Summer vacation may be wrapping up for visitors coming to Costa Rica from the United States, but there's still plenty of time to get in one last sportfishing adventure! August is a great month to make all your angler dreams come true, with its down season vibes and a grab bag of fish species waiting to be discovered out on the ocean blue.
August is part of green season, or rainy season, in Central America. But that won't rain on your parade. Because it's not peak tourist season, you can get your pick of the best charters in Los Sueños and Jaco, Costa Rica. A little more elbow room in the water means you aren't fighting tons of other anglers for the same billfish.
For the remaining weeks of August, you can anticipate a vacation in Jaco and Los Sueños, Costa Rica that has lovely average temperatures in the low 70s Fahrenheit. Each day is likely to bring a rain shower or scattered storms, but you can start with some morning sunshine if you get out on the ocean early. The rain typically rolls in closer to the afternoon.
As usual for this time of year, August 2022 has brought our fishing charters a wide variety of impressive fish species each day. Here are some of the top catches you can expect to find on your fishing excursion in Los Sueños, Costa Rica this month.
Both impressive in size and delicious to eat, Yellowfin Tuna are a favorite for anglers visiting these waters. These tasty prizes respond well to a variety of lures and techniques, including cubing, bait balls, live bait, and chumming. If you're farther out, a leader or a rig can help you get your line down deep and ready to hook your tuna.
Though August is not considered peak season for Pacific Sailfish, our charters are still seeing plenty of these come in this month. Their imposing bill and picture-perfect sail make them a prize that you won’t soon forget. Your captain will have excellent tips on techniques to catch these beauties, including using popular choices like squid or spoons. He will also know how to find their favorite feeding grounds, such as reefs, baitfish patches, and floating foam or debris.
Large snappers like the Cubera Snappers are another common find out on our charter boats. They love to hang out around reefs or places with rocky ledges and holes where they can hide. Inshore and offshore charters can have good luck with these fish. Using a live lobster or crab can draw them up from a deeper reef - but be ready to work hard to reel them in!
Roosterfish are often found both inshore and offshore, but to hook yourself a big one, drop some large live bait down about 30 to 50 feet. A Jack Crevalle or small Yellowfish Tuna should do the trick! Once hooked, make sure to maintain pressure and be ready to reel as fast as you can if they head toward the boat so they don’t slip the bait.
Ready to catch one of these aquatic beauties for yourself? Our charters get booked up fast, so contact Adventure Tours Costa Rica today to find the best fit for your fishing party.