Costa Rica Sport Fishing Information, Species and Calendar
Fishing at Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica is world-class with catch and release bill fishing in the Pacific Ocean for sailfish, striped, blue and black marlin, dorado, tuna and wahoo. Fishing in Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) for roosterfish, cubera snapper, jack crevalle, bluefin trevally, sierra mackerel, tripletail, and grouper is excellent throughout the year. We provide a variety of Costa Rica fishing options such as; live bait, trolling, casting, and fly fishing inshore and offshore. We also now offer a fleet of fully outfitted Old Town Fishing Kayaks as well as guided shore casting excursions.
Crocodile Bay Fleet
Enjoy our fleet of 40 inshore & offshore fishing boats docked at our 750ft private pier. Our standard boat packages feature 24-foot center console Boston Whaler “Outrage” boats. For the optimal fishing experience try our Big Boat Offshore package and enjoy our large33′ tower boats! Check Availability Online
Offshore Costa Rica Fishing Species
Marlin — The “lady in the blue dress” or blue marlin is the most common of our marlin and cruise our cobalt waters all year. They peak in November and December as well as March and April. Black marlin are most abundant in July and August and few striped marlin are around at the same time.
Sailfish — Again year round when a half dozen are common any day of the year. From November to May the numbers increase and days of 12 fish or more are common.
Dorado — Any day of the year, common January through may and very abundant November and December.
Tuna — Yellowfin is the main species. The big boys, those 100 to 300 pounds can test your back any day of the year if you are lucky enough to come across a school of porpoises offshore. The big Tuna swim with them and the feed on the same baitfish. “football size tunas hang around floating debris or peak in schools in July and August and November and December. No wonder the Marlin peak at the same time.
Wahoo — a Wahoo can surprise you any day of the year but are not common in this area.
Inshore Fishing at Crocodile Bay, Costa Rica – Voted #1 for Roosterfish!
Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
The home of Crocodile Bay, is voted the #1 Roosterfish Destination in the world by Saltwater Sportsman Magazine!
The species most sought after is the Roosterfish. Twenty-five to fifty pound fish are very common and we catch a couple over 50 each week. The Resort record for this fis106 lbs.
Snapper — We have a dozen different kinds of snapper with the Cubera being top dog. They average about 15 to 20 lbs with the biggest to date here 63 lbs. Other bottom fish is the broomtail grouper as well as other groupers and the goliath grouper. These are pretty tasty.
Other species caught inshore include but are not limited to barracuda, several types of jacks, snook, Bonito, mackerel, African pompano, bluefin trevally, rainbow runners, shark, etc.