Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica Fishing Report by Todd Staley – July 2015

Crocodile Bay Hosts Central American Billfish Association (CABA) Summit

Central American Billfish Association

Crocodile Bay Hosts CABA

Costa Rica Fishing Director Crocodile Bay

The Direct Line Fishing Report by Todd Staley

Anglers from several different countries met last week to discuss the state of billfish (marlin and sailfish) in the Eastern Tropical Pacific and how to better manage them.

The guest speaker was Dr. Nelson Ehrhardt from the University of Miami who explained the effects of currents, temperatures, winds and overfishing on the populations of billfish in Central America. The same population of fish roam from Mexico to Ecuador so what happens in one country can have an affect on other countries fish populations. He also shared information gained from the over 60 satellite tags that have been placed on billfish in Costa Rica and Guatemala.

screeningsThe biggest advance was the petition made by the group to OSPESCA, the governmental group that oversees all fishing in Central America to have a representative of sport fishing interest work with the panel that has historically represented the commercial fleet.

Ospesca agreed to permit CABA to form a work group with OSPESCA dealing only with billfish and their socio/economic importance to the region as a catch and release billfish is valued much more and supplies jobs to to Central Americans.

You can watch the video on the Changing Seas Website that aired on PBS “Billfish: Battle on the Line” Here.

There will also be free screenings of the film at The Guy Harvey Oceanographic Center Wednesday August, 26th. Seating is limited so please email  or Call 954-262-3678 to reserve your seat!

We encourage you to visit CABA on Facebook and “Like” their page to support their efforts in maintaining healthy billfish populations in Central America.Click Here to Visit CABA on Facebook.

SouthWest Airlines is offering amazing round trip airfares from select hubs to San Jose, Costa Rica. Fares are starting as low as $465 and now is a great time to lock in your flight. You may check flight availability in your area here

Cheap Flights to Costa Rica

Costa Rica Vacations Kids FreeChristmas is only 145 days away – and Crocodile Bay Resort has just received some top secret information that Santa Clause will be visiting in December as he scouts his Latin American route. In celebration of his visit we will be offering a special for those who book their vacation between now and December 15th, 2015. Kids 15 and under can stay, eat, and fish free with any two paying adults on a *fishing vacation of three days more. (see restrictions below) This in combination with great airfares is a great way to get the whole family down for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Check SouthWest Routes Below

Plan your Fishing Trip to Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica

If you’re looking for an amazing destination to pursue billfish and other exotic species this upcoming Holiday season, November is historically a good time to target marlin and our peak billfish season runs December through April. Space is limited during our peak season so please make your reservations soon.

Cheap airfare to Costa Rica

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*Kids free special is for new fishing reservations of three days or more only and must be booked and taken between July 30th and December 15th, 2015. This special is not valid in combination with other offers. SouthWest airfares mentioned above may change at any time. Crocodile Bay Resort is not affiliated with Southwest airlines in any way nor are we responsible for fluctuations in airfare or Southwest special offers.