Guanacaste Fishing Reports

Latest Fishing Reports from Guanacaste Costa Rica



April and May have been as good as the last three years, we have had good offshore fishing and each day it has been rising, good for sails, marlin, mahi mahi, roosters and many other inshore species.

Here a few reports for last few days of fishing...

June 3rd, 2017
Nice day of fishing for Carlton Houtz and his two friends. They were fishing on La Manta with Lino Guido captain for 6 hours and caught 4 roosterfish and one needle fish, released all of them, of course. roosterfishing out of Peninsula Papagayo
Inshore Fishing out Four Seasons
rooster fishing out of Four Seasons Papagayo

May 7th and 8th, 2017
Carl Balzo and two more friends where staying at the Riu Palace hotel and fished with us for two days. These guys had a very busy the first day; however, the second day was slow. Inshore Fishing near Playa del coco
Inshore Fishing out of Playa del coco
Inshore Fishing out of Playa del coco

May 6th, 2017
Tim Harper and his wife came to Coco beach from the Andaz hotel and went inshore fishing with us on La Manta boat. No much action; however they caught a very nice a good sized hamberjack which was released. Inshore Fishing near Playa del coco
Inshore Fishing out of Playa del coco

May 2, 3 and 5th, 2017
Lance Talbert and his father were fishing with us for for 3 days on La Chila boat. Lance sent me a few pics for the fishing reports. Lance Talbert fishing out of Coco beach
Lance Talbert fishing out of Coco beach
Lance Talbert fishing out of Coco beach
Lance Talbert fishing out of Coco beach
Lance Talbert fishing out of Coco beach
Lance Talbert fishing out of Coco beach

April 30, 2017
Joe Baumann and his wife Vicki from the Riu hotel were fishing with us for 6 hours charter on La Manta boat. They were deep sea fishing and landed 3 sailfish. Fishing out of Playa Matapalo
sailfishing out of Playa Matapalo

April 26, 2017
Richard Luper and his wife were fishing with us on board La Manta boat and Lino Guido captain. They had a nice time fishing offshore for a full day Deep sea fishing out of Villa Sol hotel in Guanacaste
Deep sea fishing out of Playa Hermosa

April 8, 2017
David Willis and his son were staying at the Riu Palace hotel. Lino Guido on the La Manta boat took them for a 6 hours charter and they had a nice time fishing offshore...
Deep sea fishing out of Riu Palace 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


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