February was a fantastic month here in Quepos Costa Rica with our high season in full swing and lots of visiting Anglers from all over the world chasing down their bucket list species.
We have had some great species variety with Black, Blue & Striped Marlin all released regularly this month out of Quepos, Sailfish were plentiful as were Dorado and Tuna. Inshore there was good action from Roosterfish, Snook, Corvina, Snappers, Mackerel, Jacks and more.
We are in the midst of our Billfish tournament season and the Quepos Billfish Cup was held 1-4 February where there was some great action with Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin & Sailfish. I was fortunate enough to fish the tournament aboard SANTE a stunning 60 foot Hatteras and we placed 6th catching 17 Sails & a Striped Marlin, great fun! Contact me if Fishing a world class Billfish tournament is on your bucket list!
Back to our charters! We did 26 trips aboard GOOD DAY during February and a brief summary of our month as follows:
1 February 1 Sailfish
2 February 3 nice Roosterfish 40lb, 40lb, 25lb
3 February 120lb Yellow Fin Tuna
4 February 2 Sailfish
5 February 5 Sailfish
6 February 4 Sailfish
7 February 2 Sailfish, lost an est 400lb Blue Marlin on Live Bait
8 February Released a huge Marlin est 800lbs and lost a double hook up of Marlin both in the 300lbs range. 1 for 3 on Marlin and released 2 Sailfish also. One crazy day!!
11 February 1 for 3 on Sailfish. Livebaited for Marlin but no luck today
12 February 2 Jacks & 1 Mackerel
13 February 1 for 3 Sailfish caught on Fly
14 February 1 for 5 Sailfish caught on Fly
15 February We fished 2 boats today. GOOD DAY caught 1 Sailfish, 1 Dorado Offshore. Inshore we fished aboard boat SWORDFISH & caught 2 nice Mackerel & 2 Barracuda on Fly. We spent the day targeting HUGE 20-25lb Milkfish & also Roosters on Fly but luck was not on our side today!
16 February 4 Yellow Fin Tuna up to 35lb on Fly
17 February 1 Yellow Fin Tuna
18 February 1 Black Marlin est 250lb, 2 Sailfish, 1 Dorado – Perfect day!
19 February 2 Sailfish & lost a Blue Marlin
20 February 20lb Roosterfish & a Rainbow Runner
21 February Released 5 Sailfish from 7 bites & 12 raises
22 February 2 Sailfish & 1 nice Dorado
23 February 80lb Big Eye Tuna & 6 Bonitos. Raised 3 Sailfish but they did not bite
24 February 2 Sailfish
25 February 2 Sailfish, 3 Yellow Fin Tuna & a Roosterfish
26 February 2 Sailfish
27 February 100lb+ Yellow Fin Tuna, 1 Dorado, 2 Roosterfish
28 February 1 Roosterfish, 9 Jacks, 2 Mackerel, 1 Needlefish
We expect the Billfish bite to really heat up during March and the Roosterfish and Snook fishing should be on fire inshore also. Looking forward to it!
we still have available dates for March/April so contact us today if you would like to come fishing in Costa Rica