Captain
Frank Fines

Member since February 2016

Samara, Costa Rica

Background
Captain Frank Fines is a friendly, bilingual, and very knowledgeable local fishing guide in Samara, Costa Rica. Having fished since childhood, he first started working on local commercial fishing boats when he was a young teenager. Over the last four years, Captain Frank has dedicated his time to guiding charter fishing trips, and he has worked for several sport fishing boats as captain and guide. This experience has proven to him how much he loves sharing his experiences with anglers from all over the world, and he now he is proud to operate his own charter business aboard a fully rigged Mako 25 ft.

Hey, I'm Captain Frank Fines

Samara, Costa Rica
Background
Captain Frank Fines is a friendly, bilingual, and very knowledgeable local fishing guide in Samara, Costa Rica. Having fished since childhood, he first started working on local commercial fishing boats when he was a young teenager. Over the last four years, Captain Frank has dedicated his time to guiding charter fishing trips, and he has worked for several sport fishing boats as captain and guide. This experience has proven to him how much he loves sharing his experiences with anglers from all over the world, and he now he is proud to operate his own charter business aboard a fully rigged Mako 25 ft.

My Charter Listings

Sámara
trips from
US$ 200

Fishing Reports

27 Jan 2017 Samara Fishing Report

January 27, 2017

We had a fun day of fishing with Greg and Ann Sherlock from Wisconsin. It was a sunny day with calm and clear waters and just about 2 to 3 miles off shore we caught a couple of Yellowfin… Read Full Report →


12 Jan 2017 Samara Fishing Report

January 12, 2017

Catch of the day: Rooster 35 to 40 lbs, Yellowfin was about 10 lbs. We have been staying close to shore, about 3 miles. Mostly calm winds and flat ocean for the month of January. Read Full Report →


Amberjack caught inshore!

November 17, 2016

We went out fishing at 7 am in the morning. The water was a little choppy with a bit of swell. The weather stayed in between cloudy and sunny. First we caught tunas for bait and then we caught… Read Full Report →


Nice 10 lbs Red Snapper

November 11, 2016

Today we caught a very nice Snapper and a couple of Groupers. Water was calm and flat with blue sky at first and later on some clouds came by. Taylor and his dad had a good time offshoring. We… Read Full Report →


Fishing season start off - Grouper

November 05, 2016

It's fishing season start off here in Costa Rica and also for us. We took out 6 people on a inshore half day fishing tour, starting at 7:30 in the morning. The weather was cloudy all day as we… Read Full Report →


Fishing with my buddy Captain Ron

July 16, 2016

We had a really nice day, a little bit cloudy. Inshore, we went out about 9 miles, in 350 feet of water. By bottom fishing we hooked some smaller Groupers. Most of them we caught with bait. The big… Read Full Report →


Inshore fishing with good action

July 10, 2016

We have been catching lots of red snappers for the last two days. We lost a couple of fish on the rocks with life tuna. The water has been calm and had luck with the weather, not so much… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.78 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fished October 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 29, 2017

We fished a half day and had a great time. I have more than 40 yrs fishing saltwater and I can say Frank is very competant and a really good fisherman.

Fished June 2017

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Frank Fines (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 3, 2017

Thank you John! It was a pleasure…great day. Tight lines!


Went fishing on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Tons of fish!

Fished May 2017

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Frank Fines (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thank you Kate for your great rating! A pleasure!

Went fishing on Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wonderful fishing trip with Frank and Olman…..Both are always cheerful, always happy, always very professional in the fishing experience.  We (husband and wife) booked a four hour morning tour.  They were on time and perfectly prepared with everything possible for our enjoyment…great fishing gear, clean boat, cold water, juices, snacks and cold beer.  Lots of everything!
They did everything possible for us to catch fish - short of diving under and putting the fish on the hook!  And we caught fish.  Around a 35 pound Roosterfish - great photos and then back in the water.  And a large yellowfin Tuna which happily graces our dinner table and lots to share with friends.  And three medium size black tuna we used for bait during the day. At the end of a wonderful day, they arranged for the transport back to our hotel.  Highly recommend this fishing experience to anyone.

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, December 15, 2016

I have fished with Captain Frank for about 5 years now. Offshore, Inshore and even on the beaches around Samara with rivers running in. His passion for fishing is contagious and his knowledge of the area waters is quite impressive. This day we mixed it up a bit. We trolled to start the day, but moved closer to shore when that slowed down. Quickly catching some live bait, we started teasing some big Cubera Snapper right away. I had a take not 5 feet from the boat that floored me because 5 big Snappers came up at the same time. A big Broom tail Grouper was next and proved to be a fantastic battle, but turned into one of the best Fish dinners of my life. We all scored, screamed, laughed and danced for a few hours. Frank will keep things moving from spots to species to keep you busy and make your day a great one. He is a class act, a great guy, an awesome daddy, my preferred Captain in Samara and one hell of a fisherman. He takes you fishing not for a boat ride… Worth every penny and a decent tip, I promise you…

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, November 24, 2016

The boat and equipment were all in good shape.  The morning started off slow trolling and casting, but then we went out a bit further to bottom fish and between the 3 of us we caught more than 14 snapper.  I was hopeful we would have caught a little more variety of fish, but what we did catch made for an awesome fish fry for family and friends that evening!

Fished November 2016

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