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Inshore and Offshore Bounties in Green Season

Date Published:
Jun 01, 2018
Inshore and Offshore Bounties in Green Season

Summer is a perfect time to head out on Costa Rica fishing charters, with the green season offering a unique mix of abundant inshore fishing and exciting big game fishingoffshore.

Tripletails, Runners and Even Mahi Mahi Inshore

The green season is in full bloom and we’re seeing mostly sunny mornings as charters depart from Los Sueños. Late afternoons and evenings bring cooling rains but you can almost always count on sunny skies while you’re out at sea.

This time of year presents interesting opportunities for some unique catches almost as soon as we set off. Precipitation in the coastal forests bring logs and other driftwood to the inshore waters, providing cover for fish including Tripletails, Bonitos, Jacks and Runners that hide under the natural debris. We even find mid-range Yellowfin Tuna and Mahi Mahi feeding on the baitfish close to shore. It’s a perfect chance to troll even before we head out to deeper waters for big game fish.

Rising in numbers through June and July, Roosterfish and some Wahoo have been spotted in and around the inshore reefs. Both are exciting to catch and make sumptuous meals. We’re also seeing Snappers and Amberjacks among the reefs and rocky inshore points of the calm coastal waters.

Offshore Fishing for Marlin and Wahoo

Heading offshore, from May to July is an excellent time to hook Blue and Black Marlin. Among the most prized fish in the sea, these magnificent fighters range from 100 to 400 pounds in the fertile waters of the Central Pacific. The next two months are great times to pit your angling skills in a tug-of-war against one of these impressive foes.

Wahoo have also been spotted offshore in the Los Sueños area in good numbers of late. With peak season from July to December approaching, we’re getting bites from these feisty predators in the 30 to 50-pound range. A delectable table fish, Wahoo is wonderful served as ceviche, sashimi or cooked in just about any style.

While we expect some tapering off in July, Yellowfin Tuna have been plentiful in the 40 to 80-pound range. Our seasoned captains and knowledgeable crews have been locating schools among pods of porpoises and reeling them in with live bait and using poppers on spinning reels. While they put up a tough fight, Yellowfin make it worth the while as delectable meals.

Mahi Mahi in Season

With peak Mahi Mahi season from May to November, we’re in the early stage and the action already looks promising. We’re getting bites in the 20 to 50 pounds range and all indications point to a strong showing over the next few months.

While we’re out in deeper waters, it’s is also a good time to drop your line to depths of 300 to 500 feet to hook Grouper or Snapper. Both are excellent to bring home a delicious meal and we’re seeing them in good numbers this season.

Charters book well in advance, so contact one of our agents soon to book your Costa Rica fishing trip out of Los Sueños Marina and experience some of the world’s best saltwater fishing.