Quepos Fishing Forecast April and May 2016
April is one of the peak months here for Quepos fishing, both offshore and inshore. In addition to the large runs of hundred-pound sailfish and giant blue marlin, there should also be some good shots at some big mahi offshore and maybe some yellow fin tuna. April is a very good month for roosterfish as well. Sometimes in April we see huge runs of sardines running up and down the coast, and around those sardines we find snapper, Spanish mackerel, jacks, and snook.
April is also the time of the year when the ocean is the flattest and there is never any rain. May starts our Green Season here, where we get almost nightly rain. Usually the days stay nice and blue, and the showers start around 4-6pm. Offshore, we’ll see a drop in water temperature, and the current will come from the south instead of the warm western current we see from November to April, bringing with it a better shot at marlin and mahi. The sailfish bite will slow down, but we’ll still see sailfish on most trips out.
Bottom fishing also picks up substantially in May, as the deeper currents slow down and allow us to hit the rocks we are aiming at with the baits. Inshore the rain will run off the sardines, but we usually see much bigger roosterfish around.