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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


February 24, 2015

Recently the barroom brawler pulled up a stool to the legendary reef at Pincha Padre and knocked out all comers.

This beautiful Rooster fish release is certainly the highlight of the haul.

Later in the day they scored a nice-sized Cubera Snapper for the dinner table. Excellent tasting filets on the way!

February 23, 2015

David Stewart is on a Sailfish streak this week with lots of great releases on the Discoverer.

The fish were fired up and ready for a fight, but the combo of Captain David on the wheel and Mate Juan Carlos in the cockpit was unstoppable.

Safe releases all around made for a perfect end to these fights.

February 20, 2015

Rossi Bonugli and his group lit up the Sailfish onboard the Discoverer. Check out this powerful pair of Sailfish releases:


Nice fish handling by Mate Juan Carlos and a great catch by the battleship!

February 19, 2015

The Explorer headed offshore on February 19 and encountered a swarm of starving Sailfish.

Captain Carlos and Mate Kevin worked together to flawlessly catch and release a half-dozen of these marvelous monsters.

Proof again that you don’t need a big boat to catch big fish in Costa Rica!

February 15, 2015

Captain Carlos on the super panga Explorer have been on fire this month with lots of Sailfish action leading off the scorecard.

They started the month with an awesome Double Sailfish release. Great work by Mate Kevin to handle this fight and get these fish properly de-hooked and swimming free.

This double release was a sign of things to come…February has brought huge numbers of Sailfish releases for the super panga’s clients.

The filet bags stayed full this month also…check out the size on this Tuna:

Of course plenty of Dorado were harvested by the Explorer.

Great work by the dynamic duo of Captain Carlos and Mate Kevin!

Feburary 14, 2015

Not saying that we are in cahoots with the fish, but if you buy a FishingNosara hat we might put in a good word for you!

Mike Hartley broke in his new FishingNosara Hat with this sweet Rooster fish release. There are many lures that will tempt a Rooster fish, but none as effective as the ‘new hat lure’

Seriously though, nice work by the Wanderer and Mike Hartley.

February 13, 2015

Our old pal Gene Pleasants scored a nice Sailfish backed up by a Dorado on February 13.

After a great trophy fish release like this, it feels great to add some filets for the fishbox.

Great work by the Wanderer!

February 12, 2015

Captain Fico has the Adventurer dialed in and has been scoring a wide variety of inshore species for his clients.

On January 26 the 23-foot switchblade pried up this nice Yellowfin Tuna:

Tuna was on the menu again on February 3. Look at these nice Yella Fellas:

A beautiful score came on February 12 with an excellent Rooster fish release:

That same day he scored a nice pair of Tunas for the dinner table.

Great work by Captain Fico on the unbeatable Adventurer.

February 12, 2015

John Wills and his buddies joined the Wanderer for a full day of fun action on February 12. The Sailfish were hungry as this group released a trio of high-flying billfish.

The highlight was this hard-charging monster:

Great work by Captain William and First Mate Alex to see these beautiful fish safe released.

February 10, 2015

Mike Hartley is the latest in a long line of North Carolina anglers to find success on the mighty Wanderer. This great group of CCA NC anglers scored early and often:

Check out this cool shot captured by Captain Carlos on the Explorer:

When things start with a quadruple hook-up, you know you’re in for a crazy day of action.

They scored nine Sailfish releases in total throughout the trip, all safe released by First Mate Alex.

Great performance from these Tar Heel State anglers!