Smokin’ Hot Action In Costa Rica

Aboard the Harvester, Capt. Alex delivered the goods for Oklahoma angler Bradley Goss.

By FishingNosara

The fishing report from northwest Costa Rica is smokin’ hot. The FishingNosara team ran 70 trips in July and was in peak form during the white-hot month of August.

The team scored several sweet marlins, backed up with 41 sailfish releases and 104 yellowfin tunas. They were pumped to report that multiple 100-plus-pound yellowfins have been caught recently. These mega-fish come around every summer, but this year the team perfected the tackle and tactics to bring in the biggest of the bunch.

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Capt. David on the 23-foot panga Adventurer has the fishing tool of a boat twice her size and a big bad attitude to match. This season we added a bottom machine, live tuna tuba and outriggers. In late July, cubera snappers were the headliners of a haul that also included yellowfin and a few roosterfish releases.

Capt. Fico on the Explorer has earned his nickname of El Brujo (the witch) by conjuring big fish for his clients. Yellowfin tunas are always a staple this time of year, but a big surprise is the presence of big dorados. Either they are early arriving or lingering from the spring. Adding variety to the filet bag were big red groupers, which are amazing to eat and fun to catch.

Some folks plan their Costa Rica fishing trip months in advance, but others walk into the office on a whim and book a trip for that day, as did angler Bradley Goss. Capt. Alex on the Harvester delivered the goods for this Oklahoma angler in the form of a 190-pound yellowfin tuna.

The Marlin action was intense on the 32-footers Wanderer and Discoverer. Bob Templeton turned in the performance of a lifetime on July 9; Capt. Carlos reported two marlin releases on the big battleship Discoverer.

They scored another amazing blue marlin release on July 10 with angler Michael Bosse and his crew. Then San Antonio angler Jim Jordan got a massive marlin release they scored on July 12. That’s four marlin releases in a three-day span.

It is no exaggeration that Capt. William and the Wanderer ran more trips last year than any boat in all of Central America. Jacksonville angler David Sohm and his group scored a triple dorado hook-up, with a combined haul of 120 pounds. That’s a lot of mahi filets! Also, angler Mark Wing and his family scored the fish-of-a-lifetime on July 19, with Master Capt. William releasing a blue marlin.

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