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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!

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Tight Lines y Pura Vida!

The Captains, crew, and staff of FishingNosara


September 21, 2014

Another ‘off-season’ success for Captain Carlos and client Kristian Defer. They found some nice action near shore, highlighted by these Dorados:


Nice to get some meat on ice for the rest of the week. Excellent work by the Explorer!

September 16, 2014

Captain Carlos and the unstoppable Explorer are performing brilliantly during this ‘off-season’…how does SIX Sailfish releases sound to you?

We’ve been trying to tell y’all, but sometimes pictures are worth a thousand words:

Great fish handling by Mate Fico who is always working on his game, even during September and October.

Just another day from the hardest-working boat in Garza!

September 12, 2014

Just because the boats are afraid to fish does not mean the fish are afraid to eat.

The never-quit Explorer is powering through this ‘off-season’ with three great trips with newlyweds Veronica and Larry Tatum.

On September 9 they ventured offshore for the first of three 5hr. trips and scored a pair of Sailfish along with a nice bycatch of Rainbow Runners and Mole Snappers.

The next day they added another nice Sailfish, plus another pile of Snappers.

Larry also got the best of this 25lbs. Rooster Fish:

Nice fish-handling by Mate Fico to see this fish to a safe live release.


That funky fish on the left is called a Barbero Snapper and is certainly a rare catch in our area.

September 12 was getaway day, and once again Larry and Veronica found Sailfish success.

Great work by the legendary Explorer and the fearless Captain Carlos.

September 7, 2014

The Wanderer‘s final trip of the season was a special treat…Chief of Security Eduardo Hernandez invited some of his friends and family from San Jose for an inshore trip and their long hours of driving paid off big time on the flagship. Check out this monster Snapper they pulled off the reef:

Great way to end a banner campaign for the mighty Wanderer!

Now is time for some light maintenance and serious down-time for the hardest working and best fishing crew in Garza: Get some rest Captain William and First Mate Alex…November is right around the corner!

September 5, 2014

Craig and Matty took a break from boat work to go fish-hunting on the Wanderer, and while they took turns missing Sailfish and losing Cuberas, Nosara Paradise Rentals Chief Mechanic Senior Marino scored this sweet Dorado.

Nice work Marino! At least someone around here knows how to fish.

September 2, 2014

Our great friend Brooke Sheilds is in town and brought her son Oliver and sister-in-law Maria Yetty for an inshore fishing adventure on the Wanderer, and they scored an excellent Cubera Snapper:

Great work by young Oliver who has been fishing with us for several years…he has grown into a top-notch fisherman and we always look forward to his visits.

September 2, 2014

Captain Carlos finished the season on a strong note, with multiple excellent Sailfish releases on the scorecard for late-August.

The 26-foot Super Panga is a known expectation-shatterer, and her performance this season should silence anyone who says you need a big boat to catch big fish.

Anglers young and old alike found billfish success on the barroom brawler, plus Captain Carlos added some nice Yella Fellas for the filet bag.

Another year, another great performance from Captain Carlos and the unstoppable Explorer.

August 30, 2014

August 30 was getaway day for Bill Harris and the posse, and they rounded out their trip with an excellent outing to Sailfish City.

After an early pair of Sailfish releases, Captain William discovered a big school of porpoises on the feed…guess what they were feasting on?

That’s right: Beefy Yellowfin Tunas taste good to all mammals, both primates and cetaceans.

All these feeder fish attracted a few more Sailfish, which Team Harris released with glee.

Great work by this class of Hall of Famers on an excellent week of fishing.

August 29, 2014

Team Harris had another outstanding day on the flagship Wanderer with a chocked-full scorecard of Sailfish. They got a pre-dawn start as Captain William put them out in front of a swarm of beautiful Sails:

These fish were fired up but this group of Tampa, FL anglers put the heat on them with stiff drag and fast reeling.

Great releases all around as the Wanderer continues to set the bar for great Costa Rican sportfishing.

August 29, 2014

Captain Fico has his game dialed-in on the Adventurer and finished the season on a high note. Check out this wide array of inshore species pried up by the 23-foot pocket knife:

Rock Snapper and Yellowtail Snapper


Amberjack and Snappers

Big Amberjack

Yellowfin Tuna

White Tuna

Cierro Mackeral and Ponpano.

That’s a heck of a lot of varietey for just one week of fishing. Masterful work by Captain Fico and the Adventurer!