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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


October 16, 2014

Another great trip on the Explorer on October 16 for clients Leann Lewis and Greg Shaddix.

They scored some sweet Dorados:

They rounded out their haul with this giant Rainbow Runner…seriously, these things never get this big!

October 15, 2014

Jacksonville’s own John ‘Porkchop’ Porcella knocked out a wide variety of sea life on board the Explorer, highlighted by this big Amberjack:

Later in the day they went offshore and roped a Double Sailfish release!

Excellent performance from Captain Carlos and the boat that doesn’t know the meaning of ‘off-season’!

October 10, 2014

Captain Carlos has the Explorer rocking-and-rolling this ‘off-season’ with another successful trip on October 10.

This Sailfish release was the highlight of  the trip. Great release by Mate Kevin to assure we’ll see this beauty again later this season.

They didn’t leave empty handed, either; this tasty Yellowfin Tuna will yields some excellent filets for this growing lad. Nice catch!

September 28, 2014

Kyle Sawicki and Lindsay Sawicki Powell ain’t scared of a little off-season Extreme Panga Fishing.

Check out this madness:

At 4:00 this nasty Black Marlin evades capture, skyrockets past the motor, and breaks off the leader.

At 4:10 the Marlin comes up to wave good-bye. Insane!

These Jacksonville anglers for a fun-filled five hour trip on the Explorer…after a pair of early Marlins on the line, they kept at it and their efforts were rewarded with a cooler full of delicious Dorados.

Four big Dodos, a few Bonita, and a small Cierro Mackeral on ice…All in a day’s work from the unbeatable Super panga Explorer!

September 27, 2014

Kelly Huber’s group scored a HUGE Dorado on their third day of Extreme Panga Fishing:

Bet you won’t find a monster like that off the ledge in Jacksonville!

Great work by Captain Carlos and Mate Fico on this wonderful fish.

September 26, 2014

Dr. Kelly Huber and her family of North Florida anglers braves some big seas and stormy skies to get a crack at Extreme Panga Fishing. After a very difficult first day on the water, they rebounded nicely with excellent inshore action.

The Good Doctor scored this Bonita early in the trip…hey slow down! We got our sights set on better-eating fish than a Bonita!

For instance,. this Cubera Snapper couldn’t resist the tasty morsel and swallowed the Bonita whole (including the hook):

They followed up with a nice Yellowtail Snapper.

Great perseverance from these Ponte Vedra folks was rewarded with a sack full of filets.

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!