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  1. Central America Fishing

    Central America Reopening! Dates & Protocols You Need to Know

    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...
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    Costa Rica Fishing Report - Feb 2019

    The fishing here in Costa Rica last month picked up pretty much right where January left off with plenty of marlin still around and good sailfish numbers the first half of the month. The fishing was consistently good so I definitely wouldn't classify it as 'hit or miss', as long as you could...
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    Costa Rica Fishing Report - Jan 2019

    The peak billfish season in Costa Rica started off strong back in November and has kept the good times rolling through the start of the new year. The first half of January 2019 featured lots of blue & striped marlin, good-to-great sailfish numbers, and meatfish like mahi and yellow-fin tuna just...
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    Costa Rica Fishing Report - December 2018

    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...
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    Costa Rica Fishing Report - Aug 2018

    Sport fishing along Costa Rica's Pacific Coast served up yet another fantastic month of action for anglers last month. Sailfish were found nearly every day, there were still a few blue marlin around, and and the meat fishing continued to be off the charts good. Boats out of the Los Suenos...
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    Costa Rica Fishing Report - July 2018

    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...
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    Costa Rica Fishing Report - June 2018

    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...
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    Costa Rica Fishing Report - May 2018

    Costa Rica’s dry season ends in April and May kicks off the start of our green season, which runs through November. While everyone refers to December through April as "the peak fishing season in Costa Rica", that's not really accurate as that only refers to the months with the best sailfish...
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    Costa Rica Fishing Report - April 2018

    Costa Rica's peak billfish season (Dec-Apr) continued to be feast or famine last month. The sailfish bite has been as easy to read as an angry wife/girlfriend giving you the silent treatment, some days boats are seeing double digit sailfish and then the next week it'll be just one or two per...
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    Costa Rica Fishing Report - March 2018

    The offshore fishing last month in Costa Rica continued to be steady in March, 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. This peak season has been saved by...
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    Costa Rica Inshore Fishing Report - Jan 2018

    This time of year most of the fishing reports from Central America focus on the offshore fishing and billfish counts, 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 many...
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    Costa Rica Fly Fishing Trip - Offshore, Inshore & River Float

    Last week we had the Richter family in Costa Rica again. The first time they visited us was in 2013 so it had been a few years, but they certainly didn't forget how to fish. The focus of this trip was fly fishing so we sent them offshore for billfish, inshore for roosters and jacks, and on one...
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    Costa Rica Fishing Report - Dec 2017

    If you read my November Costa Rica fishing report you would have seen the huge numbers of dorado being caught last month. Many captains said it was the best dorado bite in the past decade. At the end of that report I said "One thing is for sure, with all these dorado in the water the marlin...
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    Costa Rica Fishing Report - Nov 2017

    After most boats at Los Suenos and Quepos come out of the water in October for maintenance and paint jobs, they are back in and ready for clients to kick off the new season come November. So far the 2018 season has been off to a raucous start with striped & blue marlin, a few sailfish...
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    Panama Fishing Report Nov 2017: Rain, Wind, Rough Seas - And We STILL Caught Fish!

    Earlier this week I had the opportunity to visit one of the finest fishing lodges in Panama, the Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge. As many of you already know, the owner and host here is none other than Captain Shane Jarvis, one of the best captains in the Gulf of Chiriqui. His property isn’t...
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    Costa Rica Fishing Report - September 2017

    September traditionally isn't the most sought after month to come fishing in Costa Rica as stories of "rainy season" run rampant. However just because hordes of anglers aren't out on the water doesn't mean the fish aren't here. In the right part of the country you still get sunny days and calm...
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    Incredible Marlin Fishing at the FADs in Costa Rica

    By now many of you have probably heard about the incredible marlin fishing at the FADs here in Costa Rica. These man-made FADs are set on sea mounts 80-120 miles offshore and have become the world's best marlin fishing grounds over the past four years. The best time to make a trip out to the...
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    Costa Rica & Panama Still Producing in the Green Season

    Many anglers know that the peak billfish season in Central American hot spots like Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala runs from roughly November through April but many incorrectly assume the fishing shuts off after that or that visiting in the "rainy" season is waste of money. That couldn't be...
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    Panama Tuna Season Delivers Yet Again

    Last month we had a group of four SoCal anglers in Panama looking to chase big tuna at the Hannibal Bank. They spent five nights at one of our most unique and luxurious lodges, a 2-bedroom villa located on a private island 9-miles off the coast. Complete with AC, flat screen TV, and even wifi...
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    Meat Season in Costa Rica

    The peak billfish season in Costa Rica (Dec-Apr) has passed and now with the afternoon rain showers we move into one of the best times of year to fish Costa Rica - meat season! The months of May-Nov typically feature the highest catch rates of dorado, wahoo, and yellow-fin tuna offshore so it's...