180 lbs (83 kg), Wahoo is one the sport fisherman’s favorites.
Rooster Fish (Pez Gallo)
Season – All year round with June to October being the best monthsThe Rooster Fish is another native species that can be had fishing in Costa Rica’s waters. It can get big… 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in) in length and over 50 kg (110 lb) in weight.
Snapper (Pargo or Cubera)
Season – All year roundRed Snapper is another well known sport fishing species in Costa Rica. Growing up to 50 lbs (22.6 kg) and 3.3′ (1m) long Red Snapper has become one of the top fishes in the sport fishing community.