Fishing in Costa Rica is excellent all year long. We specialized in offshore Bill fishing such as Marlin (Blue, Black, Stripe) Sailfish, Maui, Maui, Tuna, Wahoo. Fishing will vary with prevailing conditions, but here’s how it generally runs for the more popular species. Look for winds north of Cabo Vela from about December into mid-May. On the Pacific, it’s common to release a dozen or more sails and even a marlin or two in a single day, and not unusual to release more than 30 sail-fish a day. There are also dolphin (including the long-standing International Game Fish Association’s all-tackle record 87-pounder), giant yellowfin tuna, wahoo, cubera, roosterfish, a variety of snapper, grouper, blue runners, rainbow runners, snook and much more.
The largest billfish trophy. It is not uncommon to see this huge fish (up to 1800lbs.) heave itself skyward in a seemingly inexhaustible display of strength. Caught every month of the year, with mid-November to early March exceptional, then slowing a bit from April into early June when it picks up again, peaking in August and September.
This beautiful billfish has the largest dorsal fin, resembling a sail. This fish is noted for its fighting ability and often spends as much of the battle in the air as in the water. Most sought after game fish Extremely Acrobatic Catch & Release ONLY Average Weight 60 Pounds Caught throughout the year, with May through August normally the top season. They may begin to thin out in September and the slowest months are from late August.
Wahoo is a gamefish known for its long hard runs at speeds up to 45 mph. Because of the limited number of wahoo caught, it is considered a trophy fish. The first showing begins about the time the rains start in May, peaking in July and August. Most are caught around the rocky points and islands, but you will pick one up occasionally fishing offshore.
Much like it’s relative the Permit, Roosterfish will make a screaming first run once hooked. These very strong fighters can often be found near surf, circling birds, and inshore waters. Anglers commonly drift and troll small strip bait for Roosters. June through October is considered the best time but Roosterfish from 20 to 80 pounds are caught every month.
Sport fishermen catch Yellowfin Tuna by trolling brightly-colored lures. A yellow and red plastic skirt trolled at the surface at 10 to 12 knots is an effective method. When hooked, Yellowfin will fight hard by diving deep. The big Tuna come and go all year long but June through September are normally the best months for 200 pounders.
Mahi Mahi (Dorado)
The Dorado fishing is above average year round. The rainy season June through October is the best time to catch the 5-15 pounders that congregate on the weed and trash lines closer inshore and in the gulf. The rest of the year, the bigger Dorado are generally further offshore in the “blue water” with the bait and the Sailfish, 20 to 50 pound Dorado are very common when fishing for Sailfish and 60 and 70 pound Dorado are caught every month.
Whether fishing for pleasure or profit, consistently catching Red Snapper by hook and line is an art. Not only must one know where the best fishing grounds are located, but also the bait must be presented in a manner to entice the Snapper to bite.
The WETASS II courteous, experienced crew will make your day of fishing one to remember. The mates on board have been here for years. This boat is virtually always in the top three in the many tournaments it enters, such as the Presidential Challenge-Costa Rica. Whether you are a professional angler or a newcomer to the sport, our crew is sure to make it a memorable trip!
Why Charter Us? WE HAVE FUN! Don't take a chance with a unknown boat without a reputation of being the fastest, most fish-caught boat in all of Costa Rica. You only get the opportunity to catch the "big one" sometimes once in a lifetime. Captain Glen Cortes and first mate Oscar Lampin will give you the best sport fishing experience of your life…
Located Just North of Panama and South of Nicaragua in Central America.
We fish out of Carrillo Bay from January until May and out of Flamingo Bay for the rest of the year.
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