Flamingo Fishing Forecast April and May 2016
The months of April and May are normally very different in the northern Guanacaste area. The month of April will bring in big groups of sailfish. We have had some of our best days on sailfish in April, seeing up to 90 sails per day if you can find the right group of fish. Of course some marlin will be around too.
The month of May starts the rainy, or “green” season, as they call it here so it is a transition month. Most of the time the transition months are a little bit slower, but the fish don’t have calendars and I have had some excellent days fishing in May. That April sailfish bite can carry over well into May.
The “Papagayo” winds will start to back off so the weather and the fishing will be more consistent in May. There should be sailfish, marlin, mahi-mahi and some tuna here during the month of May. The inshore water will be clearing up and the fishing for Roosterfish, Wahoo, Jacks and the “schoolie” mahi-mahi should be good too. Another nice thing about this part of Costa Rica is that it rains very little, even during the rainy season, so although it’s a good idea to bring a raincoat, you probably won’t need it in May.
Capt. Skeet Warren
Bushwacker Sportfishing, www.BushwackerCR.com