This is Los Suenos fishing’s slow season for tourism, but there is still some great Costa Rica fishing going on here.
There has been a consistent but scattered offshore sailfish bite offshore about 20-30 miles from the Los Suenos charter dock around the craters and the corner.
Boats venturing a little further out from Los Suenos will occasionally find the pods of spinner porpoises with yellow fin tunas feeding with them.
You can find packs of 50 to 200 porpoises by keeping a keen eye on the distant horizon while you are trolling for sailfish and marlin. Also keep an eye out for any signs of seabirds working bait. Often times it may look like a little peppered haze on the horizon, but as you get closer you will begin to see flocks of seabirds circling, and splashes below them.
At times there are hundreds of birds and porpoises crashing bait on the surface. Frequently the tunas will pop up in the middle of the action eating the same prey such as flying fish and squids- almost anything that fits in their mouths. This makes for some great Los Suenos fishing action!
It can be very easy to boat a few hundred pounds of prime ahi tuna (or yellow fin) in a couple of hours this time of year.
Offshore since mid-September we have had a solid marlin bite. The best spot has been 20-25 miles offshore from the Los Suenos marina and inside the craters.
On several occasions boats fishing the sport were getting one to four shots at marlin and two to eight sail bites.
There have also been several exceptional mahi /dorado/ dolphin catches as well.
Most of these have been in the 20-40 pound range with some larger exceptions.
October and November are traditionally excellent times to catch mahi here. and big ones too. Last October we caught a monster 78-pound mahi, as well as a 180-point yellow fin aboard the Contender! We had caught lots more of both species that were also all good sized.
Inshore Grouper and snapper fishing around Los Suenos has been excellent and should continue for next couple months. The roosterfish bite has been very good around Playa Tambor with most fish in the 30-60 pound range.
All and all right now is a great time for Los Suenos fishing!
Capt. MJ –
34’ L&H Walk Around Express