The Fishing

Costa Rica is world famous for its consistent year round sportfishing action and for both inshore fishing as well as offshore fishing it is a true anglers paradise!\r\n\r\nThe Fandango and its home, Quepos’ Marina Pez Vela (home of the annual Offshore World Championship!) are located on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This gives the ability to fish several different currents offshore and the underwater structure for inshore action. We specialize in Fly and conventional fishing, as well as live-bait fishing.\r\n\r\nDon’t worry about bringing drinks and food, everything is on board and if you need anything, just ask our mate Ricky.\r\nHe will provide a wonderful onboard lunch that includes local tropical fruits, juices, soda, bottled water and beer. If you are lucky, he can also whip up some of the freshest sashimi you will ever have so don’t forget your wasabi and soy sauce!\r\n\r\nThe only thing you have to think about is suncreen and a hat as you will be getting plenty of sun.\r\n\r\nWe’ll take care of the rest and we’ll do our best to ensure you have the Costa Rica fishing experience of a lifetime!\r\n\r\n

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Offshore Fishing

\r\n\r\nThe fish species we can expect to raise while offshore generally include Pacific Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Mahi Mahi/Dorado, Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna.\r\n\r\nFrom Quepos, we usually don’t start trolling until we reach the edge of the Mid America Trench (about 25 miles off shore), where the bottom quickly drops to a depth of well over 600 feet.\r\nThis is usually where the fish are as different currents bring in nutrients which atrackts both billfish and other species of fish.\r\n\r\nBe sure to keep your eyes open while trawling off shore, sea turtles, breaching devil rays, large schools of spinner dolphins and the occasional Humpback whale are regular sightings during our offshore trips.\r\n\r\n

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Inshore Fishing

\r\nFor those of you looking to try some of the exciting inshore action for Roosterfish, Giant Cubera Snapper, Grouper, Pacific Snook, Spanish Mackerel and the many other surprises such as Jack Crevalle, Corvina and Catfish, we have our favorite “honey holes”.\r\n\r\nA day fishing inshore can be added to your offshore package or we can offer you inshore packages based on four anglers. Of course we can customize anything according to the number of anglers in your party and your schedule\r\n\r\n

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Costa Rica Fishing Calendar

\r\n\r\nFandango Sportfishing Charters: Costa-Rica Fishing Calendar\r\n\r\nThere are two basic seasons, that follow the weather here, December to April, and May through November.\r\n\r\nDecember to April\r\nThis is prime billfishing season and the best action is often offshore. We do not usually encourage inshore at this time of year because having the right live bait is essential, which is hard to find at this time, and without it, it could be a long boat ride, ask us if bait is available for inshore. There is no additional charge if we are able to source them. Its all about getting you on fish!\r\n\r\nMay to November\r\nDepending on weather and currents this time of year can provide limitless variety of action, Giant Cubera Snappers, Marlin, massive schools of Tuna along with the ever present Sailfish give an angler an almost endless variety of action. Dozens of world records have been set here for each of these species.\r\n\r\n

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