Crocodile Bay Fishing Report on the Action in September 2022
September brought us a mixed bag of weather, but wonderful fishing both inshore and offshore with the stand-out species being Roosterfish and Blue Marlin. Some people don’t think the “green season” offers good fishing. On the contrary, the fishing is exceptional. September was great for our guests. Our very own Capt. Anthony Santos explains why in this video: Rains Bring Bait.
We had exciting fishing this past month with guests vertical jigging and casting different styles of lures. There were a few 30+ lbs cubera snappers brought alongside the boats while vertical jigging in about 60 to 100 feet of water. If you haven’t had the opportunity to catch a cubera snapper it should definitely be on your bucket list. A cool fact about the cubera snappers is that they are the largest growing snappers but also the slowest growing snapper – they only grow about a pound and a half per year. Right now, the world record is 130lbs! Yes, they do get that big! The bigger they are the more they reproduce, so that’s why here at Crocodile Bay we like to protect cuberas and release those big guys to keep the species reproducing.
Ever since the Costa Rican government passed the new law that moved the commercial tuna fishing boats 80 miles offshore, the yellow fin tuna feeding frenzies offshore must be seen to be believed! (Read more here). There are tunas of 80 lbs and under are amazing fun casting poppers and seeing them smash them in a flurry of white water. The bigger tuna at Crocodile Bay can go over 120 lbs.
Blue marlin or “the lady in the blue” as we like to call her, also made a strong appearance in the month of September. With the rainy season the rivers overflow and wash off all the good natural debris like logs and branches, which are creating shelter for bait – which is a nice buffet for blue marlin. Around this time of the year it is a little bit easier for our captains to find the promising fishing grounds, since the current lines take all that good debris offshore, getting our clients onto the fish in a shorter period of time.
Crocodile Bay hosts different TV fishing shows from all over the world and in the month of September we had the honor to host Thumb Nakatorn from Thailand filming his TV episodes with us. This guy means business when it comes to the fishing world, and with over 3 million viewers on YouTube he reaches every corner of the world. He really put on a show for the cameras. He caught and released 17 solid roosterfish in one day!
Crocodile Bay continues to upgrade our fishing and facilities and we’re looking ahead into the future. (Read about our exciting new marina project here). I can say that holding our world class fishing reputation is just going to get better and better. We are currently working on repowering our 33” Strike tower boats with brand new caterpillar motors and paint and our Boston Whaler boats with brand new Suzuki 200hp outboard motors. Additionally, with our brand-new resort at Botánika, we can provide first class accommodation and shoreside experiences to our fishing adventures.
Our amazing captains have incredible experience fishing in the waters around the Peninsula, and after all my years in this business, I can tell you that fishing is all about passion, enjoyment, consistency and having a great time! That is exactly what we deliver.
You can feel confident that you will be fishing with some of the most knowledgeable captains in Costa Rica. Our fishing packages are the best around. Don’t just take our word for it…
pack your bags and get yourself to Costa Rica and let us prove it!