Best Central America Fishing in Coming Months?

ScottC543ScottC543 Posts: 1,297 Officer
Hello everyone. First time logged into the forum in a number of years.

I'm looking for recommendations as to where to go on a three to five day tropical offshore fishing destination in the next couple of months. My limited knowledge on the subject says Costa Rica in February. Anyone have any other options I should consider? And if CR is best, where in CR would I want to be?

Thanks in advance for your help, guys.

Scott

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  • pjepje Orlando , FlPosts: 470 Deckhand
    It's about to be sailfish season in CR , not that there aren't any around now . Mahi have been thick the last month or 2 , and YFT are around as well . With the occasional marlin around as well . They should still be around over the next couple of months . I mostly fish out of Quepos , just got back on Monday .

    Give John a call , I usually fish with them if I'm doing a charter down there . http://www.queposfishadventure.com/

    Or you could fish with Skip Smith http://thehookersportfishing.com/

    What are you wanting fish for ?
  • dragon baitdragon bait Posts: 5,557 Admiral
    pje wrote: »
    It's about to be sailfish season in CR , not that there aren't any around now . Mahi have been thick the last month or 2 , and YFT are around as well . With the occasional marlin around as well . They should still be around over the next couple of months . I fish out of Quepos mostly , just got back on Monday .

    Give John a call , I usually fish with them if I'm doing a charter down there . http://www.queposfishadventure.com/

    Or you could fish with Skip Smith http://thehookersportfishing.com/

    What are you wanting fish for ?

    I'll second Skip for sure
  • ScottC543ScottC543 Posts: 1,297 Officer
    pje wrote: »
    It's about to be sailfish season in CR , not that there aren't any around now . Mahi have been thick the last month or 2 , and YFT are around as well . With the occasional marlin around as well . They should still be around over the next couple of months . I mostly fish out of Quepos , just got back on Monday .

    Give John a call , I usually fish with them if I'm doing a charter down there . http://www.queposfishadventure.com/

    Or you could fish with Skip Smith http://thehookersportfishing.com/

    What are you wanting fish for ?

    Thanks very much for the reply.

    What we'd be fishing for remains up in the air, really. Whatever is biting best, I guess, but I have never caught a sail or a yf. They'd be near or at the top of my list. Of course, a shot at a marlin would be incredible too.

    If we slay yf like in the recent post by bnz about the overnighter out of Puerto Vallarta, how much of what we catch could we bring back?
  • pjepje Orlando , FlPosts: 470 Deckhand
    You are more than likely not going to get in to any cow tuna there , but we did see a few in the 150ish range in our dredges . You can bring as much back as you want , but total weight of each cooler and fish can't be over 50 lbs or they will charge you more . You could bring back a couple of them , each cooler counts as a piece of luggage .
  • ScottC543ScottC543 Posts: 1,297 Officer
    Thanks for the info, guys. I appreciate it!
  • pjepje Orlando , FlPosts: 470 Deckhand
    No problem , where did you decide to go ?
  • ScottC543ScottC543 Posts: 1,297 Officer
    pje wrote: »
    No problem , where did you decide to go ?

    Well, it's still up in the air. My partner has had some work stuff come up that has precluded us from making a commitment just yet. Hopefully that'll get straightened out this week and we can book the trip. We're leaning towards going with Capt Skip, as was suggested. Maybe the three night and two day trip that seems so awesome.
  • pjepje Orlando , FlPosts: 470 Deckhand
    Ok cool ..I'll be back down there Feb 27 to March 5

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