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Fishing in Jacó, Costa Rica is so good that locals claim that more record-breaking fish have been caught here than anywhere else in Central America. Access to the Gulf of Nicoya, numerous bays, and the deep waters of the Pacific would suggest they may be right! Hop aboard a charter here, and you’ll have the chance to target some of the world’s most sought-after fish.
 
So who are these fish? Well, a year-round Billfish population tops the target list, with Sailfish and three kinds of Marlin all popping up. The big game action doesn’t end there, though, with Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo also on the cards. 
 
Inshore, the exotic Roosterfish is a favorite of local and visiting anglers, while Snook also promises to keep you on your toes. Hit the reefs, and it’s all about meat for the BBQ. Go after Snappers, Mackerel, and Rainbow Runner and enjoy the fruits of your labor after a productive day out.
 
Thanks to the growing tourism industry in Costa Rica, fishing charters in Jacó have something for everyone. From four hour inshore trips to test the ropes to multi-day adventures offshore, everything is possible! Head to the town’s marina, up to the popular resort of Los Sueños or Playa Herradura, or down to Playa Hermosa and you’ll find a captain to take you to sea!
 

Rules & Regulations

Every angler aboard a fishing charter in Jaco will need a fishing license. You can get them at the dock or online from INCOPESCA, and some captains may even get yours for you. Your captain will also make sure you stick to all legal size and bag limits, along with a whole load of other regulations.
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January

Jacó begins the new year in style. This is peak Billfish season, but that's not all you can catch from Los Sueños. Expect Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna. Don’t miss the Triple Crown Tournament!

February

Costa Rica fishing centers around Los Sueños in February. This is the best month of the year to catch Sailfish, with up to 30 hookups in a day being a relatively common occurrence. Better get out on the water fast!

March

Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna continue to make offshore fishing well worth your time. With hot dry weather and unforgettable fishing, Jacó and Los Sueños can make an ideal spot for Spring Break.

April

April is the last month of Costa Rica's dry season, and it's very hot. Make the most of the end of the peak season for the offshore pelagics and go out in search of Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Marlin.

May

With rains come floods, which sweep floating debris out into the sea. This is perfect for Mahi Mahi fishing! Roosterfish, Snook, and Cubera Snapper also love the rain, so inshore is plenty of fun too. 

June

Wet and rainy weather continues, with the very best fishing being inshore for Roosterfish and more. Look for them feeding on bluerunners, who are loving the cooler waters caused by the rain.

July

Come fishing in Jacó in July, and this town's year-round fishery will not leave you disappointed, even though it's off-season. Look for Yellowfin Tuna and Mahi Mahi offshore, or fish the reefs for Jacks and Rainbow Runner. 

August

August is a great time to bag a discount in Costa Rica. With most tourists staying away because of the rain, you'll have a discounted rate at your hotel. And with hot Roosterfish action awaiting you, what more could you want?

September

The rain gets more intense after a brief respite in July and August. But if you can brave the weather, you'll find that numbers of Sailfish and Marlin are heating offshore, with Roosterfish remaining good inshore.

October

Expect Sailfish, Blue and Striped Marlin, and large numbers of Mahi Mahi to start showing up in Jacó's offshore waterways. Snappers and Groupers are still making for great table fare. Look for them over the local reefs.

November

The rainy season is finally over, and Billfish fishing gets serious once again. Look for Blue and Black Marlin as well as Costa Rica’s specialty – the Sailfish in the deep waters of the Pacific.

December

Expect calm seas and amazing fishing. Come to Jacó in December, and you won’t be alone – this is peak tourist season. It isn’t hard to see why. The seas are calm and hook ups of Sailfish and even Marlin are common.

Jacó Fishing Calendar

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Full day trip with Will and George!
Robert D. fished with Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako on June 14, 2019
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Check the reviews on fishingbooker.com and book your trip from there. Allin Sportfishing out of Herradura was awesome.
Fll day fishing
Larry L. fished with Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako on January 17, 2019
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Make reservations in advance, and bring your camera
full day on Allin
Quincy W. fished with Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako on January 9, 2019
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Allin Sportfishing boat. Captain and crew were incredible.
Full day trip with George and Will on Allin.
Robert C. fished with Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako on October 8, 2018
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Wear shorts and flip flops due to wading to dingy to take you to the boat. Be prepared to take fish home with you.
Excellent Service, Excellent Charter!
Jonah M. fished with Captain Tom’s Big Game Sportfishing on August 9, 2018
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Its worth the trip here to fish any time of year.
Fishing with Henry
Chlake R. fished with Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako on April 21, 2018
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What ever is in season, follow your captains recommendation. He wants you to catch fish!
Offshore full day trip
Jack H. fished with Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako on February 7, 2018
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I would spend the extra dollars for the larger boats and professional crews
65# rooster !!!!!!!!
Ray G. J. fished with Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako on January 28, 2018
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we looked for a in-shore boat that provided cover from the sun - Costa Rica is only 8-12 degrees north of the equator the sun is very hot and very bright - bring good sun glasses preferably ones that cover the sides or wrap around -

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Jaco

According to customer reviews, Barrilete, Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako, and Captain Tom’s Big Game Sportfishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Jaco, Puntarenas Province. Full list of top fishing charters in Jaco.

Barrilete, Allin Sportfishing - 28’ Mako, and Captain Tom’s Big Game Sportfishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Jaco.

The best way to experience fishing in Jaco is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Jaco, Puntarenas Province.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Jaco are:

The rain gets more intense after a brief respite in July and August. But if you can brave the weather, you'll find that numbers of Sailfish and Marlin are heating offshore, with Roosterfish remaining good inshore. Check availability for local fishing charters in Jaco.

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