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Quepos Costa Rica fishing charters

Hey guys,

headed down to Costa Rica (quepos) soon and was looking into a fishing charter. Read good reviews about jp sportfishing, but it looks like it could be a “touristy” operation. Many recent reports on their website show only one sailfish per trip and that seems like it would be a long 9 hour trip with one or two fish.  Still debating on whether to go offshore or inshore. I guess I would rather go with which ever has the most action. Anyone have any good recommendations for reasonably priced offshore and onshore charters. If inshore, I would like to target roosterfish. 

thanks for any advice


  • GA FinGA Fin Posts: 8,945 Admiral
    My advice? This is a politics forum. Take you fishing questions to GON.
    Straight white male living a life of privilege and proud of it.

    "The greatest pleasure is to vanquish your enemies and chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth and see those dear to them bathed in tears, to ride their horses and clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters."
  • fishinbugfishinbug Posts: 841 Officer
    Call the captains to talk to them.  Check these guys out to compare.

  • dragon baitdragon bait Posts: 11,245 AG
    Call Skip he will put you on the fish

    Google The Madam and The Hooker game boat / mothership operation for a taste of the talent Skip brings to the table, 
  • RyanTRyanT Posts: 35 Deckhand
    Was a little south of Quepos in Dominical a few weeks ago, but not sure of anybody great in that area.

    If you still aren't getting a good feel with the above recommendations, there's a really good charter a few hours south in Panama. Called Panafishing. Owners are French, but speak great English. 
    "Good things come to those that bait."
    My biggest fear is that after I die, my wife will sell my fishing gear for the amount I told her I paid for it.

  • Florida Ex-patFlorida Ex-pat Posts: 586 Officer
    I did the "internet" research thing and I would advise you to be wary.  I got a boat that was in dis-repair, broke down during the trip and lost 2 hours of fishing time, and then thought I was a sucker and trolled around rocks saying we were bill fishing.  Needlefish are not billfish.  Then there were signs on the boat detailing the expected tip amount.  Most "boats" are run by former deckhands and mates and their lack of captaining skills shows.
  • pjepje Posts: 769 Officer
    Fish with John's guys , they have inshore and offshore boats . They will put you on fish , and reasonably priced as well .
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