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  1. Offshore Fishing Reports
    Escape on a Panama sport fishing trip and experience one of the world's most prolific big game fishing grounds. The Gulf of Chiriquí is a treasure of Panama with big game fishing at Hannibal Bank  and Isla Montuosa. During a 3-day trip, it is possible to land marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. South of the Border
    As we begin the month of March we are running at full capacity at the lodge and although the bite has been a bit tough going at times our crews are keeping the rods bent and our guests happy. March is considered 'prime time' for sailfish in Costa Rica and the fish are definitely here. We're...
  6. South of the Border
    As we approach the end of February there has been very noticeable improvement offshore with more Sailfish showing up between 10 and 15 miles from the Matapalo Point. The bite has been a bit sporadic on a few days but our captains are very persistent, searching the seemingly endless ocean for...
  7. South of the Border
    For decades, Costa Rica has been well known for the epic billfish bite that usually occurs every year from around January thru May and this year is no different. We are very happy to report that the annual 'Pez Vela' run has begun at Zancudo Lodge. We have been experiencing great Sailfish action...
  8. Global Reports
    January is usually the time when things get really heated up down here in the land of 'pura vida' and we are happy to report that the conditions are perfect for offshore and inshore game-fishing. The seas have been flat calm lately with stunning sunny blue skies. The bite is definitely on at...
  9. Offshore Fishing Reports
    Our 2017 Season is off to a great start and we are having very little trouble keeping our guests busy with great fishing opportunities both offshore and inshore. The Marlin bite has been spectacular this month and it seems like everyday schools of Yellowfin Tuna are showing up out on the edge...
  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. Sold/Expired
    I am new to the forum and also to the Lure making industry but far from it when it comes to actually putting some meat on the deck. I've been fishing heavily offshore for the past 10+ years and by no means am an expert. Over the past years I have fished with many lures and finally decided to...
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