Sportfishing in Flamingo
Located on the North West coast of Costa Rica. Flamingo is the major sportfishing spot . Just twenty miles west of Flamingo are two drop- offs where water depth increases from 360 to 2000 feets and more… This provides a complete eco-sistem of sealife for pelagic species like: pacific sailfish, blue, black and striped marlin; dorado, yellowfin and bigeye tuna.
Also located only five miles from Flamingo Marina are found the Catalina and Brummel Islands where the anglers will find year –round abundance of marine life including: wahoo, suerra mackerel ,Spanish mackerel crevalle jack . bigeye trevally. A variety of snapper including: pacific cubera or dog tooth and the rooster fish known as ´´ the marlin from the rocks`` up to 80 pounds.
Guanacaste Fishing Seasons
Yellowfin Sportfishing catches all the species down bellow described and many more. These are the most popular sport fishing species in the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Check them out, and remember Catch and Release !!
Marlin: During the season months (September, October and November are normally the best months) you will find them among 20 to 30 miles offshore.
Feeding Habits: Big Blue, Black and Stripped Marlin are always around the Papagayo waters. You may need to go a little farther (30-50 miles out) and fish a little harder if you want to catch a marlin out of the season months.
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Sailfish: When the fishing is good, each boat can raise 2 to 5 Sailfish a day. When the fishing is slow, boats can raise 1 or 2 fish per day. The best months are normally December through April, but Sailfish are caught in regular numbers all year round.
Feeding Habits: Sailfish eat Squid, Octopus, Mackerel, Mullet, Flying fish, Needlefish, and other small species. Although they travel in deep water, they will usually feed in mid-depths. Two or three predator fish will keep the bait organized while the others feed from the ball. We release for tomorrow!!
Yellowfish Tuna: Truly a great tasting fish and it is the one most valued in the Tuna family. The big Tunas come and go all year long but June through September are normally the best months for 200 pounders
Feeding Habits: Yellowfin feed on fish and invertebrates associated with sargassum. This will occur in at the water's surface in the open ocean. Foods include larval crabs and shrimps, squids, paper nautilus, flyingfish, triggerfish, and jacks.
Mahi Mahi: The Dorado fishing is above average year round. The rainy season May through October is the best time to catch the 5-15 pounders that congregate on the weed and trash lines closer inshore and in the gulf.
Feeding Habits: Many of the foods eaten by Dolphin such as small fishes, crabs, and shrimps are found in floating mats of sargassum. Feeding characteristics of mahi-mahi vary greatly. At times the Dolphin is a voracious predator that pursues and captures fast swimming fish such as flyingfish, mackerels and juvenile Dorados. On other occasions it seems content merely to nibble on small crustaceans and insects that float on the surface in the weed lines. We release for tomorrow!!
Wahoo: Wahoo can be a pleasant surprise anytime of the year. Not many fisherman target Wahoo, they are usually caught while fishing for something else.
Feeding Habits: More often than not, Wahoo are taken while trolling for other species, principally Tuna and Marlin. Many never make it to the boat, due to their sharp teeth. Such disappointments can be avoided by using wire leaders. Wahoo snack upon any small baitfish, sardines, flying fish, mackerel and even little tuna. They also like squid. Not much gets away from these fish when they're hungry. We release for tomorrow!!
Rooster fish: These hard hitting fish are one of my favorite. The Roosterfish bite is good year round. June through October is considered the best time but Roosterfish from 20 to 80 pounds are caught every month. The Papagayo Gulf area has some excellent spots for big Roosterfish and hold on because they are good fighters.
Feeding Habits: There is little known about the Roosterfish’s eating habits. It can be assumed that their preferences are similar to that of other Jacks: small fish, crabs, etc. We release for tomorrow!!
Red Snapper (Cubera): There are several different species of Snapper on the Pacific Coast. The Snapper bite is good year round. Cubera Snapper in the 50 to 80 pound range are not uncommon.
Feeding habits: They are opportunistic bottom feeders that consume a variety of shrimp, crabs and small fishes. We release for tomorrow!!
We operate fishing tours from Playa Flamingo, Playa Carrillo, Los Sueños and Quepos in the south pacific coast of Costa Rica. Yellowfin Sportfishing arrange also different water and land tours such as: Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Canopy tour, Sailing trips, Horsebackriding, ATV Tours and visit to the most attractive national parks of Costa Rica.
The company offers half-day and full day charters as well as customized multi-day trips geared to the demands of the client. Both inshore and off shore trips are available. Rates range from $400.00 to $1400.00 depending on the length of trip and area chosen.
Yellowfin Sportfishing Charters is actively involved with the preservation of Billfish in Costa Rica through the Billfish Foundation of Fort Lauderdale Florida, and is also connected with other animal and envirommental preservation efforts in Playa Flamingo. Yellowfin recycles all engine oil and only uses diesel fuel that does not contain lead to help keep the environment clean.
We provide the services of the fishing to the most recognized hotels in the area such as Paradisus Playa conchal, Hacienda Pinilla, Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas, Tamarindo Diria and Four Seasons Resort in Papagayo.