The month of October is our rainy season here in Costa Rica, but big game Los Suenos sportfishing is still going strong. Out on the Pacific Ocean, we are in the middle of Mahi Mahi season, with great numbers of this surface dwelling, colorful fish being caught both inshore and offshore.
Prone to quick bursts of speed, Mahi Mahi, (Dorado), can reach up to 50 mph and are delicious table fish. Their dazzling mix of gold, greens and blues make this fish an unforgettable catch. Offshore, we’ve been catching Dorado in the 20-30 lb range while inshore we are seeing them in the 15-25 lbs range, where they school around floatsom brought in by recent rains. Along with the Dorado inshore, we are also seeing a decent showing of Black Marlin in the 300-500 lbs range and smaller Yellowfin Tuna in the 20-40 lbs range.
Offshore, the unusually large influx of Sailfish continues. In Los Suenos Costa Rica, the best months for Sailfish are typically December to March, however, the sails are going strong and we are getting anywhere from 10-15 Sailfish bites per day. Sailfish are early to the party this year, and we are expecting them to only grow in numbers as we head closer toward the holiday season.
In addition to Sailfish, we are still getting great action with Blue and Striped Marlin. Bigger Yellowfin Tuna in the 400 lbs range continue to go after our live bait offshore, showing that these subtropical fish are populating our waters early this year. We typically see the strongest numbers for Yellowfin Tuna from around January to July, so with steady numbers in October, it is easy to predict that this high season the numbers for Yellowfins are going to be very strong.
Remember, our Los Suenos fishing charter boats are privately owned and they only go out once a day – so spaces are in demand and we sell out quickly, often months in advance. If you are ready to make your big game Los Suenos Costa Rica sportfishing goals happen this year, contact one of our agents now!