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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


January 22, 2015

Becky and the boys stayed on target with more Sailfish releases and Dorado action on January 22.

They have really found a groove this week and these consistent scores really speak to the quality of the Captain, Mate, and Anglers all working together.

Becky has one more trip planned this week so let’s hope they can keep their red-hot streak alive!

January 22, 2015

The Explorer delivered the goods for client Colin Pisano with a whole refrigerator full of fresh filets.

They snagged four Dorados (20lbs.-25lbs.) plus scored a quartet of White Tunas.

Dinner’s on!

January 20, 2015

It’s no secret that Nosara enjoys the closest proximity to the blue water in all of Costa Rica.

It may surprise you to learn that our specific stretch of ocean is so fertile and untouched that (when the money is on the line) million-dollar sportfishing teams make the trek from Los Suenos to try to score in our backyard.

So it turns out that this week is the Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown and look what turned up:

In just this one picture there are 13 other boats:

Think that all this competition would mean tough times for the flagship Wanderer?

Think again!

The Hogan Family scored like they were the only boat on the water, boasting multiple Sailfish releases backed up by big Dorados.

Got to admit it’s pretty cool watching Captain William and First Mate Alex fish circles around these so-called pros…just cause you got a big boat and money to burn doesn’t mean your a master!

January 19, 2015

Becky Hogan is one tough-as-nails angler from Northeast Florida, and on her past trips with us she has scored big on Sailfish and Marlin.

This year she brought her whole family down for the adventure, including her two son’s whose military schedules required that this trip be planned far in advance.

Captain William set course for Sailfish City and immediately the Hogan family snagged the first of five pez velas.

Safe releases all around by First Mate Alex.

They topped off the trip with the biggest Ponpano we’ve ever seen:

Seriously, we usually don’t even include this species in our fishing report because of their relative abundance but this manhole-cover sized beast will make enough ceviche to feed a village!

January 18, 2015

Captain David is kicking billfish butt on the Discoverer and on the 18th client Robert Preston and his friends scored this impressive Striped Marlin:

A true fish of a lifetime by anyone’s standard!

They also scored this nice Dorado for the icebox:

Here’s what Bob had to say:

“Craig, our group had a great fishing experience during the week of January 18, 2015.  Our group included 1 – 84 year old, 1 – 74 year old (me) 2 – 66 year old, 1 – 63 year old and a 41 year old. (Feel free to advertise in the AARP magazine.) 

Our crew, Captain David and 1st Mate Juan-Carlos, was top notch.  The Discover was a pristine vessel and the equipment was in excellent condition.
Our catch record included: 6 sails, 1 striped marlin (in the photo on the latest FishingNosara report – the angler was 84 year old Ed Malinowski) 2 blue marlin (1 hook up and one leader touch), 5 yellow fin tuna, many Mahi-Mahi and 1 Cubera snapper – we had a leader touch on the snapper but Captain David said it doesn’t count (we are still taking credit for it).”

Fantastic work from the battleship Discoverer!

January 16, 2015

Captain Carlos and his brother Mate Kevin are using the Explorer to make a statement to the rest of the fishing community: You don’t need a big boat to catch big fish!

Check out this pair of awesome Sailfish releases:

Great safe releases by Mate Kevin underscored the professional excellence of this fraternal fishing team. Great work by the Explorer!

January 15, 2015

Doc Hatton and the boys stayed inshore today to hunt for the elusive Rooster Fish, and Captain William found the little cluckers and set the hooks to them.

The Penn Slammer drag creates an unfair advantage for the anglers against this kind of fish, and First Mate Alex had no trouble live releasing these Roosters.

Another day, another couple of bucket-list fish for the mighty Wanderer.

January 10, 2015

Captain Scott Brownlee and his buddy Gene DiBetta took a whirlwind trip to Nosara where they fished three trips in three days…that’s Florida anglers for ya!

The Discoverer reports lots of great catches for this duo.

What’s even better is that these guys planned this trip four days before they arrived…when the fishing itch hits, you gotta scratch!

January 8, 2015

The Wanderer stayed close to shore on January 7 as client Randy Covey only had to travel 6 miles to score several Dorados and Sailfish.

Randy scored the first release at the beginning of the full day trip, breaking the ice for what would become a three Sailfish day.

This late day Dorado put the finishing touch on a great day on the water.


January 7, 2015

The Wanderer stayed inshore on January 7 and scored this mammoth Rooster Fish.

Great fish handling by First Mate Alex to see this beauty safely released.