Papagayo, Guanacaste Costa Rica
Wanting to know what is biting or what are we have been catching lately in Papagayo, Flamingo or Tamarindo area?, well, here you will find latest fishing reports for our most recently fishing charters and what our captains report. We also use to upload clients feedback and some pics they send us; so, be in touch and check frequently for the latest fishing reports in Papagayo, Guancaste.
Departing from the Riu Palace hotel, Brian Horn and his wife were inshore fishing on board our La Manta boat. They caught a nice roosterfish a good sized amberjack and one jack jurel.
Kevin McCarty and his wife were fishing on the Needlefish boat out of Dreams Las Mareas at El Jobo beach for half day charter. They had a nice time and released two roosterfish and this nice sail.
These guys were inshore fishing with us on board our Sea Snake boat and Adrian Mendez captain. They had a busy day and caught some yellowfin tunas for dinner and also released a nice roosterfish.
Our departure port was from the beach at the Andaz Papagayo hotel, Lino Guido on La Manta boat took Brook Houcks and her husband fishing for a full day charter. They caught one dorado and released a roosterfish.
Today, Lino Guido took Miracle Cruz and his husband deep sea fishing out of Playa del Coco on board our La Manta boat. These guys were looking for sails but were no lucky; however, they caught 3 mahi mahi and one jack jurel.
This time we departed for a 6 hours inshore fishing charter out of Dreams Las Mareas in Playa El Jobo. Blake Startz and his wife were fishing on board the Needlefish boat. Weather was so nice as you can see in the pics below, fishes also cooperated and they landed 2 of 4 roosterfish they hooked.
Andrew Hoggatt and his son were fishing with us on August 14. Andrew was fishing with my brother Jesus Mendez on board our boston Whaler, the Captain Nayo boat. He sent us a feedback and a few pics i want to share here on my site.
Attached you will find some pictures from my recent fishing trip. I was booked on the Captain Nayo with Jesus and Kevin. We had a great day fishing. Launched at 7:30 from the RIU Guanacaste, hooked up with the two rooster fish before 8:30 including a 50 pounder.
After that, we went in search of sailfish. What we caught was even better! Jesus estimated the Blue Marlin at 400 pounds and over 10 feet long! We fought that fish for 2 hours. Please let me know if you can not open the photo of the marlin and I will try to send it in another format.
Thank you again for a great time. Me and my son will never forget our trip to Costa Rica.
Lino Guido took Daniel Heaton and his wife, from the Riu Guanacaste, inshore fishing on board our La Manta for a full day charter. They caught a roosterfish and an amberjack near the Bat Islands.
Omar Torres and his wife were fishing with us on board La Manta boat with Lino Guido captain. They were inshore fishing a little farther than the Bat Islands, it is around 80-90 minutes boat running. They had a nice time and caught 2 mahi mahi and very good sized roosterfish.
Arnaldo Mendez, the captain on La Chila boat took the Brad Richard's group from the Riu Guanacaste hotel for a 6 hours fishing charter. They landed a Blue marlin and caught a mahi mahi, they also hooked a sails but it broke the line.
Staying at the Riu Guanacaste, Ray Peggram was fishing for a full day charter on La Manta boat and Lino Guido captain. He released a Blue marlin.
Andy Faltynek and his wife were fishing with us for two days on board La Manta boat. I arranged their transportation from the Secrets Papagayo to Coco beach so we can save some boat running time. The first day they released two nice roosterfish and a couple of jacks. The second day he released a nice Blue.
This day Robert Kull and Yadiris were fishing on board La Chila boat and Arnaldo Mendez captain. They leaved from Playa Ocotal for an offshore fishing day in the gulf of Papagayo. The caught a nice mahi mahi and also released a big Blue marlin.
Carl Balzo and two more friends where staying at the Riu Palace hotel and fished with us for two days on board La Manta boat and Lino Guido captain. These guys had a very busy the first day; however, the second day was slow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Here a few fishing reports. Lately, inshore fishing has been very consistent, mainly for full day or at least 6 hours charters.
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...
- Arnaldo Mendez, on La Chila boat, took Bill Bradley inshore fishing. They caught a nice groupper.
- Daniel Pancotto and two more people were fishing on La Manta boat for 6 hours charter. They caught 2 roosterfish.
Lino Guido on La Manta boat took Charles Spots inshore fishing out of Riu Guanacaste. He caught 3 cubera snapper.
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.
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.
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.
ALSO ...in January 8th...
- Brandon McGuire were deep sea fishing on board the La Chila 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.