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jss1221jss1221 Posts: 1 Greenhorn
Happy Monday everyone.

I am looking for advice on the Puerto Jimenez or Golfito area.  I am going back to Costa Rica in May. It has been 2 years since we were last there and we fished mainly the Guanacaste coast and Quepos inshore.  I have read some places I shoudnt either bother going south for the sport fishing/ look to Panama instead.  Keep in mind we would only do the lodge for 3 days or so then start to head to Uvita area to relax for a week or two and inshore fish.  Any and all opinions would help and are welcomed!


  • DOCKSIDEDOCKSIDE Posts: 1,913 Captain
    Crocodile Bay
    somewhere south of disorder and on earth... mostly .
    IBEW LU 433
  • John McKroidJohn McKroid Posts: 4,211 Captain
    No suggestions, but jealous and look forward to reading your report when the trip is over.  Good luck!
  • KeysboundKeysbound Posts: 49 Deckhand
    Look up Capt. Bobby McGuinness
  • CaptAhabCaptAhab Posts: 18 Deckhand
    Just returned from a trip to Crocodile Bay Resort in Puerto Jimenez. The resort is world class and CR is still a world class destination for sportfishing. They are actually better now than a decade ago thanks for the country's legislation on moving the purse seine boats way offshore. The tuna and billfishing has gotten better since they did this. Anyway, Crocodile Bay is a great place. My wife and I fished 3 days and did Eco tours for 3 days. Caught a good number of roosterfish inshore as well as big jacks, African pompano, snapper (yellow, rock, cubera, colorado, and Margarita), bonito, and a shark. Offshore we fished only 1 day but each caught a big sailfish. The other boats also landed big needlefish, tuna, dorado, and marlin. 

    Keysbound knows whats up though. Capt Bobby McGuinness is one of the best captains in the world, legit. He is the best in CR certainly. He was twice named IGFA captain of the year and has over 300 IGFA world records. He fishes out of Golfito. 

    I am going back next January for a trip with my dad and some friends. We are fishing at Crocodile Bay and with Capt. Bobby. Cant wait. 
  • DOCKSIDEDOCKSIDE Posts: 1,913 Captain
    somewhere south of disorder and on earth... mostly .
    IBEW LU 433
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