Bahia Rica Adventures – Mono Congo

Bahia Rica Adventures can be easily described in 2 words – Roosterfish specialists! They are located on the Eastern side of the Nicoya Peninsula, which is a prime Roosterfish area. Captain Thomas Jones is so sure of his and the crew’s experience, that he guarantees you will catch Roosterfish between May 1 and November 21, or your full day trip is free!

This voracious and aggressive predator can reach the size of 100 pounds. The captain usually catches 50–70 lb fish on a fairly regular basis but the average fish is around 25 pounds.

Roosterfish is not the only target, of course, and you can catch an array of other species, such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Jack Crevalle, Needlefish, or Cubera Snapper. The captain has the equipment for serious popping and jigging, which is really fun, even though it can be hard. If you want to try fly fishing, please bring your own equipment.

Your adventure starts on a 25’ fishing machine. This Super Panga center console accommodates up to 4 guests and there’s enough room for everyone to fish in comfort. She can reach the fishing spots very fast, as she’s powered by a 150 HP Mercury engine. The boats also features a private toilet, a tower, and lots of shaded area.

Capt. Thomas will provide your fishing equipment, lures, and live bait. The trip price also includes drinks, snacks, and lunch, whether you booked a half day or a full day. Fishing licenses can be bought online.

Fish with Bahia Rica Adventures and finally cross Roosterfish off your bucket list!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $600
    You'll quickly move to the fishing grounds, that are within 15 minutes of the pickup area. You'll mainly target Roosterfish but will chase anything that is biting in the area as well. Usually do some live baiting in the morning, during tide changes and in the afternoon. The rest of the time you can spend having fun looking for fish on top, or targeting them mid-water or on the bottom. You can opt to lunch on a nice beach or eat on the boat while we keep fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $500
    You'll quickly reach the fishing grounds, only 15 minutes from the pickup area. The main target is Roosterfish but lots of other fish species are an option. You can also catch Cubera Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Jack Crevalle, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    You'll do some live baiting first and then start targeting the main species. Roosterfish is, of course, the main catch but there are lots of other species you can reel in. The captain will provide your fishing equipment, drinks, and food, so all you need to do is bring your camera. Fishing licenses can easily be purchased online.
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About the Captain

Thomas Jones
Paquera, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
40 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
18 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
I am a marine biologist from the University of Norway with a Masters degree in Sharks. I have always loved fishing since I was young. We had a boat on the fjord and I would go out as much as possible. In fact, I was inspired by Hooper in "Jaws" to become a marine biologist. I just feel relaxed on the water and am fascinated by marine life. In 2006 I bought a boat and started charters on the Oslofjord. In 2007 I moved to Costa Rica and my wife and I started Bahia Rica Adventures. We now have 3 boats and run fishing tours as well as other water-based tours.

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Needlefish Needlefish
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Trevally (Bigeye) Bigeye Trevally
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Super Panga (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

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Recent Fishing Reports

Monster roosterfish!
Monster roosterfish!
October 27, 2021
We had a goal of catching a roosterfish and had to work hard for this one but we got it and it was a monster! we caught some jacks and skipjack tuna as well.
Crazy Roosterfish action
Crazy Roosterfish action
October 13, 2021
We went all in for roosterfish and were rewarded with 8 roosterfish for 10 bites ranging from 25 to 60+ lbs. A super fun day.

Customer Reviews

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Amazing Captain Thomas!
Amazing Captain Thomas!
Amazing Captain Thomas!
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Amazing Captain Thomas!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 28, 2021
Thank you for the amazing trip! We had a blast catching monster sized fish! Thomas was very informative and extremely helpful....
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 26, 2021
Thomas & Gabriel were amazing. They worked & worked until my husband finally got the Roosterfish he was after. Very nice and...
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Fishing with Thomas

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 30, 2021
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VERIFIED   Special 5 hour trip for Zeth Caudill on April 6, 2021
Great trip with a great captain!
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 11, 2021
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FAQs about Bahia Rica Adventures – Mono Congo

Bahia Rica Adventures – Mono Congo offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Bahia Rica Adventures – Mono Congo, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bahia Rica Adventures – Mono Congo include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Bigger Popper)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Cookies and crackers, fruit, chips)
  • Drinks (Water, soda, ice tea, beer)
  • First Mate (Tips are appreciated)
  • Lunch (Chicken wrap, sandwich, a tray with rice and meat,)

Bahia Rica Adventures – Mono Congo offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Bahia Rica Adventures – Mono Congo offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own equipment)

Top targeted fish species with Bahia Rica Adventures – Mono Congo include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Needlefish
  • Roosterfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Trevally (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)