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Costa Rica Fishing Report

by Allan Smith, Fishing Director – Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Fishing Reports

June 2019 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

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The excitement continues at Crocodile Bay Resort in Costa Rica with solid offshore marlin fishing and good inshore roosterfish action. This has been an interesting May, to say the least. Historically, we tend to see a slower billfish bite as we are transitioning out of the dry season. However, this year the offshore currents have kept the blue-water closer and a good number of baitfish have been consistently around the current lines.

May 2019 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

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The action in April has been great! As I mentioned in the March fishing report, we sometimes get a run of marlin in mid-April and this year we were not disappointed. Large numbers of baby dorado moved onto the current lines offshore and with them came the marlin and a nice concentration of sailfish. Several boats were posting double-digit raises on the colorful sailfish and the powerful marlin in a single day. 

April 2019 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

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The offshore action continues at Crocodile Bay Resort. The weather has been fantastic with clear skies and light offshore breezes. An abundance of bait has been holding in the blue water for weeks now and the sailfish along with the marlin have been taking advantage. Most days the bite has been early and late in the day, but there were several "wide open" days when the dolphins, sailfish and tuna all moved in on the bait and the action was non stop.

March 2019 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

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Great weather continues, with sunny days in the upper eighties and light offshore breezes. The tuna have been around for the last few weeks and there have been some epic feedings with spotted dolphins, tuna, manta rays and sailfish all converging on bait balls. The tuna have been anywhere from ten-pounds all the way up to 200+ lbs. Last week we had an angler, Mr Harris from the UK, that hooked up a big tuna on a Penn 50 International and fought the fish for over three hours in the late afternoon.

February 2019 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

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January historically is a transitional month. The marlin and dorado in November and December begin to taper off and the water temperature rises slightly with sailfish numbers increasing. This month has been basically true to form, though we are still waiting for the big push of sails. There have been some very good days with the sailfish so far this season, including a ten fish release day from one boat.

January 2019 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

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In the waters off the Osa Peninsula, where the marlin action continues, we have had blue marlin being released almost every day in December. The strikingly beautiful blue marlin is the largest of the Atlantic marlins and one of the biggest fish in the world. The sailfish have been here in solid numbers and have been keeping the anglers busy in between marlin bites.

December 2018 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

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Another exciting season is upon us and it has started off with a bang! November began with a great Dorado run and the boats were releasing up to thirty Dorado a day. Logs, barrels, tree stumps and current lines were all holding fish. Boats would troll around until finding the structure, then stop and put out live baits. They hooked doubles, triples and even up to five at a time.

October 2018 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

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Pan American Roosterfish Championship will be held at the 4 Star Crocodile Bay Resort on the tropical fjord Golfo Dulce in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica .

September 2018 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

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Catch all the fishing action this past month out of Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica. Sailfish, marlin, dorado, and tuna have been putting smiles on anglers faces. Read the full September Costa Rica fishing report here.

August 2018 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

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Great summertime action continues at Crocodile Bay Resort! July was an exciting month at CBR with some big days both inshore and offshore.

July 2018 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

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June was another exciting month at Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica. The fishing last month had a little bit of everything. The roosterfish action was hot with several boats releasing double-digit roosterfish in a single day.

June 2018 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

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Catch all the fishing action this past month out of Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica. Sailfish, marlin, dorado, and snapper have been putting smiles on anglers faces. Read the full June Costa Rica fishing report here.

May 2018 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

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Crocodile Bay Resort Fishing Report May 2018 – by Allan Smith, Fishing Director Greetings from the Tropics, It has been an interesting couple of weeks with some very noteworthy catches.

April 2018 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

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Costa Rica Fishing Report Out of Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica by Fishing Director Allan Smith – Greetings from the tropics. March has come to an end and it has been an interesting month.

March 2018 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

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New Video: Check Out this AMAZING Orca Experience some of our guests had this past week at Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica! Crocodile Bay Fishing Report March 2018 by Captain Allan Smith – It has been another good month of fishing at Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica.
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February, 2018 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

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Fishing Highlights from January – Be sure to watch, you may be the star! Costa Rica fishing report out of Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica February 2018 by Capt. Allan Smith – It was almost six-thirty. Time to go.
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