The Fishing Seasons
Fishing offshore out of Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, Costa Rica is spectacular almost year round, but our prime fishing season begins in December and lasts through May. Billfishing is at it’s best during that time, and it is common to have between 20 and 45 Sailfish bites per day. On some occasions during prime season we have experienced over 75 bites per day! While targeting Sailfish it is not unlikely to see a Marlin come up in the spread. The MahiMahi are abundant and we have caught some nice Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna during our fishing trips as well. Offshore fishing can be done on either of our charter boats; the 57 ft Tranquilo or the 33 ft Chloe Frijole.
The inshore fishing is phenomenal during the prime season as well. Snapper, large Snook, and the highly sought after Roosterfish, can be caught inshore during a charter on the 33ft ‘Chloe Frijole’.
The rainy season in our region is typically mid June through October, but the great fishing never ends. At any time, a visit to the offshore sea mound can put you on Yellowfin Tuna, numerous 300 – 400 pound Blue Marlin, as well as Stripe Marlin and Black Marlin. Trips to the sea mound are all over night trips and typically include 2 or 3 full days of fishing. It is common on these extraordinary overnight trips to release upwards of 20 Marlin!
Another option during the so called ‘off- season’ is the bottom fishing. There are great locations just offshore loaded with Grouper, Snapper, and a species similar to Tilefish.