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
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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.

About the Captain

Thomas Jones
Paquera, Costa Rica
26 Fishing Reports
11 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) Snapper (Cubera)
Trevally (Bigeye) Trevally (Bigeye)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

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

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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Edouard B.
Turrialba, Provincia De Cartago
 5.00
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Chasing roosters !

March 30, 2019
I have been leaving in Costa Rica for more than 2 years and so far I hadn’t hooked a rooster fish, a symbolic fish I...
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Brian B.
Santa Cruz, G
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   August 13, 2019
Excellent guide Definitely the most knowledge captain that I have fished with in CR Takes it seriously and delivers...
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Dag C.
Oslo, Oslo County
 5.00
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8 full days with inshorefishing

September 10, 2018
If you are new to this kind of gamefish (or an experienced angler), this is where you book your trip. The livingquarters, food...
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Linda S.
Perth, Ontario
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In shore fishing with Bahia Rica

April 29, 2019
Love love love Bahia Rica Fishing and Kayak Lodge!! The captain and his mates are very knowledgeable and entertaining. ...
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Bryan H.
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Trip of a lifetime!

VERIFIED   August 2, 2019
If you are ever near the Paquero area, you owe it to yourself to spend a day or two with Thomas. He is knowledgeable, friendly,...
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Fishing Reports

Awesome 1/2 day of inshore fishing

September 02, 2020

The fishing is on as this is some of the best time to enjoy inshore fishing in Costa Rica. We got a big roosterfish and had great action from jacks and skipjack tuna on jigs and topwater. Read Full Report →