Papagayo Fishing Reports

Fishing Reports

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.


Brian Horn inshore fishing in Papagayo
Brian Horn roosterfishing in Papagayo

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.


Roosetfishing out of El Jobo beach
Sailfishing out of Dreams Las Mareas hotel

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.


Papagayo fishing for yellowfin tuna on the Sea Snake boat
Papagayo fishing for roosterfish on the Sea Snake boat

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.


Brook Houcks fishing charter out of Andaz Papagayo

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.


Miracles Cruz fishing charter out of Coco beach

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.


Blake Startz wife rooster fishing out of Las Mareas
Blake Startz rooster fishing out of Las Mareas

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.

Genaro,
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.

Andrew Hoggatt son fishing on the Captain Nayo boat
Andrew Hoggatt and his son roosterfishin in Papagayo

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.

Daniel Heaton and his wife rooster fishing on board La Manta boat
Daniel Heaton and his wife fishing on La Manta boat

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.

Omar Torres fishing charter out of Riu Guanacaste
fishing charter out of Riu Guanacaste for Omar Torres

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.

Brad Richard fishing charter out of Riu Guanacaste

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.

Ray Peggram deep sea fishing charter in Papagayo

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.

Andy Faltynek wife fishing inshore out of Coco beach
Andy Faltynek fishing charter inshore out of Coco beach
Andy Faltynek fishing charter offshore out of Coco beach


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.

Inshore Fishing near Playa del coco
Inshore Fishing near Playa del coco
Inshore Fishing near Playa del coco

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 out of Playa del coco
Inshore Fishing near Playa del coco

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

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

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

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.

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

- 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

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

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

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

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

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.

Dreams Las Mareas inshore fishing for roosterfish