and Offshore Costa Rica Fishing
Fishing at Crocodile Bay Resort 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
Our fleet of 40 boats, easily accessed from our 850-foot private pier includes 24’ center consoles, 27’ offshore center consoles and our 32' and 33’ tower boats, plus the 35' owner's tower boat. Click here for more information about our fleet.
Costa Rica Fishing Species
Marlin — The "lady in the blue dress" or Blue Marlin
is the most common of our Marlins 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.
Fishing at Crocodile Bay, Costa Rica - Voted #1 for Roosterfish!
Jimenez, Costa Rica
the home of Crocodile
Bay, is voted the #1 Roosterfish Destination in the world
by Saltwater Sportsman Magazine!
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 fish is 106
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.
species caught inshore include but are not limited
to Barracuda, several types of Jacks, Snook, Bonito, Mackerel,
African Pompano, Bluefin Trevally, Rainbow Runners, Shark,
Read an Intro to Fishing at Crocodile Bay Resort by Todd Staley
Read about Fly Fishing at Crocodile Bay Resort
View Guest Fishing Photos From Crocodile Bay Resort
All Fishing Packages Include the Following at Crocodile Bay Resort:
- Fishing Licenses
- Fishing Gear
- English Speaking Crew
- All Meals
- Local Beer
- Soft Drinks
- Daily Happy Hour Buffet
- Internet Access
- Round-trip Ground Transportation
Compare these inclusions with other sport fishing lodges, and resorts.
“Crocodile Bay Resort is my favorite place for fishing, enjoying nature, and just plain relaxing in Costa Rica. Accommodations, meals, and service are first class, and the setting is a tropical paradise. I can’t wait to go back again.
- Robert Montgomery: ESPN/BASS Magazine
Field & Stream Magazine
"Talented captains with dependable boats; an untapped sail fishery; scads of roosterfish with an inborn hostility to live bait and popping plugs.
David Benditto: Field & Stream