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Three rivers flow to the ocean in Quepos, Costa Rica, and we all know what that means – excellent fishing! Hit the bays and estuaries inshore and get your fill of action, but that’s not all! The nearshore reefs and deep waters offshore are all within reach, and there are plenty of Quepos fishing charters waiting to take you to them. Come and target some of the most prized fish in the world!
Don’t believe us? Roosterfish grow to incredible sizes inshore, and that’s just the beginning. Jacks, Snook, and Mackerel are also possible catches! Hit the reefs for non-stop bottom fishing action, with Snappers and Groupers stealing the show and your line here.
However, if you’re looking for the fight of your life and a real trophy to boot, you’ll want to head offshore. The deep waters of the Pacific hold plenty of monster Marlin, stunning Sailfish, and impressive Wahoo. And not only that, but you can also go after Tuna and Mahi Mahi to bring back for a beachside BBQ.
Inshore and nearshore trips can last anywhere from a couple of hours to a full day, with shorter trips being most suitable for families and beginners. However, serious anglers simply must take advantage of the offshore bite that goes on year-round. Book at least eight hours to get out to the deep, or you could even take advantage of multi-day trips. Whatever you want, there’s a fishing charter in Marina Pez Vela for you!

Rules & Regulations

Every angler on a Quepos fishing charter will need a license to cast their line. Check with your captain if they can arrange one for you. If not, the process is pretty simple on INCOPESCA’s website. Other than that, you should also know that Roosterfish and Billfish are all catch-and-release. 
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Kick off the year with screaming drag and multiple hookups of Wahoo, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi, with the constant chance of a Marlin making each bite even more exciting.


Can you think of anything more romantic than cruising out to the beautiful beaches of Tortuga Island next Valentine's Day? How about battling monster pelagics offshore? OK, Maybe not romantic, but certainly fun!


March is the driest month of the year in Costa Rica, making for great fishing both inshore and offshore. Sight fish for Roosterfish and Snook inshore, or troll for Billfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi offshore.


April is tournament season in Quepos, with the IGFA World Championships taking center stage among the many Billfishing competitions in the area. This also makes April a very expensive time to visit.


Blue Marlin really hit their stride in Quepos by May, joined by big Yellowfin Tuna and the permanent populations of Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. The reefs and shallows are also packed with great fish.


The high chance of rain can sometimes wash out the best fishing offshore, but you can always hit the reefs for some tasty Snapper. If you're up for a fight, fish the river mouths for big Roosterfish.


The rain usually drops off slightly in July, ahead of the biggest downpours of rainy season. Blue and Black Marlin are both around in big numbers this time of year, so take your chance and get out there!


August is much the same as any month in Quepos, meaning that it's amazing! Fish inshore for Roosterfish, Snook, and Jacks, hit the reefs for Snapper, Grouper, and Barracuda, or head offshore for big Billfish.


All of Central America gained independence on the same day in 1821. These days, September 15 is celebrated with parades, fairs, music, and dancing. Combine your angling adventure with a fiesta!


The bite may slow up offshore in October, but things never get dull inshore. You could spend the rest of your life here and never get bored of the awesome inshore species like Roosterfish and Cubera Snapper.


The rain finally drops off in November, making heading offshore more feasible. As always, you'll be met by a great mixed group of pelagic species, including Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, and Marlin.


Beautiful green countryside, a sunny 85 degrees, world-class fishing.. if Quepos isn't at the top of your list for the holiday season it certainly should be! It won't exactly be a White Christmas, but you'll manage.

Quepos Fishing Calendar

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3/4 day with Captain Alberto
Mike S. fished with Blue Pearl II - 32' Hatteras on July 15, 2019
Make sure you come during the season of the fish that you want to catch.
Full day trip with Alberto and Jessie
Julie M. fished with I Got You Sport Fishing on July 9, 2019
Fish with Jessie and his dad, they were awesome!
Full Day on Sea Lady
Alex B. fished with JP Sportfishing Tours - Sea Lady on February 27, 2019
Remember that it's called "fishing" and not "catching" for a reason. Some days the fish just aren't there. Understand which months are best for the type of fish you're hoping to catch. If you've got specific questions, contact the respective charter contact for details. All of them seemed very willing to assist and answer any questions.
Full day trip with Captain Marco on the Raven
William F. fished with Quepos Fishing – Raven on February 25, 2019
Call and book the guys on the Ravens out of Marina Pez Vela. You will be more than satisfied!!!!
Fishing with Sam
Steve T. fished with Reel Deal Sportfishing on December 31, 2018
Be patient and don't set high expectations!
Day with Captain Luis and First Mate Marvin
Jerry M. fished with Blue Pearl II - 32' Hatteras on June 20, 2018
Take this charter. They give you more than your money's worth.
Fishing with Martin
Stan W. fished with Blue Pearl II - 32' Hatteras on June 11, 2018
Try to book so you are fishing on a rising tide.
Fun day fishing!!!!
Steve S. fished with Jackpot Sport Fishing on June 5, 2018
Nice marina easy to find with a good breakfast out of the mini mart on sight. fishing grounds for us were an hour out so not to bad and the restaurant on sight cooked the fish up for us at the end of the day!

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