Crocodile Bay – Fishing Report for May 2022

May was an exciting month at Crocodile Bay, both on and off the water. The big news in May is that Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton has opened it’s doors on our property. Botánika is the new accommodation offering for Crocodile Bay’s fishing guests.

Crocodile Bay Marina Fishing Report for April 2022

In North America, the spring season is an exciting time ushering in transition and growth. Here in Costa Rica, it’s been a month of big changes, expansions, and transformations for Crocodile Bay too! Starting with our name: Crocodile Bay Resort has evolved into Crocodile Bay Marina. In other huge news: our fishing guests are now enjoying the luxury accommodations and amenities provided by our newly-opened hotel, Botanika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton. The names may have changed, but the fishing remains the heart and soul of our operation at Crocodile Bay.

Sport fishing with Dan Hernandez

Sport Fishing with Dan Hernandez: May 4- 9,2022 Don’t miss…

April 2022 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

The month of March was full of pleasant surprises for our anglers in the water: from great weather, calm seas and exceptional fishing! For the last 3 fishing reports I mentioned how impressive the marlin bite has been this season and it continues to surprise us. The waters around the Osa Peninsula are usually good for blue marlin but the numbers of marlin we have been seeing recently is incredible. It has definitely been the highlight of the month! We have had many anglers scratch marlin off their bucket list. This month alone our fleet raised over 110 blue marlin, giving our anglers more than one shot to hook up the fish-of-a-lifetime.

New Book Featuring the Fishing Grounds of Crocodile Bay is on the Way!

An exciting new book, “Sweet Gulf” was introduced at events celebrating the upcoming launch of Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton. Crocodile Bay and Botánika are collaborating with Tom Olivo, Todd Staley and others to produce a fine-art photography book featuring the uniqueness of the world’s most biodiverse fishing habitats on the planet - the Golfo Dulce on the Osa Peninsula in Southern Costa Rica: The home of Crocodile Bay and Botánika Resort.

March 2022 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

I’m happy to report on the fantastic fishing we had at Crocodile Bay in February. The Golfo Dulce continues to pleasantly surprise me with calm seas and a super-hot offshore bite. This February our guests were landing plenty of dorado, wahoo, tuna, sailfish and higher than usual numbers of marlin. We are at the tail end of the dorado season and the big bulls are continuing to smash guests’ baits and lures. It is impressive how the 50+ lbs. bulls will smash lures as violently as a marlin.

February 2022 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

January was fantastic for both inshore and offshore fishing. We started to see a good number of sailfish coming up to our spreads and taking our bait like candy. Also, yellowfin tuna are still coming in which makes for some really fresh sashimi. But the main surprise has been the hot marlin bite: We have had a phenomenal season for marlin, and so many of our guest have been checking it off their bucket list. What makes it even better is raising marlin only 7 to 12 miles offshore.

Major Upgrades and Improvements at Crocodile Bay for 2022

We are so excited to share with you that at the very same time that Crocodile Bay Resort is evolving to provide the most comfortable accommodations to its friends and family, we have also added a considerable amount of extra comfort to your vacation time. We are driving with all cylinders to improve every aspect of the services we provide to all of you. Our new destination resort, Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton promises to give you an unforgettable experience where luxury runs wild!

January 2022 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2022 blesses you with lots of joy, happiness, and of course, many fish! I have to start by saying how impressive marlin fishing has been for the past month.

Crocodile Bay Resort’s Holiday Greetings to All Our Beloved Guests

The video above is our very special holiday message from all of us at Crocodile Bay Resort to our family and friends that we have had the privilege to meet over the last 22 years.

December 2021 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

November is considered a transitional month as we enter our “verano”, or perhaps better known as Costa Rica’s summer season. This is perhaps one of my favorite months of the year as anglers have an excellent opportunity to target a variety of species coupled with the enjoyment of a rainforest found to be lush, green and awake with wildlife activity. The transition has treated us fairly well this year with bright, beautiful sunny days, calm waters, and of course a bite that continued to surprise us daily.

November 2021 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

The beautiful Osa Peninsula has certainly earned her reputation as Costa Rica’s fishing paradise. The month of October supported that fame by pleasuring us with incredible weather, fairly calm water and of course, hungry fish.