Costa Rica Fishing Report - May 2022
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Costa Rica Fishing Report - May 2022

Date Published:
May 01, 2022
Costa Rica Fishing Report - May 2022

Costa Rica Fishing Report - May 2022

Thinking of heading to Los Sueños this month for some top-of-the-line sportfishing? There’s no better place to take your rod and reel, as the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica has time and again been identified as the top location in the world to make some big catches.

Don’t let the impending “rainy season” scare you away from booking a fishing charter trip with Adventure Tours Costa Rica this month. There’s going to be plenty of opportunities for the catch of a lifetime both inshore and offshore.

Great Showing at the Sportfishing World Championship

Mahi mahi

With the Offshore World Championship Sportfishing Tournament held at the end of last month, it’s clear that May is still the perfect time of year to hop aboard a fishing charter and make your big catch.

This year’s Championship saw over 200 impressive releases on the first day alone. Teams from around the world joined the charter fleet and were successful in finding plenty of sailfish, blue marlin, and mahi mahi during the competition.

With the competition wrapped up and May rolling in, the crowds have exited - but the fish certainly haven’t.

Will May’s Weather Be Suitable for Fishing in Costa Rica?

Fishing at Los Suenos

May marks the start of the green season, or rainy season, in Costa Rica, but that doesn’t mean the end of beautiful fishing trips. While an average of 25 days in May will see rain in the form of afternoon showers, mornings tend to be clearer and ripe for a delightful cruise aboard a fishing charter.

Wind conditions remain pretty calm in May, just like the months preceding it. Temperatures tend to hover between 79 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit in Jaco and Los Sueños. If you set out for a sportfishing adventure this month, you’ll get about 12.5 hours of daylight each day with the sun rising around 5:20am and setting around 5:50pm.

The Seas are Yours

As the wet season begins, Costa Rica’s massive sportfisherman population begins to disperse. But don’t follow suit - this means more bites for you!

Inshore Fishing in May

The showers in May send many gamefish on feeding frenzies, so grab your gear and take advantage of less crowded seas. This month is the start of the season with the highest density of wahoo in this part of the world. Roosterfish and even some yellow fin tuna can also be found biting close to shore.

Offshore Fishing in May

Good Fishing at Los Suenos

Late May gears up mahi mahi season, with these quick and colorful fish providing a boatload of fun for offshore fishers. It’s also an excellent time for reeling in some yellow fin tuna from your fishing vessel.

While marlin as a whole appear most often from December through April, the beautiful black marlin tends to start showing up in higher numbers in April and May. These are always an exciting catch - they can easily grow up to a whopping 600 pounds! And if the newly finished World Championship is any indicator, blue marlin and sailfish are still hanging around, too.

Book Your Charter and Make Your Catch

There’s no bad season for fishing in Costa Rica, and May brings with it an incredible variety of thrilling species to tempt with your bait. Our charter boats tend to fill up in advance, so let us help you find the best spot on one today!

Just reach out to Adventure Tours Costa Rica by phone at 1-800-761-7250 or contact us online today. We’re ready to get you booked and make this May one to remember.