World Class Fishing

Sport fishing is legendary here on the Osa – truly World Class.

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Many people come to Costa Rica just for the sport fishing. Fishing vacations in Costa Rica are epic – ask us about kayak fishing! There are several fishing companies down here, offering all levels of the sport – from the Rolls Royce of boats and equipment, to local Tico shore fishing.

Offshore – Big Game is the Osa’s specialty, with Sailfish and Marlin the most predominant species. Everybody here practices catch and release for billfish so bring your camera. The high season for offshore fishing is December through May. Calm seas and short runs to the fishing grounds are typical, catchingDorado, Tuna, Blue Runner, Wahoo, Skipjack and Bonito. The month of May the rains begin, usually in the afternoons, and this is when the bigger schools ofYellowfin Tuna and Dorado move in along with the giant Black and Blue Marlin. Sailfish are still around but not in quantity. Up until September weather is reasonably calm with some rain but little wind.

Inshore – Fishing is excellent year round. Topping the list is the world class roosterfish. Also in abundance are several species of jacks and snappers, including jack crevalle, bluefin jack crevalle, amberjack, pompano, big dog tooth snapper, large Pacific barracuda, sierra mackerel and grouper. Many of our guests enjoy fly fishing as well, right off our beach.

One March our friends, the Pagliucas, found themselves catching more sailfish than they ever dreamed, while amidst a pod of about fifty humpback whales, with manta rays and dolphins leaping out of the water – not bad, eh? Jimbo, great guest and avid Florida fisherman reports: “The best fishing trip of our lives.”

So, often a fishing trip isn’t just about fishing, because every time you get out into the Golfo Dulce and Pacific Ocean, you never know what gorgeous sea life you are going to come across, such as Pilot Whales, Killer Whales, huge dolphin pods, etc.

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