March 2016 Costa Rica Kayak Fishing Report

By Pablo Hein:

March is the last month of dry season here on the Nicoya peninsula and offshore wind stopped blowing so this means deep jigging expeditions are happening daily at Sea Kayak Adventures. Our first expedition produced lots of snappers, starting with a beautiful mullet snapper around 18 pounds in the very first attempt right around sunrise. For deep jigging in the kayaks we paddle around 5 km offshore, this is a one hour paddle, very good exercise before the sun is up and perfect to get people ready for the action! Looking for different reefs, between 25 to 60 meters deep, we can find Amberjack, Snappers, Roosterfish, Grouper, Tuna and more! These are usually some of the best trips we take all year.

Costa Rica Kayak Fishing
18 lbs mullet snapper caught while deep jigging.

Saturday March 20th was a perfect morning! Alex caught lots of fish including a 20 pound Amberjack after big eye Jacks, pompano and black tuna. After some jigging tours, good weather brought sardines back to the beach and we tried some fly fishing with a lot of success. Early mornings are perfect for fly fishing, no wind and hungry fish can make a lot of action just with a small fly. Casting your flies into bait balls is one of the most exciting experiences for any fisherman! Doing this from a kayak without noisy engines is the closest to the peaceful fly fishing experience that people are looking for. But don’t forget you are in Costa Rica, which is the home of some very aggressive and big fish. Watching a giant rooster following a fly all the way to the kayak is not for weak hearts.

Easter week is always very good fishing in Santa Teresa and Mal Pais, hopefully we are going to see some rain soon and we are looking forward to the rainy season and Tuna action .

Please check our videos for some awesome fly fishing action and deep jigging expeditions!

Pura Vida
Pablo Hein
Sea Kayak Adventures