Welcome anglers and fishing enthusiasts to the latest edition of the Los Suenos Fishing Report, providing you with a firsthand account of the abundant aquatic adventures unfolding in the Pacific waters off the coast of Costa Rica. As we delve into the depths of Peak Season here in Los Suenos Marina, the anticipation is high for the thrilling catches awaiting those who will be casting their lines in this angler’s paradise. Whether you're a seasoned offshore aficionado or prefer the inshore thrill, the second half of December brings us perfect, sunny weather and promising prospects for a diverse array of prized catches. Join us as we uncover the current bounty, spotlighting the types of fish making waves both inshore and offshore this month.
On land, inshore, and offshore, anglers can expect a delightful convergence of favorable weather conditions for a memorable fishing experience in Los Suenos. The dry season is finally upon us, and as if that weren’t great enough on its own, December also signifies the start of the peak season for both Sailfish and Marlin.
On land, the climate is a picture-perfect tropical paradise full of balmy temperatures, gentle breezes, and tropical sun. Inshore, where the coastal waters meet the shoreline, temperatures hover comfortably in the mid to upper 80s, creating an inviting environment for an array of inshore species.
Meanwhile, offshore enthusiasts can revel in the excitement of pursuing trophy-worthy giants as the open waters boast a similar average temperature. Whether you're casting lines inshore or venturing into the deeper realms offshore, the mid-to-late December weather in Los Suenos is hard to beat.
Embarking on an offshore fishing charter in Los Suenos during December is the stuff of dreams. Sailfish and Marlin take center stage this month, with their densest concentrations of the year starting in December. Sailfish, renowned for their breathtaking aerial displays and vibrant iridescent hues, make for an exhilarating catch. Distinguished by their long, slender bodies and distinctive sail-like dorsal fins, these acrobatic predators are often targeted through the art of trolling with teasers and live bait. Anglers can anticipate encounters with Sailfish averaging around 5 to 9 feet in length during this peak season, promising not only a thrilling fight but also the opportunity to witness the ocean's dazzling spectacle.
Meanwhile, the pursuit of Marlin, a revered challenge among anglers, involves techniques such as trolling with artificial lures and live bait. These powerful and majestic creatures, particularly Blue and Striped Marlin, captivate with their size and strength. In December, anglers may encounter Marlin of considerable size, often ranging from 8 to 12 feet, offering an awe-inspiring experience as these majestic giants are skillfully hauled in for catch and release in the offshore waters of Los Suenos.
Inshore fishing in December promises an angling experience brimming with excitement, particularly as Roosterfish take center stage in their peak season. This month typically sees the densest numbers of the year. Recognized for their distinctive appearance with a pronounced dorsal fin that resembles a rooster's comb, these fighters are renowned for their spirited battles. Anglers often employ methods such as casting poppers or live bait to entice these aggressive predators, providing an adrenaline-pumping challenge against the rugged inshore terrain. In December, anglers can expect Roosterfish averaging between 20 to 50 pounds, adding an extra layer of thrill to the pursuit.
The inshore bounty extends to the beloved Snapper, with December marking the tail end of their peak season out of Los Suenos. Prized for their delicious taste, Snapper are a sought-after catch year-round in Costa Rica. Whether grilled, baked, or prepared in ceviche, the culinary possibilities are as diverse as the fishing techniques employed to reel them in. In December, anglers can savor the last full month of prime Snapper fishing, with catches averaging around 5 to 20 pounds.
December unfolds as a tapestry of thrilling opportunities for both offshore and inshore anglers alike. With Sailfish and Marlin commanding the open seas and Roosterfish adding their electrifying presence inshore, the angling prospects are nothing short of spectacular. To secure your spot, we highly recommend booking your fishing charter in advance. For those who find themselves with a spontaneous itch for the thrill of the catch, there's still hope. Last-minute spaces may be available, and the only way to find out is to contact us. Seize the opportunity, check for availability, and embark on a journey where every cast holds the promise of reeling in memories that will last a lifetime.