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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 as they've ever been. There are several sailfish around, though numbers usually start to peak in Feb-March. What's been a nice treat is all the yellow-fin tuna and dorado that are still being caught on a daily basis so most days anglers are getting their trophy billfish along with something for dinner. Some of our best reports are below:

Jan 1 - Geaux Fly - 4 sailfish and 4 dorado
Jan 2 - Constellation - 1 STRIPEY and 6/9 SAILS
Jan 4 - Sunny One - 5 sailfish and 2 dorado
Jan 4 - Sea Fly - 7 sailfish released
Jan 4 - Geaux Fly - SLAM 1 blue, 1 striped, 2 Sailfish, 3 mahis
Jan 5 - Good Day Too - 1 blue marlin (500 lbs), 2 dorado, 2 tuna
Jan 5 - Spanish Fly - Released 6 sailfish & black marlin
Jan 7 - Geaux Fly - SLAM 1 blue, 1 striped, 1 sailfish, 5 dorado, 2 tuna
Jan 8 - Spanish Fly - 6 sailfish and 2 dorado
Jan 9 - Geaux Fly - 1 blue, 2 Sailfish, 7 Mahi
Jan 10 - Straight Up With A Twist - 3 Blue Marlin, 2 Sailfish, 2 Dorado
Jan 10 - Spanish Fly - 2 blue marlin and 2 sailfish
Jan 10 - Geaux Fly - 1 blue, 2 Sailfish, 7 Mahi
Jan 10 - Constellation - 1 striped marlin, 3/5 on sails, 2 dorado
Jan 13 - Sea Fly - 1 striped marlin, 8 tuna, 2 dorado
Jan 12 - Constellation - 4/6 on sails & 3 dorado
Jan 13 - Epic - 11 roosterfish, 3 jacks, 2 dorado
Jan 13 - Constellation - 6 sailfish & 5 dorado
Jan 13 - Good Day Too - Released 8 sails & kept 6 mahi
Jan 13 - Sea Fly - 3 blue marlin, 1 sailfish, 1 dorado
Jan 13 - Spanish Fly - 1 blue marlin, 5 sails, 3 dorado
Jan 14 - Spanish Fly - SLAM 2 Blue Marlin, 1 Striped Marlin, 3 Sais and 2 mahi
Jan 14 - Geaux Fly - 4 Sails, 1 Striped Marlin and 1 Mahi-Mahi
Jan 14 - Open Fly - 1 blue marlin, 4 sailfish, 2 dorado
Jan 15 - Constellation - 3/5 on sailfish & 4 dorado
Jan 16 - Constellation - 4 sails released & 4 dorado
Jan 17 - Geaux Fly - 1 blue marlin, 2 Sailfish, 5 Mahis
Jan 17 - Pescadora - 3/7 on sails and 0/1 on marlin
Jan 18 - Pacific Fly - 3 blue marlin, 1 sailfish, 2 YFTs, 1 dorado
Jan 18 - Good Day Too - 5 sailfish and 3 dorado
Jan 19 - Good Day Too - 1 blue marlin and 6 sailfish
 

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do yall do any other types of fishing besides trolling? Bottomfishing for snapper, grouper, and popping for roosters?
 

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do yall do any other types of fishing besides trolling? Bottomfishing for snapper, grouper, and popping for roosters?
Yes of course! That fishing post was strictly an offshore billfishing & tuna report, but we set up plenty of trips that involve absolutely ZERO trolling and instead focus on jigging, popping, and bottom fishing. That can be done in Costa Rica or Panama. Yellow-fin tuna season in Panama is coming up (March-Aug) and that's as good as it gets.

We actually have a group of 9 in country now doing soley inshore fishing, so once they leave on Tuesday I was going to post an inshore report too. In the meantime, here are some pics from our anglers last week...
 

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