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FishingNosara’s Costa Rica Fishing Report features the best catches from our Captains plus includes news, fishing advice, and updates on all of our Costa Rican projects.

What started as a simple mailing list has grown over time to include full-color photographs of the best catches, links to videos and client-submitted reports. 

We hope that the Fishing Report keeps our community of clients feeling connected until they return to Nosara and helps upcoming clients get properly excited for their Costa Rica Vacation!

Suggestions, or contributions? Feel free to send an email.

Tight Lines y Pura Vida!

The Captains, crew, and staff of FishingNosara


July 20, 2014

Captain Carlos has been very active on the Explorer with excellent catches of Rock Snapper, Yellowfin Tuna and Cubera Snapper.

The Explorer consistently proves that you don’t need a big boat to catch big fish in Costa Rica.



July 17, 2014

David Washburn brought the kids along for an inshore fish hunt, and the mighty Wanderer reaped the rewards with a wide variety of filets in the box.

This respectable Rock Snapper kicked off the action, and several more of the tasty red morsels found their way on board.

After the early flurry of action, Mr. Washburn got a strike from a BIG fish and had to use the fighting chair to battle this fish with spinning tackle.


Usually we use this thing for skyrocketing Marlin, so everyone was looking forward to seeing what kind of monster was tied to this reel.

BOOM! This 50+lbs. Rooster fish was live released after a few quick pictures.

 Great fishing from a great family on the mighty Wanderer.

July 14, 2014

The Adventurer struck again with this beefy Amberjack. Look at the color on this beauty:

July 13, 2014

Gilles Lemay brought his sons along for a family fishing adventurer on the famous Wanderer, and their late-day trip yielded some excellent table fare.

Looks like these guys have plenty of sushi and filets in their future…Great work by the flagship!

July 12, 2014

Sweet Rooster Fish score on the Adventurer today for client Maciek Sabodacha. The 23-footer stayed inshore and nabbed this handsome fellow:

As usual, this fish was released after the photo. But don’t think these boys didn’t get any filets on the straight razor.

These nice Snappers will make for a festive dinner for sure…Great work!

July 12, 2014

Pedro’s Posse scored big today with Sherry catching her first ever Sailfish.

Another lady who proves that Northeast Florida is home to some of the fiercest anglers on the planet.

Great send-off for Pedro’s Posse on the mighty Wanderer!

July 10, 2014

More great family action for the Adventurer. Check out this beefy Cubera Snapper scored from the reefs outside of Garza:

July 9, 2014

Garza Bay was rocked by a unusual swell event on July 6, which meant we had to pull all the boats from the water and wait for the waves to calm down.

Florida anglers Ken Cox and John Benton had to wait a day to kick-off their fishing expedition, but once the swell passed we were back on the water!

They got off to a quick start with a nice Sailfish release on July 7.

Also check out this wonderful Roosterfish release:

They followed up with some nice Yella Fellas for the ice box. “Just ate a pound of raw tuna. Like eatin butter,” said John. “Awesomest day of fishing ever.”

Things boiled over on July 9 when a MASSIVE Marlin hit the baits and put on a fireworks show for Ken Cox.




July 8, 2014

The Wanderer welcomed a great Jacksonville couple named Pedro and Sherry Ramirez along with their friends and they had a very productive day inshore.

They caught a whole rainbow of reef running goodness, then topped of the day with this MONSTER Rooster Fish release:

They are heading offshore for billfish tomorrow, so let’s keep fingers crossed.

July 4, 2014

Kirk and Jan Wurster finished their fishing adventure on July 4 with a trip offshore; after besting Roosters and Snappers inshore the logical choice was to see what was biting in the blue water 10 miles out.

The early bite brought in this nice Dorado:

Later in the afternoon the line screamed off and Kirk belted up to battle a big Sailfish!

Excellent boat handling by Captain William kept the fight short and sweet while First Mate Alex ensured a safe release.