Guanacaste Fishing Reports

Latest Fishing Reports from Guanacaste Costa Rica



Here a few fishing reports. Lately, inshore fishing has been very consistent, mainly for full day or at least 6 hours charters.

March 18, 2016
Lino Guido on the La Manta boat took Roger Hoaglung and one more person for a full day charter. They were staying at the Occidental Grand Papagayo; so, we picked them up from the beach at the hotel and took them roosterfishing. At the end of the day they had landed 4 very good sized roosterfish...
Inshore fishing for roosterfish
Fishing out of Grand Papagayo

March 15, 2016
Arnaldo Mendez, on La Chila boat, took Bill Bradley inshore fishing. They caught a nice groupper.
Inshore fishing for group in Papagayo

Daniel Pancotto and two more people were fishing on La Manta boat for 6 hours charter. They caught 2 roosterfish.
Fishing out of Grand Papagayo

March 12, 2016
Lino Guido on La Manta boat took Charles Spots inshore fishing out of Riu Guanacaste. He caught 3 cubera snapper.
Inshore fishing for cuber snapper in Papagayo

March 06, 2016
Lino Guido on La Manta boat took Derik Howsel and his girlfriend roosterfishing out of Playa del Coco. They had a nice day and caught 2 nice roosterfish.
Inshore fishing out of Coco beach
Inshore fishing for rooseterfish out of Coco beach

In November 22, 2015,
Jerry Martin and his son were inshore fishing with us in November 22. We were fishing out of El Jobo, at Dreams Las Mareas hotel. Jerry sent us a couple of pics they took. That day they caught 4 roosterfish and a big needlefish.
Inshore fishing out of Dreams Las Mareas
Fishing out of Dreams Las Mareas

January 9th, 2016...
We have been fishing offshore with good succes. Sailfish, sometimes marlin and yesterday many boats caught mahi mahi. Captains were no reporting dorado/mahi mahi catches since many days ago.

Out of El Jobo, at Dreams Las Mareas hotel, my brother Adrian Mendez on the Wahoo boat release the the nice rooster on the pic below.
Dreams Las Mareas inshore fishing
Dreams Las Mareas inshore fishing for roosterfish

January 8th, 2016
- i booked a shared fishing charter for Wyatt Rivard, his wife and Michael Domino. They were deep sea fishing on the Cormoran boat and Fabio Contreras captain. They landed two nice sailfish.
Papagayo sailfishing
Papagayo sail fish season

- Brandon McGuire were deep sea fishing on board the La Chila G boat and Arnaldo Mendez captain. He released 3 sails and also caught one dorado.

- Nelson Mendez, the Tuna Fish boat captain reported 3 sails landed and 2 mahi mahi for dinner.

- Out of Tamarindo, the Tantrum boat was deep sea fishing and captain reported 4 sails landed and one dorado.

Out of El Jobo, at Dreams Las Mareas hotel, my brother Adrian Mendez on the Sea Snake boat release the the nice rooster on the pic below.
Dreams Las Mareas inshore fishing for roosterfish

November 23,
Weather has been really good. Still some showers in the late afternoon, after 3-4pm but not windy conditions lately. Flat seas and very calm, excellent for a fishing charter.

Fishing has been good and people can expect to have a nice day fishing inshore or to go deep sea fishing and catch a couple of sails on a full day charter . . .

A couple of fresh fishing reports for today and recently days of fishing...

- Arnaldo Mendez the La Chila boat captain took Pete Baughman and his friend deep sea fishing on a full day charter. They ended the day with 4 sails raised and two of them landed.
Papagayo sailfishing
Papagayo sail fish season


- Berna Garcia on our Mahi Mahi boat took Shawn McMahon and his wife inshore fishing for a 6 hours charter. They had a nice time and landed 3 very good sized roosterfish and one jack.
Papagayo rooster fishing charters
Papagayo roosterfifhing

A couple of pics from previous charters...
Papagayo barracuda
Papagayo inshore fishing

February 27,
Heather Weinman was fishing with us on LA CHILA boat and his captain Arnaldo Mendez. He fished offshore and inshore, cause the windy conditions. Released a couple of sailfish and caught a one dorado. They came to the shore but were no lucky fishing for roosterfish.
Papagayo marlin season
Papagayo marlin season

February 26,
Steve Savoie was fishing with us on board LA CHILA-G boat and Arnaldo captain. He was fishing offshore from Flamingo beach and had a nice time. He caught a couple of dorados and landed 2 of 3 blue marlins.
Other captains also reported marlins, a few more released and many others just raised.
Papagayo marlin season

February 19,
Chris Frail was fishing with us on board the Mahi Mahi boat and Arnaldo Mendez captain. He has a nice day and caught the fish he wanted, a good sized roosterfish, one dorado and a couple of bonitos.
Chris wrote a small review about his charter at TripAdvisor.com
Roosterfishig out of Riu Guanacaste

December 29,
Freddie Gonzalez and his friend are staying in Tamarindo beach and booked our La Chila-G and Arnaldo Mendez captain, for a full day fishing charter out of Flamingo beach. Today was a little windy; however, they had a lucky day of fishing and landed the black marlin shown in the pic below. Many captains reported marlin and sailfish landed.
Deep sea fishing out of Flamingo beach

December 28,
Jay Hould was fishing with us for a few inshore for a couple of days and the last day he wanted an offshore fishing charter on board the Cormoran boat. This has been up and down; we were fishing offshore out of Flamingo on December 27 but captains reported a few bonitos only. Today Jay was lucky and caught a nice mahi mahi and landed the marlin in the pic below.
Deep sea fishing out of Flamingo beach
Deep sea fishing out of Flamingo beach

December 23,
Sharon Lang and two more friends from the Occidental Grand Papagayo were fishing with Arnaldo Mendez on board La Chila-G boat. They had a nice day of fishing and released a nice sailfish and also caught 4 very good sized mahi mahi.
Occidental Grand Papagayo deep sea fishing charter
Fishing out of Occidental Grand Papagayo

December 22,
Brian Miller and two more friends were fishing with Arnaldo Mendez on board La Chila-G boat. They had a nice time and caught a bunch of different species.
Playa del Coco fishing charters
Fishing out of Coco beach

December 16 and 18,
Arnaldo Mendez, the La Chila-G boat captain picked up from Playa Conchal Geoff Newton and his small son. Geoff wanted to try offshore fishing in the morning; so, they went fishing out of Catalinas islands. His small kid has also action and in the pic below is showing one of the mahi mahi he caught.
In the afternoon them came to the shore and were casting near the reefs. Caught a big needlefish and a cubera snapper.
JW Marriott Guanacaste deep sea Fishing
JW Marriott Guanacaste Fishing

We cater for the family and small kids too
In the second day, on December 18 Geoff bring his smaller son for a half day charter. What a nice pic below!.
Small kids fishing out of Playa Conchal Guanacaste Costa Rica

Pics from Mike, fished on November 24,
Here a few pics i got from Mike who booked our Sea Snake boat for a full day fishing charter out of Dreams Las Mareas hotel for November 24. They had a nice day.
Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica fishing charter
Fishing from El Jobo La Cruz Guanacaste
Fishing out of Las Mareas

November 26,
- Cormoran boat: Jessica Tietjen and one more person from Playa Conchal were deep sea fishing on board our Cormoran boat. They had a nice day ending with 7 dorados and 1 sailfish.

- La Chila-G boat: Kyle Sibley and his wife from the JW Marriott Guanacaste were deep sea fishing out of Flamingo beach (i arranged their transfer) on board our La Chia-G boat and Arnaldo Mendez captain. They had a day with a lot of action, landed 4 sailfish, 3 mahi mahi and 1 striped marlin.
JW Marriott Guanacaste deep sea Fishing
JW Marriott Guanacaste Fishing

November 25,
- Mahi Mahi boat: Virginia Fain and two more friends were inshore fishing for a half a day from the Ocotal beach. They caught 3 good sized mahi mahi.

- Cormoran boat: Stephen Kunkel and his two sons were inshore fishing for a day on board the Cormoran boat. They had a nice time and good action, they released 1 very good sized roosterfish and caught 10 mahi mahi.
Inshore charter out of Ocotal beach
Fishing from Ocotal beach
Mahi Mahi Fishing from Ocotal beach

Shared charter for November 24,
Tom and Cody contacted me for a shared fishing charter. They booked our Mahi Mahi boat for a 6 hours inshore charter and came to Coco beach early today. They were fishing for whatever is biting; so, Arnaldo Mendez the boat captain took them fishing for dorado/Mahi Mahi and had a great day. They caught eight nice dorado and a couple of small bonitos.
Shared fishing charter out of Coco beach
Papagayo shared fishing charter

On November 22, 2014
Michael Becktel from the Hilton Papagayo hotel contated me regarding a shared offshore fishing charter; however, nobody was interested; so, he decided to go for a half a day inshore fishing on board our Mahi Mahi boat and ARnaldo Mendez captain.
No doubt, fishing is fishing, Michael landed the nice sailfish shown in the pic and 2 very good sized dorados/mahi mahi. Hilton papagayo fishing

Micheale wrote a small review about his charter at TripAdvisor.com

Michael said at TripAdvisor: "I brought a several nice filets back to the chef at my hotel. Less than 2 hours after stepping off of the boat, I was enjoying the most delicious meal of fish I've ever had in my life!" Hilton papagayo fishing

On November 22, Dreams Las Mareas fishing report
We started operation at El Jobo beach, in front of Dreams Las Mareas hotel. Right now, weather is excellent, very slow or zero windy conditions and good fishing. By now, only inshore charters but with good success.
Here a few pics we took on board the Seas Snake boat just a couple of days ago: Dreams Las Mareas fishing
Las Mareas Costa Rica fishing
Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica fishing
Fishing out of Playa El Jobo, La Cruz Guanacaste

September 23, 2014, Fishing has been really good lately, good sized dorado (mahi), rooster, sailfish and marlin fishing.

Excellent seas conditions with some showers in the afternoon.

For September 11, Stefan Westemeyer and his wife were fishing with us for a full day charter on board our LA CHILA-G boat and Arnaldo Mendez captain. They had a nice day with flat seas conditions, no showers and good fishing; they landed a blue and a black marlins and for dinner 3 yellowfin tunas papagayo fishing fishing
deep sea papagayo fishing
papagayo fishing charters

August 21st. Here our latest fishing reports. This is for the last few days only. Bottom fishing has been really good. We also have been fishing offshore with good success.

On August 12, 2014
Luke Dunkin was fishing on board our LA POLA boat for a half a day fishing charter. Luke was soo lucky and released a very good sized sailfish: Grand papagayo fishing

On August 11, 2014
David Bringard, his son and wife were inshore fishing on board the Mahi-Mahi boat for a full day charter. We picked them up from Coco at 7:30am and started fishing just 15 minutes later. They had a great day and caught 6 dorados, some bonitos and released a nice roosterfish too: playa del coco fishing
Coco beach fishing

On August 5, 7, 8 and 10, 2014
Frank Weston was staying at the Andaz Papagayo hotel and went fishing with us for 4 days plus a family tour with his family of 4. The first 3 days he was bottom/roosterfishing on board our MAHI-MAHI boat. The first day he caught 7 hamberjacks and one cubera snapper. The second day was not very productive since only caught a hamberjack and one cubera snaper, mainly for the lack of live bait. The third day, on August 10, one more person came along and they had a very productive day again. The last day was on board our LA CHILA-G boat and was also very productive. Here a couple of pics from his trips: andaz papagayo fishing
fishing out of andaz papagayo

On August 9, 2014
Rowland Spencer, his mother and his girlfriend were inshore/offshore fishing with us on board our LA CHILA boat. They had a blast and released a sailfish, a roosterfish, one wahoo, two cubera snapper and other species: Rowland Spencer fishing charter out of Playa Hermosa
Rowland Spencer fishing charter out of Playa Hermosa
Rowland Spencer fishing charter out of Playa Hermosa

On March 11 and 13, 2014
David Frick and his wife were fishing with us for two days on March 11 and 13 on board LA CHILA-G boat and Arnaldo Mendez captain. They were fishing offshore one day and then had another day fishing inshore. David sent us a few pics for our fishing reports, enjoy them. fishing papagayo
fishing near the Riu Guanacaste
fishing near the Riu hotel
fishing near Playa Matapalo

On February 11, 2014
This is the Melanie Smith and her husband charter. They were fishing with us on board our LA CHILA-G boat and my brother Arnaldo Mendez captain. The caught a nice roosterfish and 3 mahi mahi. fishing in papagayo
fishing near the grand papagayo

Here a few reports for offshore fishing mainly. We have had a few days of some windy conditions, but most of the time the seas conditions has been good and let us fish with good success.

On February 8, 2014
Jean Pierre Rouleau from the Riu Palace hotel was fishing with us on board the LA CHILA-G boat and Arnaldo Mendez captain for a 6 hours charter. They caught 3 dorados and released one sailfish. offshore fishing out of Riu Palace in playa Matapalo

February 5, 6, 7, and 8, 2014
-- today is the last day of four that Andrey Pyatikov and five more friend from Rusia have been fishing with us on board the EL JEFE boat. At the end of the day they released 2 sailfish and caught 3 dorados. Andrey Pyatikov offshore fishing in the last day
Andrey Pyatikov mahi mahi fishing out Four Seasons8

-- Yesterday, On February 7, they went out there and had no lucky with billfish and only caught 15 mahi mahi.
-- On February 6, they also went offshore fishing and had a better time, they had 3 marlins at the teaser, had two of them on the line and landed one. They also caught 3 very good sized mahi mahi.
-- On February 5, they went out there and just caught 5 very good sized dorado/mahi mahi.
Here a few pics from the charters on board the EL JEFE boat for Andreys party: Andrey Pyatikov offshore fishing out Four Seasons8
Andrey Pyatikov offshore fishing
Andrey Pyatikov marlin fishing in Papagayo out Four Seasons8

Lunch time on board the EL JEFE BOAT... offshore fishing out of the Four Seasons
offshore fishing out of the Four Seasons hotel

On February 3, 2014
today we picked up two guys who were staying at the Hilton Papagayo and decided to come to Coco beach and meet us here. They were fishing offshore for a full day on board LA CHILA-G boat and Arnaldo Mendez captain. They had a nice day and released 2 of 3 sailfish and caught 3 of 5 dorados/mahi mahi. offshore fishing out of Coco beach
offshore fishing out of playa del Coco

On February 1, 2014
- From Playa Conchal, Mark Bostwick and a couple of friends were fishing with us for 2 days (6 hours both) on board LA CHILA-G boat, the first day, on January 31 we went out there and was a little windy and we caught just one bonito. The next day, on February 1st, the weather was much better and we landed a sailfish, had also 2 marlins hooked but could not landed; they also caught 3 mahi mahi and one wahoo. offshore fishing out of Conchal
offshore fishing out of playa Conchal

- From the Hilton Papagayo, Jeff Mims was fishing with us for a full day charter on board the Kiley boat and Jesus Mendez captain.They had a nice day and landed a sailfish, caught a good sized wahoo and 4 mahi mahi.

On January 26, 2014
Randy and David Hager From Playa Conchal, were fishing with us two days: the first day they were inshore fishing on board the Sea Snake boat on January 24, this day was too windy and they caught nothing. The second day, on January 26, they were fishing offshore on board LA CHILA-G and Arnaldo Mendez captain. They had better time and they could catch 15 very good sized mahi mahi. offshore fishing out of Flamingo beach

On January 18, 2014
Betty Croizer and his family were fishing out of Playa Conchal on board LA CHILA-G boat and Arnaldo Mendez captain. They wanted try for some bottom fishing but the captain told them there was good chances for good sized mahi mahi out of Catalinas islands. They went out there for 6 hours and landed the sailfish below, see the her little son face, priceless!!! offshore fishing out of Playa conchal

January 05, 2014,
Fishing has been good lately, boats/captains reporting good sized mahi-mahi, sailfish, roosterfish and some marlins too.

Here a few pics from latest fishing reports:
Flamingo fishing charters
deep sea fishing out of Flamingo beach
inshore fishing in papagayo
fishing out of Riu Guanacaste

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