Welcome to the early February 2024 Fishing Report, offering a glimpse into the thrilling world of sportfishing off the shores of Los Suenos Marina. Renowned for its fertile and abundant fishing grounds, this Costa Rican paradise beckons anglers from around the globe to embark on an unforgettable adventure. Our biweekly comprehensive report serves as a valuable guide for those seeking the ultimate angling experience in the heart of the Central Pacific.
During early February in Los Suenos, our high season continues and anglers can expect favorable fishing conditions. On land, we’re experiencing typically warm to hot temperatures, which can be expected during these months. This is Costa Rica’s “summertime”, without a cloud in sight.
Coming out of the first leg of the 2024 Los Suenos Signature Triple Crown tournament this past Saturday, the competition is heating up with the second leg of the championships kicking off on February 21st. The Pacific ocean is calm and flat and we’re seeing sunny skies every day making for perfect conditions to find the fish. Inshore is toasty and warm, attracting a diverse range of fish closer to the coast. The weather we experience in Los Suenos during this season is always marked by balmy evenings and tropical days filled with clear skies and abundant sunshine. With the weather playing nice and the whole town buzzing with the excitement of tourney fishing, we're experiencing some top-tier fishing out on the water this month.
February is providing an exceptional time offshore this year, with the waters teeming with prized catches awaiting their turn on the hook. Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin, and Sailfish are all in their peak season right now, offering anglers thrilling opportunities to engage in some bucket-list battles with these formidable ocean giants. While this is peak season for Tuna, Marlin and Sailfish, you can still catch Dorado and Wahoo year-round here, often while targeting another species. These kinds of unexpected moments always add an exciting twist to the day, and it's always a lot of fun when it happens. The Sailfish we’ve been targeting offshore are showing some impressive sizes this year, up to 150 lbs. Meanwhile, bigger Yellowfin Tuna are ranging up to 300 lbs, while Marlin are coming in around 300-400 lbs.
In February, inshore fishing in Los Suenos is excellent as the waters are abundant with a wide range of fish. Roosterfish are currently showing incredible numbers as we’re right in the middle of their yearly peak season. We’re also seeing impressive numbers of Snapper, Jacks, Mackerel, Bonito, Grouper, and Tilefish amongst others. When we have anglers targeting Snapper, Grouper or Tilefish, we employ bottom fishing techniques. Using live or cut bait is always best for enticing these bottom-dwellers. Catching Bonito in Los Suenos often involves trolling with lures or small baitfish and employing fast retrieval methods, which trigger their predatory instincts. Targeting Jack Crevalle calls for artificial lures or live bait while casting near shorelines or flotsam. These powerful and aggressive predators tend to lurk around underwater features or rocky outcrops hunting for smaller fish. Inshore fishing this month not only promises the excitement of pursuing Roosters but also offers a variety of other species, making for a great day if you’re seeking a diverse inshore experience using a variety of techniques.
For those planning to experience February fishing in Los Suenos, it's crucial to secure your private fishing charter reservation as soon as you can as spaces are limited and they fill up fast. That said, there’s always a shot at last-minute availability if you haven't booked yet. If you’re hoping to head out on a last minute charter, or if you're planning ahead and want to secure your spot ahead of time, contact us. We can check availability for you and then let you know what's available during your dates. 2024 is the year to finally discover the thrill of Los Suenos sportfishing. What are you waiting for?