It’s February, and the bite is on yet again. This is one of the most exciting times for Costa Rica’s fishing fanatics each year. Why? Because there’s something about February that gets the fish really going both inshore and offshore on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast.
The weather is pretty much ideal, it’s a great time for many people to take some time off to fish, and there are plenty of fishing charters waiting to whisk you off the coast and into the Pacific Ocean fishing spot of your dreams. The fish couldn’t possibly know how exciting this month is for fishing enthusiasts, but they sure act like they do.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at what to expect if you’re going fishing in Costa Rica this February. Read on to get the only fishing report you need this February. If you’ve seen enough and you’re ready to book your stay in Tico country, reach out to Adventure Tours Costa Rica.
Temperatures are warm and steady this month near Los Suenos, Costa Rica. Expect highs between 86 and 94 degrees Fahrenheit, and you should be surprised if you see lows go any lower than 76 to 84 degrees F.
This is also one of the driest months of the year in Costa Rica. The rainy season is a distant memory at this point, and the annual driest day of the year is Feb. 4. On any given day in February, the chance of rain near Jaco and Los Suenos is around 4 percent on average.
Average wind speeds will be between 4.4 and 4.7 miles per hour over the course of the month. And the surface temperature in the waters just off Jaco and Los Suenos is fairly consistent and warm — around 84 degrees F.
That’s about as close to ideal fishing weather as you’re going to get, and the weather is a big part of why you can expect so many thrilling catches this time of year in Costa Rica. Is the fishing good in Costa Rica in February? In a word, yes.
Read on to learn about the fish you might reel in when you get out on the water this month.
We are still firmly in peak roosterfish season, and February is the ideal time to get down here and take advantage of it. This time next month, the roosterfish catch will be waning. But right now, these aggressive inshore fish are waiting to attack your line at around 50 or 60 feet under the surface. Expect a wide range of sizes, too — roosterfish can be anywhere from 20 to 100 pounds.
Offshore is where the bulk of the action is for those going fishing in Costa Rica in February. A little farther out, you can expect a wide range of catches that all have one thing in common: They’re incredibly fun to reel in.
Sailfish are peaking off Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast between November and March, meaning February is a great month to go after them.
Remember — sailfish are the fastest fish in the sea, with a maximum water speed of 68 miles per hour. That means you’re in for a big, fun fight if you hook one.
Meanwhile, one of the most coveted catches — the blue marlin — is also in the middle of peak season in February, and it’s not uncommon to hook black and striped marlin this time of year, too. And we would be remiss not to mention the distinct possibility that you might hook a yellowfin tuna offshore this February. How could we forget to mention a catch that can easily reach 300 pounds?
Pretty much all year round, Costa Rica is one of the best places to fish in the world. But in February, that goes double. Who wouldn’t want to drop a line off the coast of sunny Costa Rica in February? Everyone would. That means you’re not the only person thinking about booking a trip and fishing charter, so you need to act fast.
The good news is that we’re here for you. The friendly and helpful team at Adventure Tours Costa Rica is ready to take your call and get you booked on the fishing charter of your dreams. All you have to do is make the first move: Give us a quick phone call at 1-800-761-7250 or contact us online today.
Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of February fishing in Costa Rica.