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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
We love all out clients, but it is a special treat when we can welcome a professional charter captain and his group to our little stretch of blue water paradise.
Marvin Steiding brought the whole crew from his South Florida-based Reel Candy Sportfishing operation for a few days of blue water action on the Discoverer.
After some early success on Sailfish, they brought it inshore and scored big on Rooster fish.
This Pacific species is certainly a fun catch for these Jupiter, FL based pros.
They also added a few Dorados for the dinner table…great action all around for the Reel Candy team!
Our good friends George and Laura Kommick spend a wonderful three days on the Explorer in mid-September. George released this nice Sailfish:
…but the unquestioned highlight was this MASSIVE deck-sweeping Wahoo reeled in by Laura:
That’s one heck of ‘Hoo!
The Discoverer is still fishing during September while almost every other boat in the country is on the hill…just because fisherman take a break for the rainy season doesn’t mean the fish do.
Ryan Torbert and his posse proved it on September 14 when they scored a pair of Rooster fish releases. The first one was a bit puny, but the second was a very respectable 20+lbs.
Nice work by the battleship!
Mark Carrie knocked an item off of his bucket-list with Captain Fico on the Adventurer. Check out this monster Rooster fish:
Great work by Captain Fico!
Multi-time FishingNosara Hall of Famer Bill Harris brought another posse of Tampa-area anglers for a week of blistering blue water action.
They booked the Wanderer and Discoverer for three days in early September.
We are still awaiting full reports, but for now lets check out the highlights, primarlily this sweet Black Marlin release on the Wanderer:
Bill Harris himself added a nice Sailfish release early on the first day, which was certainly a sign of things to come:
Over on the Discoverer Eli Bedran KO’d a nice Sailfish:
There were lots of bending rods and crushed beer cans all week long. Great work by this fun-loving group!
The staff of Nosara Paradise Rentals took a much-needed break from a very busy season with a company retreat to the Rio Nosara for a little fun on the water.
These are the real heros behind the scenes of FishingNosara, and it’s great when they get some down time on the water.
The Explorer finished of the month with a hot streak of great catches. This Marlin scored by Tyler Hawes is clearly the leader of the pack:
Then the barroom brawler started racking up Sailfish releases by the bunches.
It’s wasn’t just trophy releases being scored by the Super panga; Captain Carlos and Mate Kevin also filled up the icebox with Dorado and Yellowfin Tuna:
Also, local diver Gustavo Villalobos Jiménez took a quick ride out of the bay and dove down for a pair of tasty Langostas (lobsters):
Fantastic action from the baddest 26-foot boat in the country!
The Discoverer has built a reputation as a billfish battleship, and on September 2 they scored a pair of Sailfish releases.
The blue water has retreated a little farther out from shore, expanding the area where the behemoths can hide…but there is no escaping Captain David and his view from the top of the Discoverer‘s tower.
Great work on these excellent releases.
There has been great action at the Rio Nosara this month with lots of excellent Snook catches reported.
Our old buddy Manuel Campos scored this awesome monster:
Also local legend Santos “Fly” Ruiz knocked out a few nice Robalos:
Another old friend Cumi caught the biggest Snook of the month. Look at the girth on this one:
Anglers of all ages bent a rod this month:
Of course a resource as beautiful as the Rio Nosara needs protection, and fortunately the Fuppernos are on guard with bi-monthly river clean-ups.
As the rainy season approaches in the highlands, more trash gets washed downhill ending up in the river.
This steps taken by the Friends of the River ensure that the blue flag will continue to fly over the Rio Nosara.
The Adventurer‘s hot streak of Rooster Fish releases continued into late August, with some 40lbs.+ pez gallos meeting their match.
Captain Fico continues to master the art of Rooster wrangling, as evidenced by these photos.
Of course the 23-foot switchblade can always be counted on for some meat…check out this 15lbs. Cierro Mackeral:
All in a day’s work for the inshore assassin!