Costa Rica Fishing Report – June 2015

Costa Rica Fishing Director Crocodile Bay

The Direct Line Fishing Report by Todd Staley

School is getting out this month and we will start to see lots of families around here. Speaking of school, the first big school of spinner dolphins came through yesterday so the yellowfin tuna bite should be good. Now that 44% of Costa Rica territorial waters are protected from purse sein boats when they arrive they won’t be snatched up or chased off quickly.

We just finished filming an episode of a new reality show here for the last 8 days. I can’t say which one it is but there is lots of fishing involved and they got great pictures of some Orcas offshore. The photos will show how much fun it was and I managed to stick a sail with the fly and land it.
Offshore has been a little tough lately with warm water moving in but some sails are popping up and marlin have been found around floating logs. Inshore has been the best bet with plenty of snapper and roosters around. Lots of small roosters but several in the 40 pound range are being caught.

Photos of the film set from this past week at Crocodile Bay Resort





Francine and Robert Schreiber came in the day the film crew left and had the whole resort to themselves receiving house Olimpias’ (the house mom) special king and queen treatment. They also got a boat load of snapper, both cubera, and Pacific yellowtail. Francine took a 40 plus size roosterfish and a sail offshore and still have a couple of days left to fish.

Inshore has been producing a nice variety – Just ask the Schreibers who have released roosterfish, caught a variety of snapper, and sailfish offshore.

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Give Dad the Gift of a Lifetime this Father’s Day – A Costa Rica Family Fishing Adventure

Treat Dad to an amazing fishing and eco adventure vacation with family or friends – July through August are historically good months to target marlin and other exotic inshore species like roosterfish and snapper. Check availability here

Summer Vacations at Crocodile Bay – Marlin Fishing


Summer Family Eco Adventures at Crocodile Bay ( we can create eco & fishing combo packages for the whole family)

For non-anglers we offer 30 unique eco expeditions  and a luxury spa making Crocodile Bay a complete vacation destination. Check out our new videos for a sample of what you can expect during your trip to Crocodile Bay Resort including our new kayak fishing and paddle boarding.

Spouse on the House
Back by popular demand, we’re offering our classic “Spouse on the House” Spa Package  this summer season. For every day you fish, your spouse gets a free spa treatment (up to $125/credit per day in the spa)! This special is only available for a short time so call and mention “spouse on the house” to take advantage of this great offer.


jeri-heiserJeri Heiser, owner of Tan Express in Bismarck North Dakota will be joining us at Crocodile Bay Resort for a four night vacation including all meals, three full days fishing on a VIP Strike Tower boat, and an eco adventure tour in Costa Rica’s most biologically intense region. We will be running a new contest for 2015/2016 soon, check for details.