New year, new reasons to go fishing in Costa Rica. That’s not just a catchy saying — January truly is a great time to go fishing in Costa Rica, and January of 2022 is promising to be one for the books.With ideal fishing weather and a variety of thrilling catches to be had, you won’t find a better spot to fish than Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast. The fish are abundant, the prices are low, and the opportunity for even more fun and relaxation is unbelievably high.Hooked on the idea of some new-year fishing in a Central American fishing hotspot? Read on to learn everything you need to know about fishing in Costa Rica this January. And if you’re ready to book your fishing charter, hotel stay, or roster of memory-making excursions, reach out to Adventure Tours Costa Rica.
Remember — if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you need to reverse what you know about winter weather when you’re thinking about Costa Rica. In Costa Rica, January is a hot month, so there’s no ice fishing to be had in these parts.There is, however, excellent fishing near Los Suenos this time of year. That’s due in large part to the average high temperature hovering at around 85.1 degrees Fahrenheit. Also playing a part is the relatively scarce rainfall. We’re fully out of the rainy season and into the dry season, and that makes the coastal waters somewhat more appealing to the types of fish you want to catch.Keep in mind that the average wind speed is going to start picking up in January, but it’s nowhere near the peak that happens around March. Winds average at around 5.5 miles per hour, which is just a little higher than the average of 4.7 miles per hour we see in June, the least windy month.
The weather means a lot to experienced anglers, but for all fishermen — experienced and novice alike — the available catch is the most exciting part by far. Suffice it to say that the fishing weather is ideal, and that means you’re going to have plenty of opportunities to come face to face with the following types of fish this January.
Roosterfish — an invigorating catch for anglers of all experience levels — take center stage for inshore fishing in December. The little monsters are at their peak between November and March, so we’re right in the middle of peak roosterfish season.
The peak of snapper season wrapped up last month, but that doesn’t mean the snapper have all left town. They’re still around and plentiful, and you can find them inshore near Los Suenos and Jaco in January.
In January, offshore fishing is where the bulk of the action is. This is a great month to see some of the fan favorites, such as sailfish, yellowfin tuna, and the almighty marlin.In fact, January is the absolute peak of sailfish season in Costa Rica, so there’s no better time to get down here and go after a lunker. The waters — and air just above them — are absolutely full of these babies this time of year.Meanwhile, the yellowfin tuna are going strong beneath the waves, and they’re ready to put up a heck of a fight if you hook them. These fish can easily top 300 pounds, but they do vary quite a bit in size. No matter their size, yellowfin tuna are a fun and delicious offshore catch this month.
Finally, the big boys: marlin. Marlin are in the area all year round, but we’re about a month into their gradual increase in numbers that will ultimately peak in April. That means you have a solid shot at hooking a striped marlin or black marlin if you take the party offshore in Costa Rica this January.
What do you want out of 2022? If amazing fishing appears anywhere on the mental wish list you just made, you’re in the right place, and this is the right time to book your Costa Rica fishing trip. With Adventure Tours Costa Rica, you can quickly and affordably book world-class fishing charters that will help you take advantage of the unparalleled Costa Rican fishing opportunities this January.Whether you’re ready to book or simply need more information, all you have to do is get in touch with the friendly and helpful team at Adventure Tours Costa Rica. We are ready to take your call at 1-800-761-7250, or you can reach out to us online through our website contact form. We look forward to fishing with you.