Sporfishing Tour

Fishing just does not get any better than you will find in Costa Rica.

On the Pacific, it is common to release a dozen or more sails and even a marlin or two in a single day, and not unusual to release more than 30 sailfish a day. There are also dolphin (including the long –standing International Game Fish Associations all tackle record 87-pounder), giant yellowfin tuna, wahoo, cubera, roosterfish, a variety of snapper, grouper, blue runners, rainbow runners, snook and much more. And Costa Rica boat operators release all billfish that are not record contenders, so the future of the resource is assured.

In the Peninsula of Osa area, bill-fish are the target of most visiting anglers, and they are seldom disappointed from around December through April. Some sails and marlin are taken throughout the year. From most areas around Costa Rica it is no more than a 12 to 20 mile run to the blue water where most of the billfish action is encountered. Inshore sport includes tuna, roosterfish, wahoo, dorado, jacks, mackerel, cubera, a variety of small snapper species and even snook. The snook can be taken trolling just outside the breaker line off the river mouths in the area, but are more often fished from shore.

Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge offers several economically priced sportfishing packages in the incredible waters of the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. More than 40 world records have been set in the area which abounds which schools of dorado, yellowfin tuna, spanish mackerel, jacks and wahoo. We specialize in inshore fishing for roosterfish and in the teaming waters of Caño Island where grouper and giant cubera snapper can be found. Equipped with Pen International reels and customs rods our covered 21-foot twin outboard boats can offer a fantastic half-day or full day of fishing action.

For the Sportsman who wishes to hunt marlin or catch a sailfish, we can arrange for you to fish on a 31-foot ¨Palm Beach¨ sportfishing boat powered by a turbo diesel powerplant. Rigged with state of the art equipment, Rupp outriggers and a complete range of Pen and Shimano reels, the on-board equipment will satisfy the most demanding angler.

Whichever your choice you can be sure to enjoy an exciting sportfishing experience in these unspoiled waters.


October is normally the top month for marlin in this area, but action is also good in September and November and occasional blues and rare blacks are likely to be found anytime of year although they are usually out further than the boats hunting for sailfish are likely to be fishing.

A few taken off and on year round with best fishing from December through March. It often slows from April into early June, then picks up again and peaks in August and September.

Best Fishing for the 100 pound and up yellowfin corresponds with marlin and sailfish season, but the schools of up to 30 pound tuna can nearly always be found outside.

Best runs are traditionally from late May through October when the rivers are running full.

Not abundant, but occasional fish may be taken most any time of the year while trolling offshore for billfish.

The region is famous for its big roosters and they can be caught virtually any month of the year.

All year, but best from mid or late May through July and in January and February.