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  1. Offshore Fishing Reports
    I've been waiting a long time to be able to say that! After shutting borders completely in mid-March, Central America is ready to open its borders to international visitors again. Traveling in the next couple of months may still not be like the old 'normal', but at least we are allowed to travel...
  2. Offshore Fishing Reports
    Another peak fishing season has begun in Costa Rica as the dry season weather and the incredible offshore fishing are back. The rainy season usually ends sometime in November and fortunately this year (just like last year) featured great weather, boatloads of mahi, and lots of marlin. Our 2019...
  3. Offshore Fishing Reports
    Last month was served as another example of why Costa Rica has earned the nickname "the billfish capital of the world" as the sailfish bite remained steady and the marlin bite phenomenal. Most anglers and travelers know by now that Costa Rica's peak billfish season and dry season run from...
  4. Offshore Fishing Reports
    When people talk about the peak fishing season in Costa Rica everyone rushes to say that it's December through April, just like the dry season. While that is indeed our peak billfish season, for some reason a lot of anglers think that just because we experience our green season, or rainy...
  5. Offshore Fishing Reports
    May is the start of our green season in Costa Rica, which runs through November, and marks the start of the second fishing season here. While most people refer to December through April as "the peak fishing season in Costa Rica", that's not the full story as that only refers to the months with...
  6. Offshore Fishing Reports
    Costa Rica's peak billfish season (Dec-Apr) continued to be feast or famine last month. The sailfish bite has been incredibly hard to predict as some days boats are seeing double digit sailfish and then the next week it'll be just one or two per boat. Fortunately Costa Rica isn't about a...
  7. Offshore Fishing Reports
    The offshore fishing last month in Costa Rica continued to be steady, but not quite prolific like years past. The sailfish bite has been very stop and go with some days featuring double digit bites and other featuring just one or two fish all day (including a few skunks!). This peak season has...
  8. Fishing Reports
    This time of year most of the fishing reports from Costa Rica focus on the offshore fishing and astounding billfish numbers, but we know there are plenty of anglers who aren't interested in deep sea trolling all day. Popping, jigging, casting rapalas - that's hands on fishing. In Costa Rica so...
  9. Offshore Fishing Reports
    Costa Rica's peak billfish season is underway and we have some reports worth sharing. After back-to-back-to-back record breaking years from 2014 through 2016 last year was considered a bit of a down year. We're still only 7 weeks into this peak season but the marlin numbers have been as good...
  10. Offshore Fishing Reports
    Our season is off to a great start and with the Christmas holidays right around the corner we are pleased to report that the fishing has has been nothing short of spectacular. Sailfish are showing up in good numbers offshore and the Yellowfin Tuna bite has been crazy! Our captains are busy...
  11. Offshore Fishing Reports
    Yesterday was the 3rd and final day of the 2016 Triple Crown Tournament, hosted at Zancudo Lodge, Costa Rica. On the final day, the fishing was red hot with eight teams (20 anglers) in close contention for top spots in the billfish, roosterfish and gamefish divisions. TOURNAMENT TEAMS Ascent -...
  12. Offshore Fishing Reports
    Fishing Report - 1-6 December 2016 As we kick off our 2017 season the inshore bite has been excellent with loads of roosterfish showing up along the coast at Matapalo. Costa Rica scores high on the destination list when it comes to trophy roosters and our guests are having a blast catching some...
  13. South of the Border
    Just returned from a 5 day fishing trip at The Zancudo Lodge located just outside Golfito, Costa Rica. After a small (12 seats) commuter plane to Golfito airport we were picked and transported by taxi to the local marina. There we were greeted by Captain Rafael Barrett whom would be our...
  14. Offshore Fishing Reports
    World class billfishing in Costa Rica is no secret and everyone knows someone who has had stellar days down here. I've been living and working here for 11 years now and this is hands down the most prolific sailfish bite I've ever seen. Below are some reports from the insane sailfish bite this...
  15. 360 Degrees Lounge
    I know it is a long way out but you can't plan a semi-fishing vacation far enough in advance. I am headed to CR to celebrate my 40th birthday next July with 6 other couples. We plan to go on at least 2 charters and fish from shore more days as well. I was hoping that I could get some advice...
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