Jackpot Sport Fishing

Member since April 2016

Quepos, Costa Rica

Background
Captain Manuel Gabuardi has been fishing the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica for 30 years and has been the captain of the GOOD DAY for 12 years. Capt. Manuel knows the Quepos waters immensely, and is so passionate about fishing and loves nothing more than taking our guests from all over the world to experience the best fishing that Costa Rica has to offer. Owner & mate of GOOD DAY Benn Gilmour is from the UK & has been fishing around the world all of his life. Benn loves Offshore fishing for Marlin, Sailfish & Big Tuna. Inshore his favorite species are Roosterfish, Snook & Cubera Snappers.
Techniques
Inshore I love flyfishing and light tackle lure fishing with plugs, spoons and softplastics for Roosterfish, Snook & Snappers. In Costa Rica, a freelined live bait works so well also and provides excellent and often very visual sport. Offshore, I love Billfish and have a total obsession with Marlin!! In Costa Rica we are lucky in that we have Blues, Blacks and Stripeys so together with our excellent Sailfish fishing a Grand Slam is always a possibility! I love fishing for Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, Grouper & Amberjacks also. The lighter the tackle, the better!

Jackpot Sport Fishing

Quepos, Costa Rica
Background
Captain Manuel Gabuardi has been fishing the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica for 30 years and has been the captain of the GOOD DAY for 12 years. Capt. Manuel knows the Quepos waters immensely, and is so passionate about fishing and loves nothing more than taking our guests from all over the world to experience the best fishing that Costa Rica has to offer. Owner & mate of GOOD DAY Benn Gilmour is from the UK & has been fishing around the world all of his life. Benn loves Offshore fishing for Marlin, Sailfish & Big Tuna. Inshore his favorite species are Roosterfish, Snook & Cubera Snappers.
Techniques
Inshore I love flyfishing and light tackle lure fishing with plugs, spoons and softplastics for Roosterfish, Snook & Snappers. In Costa Rica, a freelined live bait works so well also and provides excellent and often very visual sport. Offshore, I love Billfish and have a total obsession with Marlin!! In Costa Rica we are lucky in that we have Blues, Blacks and Stripeys so together with our excellent Sailfish fishing a Grand Slam is always a possibility! I love fishing for Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, Grouper & Amberjacks also. The lighter the tackle, the better!

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Fishing Reports

ROOSTERFISH & CUBERA SNAPPER ABOARD GOOD

June 11, 2018

ROOSTERFISH & CUBERA SNAPPER! 3 Roosterfish & a Cubera Snapper for John & Dee from Florida aboard GOOD DAY today on their first ever Fishing trip in Costa Rica. The guys had 2 bucket list species on their mind… Read Full Report →


MARLIN & DORADO ABOARD GOOD DAY COSTA RI

June 10, 2018

MARLIN & DORADO ABOARD GOOD DAY! 1 Blue Marlin, 12 Dorado & a Tuna Mackerel for Mike, Jamie, Joe & Mike today aboard GOOD DAY fishing in Costa Rica out of the Marina Pez Vela, Quepos. The guys were… Read Full Report →


TAKE YOUR KIDS FISHING IN COSTA RICA!

June 08, 2018

TAKE YOUR KIDS FISHING! Young Dean & his Dad Chad had a blast catching plenty of Dorados aboard GOOD DAY recently! Nothing is more rewarding for us than seeing a Father & Son enjoy some quality time on the… Read Full Report →


WAHOO & DORADO ACTION ABOARD GOOD DAY!

June 05, 2018

2 nice sized Wahoo & 9 Dorado aboard GOOD DAY today. The Wahoo bite over the Reef has been firing the past couple of weeks with good numbers of 20-40lb fish & reports of a 70 pounder caught the… Read Full Report →


GREAT DAY BOTTOM FISHING ABOARD GOOD DAY

June 03, 2018

We had some nice bottom fishing aboard GOOD DAY today catching Grouper, Tilefish, Splittail Bass, Grunts & Devil Fish. Still plenty of Dorado out there and we caught at least 10 working a current line. We had no luck… Read Full Report →


Awesome day Fishing for Tuna & Dorado in

June 03, 2018

3 Tuna, a bunch of Dorados & a Rainbow Runner for us aboard GOOD DAY today with a great bunch of guys from Florida who are fishing in Costa Rica for the 1st time. Day 2 with the guys… Read Full Report →


Dorado and Grouper Fishing aboard GOOD D

June 02, 2018

We enjoyed some nice Grouper & Dorado action aboard GOOD DAY today with Simon, Jess, Landon & Tori from Florida, whilst Offshore Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. No luck on the Sailfish today but there are a few out… Read Full Report →


ANOTHER AWESOME DORADO ACTION ABOARD GOO

May 30, 2018

Another Dorado fest out there today fishing in Quepos Costa Rica on a totally stunning day with blue skies & flat calm seas. Tony & his 3 sons Nick, Michael & Anthony from Atlanta joined us aboard GOOD DAY,… Read Full Report →


NON STOP DORADO ACTION IN QUEPOS COSTA R

May 28, 2018

Plenty of Dorados aboard GOOD DAY for Jim, Alex & Chandler from Alabama today. Some nice Wahoo being caught on the Reef but we could not find one unfortunately & lots of green water out there today made the… Read Full Report →


DORADO ACTION ABOARD GOOD DAY IN QUEPOS

May 24, 2018

Still plenty of schoolie Dorado out there, great fun for an hour & then you spend the rest of the day trying to get away from them! We went 0 for 1 on Sailfish & managed to pick up… Read Full Report →


SAILFISH FISHING COSTA RICA

May 23, 2018

Tyler & Brooke from Michigan enjoyed their 2nd day of Fishing in Costa Rica aboard GOOD DAY this week. 2 for 4 on Sailfish & 6 Dorados made for a fun day & Tyler finally ticked his first ever… Read Full Report →


BUCKET LIST FISHING COSTA RICA

May 21, 2018

Tyler & Brooke from Michigan are visiting Costa Rica to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary & fantastic to have them join us aboard GOOD DAY yesterday fishing in Costa Rica. After many years of trying, Brooke finally got her… Read Full Report →


Tuna Fishing Costa Rica

May 19, 2018

3 Tuna & a ton of small Dorado for these lovely folks from Chicago aboard GOOD DAY yesterday fishing in Costa Rica. The Billfish have proved a little elusive, however, we have had some nice Tuna & Dorado action… Read Full Report →


SAILFISH, TUNA AND MORE ABOARD GOOD DAY!

May 17, 2018

We were back at it today after a nice few days off & it was great to have Chris, David, John & Bart from Minnesota aboard GOOD DAY Fishing in Costa Rica. The day started excellent when we found… Read Full Report →


ROOSTER FISHING IN QUEPOS COSTA RICA

May 13, 2018

Just finished a quick half day Inshore trip aboard GOOD DAY this morning fishing in Costa Rica. Great to have Tobey, Gary & Tori from Massachusetts aboard, the guys caught a couple of nice Roosterfish which we tagged for… Read Full Report →


ROOSTERFISH, MACKEREL, JACK & MORE ABOAR

May 10, 2018

Roosterfish, Mackerel, Jacks & Needlefish for Ralph, Debbie & Rainy from Florida yesterday aboard GOOD DAY fishing in Costa Rica. It was a pretty slow day but a stunning Roosterfish for Rainy & a nice swim in a beautiful… Read Full Report →


SAILFISH, TUNA, DORADO ABOARD GOOD DAY I

May 09, 2018

Another great day on the water with Ralph, Debbie & Rainy from Florida aboard GOOD DAY today fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. 11 Tuna, 10 Dorados & 1 for 2 on Sailfish. No Marlin for us but there was… Read Full Report →


FLY FISHING IN COSTA RICA

May 07, 2018

Bob & family joined us aboard GOOD DAY today Inshore fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. Bob enjoyed putting a bend in his Fly Rod catching 2 Dorados on Fly & the guys caught 8 Dorados in total, a few… Read Full Report →


ROOSTER FISHING ABOARD GOOD DAY COSTA RI

May 06, 2018

2 Roosterfish, 10 small Dorados & a couple of Inshore Marlin (Needlefish) aboard GOOD DAY today. The highlight of the day was when Didier fought a huge Roosterfish for an hour, it was an epic fight and we estimated… Read Full Report →


3 BLUE MARLIN, 2 SAILFISH & DORADO ABOAR

May 05, 2018

3 Blue Marlin, 2 Sailfish & a Dorado for us aboard GOOD DAY today. When you start the day with a double header of Marlin you know it is going to be a special day! Congrats to Didier from… Read Full Report →


STRIPPED MARLIN ABOARD GOOD DAY COSTA RI

May 01, 2018

Watching young Myles from Scotland catch & release his first ever Marlin aboard GOOD DAY yesterday was certainly something special. A stunning Striped Marlin est 140lb that we tagged for Gray FishTag Research. You will never forget your first… Read Full Report →


AWESOME TUNA FISHING ABOARD GOOD DAY COS

April 30, 2018

Myles from England joined us aboard GOOD DAY today & caught 3 Yellow Fin Tuna and is having a great time on his first trip to Costa Rica. David & Debbie from Florida fished with us yesterday but it… Read Full Report →


ROOSTERFISH SATELLITE TAGGING PROJECT!

April 29, 2018

ROOSTERFISH SATELLITE TAGGING PROJECT! Incredible day here at the Marina Pez Vela Costa Rica yesterday. We had an amazing collection of boats & people working together to attach Satellite & electronic tags to Roosterfish. The participating boats were GOOD… Read Full Report →


TUNA FISHING IN COSTA RICA

April 28, 2018

7 Yellow Fin Tuna for Robert & the guys aboard GOOD DAY yesterday Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. We were Super unlucky on the Marlin front, raised 3, hooked 3, lost 3! Super excited about what we have planned… Read Full Report →


ROOSTER FISHING COSTA RICA

April 27, 2018

It was great to have Brad & family from Canada Fishing with us again this week. The group released 5 Sailfish aboard the 31’ Bertram Mar 1 on their first day and then caught a solid Roosterfish plus a… Read Full Report →


SAILFISH FISHING WITH GREAT PEOPLE!

April 10, 2018

Lots of laughs, an empty beer cool & a swim with a Sailfish for these crazy kids aboard GOOD DAY this week! It was a slow day going 1 for 2 on Sailfish but fantastic to have Mike, Jennifer,… Read Full Report →


AWESOME 1/2 DAY INSHORE FISHING IN QUEPO

April 08, 2018

We meet some really GREAT people doing what we do & it was so nice to have Paul, Kerry, Peter, Paula & their Mother aboard GOOD DAY for a quick afternoon trip. When 3 people on the boat catch… Read Full Report →


5 Day Fishing Adventures Aboard GOOD DAY

April 06, 2018

After Daniel’s success with a 200lb+ Blue Marlin on his first day with us, the week quickly turned into a Marlin mission trying to get his son Christoffer his first ever Marlin. We tried hard, we travelled long distances… Read Full Report →


Offshore & Inshore Fishing Trips Costa R

April 02, 2018

Daniel, Asa & Christoffer from Sweden joined us aboard GOOD DAY for days 3 & 4 of their Fishing adventure here in Costa Rica. Day 3 - Offshore Raised 9 Sailfish, 7 bites, released 2 & lost 2. Frustrating… Read Full Report →


BUCKET LIST FISHING IN COSTA RICA

March 29, 2018

We have just finished the first two days of Fishing with Daniel, Asa & Christoffer from Sweden. Day 1 - Huge bucket list item ticked off for Daniel as he released his first ever Marlin, a Blue of around… Read Full Report →


ROOSTERFISH ACTION IN COSTA RICA!

March 27, 2018

ROOSTERFISH ACTION IN COSTA RICA! We enjoyed another fantastic day of Inshore Fishing out of the Marina Pez Vela with Eric & Emily joining us aboard GOOD DAY. We released 4 nice Roosterfish & 2 Jacks and enjoyed a… Read Full Report →


TAKE YOUR KIDS FISHING IN COSTA RICA

March 25, 2018

TAKE YOUR KIDS FISHING! Another excellent family day on the water fishing in Costa Rica yesterday as Dan & Cindy joined us with their three little munchkins Oriana, Max & Finn. The kids had a blast chumming & free… Read Full Report →


FAMILY FISHING IN COSTA RICA

March 24, 2018

FAMILY FISHING IN COSTA RICA! Another great day fishing in Quepos Costa Rica aboard GOOD DAY as we caught 2 Tuna, 1 Sailfish & 10 small Dorado. Rick got his wish with his first ever Billfish, the little ones… Read Full Report →


DAY 3 - QUEPOS BILLFISH CUP 2018, COSTA

March 17, 2018

A few photos of the third & final day of the Quepos Billfish Cup. GOOD DAY finished 2nd in the small boat Billfish division and also won the Tuna Jackpot on day 1 & the Tuna & Dorado Jackpots… Read Full Report →


DAY 2 - QUEPOS BILLFISH CUP 2018, COSTA

March 16, 2018

Day 2 of the Quepos Billfish Cup yesterday. We released 1 Blue Marlin & 3 Sailfish. Day highlights was Scott Cutter hooking his first Billfish unassisted & our feisty little Blue Marlin which put on a great show! Losing… Read Full Report →


DAY 1 - QUEPOS BILLFISH CUP 2018, COSTA

March 15, 2018

Day 1 of the Quepos Billfish Cup! We released 1 Sailfish, Jeff Duchesneau had his first experience of a Sailfish Sancocho & we are on our way to the scales to weigh our biggest Tuna! Read Full Report →


SAILFISH FISHING COSTA RICA

March 13, 2018

Justin, Monique & Harley from Alaska/Wyoming joined us for their second day Offshore today. It was a beautiful day out there, hot hot hot but the fish did not want to play ball with us today with just 1… Read Full Report →


BLUE MARLIN & TUNA ABOARD GOOD DAY TODAY

March 11, 2018

BLUE MARLIN & TUNA ABOARD GOOD DAY TODAY! It's not every day that you celebrate your 50th birthday but that's what Patty did aboard GOOD DAY with her good friends Kathy, Mike & Peter. The birthday girl caught a… Read Full Report →


YEAR OF THE TUNA IN COSTA RICA

March 10, 2018

Justin, Monique & Harley from Alaska & Wyoming had a fantastic days fishing in Quepos today aboard GOOD DAY. Monique caught the fish of the day, a 70lb Yellow Fin Tuna whilst Justin & Harley each caught a Sailfish.… Read Full Report →


HUGE ROOSTERFISH RELEASED ABOARD GOOD DA

March 08, 2018

HUGE ROOSTERFISH RELEASED ABOARD GOOD DAY YESTERDAY! Sometimes even the slowest of days can produce amazing results. David & Melissa enjoyed a fantastic day with us aboard GOOD DAY yesterday, the fishing was pretty slow with just 1 Roosterfish… Read Full Report →


AWESOME DAY FISHING WITH FRIENDS!

March 03, 2018

Fishing is not all about catching fish, it's about time spent on the water with good friends watching Mother Nature play out before your eyes, getting away from work, cell phones & the hectic lives most of us live… Read Full Report →


YEAR OF THE TUNA IN COSTA RICA!

March 02, 2018

YEAR OF THE TUNA IN COSTA RICA! Josh & Liz from North Caroline joined us these past few days for an Offshore trip aboard GOOD DAY fishing in Quepos. The Billfish eluded us but we had a great day… Read Full Report →


MULTI-DAY FISHING ADVENTURES!

February 28, 2018

MULTI-DAY FISHING ADVENTURES! Part 2 of our recent trip with Kevin & Shannon from Canada in the OSA Peninsula, Southern Costa Rica. Day 1 - Offshore We pushed off from the docks at the Marina Pez Vela, Quepos to… Read Full Report →


COSTA RICA OFF THE GRID FISHING ADVENTUR

February 27, 2018

COSTA RICA OFF THE GRID FISHING ADVENTURES! Earlier this week we did a 3 day trip down to the OSA Peninsula in Southern Costa Rica with Kevin & Shannon from Alberta, Canada. What a blast we had with fantastic… Read Full Report →


TUNA, SAILFISH AND DORADO ABOARD - GOOD

February 26, 2018

TUNA, SAILFISH & DORADO ABOARD GOOD DAY! We have just finished an epic day of Fishing in Quepos aboard GOOD DAY with Rob & Tammy from Canada. The guys were delighted to each catch their first ever Billfish today,… Read Full Report →


TUNA & DORADO FISHING COSTA RICA

February 26, 2018

TUNA & DORADO ABOARD GOOD DAY! We landed 2 nice Tuna (72lbs & a big guy estimated at 120lbs) as well as a Dorado yesterday during our Offshore trip with a great bunch of guys, Jim Chambers, Bob, Dylan… Read Full Report →


SAILFISH FISHING COSTA RICA

February 23, 2018

1 for 4 on Sailfish for us aboard GOOD DAY yesterday, a little slow but hopefully we can find a few more today - just about to head Offshore with Rob & Tammy from Canada! Read Full Report →


TUNA BITES HEATS UP IN COSTA RICA

February 21, 2018

Rob & Tammy from Toronto joined us for some Offshore Fishing in Quepos aboard GOOD DAY today. The guys caught 2 nice Tuna as well as losing another. Things were slow on the Billfish side of things with just… Read Full Report →


90lb TUNA ON A SPINNING ROD!!

February 20, 2018

Another fantastic day aboard GOOD DAY today with Gary & Marty from Rhode Island. We released 4 Sailfish & lost 2 more then ended the day on a high with a 90 pound Tuna which Gary battled for 90… Read Full Report →


AWESOME TUNA & DORADO ACTION ABOARD GOOD

February 19, 2018

Brothers Gary & Marty originally from Rhode Island joined us yesterday for their first of two day Offshore Fishing aboard GOOD DAY here in Quepos. We caught two nice Yellow Fin Tuna, a Dorado & lost another Dorado boatside.… Read Full Report →


AWESOME TUNA ACTION ABOARD GOOD DAY IN C

February 18, 2018

TUNA TIME! It was the 5th & final day for Ian & Dean from England yesterday fishing in Quepos Costa Rica aboard GOOD DAY. The morning started off pretty slow with no bites in the first couple of hours… Read Full Report →


Roosterfish, Sailfish, Snapper, Jack and

February 16, 2018

Ian & Dean from the UK have just finished day 3 & 4 fishing aboard GOOD DAY in Quepos, Costa Rica. Day 3 - Inshore (Yesterday) The Inshore bite was pretty slow for us yesterday despite putting lots of… Read Full Report →


SAILFISH, TUNA, GROUPER AND MORE ABOARD

February 14, 2018

Ian & Dean from the UK have got off to a nice start during their first couple of days fishing in Quepos, Costa Rica. Day 1 - The guys each caught & released their first ever Sailfish and we… Read Full Report →


SAILFISH, MARLIN, TUNA, DORADO AND MORE

February 12, 2018

We have just wrapped up an excellent week here in Costa Rica with Simon & Ellis from the UK with Fishing aboard GOOD DAY, Three Brothers & IDRA 2. The guys enjoyed some incredible Fishing and got a taste… Read Full Report →


Brilliant Time Inshore Fishing in Costa

February 08, 2018

Simon & Ellis from the UK enjoyed some pretty special Inshore fishing with some excellent species variety last week aboard a great Inshore boat here in Quepos, IDRA 2 where they caught: 7 Roosterfish 1 Snook 2 Stingrays 1… Read Full Report →


TUNA BITES HEATS UP IN QUEPOS COSTA RICA

February 07, 2018

5 Tuna, 2 Dorado & a Sailfish made for plenty of action yesterday aboard the GOOD DAY, fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. The Tuna bite was on fire & we lost two more BIG Tuna after great battles. Read Full Report →


Awesome Family Fishing aboard GOOD DAY i

February 05, 2018

Another successful day Fishing in Quepos aboard GOOD DAY with the LeFever family from Ohio. 18 year old Chase got straight into the Sailfish action releasing 2 Sailfish early in the day whilst Troy & Kristina each caught a… Read Full Report →


AWESOME DAY FISHING ABOARD GOOD DAY IN Q

February 04, 2018

Safe to say it was another successful day aboard GOOD DAY yesterday with Nate, Jerry, Caleb & Andrew. 1 x 50lb Wahoo 1 for 4 on a Sailfish Lost a nice Blue Marlin! 1 for 4 on Dorado 3… Read Full Report →


SAILFISH FISHING IN COSTA RICA!

February 02, 2018

SAILFISH ABOARD GOOD DAY COSTA RICA! Lavonda & Kyle from Philadelphia joined us aboard GOOD DAY yesterday for a bucket list fishing trip for Kyle who was in search of his first ever Billfish. We missed a couple of… Read Full Report →


TUNA, DORADO & SAILFISH ABOARD GOOD DAY

February 01, 2018

TUNA, SAILFISH & DORADO ABOARD GOOD DAY! It was the fourth & final day of fishing for Doug, Gordon & Jonathan from North Carolina yesterday. The guys have enjoyed an excellent week of Offshore fishing in Quepos & today… Read Full Report →


BLUE MARLIN ABOARD GOOD DAY IN QUEPOS CO

January 31, 2018

BLUE MARLIN ABOARD GOOD DAY! Another fantastic day Offshore Fishing in Quepos today with Doug, Gordon & Jonathan from North Carolina. First fish of the day was a Blue Marlin which came up on a squidnation teaser and we… Read Full Report →


SAILFISH NUMBERS INCREASING IN QUEPOS, C

January 30, 2018

SAILFISH NUMBERS INCREASING IN QUEPOS! Tammy & Dwayne had a great day Offshore Fishing in Quepos today aboard the 31' GOOD DAY. We raised 11 Sailfish which is as many as we have raised in a day this season.… Read Full Report →


BLUE MARLIN ABOARD GOOD DAY IN COSTA RIC

January 29, 2018

BLUE MARLIN ABOARD GOOD DAY TODAY! Great to have Tom, Lynette, Stacey & Stephanie from Alabama aboard GOOD DAY today. If you're only going to catch 1 fish on a trip, then make it a Blue Marlin! Tom was… Read Full Report →


Sailfish, Dorado, Roosterfish & More abo

January 26, 2018

We had a great time Fishing out of the Marina Pez Vela Costa Rica with Jim, Tom & Lou from Illinois this week. Fishing aboard 31' GOOD DAY the guy's had a nice mixture of Offshore & Inshore fishing:… Read Full Report →


Billfish Fishing in Costa Rica aboard GO

January 26, 2018

Another stunning day out there yesterday Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica with Mike & Ted from Florida. Fishing 35 miles offshore we caught 3 Sailfish from 5 bites and 8 Sails raised. There was bait everywhere and conditions looked… Read Full Report →


Day 2 & 3 - Offshore Fishing aboard GOOD

January 23, 2018

We spent two days Offshore Fishing out Marina Pez Vela Costa Rica with Sam Wadman & Tim Hoare from the UK this week. Day 1 got off to a flyer when Tim hooked into a Sailfish less than 5… Read Full Report →


Day 1 - Inshore Fishing aboard GOOD DAY

January 21, 2018

Our Inshore trip yesterday ended on a complete high when Sam had one of the pound for pound battles of his life with a super sized Milkfish which took us by complete surprise. The fish measured 88cm and we… Read Full Report →


Inshore Fishing in Costa Rica

January 20, 2018

Some nice Inshore variety aboard GOOD DAY this weekend! Read Full Report →


4 Days of Offshore & Inshore Fishing abo

January 15, 2018

Fantastic to have Sam & Madelyn back with us Fishing in Quepos aboard GOOD DAY this week. Their first day got off to a flyer with a Blue Marlin, Sailfish & 2 Dorado. There were a couple of slow… Read Full Report →


Fly Fishing in Costa Rica

January 14, 2018

FLY FISHING QUEPOS COSTA RICA After his day 1 success with a Striped Marlin on the Fly aboard GOOD DAY, Robert's second day Fly Fishing in Quepos had a lot to live up to! The highlight of day 2… Read Full Report →


Pelagic Rockstar Tournament 2018

January 13, 2018

We had a great time at the Pelagic Rockstar this past weekend. Tournament times are really special here in the Fishing community in Costa Rica as old & new friends gather for a weekend of doing what they love.… Read Full Report →


Pelagic Rockstar Tournament 2018

January 12, 2018

We had a great time at the Pelagic Rockstar this past weekend. Tournament times are really special here in the Fishing community in Costa Rica as old & new friends gather for a weekend of doing what they love.… Read Full Report →


STRIPED MARLIN ON FLY COSTA RICA!

January 11, 2018

STRIPED MARLIN ON FLY COSTA RICA! Most certainly a bucket list day for Robert yesterday when he caught his first ever Marlin on Fly, a stunning little Striped Marlin of around 70lbs aboard GOOD DAY Fly Fishing in Quepos… Read Full Report →


Pelagic Rockstar Tournament 2018

January 10, 2018

PELAGIC ROCKSTAR COSTA RICA 2018!! Today was our practice day for this weekends #pelagicrockstar tournament here in Quepos, Costa Rica. We went 1 for 3 on Sailfish & caught a nice Dorado. It was a pretty slow day for… Read Full Report →


Sailfish & Dorado Fishing

January 09, 2018

Another excellent day aboard GOOD DAY fishing Costa Rica with returning guests Pete & Sandy yesterday. Our catches for the day were: 2 for 3 on Sailfish 1 for 3 on Dorado We had a maintenance day today &… Read Full Report →


Tuna & Dorado Fishing heats up in Quepos

January 07, 2018

Another AMAZING day fishing in Quepos Costa Rica with a great bunch of Fishos Jim Chambers from Dominical, Tuna Tom DePersia from Bigfish Charters in Massachusetts, Peppi from New Jersey & Matt from England. First bite of the day… Read Full Report →


TUNA & DORADO FISHING COSTA RICA

January 06, 2018

It was another great day fishing in Costa Rica aboard GOOD DAY with regular guests Peppi, Jim Chambers, Jeff Holliday & Eric. 5 Tuna, 4 Dorado & 2 lost Blue Marlin made for an exciting day on the water.… Read Full Report →


Day 4 - Fly Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica

January 05, 2018

It was the fourth & final day Fly Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica for Julian, Sebastian & Skyler. What a pleasure it has been to host these guys this week. A Father and his 15 & 16 year old… Read Full Report →


DAY 3 - DORADO ON THE FLY ABOARD GOOD DA

January 04, 2018

DORADO ON FLY! It was day 3 Fly Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica for Julian, Sebastian & Skyler today. 16 year old Sebastian was the star of the show when he got the release on a 25lb Dorado after… Read Full Report →


DAY 2 - JACKS & ROOSTERFISH ON THE FLY A

January 03, 2018

Day 2 Fly Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica for Julian, Sebastian & Skyler was a day of two halves. We had non stop action in the morning & released 5 Jacks & a very small Roosterfish at the Parrita… Read Full Report →


DAY 1 - SAILFISH 'ON THE FLY' FOR 15 YEA

January 02, 2018

SAILFISH 'ON THE FLY' FOR 15 YEAR OLD SKYLER! What a way to get things started with our first fish of the year today, a Sailfish on the Fly for 15 year old Skyler who did an amazing job… Read Full Report →


Roaster Fishing heats up in Quepos Costa

December 31, 2017

We had a great Inshore trip yesterday aboard GOOD DAY fishing in Quepos Costa Rica Mark, JR & the two Erin's from Florida were excellent company for our final trip of the year and we had a great day… Read Full Report →


Another brilliant day fishing in Quepos

December 30, 2017

It truly has been a fantastic year for us aboard GOOD DAY Fishing out of the beautiful Marina Pez Vela here in Costa Rica. We ended the year on a high with this amazing trip yesterday. 2 Blue Marlin… Read Full Report →


Sailfish action aboard GOOD DAY in Costa

December 29, 2017

Another GREAT DAY aboard GOOD DAY fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. Ryan, Kelly, Matthew & Anna from South Carolina had a blast catching 3 Sailfish (raised 5), 1 Dorado & 1 Shark. Awesome to see 12 year old Anna… Read Full Report →


Sailfish & Dorado Fishing

December 24, 2017

Our Christmas eve trip aboard GOOD DAY continued the Marlin action with 1 nice Blue Marlin hooked which unfortunately threw the hook during the fight. Our guests had a great day on the water all the same catching: 1… Read Full Report →


Incredible day fishing aboard GOOD DAY!!

December 23, 2017

What an incredible day we had aboard GOOD DAY yesterday fishing in Costa Rica with brothers Lenny & Boris from New York. We tagged & released 2 Blue Marlin (170lb & 150lb) for Gray FishTag Research & lost another… Read Full Report →


Tuna and Sailfish Fishing in Costa Rica!

December 20, 2017

Today was another GREAT DAY fishing in Quepos Costa Rica aboard GOOD DAY. Our guests from Norway had a great time releasing: 1 Blue Marlin 250lb 1 Sailfish 1 Tuna Back out there tomorrow! Read Full Report →


MARLIN, TUNA & DORADO ABOARD GOOD DAY!!

December 19, 2017

MARLIN, TUNA & DORADO ABOARD GOOD DAY! Today was one of those epic Fishing days that happens once in a while! In the first 10 minutes of the day Nate Bright hooks his first ever Dorado which was his… Read Full Report →


Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin & more...

December 18, 2017

Another fantastic day Offshore Fishing in Quepos today aboard GOOD DAY, with our group catching: 1 Blue Marlin est 150lb 1 Sailfish 3 Yellow Fin Tuna 80lb, 70lb, 40lb And 1 Dorado A pretty perfect day on the water… Read Full Report →


Awesome day Offshore Fishing aboard GOOD

December 17, 2017

Summer has most certainly arrived in Costa Rica! Our catch report for today aboard 31' GOOD DAY: 1 Sailfish A 55lb Dorado (61 inches!) 2 Tuna up to 35lb And lost a Marlin after a 10 minute battle! Another… Read Full Report →


Tuna and Dorado Action Aboard GOOD DAY!!

December 13, 2017

6 Yellow Fin Tuna & 2 Dorado aboard GOOD DAY today Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. It was a beautiful day and it was so nice to have Dave & Paula from England fish with us. The fish gods… Read Full Report →


Awesome Tuna & Dorado Fishing in Quepos

December 13, 2017

8 Tuna, 2 Dorado & raised a Marlin that would not eat today aboard GOOD DAY Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica! Great to have David & Ross from Scotland and Jeff from Florida aboard for another fantastic day on… Read Full Report →


Dorado & Tuna Fishing

December 12, 2017

9 Tuna & 2 Dorado for us aboard GOOD DAY yesterday, fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. Another great day on the water & we are just about to head back out there to see what we can find today! Read Full Report →


Dorado Action Continues in Quepos!

December 10, 2017

It was 2 for 5 on Dorado for us during a half day trip aboard GOOD DAY today fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. Great to have Louis & Pat from Miami aboard & we are glad we found some… Read Full Report →


Fantastic Dorado Fishing aboard GOOD DAY

December 06, 2017

Another fantastic day aboard GOOD DAY fishing in Quepos in truly fantastic weather and with a great group of guys. James, Ian, Fabian & Keith caught 8 nice sized Dorado & missed/lost a ton more. Back out there tomorrow! Read Full Report →


Awesome day Sailfish & Dorado Fishing!

December 05, 2017

Another GREAT DAY aboard GOOD DAY yesterday where Roy released his first ever Sailfish & his new Wife Lacey helped him reel in 18 good sized Dorados (5 kept for dinner) in an actioned packed day. We are just… Read Full Report →


DORADO ACTION CONTINUES IN QUEPOS!

December 04, 2017

DORADO ACTION CONTINUES IN QUEPOS! Harry & Betty from North Carolina enjoyed a great day aboard GOOD DAY fishing in Quepos earlier this week where they caught 21 Dorado up to 40lb. 5 fish kept for dinner and all… Read Full Report →


Mahi Mahi Fishing aboard GOOD DAY!

November 30, 2017

After all the great Dorado fishing we have experienced in the past month with double digit catches most days, we had a reality check a few days back where we caught 2 nice Dorado & lost 2 more during… Read Full Report →


Black Marlin Caught on a Spinning Rod!!

November 29, 2017

Any day you catch a Black Marlin on a Spinning rod is a GREAT DAY! Huge congrats to Jeff Holliday on his first ever Black Marlin today aboard GOOD DAY, a stunning fish around the 200lb mark which he… Read Full Report →


2 Days of Awesome fishing in Queoos Cost

November 27, 2017

We had a fantastic 2 days Fishing in Quepos with Greg, Brandon, Casper & Casey from Atlanta. A really great group of guys and it was awesome to spend some time on the water with them, there were 1… Read Full Report →


Fishing with the Scots!

November 27, 2017

Another GREAT DAY aboard GOOD DAY fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. Lovely to have Estelle Nicol & Morag aboard from Scotland. The ladies had a great mornings fishing catching 8 nice sized Dorados, 6 released & 2 kept for… Read Full Report →


Snook Fishing

November 25, 2017

We had a fantastic day with Adrian & Regina recently, catching 20 nice Dorado on Spinning rods in the morning (17 of them released) & then a nice Snook in the afternoon whilst fishing the stunning colour changes of… Read Full Report →


Fun family day out aboard GOOD DAY in Co

November 24, 2017

A quick half day trip for us aboard GOOD DAY today resulted in 6 Dorado in the first hour (3 released & 3 kept for dinner). We then moved Inshore to try for Roosterfish but it proved to be… Read Full Report →


Non-stop Dorado Fishing aboard GOOD DAY!

November 22, 2017

We have just finished 2 days fishing in Quepos with Steven & Gina from the Isle of Man. The crazy Dorado fishing we have been experiencing continued and ended up dominating the two days. Steven literally caught enough Dorado… Read Full Report →


Dorado Fishing on fire in Quepos Costa R

November 19, 2017

Another fantastic day aboard GOOD DAY Dorado fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. Great to have Jim, Dale, Richard & Rees fish with us for a perfect guys day on the water, great weather, plenty of Dorado action & back… Read Full Report →


Crazy day fishing in Costa Rica!

November 18, 2017

What can only be described as a crazy day Fishing in Costa Rica. 38 Dorados & 1 for 3 on Sailfish aboard GOOD DAY today. A day of non stop action with Dorados up to 40lb & most being… Read Full Report →


Dorado fishing in Costa Rica is on fire!

November 17, 2017

The Dorado bite continues to be on fire here fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. 13 Dorado, a Mackerel, a Bonito & 1 missed Sailfish for us aboard GOOD DAY today. Some nice Tuna caught today further out as well… Read Full Report →


Dorado & Sailfish Fishing in Quepos Cost

November 16, 2017

1 for 2 on Sailfish & 3 Dorados for us yesterday aboard the 31' GOOD DAY fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. Rest day today & back out there tomorrow! Read Full Report →


Another Brilliant day fishing in Quepos

November 14, 2017

Another successful day fishing in Quepos with Jeff catching his first ever Dorado & 5 more for good measure including a solid fish tagged & released for Gray FishTag Research We spent some time Fly Fishing for Dorado, narrowly… Read Full Report →


Dorado fishing in Costa Rica

November 13, 2017

The Dorado bite continues to be on fire here in Quepos. We caught 12 good sized Dorado from more than 15 bites in just a half day fishing yesterday. Read Full Report →


More Mahi Mahi Action Aboard GOOD DAY!!

November 13, 2017

Dorado bite continues to be on fire here in Quepos. 1 Sailfish plus lots of Dorados caught & released aboard GOOD DAY today and a few kept for dinner, our guests are enjoying fish tacos as we speak! Another… Read Full Report →


Weekly Fishing Report - Quepos Costa Ric

November 11, 2017

WEEKLY FISHING REPORT - QUEPOS COSTA RICA Our first week of the season fishing in quepos has been fantastic to say the least. After 5 weeks in the boat yard it has been great to get back at it,… Read Full Report →


Awesome Mahi Mahi Action aboard GOOD DAY

November 06, 2017

9 Dorado & a Sailfish for us aboard GOOD DAY today. Another excellent day on the water! Read Full Report →


Dorado fishing!

November 05, 2017

Fantastic first day of the season aboard GOOD DAY today with non stop laughter & smiles. The guys went 2 for 5 on Dorado and had a great time. Back out there tomorrow! Read Full Report →


Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper & more aboar

September 22, 2017

Really nice day aboard GOOD DAY today fishing in Quepos with Tim & Chris from Texas. 2 Cubera Snappers - both released after a quick photo 1 Roosterfish 2 Silky Snappers 3 Groupers Plus some Grunts, Devilfish & other… Read Full Report →


Fly Fishing Costa Rica

September 12, 2017

We have just finished an awesome couple of days Fly Fishing in Quepos & great to see Jesse land a Rooster on the Fly! Day 1 Raised 5 Roosterfish but could not get any to stick. Missed a few… Read Full Report →


Brilliant day Tuna, Sailfish & Bottom Fi

September 04, 2017

Another fantastic day aboard GOOD DAY fishing in Quepos Costa Rica yesterday with Gene, Eric & Jim aboard. 0 for 1 on Marlin (hook pulled!) 1 for 1 on Sailfish 3 Tuna 3 nice Snapper 13 Grouper As well… Read Full Report →


AUGUST 2017 CATCH REPORT - QUEPOS COSTA

August 31, 2017

AUGUST 2017 CATCH REPORT – QUEPOS COSTA RICA August was a great month where we had a good mixture of Fishing, both Offshore & Inshore. Keen angler Harrison got things off to flyer on 1st August catching 2 Roosterfish,… Read Full Report →


Sailfish Fishing in Costa Rica

August 30, 2017

It was Offshore for us aboard GOOD DAY yesterday, where we went 1 for 2 on Sailfish, raised a Marlin that would not eat & caught a few small Dorado. A first ever Sailfish for Chloe & with their… Read Full Report →


Roosterfish Galore aboard GOOD DAY in Qu

August 28, 2017

4 nice Roosterfish, 2 Jacks & a Needlefish for Randall & Chloe aboard GOOD DAY today. Randall wanted his bucket list Rooster so catching 4 was a result! 2 Roosters tagged for Gray FishTag Research we have tagged a… Read Full Report →


Sailfish, Marlin & Dorado aboard GOOD DA

August 27, 2017

Fantastic day aboard GOOD DAY here in Quepos, Costa Rica today. 1 for 2 on Blue Marlin, releasing a 300 pounder, 1 Sailfish & a nice Dorado. A pretty cool 1st day for Alex & Casey's honeymoon! Read Full Report →


Grouper & Jacks aboard GOOD DAY!

August 25, 2017

Its always great to see a Father & Son share quality time on the water & today was no exception when Jess & Sam joined us aboard GOOD DAY. The guys had some nice action with Groupers, a Jack… Read Full Report →


Grouper Fishing in Costa Rica

August 24, 2017

No luck on the Marlin yesterday whilst Live Baiting & Trolling but we had some great action bottom fishing for Grouper. Another great day aboard GOOD DAY Fishing in Costa Rica. Were back out there tomorrow for an Inshore… Read Full Report →


A great battle with a Marlin!

August 18, 2017

0 for 2 on Marlin and a Dorado aboard GOOD DAY yesterday. We lost a Marlin after a short battle and just when it looked like we would get no further action we hooked into a second Marlin late… Read Full Report →


Offshore & Bottom Fishing aboard GOOD DA

August 17, 2017

Another great day fishing in Costa Rica with 4 Tuna & some great bottom fishing for Ken & family today with plenty of Snapper, Grouper and other bottom species. The water was like pea soup and we did not… Read Full Report →


Sailfish, Tuna, Snapper & more aboard GO

August 16, 2017

Plenty of action during today's Offshore trip aboard GOOD DAY. 1 for 2 on Sailfish, 1 Tuna Mackerel, lots of Snapper, Grouper, Tilefish & other bottom dwellers. Back out there again tomorrow! Read Full Report →


More Roosterfish Aboard GOOD DAY in Cost

August 15, 2017

A Roosterfish & a Needlefish during a quick trip aboard GOOD DAY today. Several missed fish (1 Snapper & another Rooster) & then it was time for an early bath due to seasickness for one of our guests. Back… Read Full Report →


Rooster Fishing in Costa Rica

August 12, 2017

Fantastic half day Inshore Fishing in Quepos for us aboard GOOD DAY today. A solid Roosterfish caught close to the beach early in the trip got the day off to a flyer. It put up a blistering fight &… Read Full Report →


Blue Marlin & Tuna aboard GOOD DAY in Qu

August 11, 2017

Today's Catch Report! 1 Blue Marlin, 4 Tuna & a Rainbow Runner for Ken & family aboard GOOD DAY fishing in Costa Rica today. An awesome 1 hour 40 minute battle with the Marlin on 30lb tackle was surely… Read Full Report →


Snappers, Tuna, Grouper & more!!!

August 03, 2017

We had a great bunch of guys fish aboard GOOD DAY yesterday and they had a blast catching Tuna, lots of Snapper, Grouper & more. 100% of the proceeds of this trip were donated to the Costa Ballena Lifeguard… Read Full Report →


More Roosterfish Action aboard GOOD DAY!

August 01, 2017

More great Roosterfish action aboard GOOD DAY here in Quepos today for Harrison & family with another fine fish tagged & released for Gray FishTag Research Our Roosterfish fishing in Costa Rica has been great these past few months… Read Full Report →


Snappers, Grouper & Tuna aboard GOOD DAY

July 31, 2017

8 Snappers, 4 Groupers, 1 Tuna & lots of other bottom dwellers for us aboard GOOD DAY yesterday Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. We raised 1 Sailfish which would not eat & Jorge, Tracy & Phil enjoyed a great… Read Full Report →


Marlin, Tuna & Snapper aboard GOOD DAY

July 29, 2017

1 Blue Marlin, 5 Tuna & 4 Snapper for Mike & family aboard GOOD DAY here in Costa Rica today. Now that is a great day wherever you are in the world! Read Full Report →


Rooster Fishing aboard GOOD DAY!

July 26, 2017

Another solid Roosterfish tagged & released for Gray FishTag Research yesterday aboard GOOD DAY! Back out there again tomorrow Read Full Report →


Ricky's first Sailfish aboard GOOD DAY!

July 25, 2017

1 Sailfish & a Tuna for us today aboard GOOD DAY, Rick was really pleased to catch his first ever Billfish! Inshore trip for us tomorrow! Read Full Report →


43lb Dorado aboard GOOD DAY!!

July 24, 2017

We caught a nice big Dorado (43lb) today aboard GOOD DAY as well as a couple of small sharks & a ton of Bonitos. We seen 3 Sailfish on the top & also a Marlin Jumping. Conditions were great… Read Full Report →


Bottom Fishing for Snappers

July 21, 2017

A fun day family fishing in Costa Rica for Jose & his two sons aboard GOOD DAY. Plenty of Snappers, Tilefish & other bottom fish aswell as 1 raised Sailfish that we could not convert. Back out there tomorrow! Read Full Report →


Family Inshore fishing aboard GOOD DAY!

July 18, 2017

Family fishing aboard GOOD DAY today with Annie, Enrique, Keenan, Carden & Connor. Great to see the kids enjoy a day on the water & they were treated to sights of two Humpback Whales, Dolphins, Turtles & kept busy… Read Full Report →


Roosterfish fishing in Quepos!

July 17, 2017

Two Roosterfish releases for the Green family aboard GOOD DAY today plus some Yellow Tail Snappers & Grunts for dinner. We are back out there tomorrow for an Offshore trip! Read Full Report →


Snapper Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica

July 15, 2017

Really fun day on GOOD DAY today with Dan, David, Andres & Karen from Florida/Chicago. Plenty of nice Silky Snappers, Groupers, Tilefish, Splitail Bass, Grunts, Devilfish & Bonitos. Read Full Report →


Wahoo, Snappers, Grouper & more!

July 14, 2017

It was Wahoo, Silky Snappers, Groupers & other bottom dwellers for the Zerega family today aboard GOOD DAY. Read Full Report →


Dorado & more dorado!

July 08, 2017

Paul & his young son REALLY wanted to catch a Marlin or Sailfish during a trip aboard GOOD DAY this past weekend. Unfortunately we could not find him a Billfish, however, he did get some nice action with Dorados. Read Full Report →


Tuna, Grouper, Dorado & more!!

July 05, 2017

Fishing in Costa Rica The Livingston family had a great time fishing in Quepos Costa Rica today aboard GOOD DAY catching: 1 Sailfish 3 Yellow Fin Tuna 1 Dorado Some Bonitos 6 Grouper 8 Devilfish 1 Tilefish Great to… Read Full Report →


Dorado, Tuna, Jack & More!!

July 04, 2017

Another great day yesterday aboard GOOD DAY fishing out of the Marina Pez Vela Costa Rica. Jarad & Anna had a blast catching a couple of Dorados, a Yellow Fin Tuna, a Big Eyed Jack & 3 chunky Rainbow… Read Full Report →


Wahoo, Amberjack, Tuna & more!!

July 01, 2017

Another GREAT DAY aboard GOOD DAY here in Quepos, Costa Rica today. Pete, Dea, Nathan & Jack had a great family Offshore trip & had some great action catching: 35lb Amberjack 25lb Wahoo 2 x Yellow Fin Tuna 2… Read Full Report →


Huge Roosterfish Tag&Released in Quepos

June 30, 2017

Inshore fishing in Costa Rica Very cool 1/2 day trip aboard GOOD DAY for James & Dave today as they got into some cracking Roosterfish which we tagged & released for Gray FishTag Research! Read Full Report →


Big Mackerel caught aboard GOOD DAY!

June 29, 2017

Fishing in Costa Rica We did an Inshore Trip aboard GOOD DAY out of Quepos, Costa Rica today. There were lots of nice sized Mackerel and we caught 1 Roosterfish & lost another. Back out there again tomorrow! Read Full Report →


Family fishing trips aboard GOOD DAY!

June 26, 2017

FAMILY FISHING TRIPS ABOARD GOOD DAY Kevin & his 8 year old son Cole joined us for an Inshore trip fishing in Costa Rica aboard GOOD DAY yesterday. Cole had a blast catching some miniature species on light tackle… Read Full Report →


Roosterfish, Snook, Shark & more....

June 24, 2017

24 June - We welcomed Phil & Nick aboard GOOD DAY today & had a fun day catching: 2 Roosterfish 1 Snook 2 Jacks 1 Bull Shark 1 Needlefish A couple of lost Roosters, 2 missed bites from nice… Read Full Report →


Roosterfish Fishing Day!

June 22, 2017

Guy, Austin & Avery joined us for an Inshore trip aboard GOOD DAY today & had some great action with Roosterfish & Jacks aswell as some quality family time on the water! Read Full Report →


Roosterfish aboard GOOD DAY in Quepos!

June 18, 2017

Happy Fathers Day to Ted who caught this nice Rooster aboard GOOD DAY today here in Quepos, Costa Rica! Read Full Report →


Day 2- Costa Rican Species Hunt!

June 18, 2017

Day 2 - Costa Rican Species Hunt! We decided to head Offshore today with Keith, Jon & Mick. The guys are not huge fans of trolling so our plan was to have plenty of variety and search for the… Read Full Report →


Costa Rican Species Hunt - Day 1!

June 16, 2017

Costa Rican Species Hunt - Day 1! We welcome fanatical species Anglers Jon, Keith & Mick from the UK for their first ever trip to Costa Rica. The UK Fishing scene has changed a lot in recent years with… Read Full Report →


Roosterfish off the bucket list!!

June 15, 2017

What an awesome first day of fishing in Costa Rica for Keith, Mick and Jon from the UK. They all caught their first Roosterfish aboard GOOD DAY in Quepos Costa Rica yesterday! 4 more fishing days to go! Stay… Read Full Report →


Snapper & Tuna fishing in Costa Rica

June 11, 2017

The Goodrich family enjoyed a nice day aboard GOOD DAY today catching a variety of species including Snapper & Tuna, lost a nice Wahoo at the gaff & missed a Blue Marlin where the hook wouldn't stick! Another fun… Read Full Report →


Dorado, tuna & more aboard GOOD DAY!

June 10, 2017

Fishing in Costa Rica Here's a few of our recent catches aboard GOOD DAY in Quepos Costa Rica! We're back out there again tomorrow! Read Full Report →


Dorado & Tuna Fishing in Quepos

May 27, 2017

A nice Dorado & a few small Tuna for us aboard GOOD DAY yesterday. We are back out there again on Tuesday! Read Full Report →


Sailfish Fishing in Costa Rica!

May 15, 2017

Another awesome day fishing in Costa Rica with 4 Sailfish releases for us earlier this week aboard GOOD DAY, Costa Rica Read Full Report →


Roosterfish aboard GOOD DAY!

May 13, 2017

The smiles say it all. Thomas & Kelli had a great time aboard GOOD DAY today catching this Roosterfish with Capt. Manuel Gabuardi & Yoxan Gabuardi We will be back out there again on Monday! Read Full Report →


Fly fishing for Roosterfish!

May 05, 2017

Fishing in Costa Rica ​ Captain Manuel Gabuardi getting it done aboard GOOD DAY yesterday catching a nice sized Roosterfish on Livebait. Benn Gilmour & Yoxan Gabuardi spent much of the day Fly Fishing for Roosters, using a combination… Read Full Report →


Roosterfish Galore!!

May 01, 2017

We had a great day fishing in Costa Rica yesterday where Andy, Teri, Jake & Courtney joined us for an Inshore trip to try & tick a Roosterfish off Andy's bucketlist! It proved to be an excellent day with… Read Full Report →


April 2017 Costa Rica Catch Report

April 30, 2017

APRIL 2017 CATCH REPORT - QUEPOS COSTA RICA We had a blast here at the Marina Pez Vela during April welcoming guests from literally all over the world. The highlight of the month was the Offshore World Championships (OWC)… Read Full Report →


Tuna & Sailfish Aboard GOOD DAY!!

April 18, 2017

Two Tuna & a Sailfish aboard GOOD DAY out of Quepos, Costa Rica yesterday! Another awesome day fishing in Costa Rica! Read Full Report →


Multi day Fishing Trips, OSA Peninsula

April 17, 2017

We have just returned from a fantastic Fishing adventure down in Drake Bay/OSA Peninsula. We focussed the trip primarily on Inshore Jigging & Popping, caught a ton of species and had an awesome time surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Our… Read Full Report →


Family Inshore fishing in Quepos

April 15, 2017

We had an awesome family day out with Dean & family aboard GOOD DAY where the kids had lots of action catching Yellow Tail Snappers, Mullet Snappers, Jacks, Mackerel, Bonitos & Needle Fish. Another great day aboard GOOD DAY… Read Full Report →


BLACK MARLIN, SAILFISH, TUNA & DORADO!!

April 14, 2017

BLACK MARLIN, SAILFISH, TUNA & DORADO ABOARD GOOD DAY! Andy, Briley & Cate joined us for a day of Offshore Fishing in Costa Rica today. Andy & his son Finn had a great 1st day with us earlier in… Read Full Report →


94lbs & 54lb TUNA aboard GOOD DAY!!

April 14, 2017

TUNA & SAILFISH ABOARD GOOD DAY We had a great day on the water with Andy & 12 year old Finn yesterday. The guys went 3 for 5 on Sailfish with young Finn battling his fish like a pro,… Read Full Report →


Snapper Fishing in Costa Rica

April 13, 2017

Another great family day out fishing aboard GOOD DAY this week with tons of fun for the kids and fish for dinner! We're back in Quepos today after an overnight trip in Drake Bay so more fishing report and… Read Full Report →


Roosterfish Action Aboard GOOD DAY!

April 12, 2017

INSHORE ROOSTERFISH ACTION ABOARD GOOD DAY! The 5th & final day of Fishing for Harry & Amrit was upon us and we focussed the final day on trying to catch a BIG Roosterfish, a Snook & a Cubera Snapper.… Read Full Report →


TUNA, DORADO & SAILFISH ABOARD GOOD DAY!

April 09, 2017

TUNA, DORADO & SAILFISH ABOARD GOOD DAY! Harry & Amrit getting it done aboard GOOD DAY here in Costa Rica yesterday with a 120lb+ Tuna, a 38lb Bull Dorado & a Sailfish. A big Tuna was a huge bucket… Read Full Report →


Sailfish Action aboard GOOD DAY!

April 08, 2017

Great to have Greg aboard GOOD DAY yesterday where he released 2 Sailfish including his first ever! We then found some Tuna which would not eat and were back in the Marina by 1pm, happy clients. We are back… Read Full Report →


Awesome Game Fishing in Costa Rica

April 05, 2017

Harry & Amrit from Scotland have joined us this week for 5 days Fishing in Costa Rica aboard GOOD DAY. Costa Rica has been a bucket list destination for Harry & Amrit for some years now and their primary… Read Full Report →


Awesome day Rooster Fishing in Quepos!!

April 01, 2017

Guy, Cole & Julia joined us for their second day of Fishing in Costa Rica aboard GOOD DAY yesterday. After their awesome trip Offshore catching Sailfish they were now in search of Costa Rica's Inshore species. Top rod of… Read Full Report →


11 Sailfish Aboard GOOD DAY!

March 31, 2017

Regular visitors to Costa Rica Don & Harlow joined us for 4 days Offshore Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica last week. Really great guys and a pleasure to have them aboard. Day 1 Released 1 of 4 Sailfish. Lost… Read Full Report →


March 2017 - Costa Rica Fishing Report

March 31, 2017

MARCH 2017 - QUEPOS COSTA RICA FISHING REPORT We have just finished an excellent month Fishing in Costa Rica and a huge thank you to all of you that Fished with us this month for making it all possible!… Read Full Report →


Sailfish fishing in Costa Rica!

March 30, 2017

SAILFISH FISHING QUEPOS COSTA RICA Angela, Guy, Cole & Julia joined us yesterday for a day of Offshore Fishing in Costa Rica. It was a beautiful day with lots of Dolphins, Turtles & Birds and flat calm seas. We… Read Full Report →


Sailfish bites heats up in Quepos!!

March 30, 2017

SAILFISH BITE HEATING UP IN QUEPOS! After a pretty slow couple of weeks for the Sailfish, it was great to see a good bite materialise yesterday. We released 5 Sailfish from 8 bites & 15 raises yesterday, the guys… Read Full Report →


6 Roosterfish & a Cubera Snapper!!

March 28, 2017

The Scott family enjoyed an excellent second day of Inshore Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica aboard GOOD DAY today. In just a short half day trip they managed to catch 6 nice sized Roosters with 2 really nice fish,… Read Full Report →


Sailfish Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica

March 25, 2017

The Scott family joined us aboard GOOD DAY this week for a Full Day of Offshore Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. The guys had a blast on the water releasing 3 of the 5 Sailfish bites that we had.… Read Full Report →


More Sailfish aboard GOOD DAY!!

March 23, 2017

We had a very special day with honeymooners Maddie & Wade aboard GOOD DAY this week. They caught and released 3 Sailfish and had a fantastic day on the water. Congrats guys! Read Full Report →


Roosterfish Action in Costa Rica

March 22, 2017

ROOSTERFISH ACTION IN COSTA RICA Steve & family joined us aboard GOOD DAY for Inshore Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. The offshore bite had been pretty slow for a few days so we changed the plan and went inshore… Read Full Report →


Tuna & Roosterfish Aboard GOOD DAY!!

March 21, 2017

Awesome to have Richard all the way from our hometown, the Isle of Man join us for a full day offshore & inshore fishing aboard GOOD DAY yesterday when we caught 1 nice tuna and 3 Roosterfish. We're back… Read Full Report →


Non Stop Sailfish Season in Costa Rica!

March 14, 2017

Another great day fishing in Quepos this week with 3 Sailfish released for Charles and friends aboard GOOD DAY in Costa Rica. We're back fishing out tomorrow in search for more billfish action!! Read Full Report →


Non stop Sailfish Action aboard GOOD DAY

March 13, 2017

Really special to have Clancy & his Father Bob Fishing aboard GOOD DAY together with our Father & Son team Manuel & Yoxan The guy's had some nice Sailfish action releasing 6 Sailfish from 9 bites on a stunning… Read Full Report →


10 Sailfish in 2 Days Fishing in Quepos

March 12, 2017

A total of 10 Sailfish caught aboard GOOD DAY in Quepos Costa Rica the last two days! More pics and report to follow this week. GOOD DAY is back out again today for more billfish, tuna and more! Read Full Report →


Awesome Roosterfish & Cubera Snapper!!

March 11, 2017

ROOSTERS & CUBERA SNAPPER ABOARD GOOD DAY Brad & Paula joined us for an awesome trip inshore fishing in Quepos yesterday. We had a great afternoon on the water & caught some real quality Fish! 4 Roosterfish 50lb, 40lb,… Read Full Report →


Sailfish & tuna fishing in Quepos

March 10, 2017

Mike, Ned & Brad joined us aboard GOOD DAY today to see if the Fishing in Costa Rica lived up to its reputation! Within two minutes of setting the lines young 10 year old Ned was hooked into a… Read Full Report →


Sailfish, Roosterfish & Jacks!!

March 05, 2017

We have just finished two days Fishing aboard GOOD DAY, offshore we released 3 Sailfish yesterday & Inshore today we caught 4 Roosters & a Jack. Back out there again tomorrow with a new group in search of a… Read Full Report →


Blue Marlin, Sailfish & Tuna!!

March 05, 2017

BLUE MARLIN, SAILFISH & TUNA ABOARD GOOD DAY! We had a really special day aboard GOOD DAY with Kevin, Kim & Kathleen. Within 20 minutes Kathleen was fighting her first ever Billfish, a Blue Marlin which put on some… Read Full Report →


Sailfish & Dorado Action aboard GOOD DAY

March 04, 2017

It was great to have Stewart & Rachel from Jacksonville aboard GOOD DAY today for their first experience of Fishing in Costa Rica. It was a beautiful day & we headed offshore in flat calm seas & Blue skies.… Read Full Report →


120lbs & 85lbs Tuna & a Sailfish!

March 02, 2017

Another great day aboard GOOD DAY yesterday. We caught 2 big Tuna 120lbs & 85lbs, 1 Sailfish and lost 2 more! Highlight of the day was the 85lb Tuna caught on a Popper! Read Full Report →


Sailfish Action continues in Quepos

March 01, 2017

Harry & Sue Pinker joined us aboard GOOD DAY today for some Offshore Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. After 44 years of marriage Harry & Sue are having the honeymoon they never had and are fishing on 3 awesome… Read Full Report →


Roosterfish, Mackerel, Sailfish & more..

February 28, 2017

It was great to have Mike, Laura & Nick fish aboard GOOD DAY this week. Day 1 we headed offshore in search of Billfish and the day got off to an excellent start when both Mike & Nick had… Read Full Report →


11 Sailfish, Tuna & a Dorado

February 24, 2017

Awesome to have Amy, Mike, Pam & hubby, Teddy, Blair, Beth & Justin from South Carolina aboard GOOD DAY last week for several days Fishing. They released 11 Sailfish, caught Tuna & Dorado as well as losing a really… Read Full Report →


Awesome Tuna Fishing aboard GOOD DAY!

February 22, 2017

This solid Yellow Fin Tuna was the fish of the day aboard GOOD DAY yesterday. We went 0 for 3 on Sailfish, caught a handful of Bonitos & lost another big Tuna. Moment of the day? False Killer Whales… Read Full Report →


250lb BLACK MARLIN ABOARD GOOD DAY

February 18, 2017

BLACK MARLIN, SAILFISH & DORADO ABOARD GOOD DAY! It was awesome to have Vince & Peggy fish aboard GOOD DAY this week. Day 1 saw Peggy catch her first ever Sailfish & we also caught a Dorado. It was… Read Full Report →


Fly fishing Quepos Costa Rica!

February 16, 2017

Mark & Tyler - Day 4 During the fourth & final day of Fly Fishing Quepos with Mark & Tyler we headed offshore to see what action we could find. The guys were determined to catch a Marlin on… Read Full Report →


Mackerel & Barracuda on Fly

February 15, 2017

Fly Fishing Quepos this week, we spent a day around the rocks, islands & rivermouths targeting the hard fighting Inshore species that are on offer. We spent several hours setting drifts & trying to get the perfect Fly presentation… Read Full Report →


Fly fishing for billfish aboard GOOD DAY

February 14, 2017

Another quality day fly fishing with Mark and Tyler aboard GOOD DAY in Quepos Costa Rica yesterday where Mark caught another sailfish on a fly! 1 more day remaining and we can't wait to get back out there! Read Full Report →


Fly Fishing aboard GOOD DAY in Quepos

February 13, 2017

Awesome to have our friends Mark & Tyler from Tarponville this week. Here's the highlights of our fly fishing trip aboard GOOD DAY yesterday! We've got an excellent video footage of our Sailfish caught on a fly yesterday which… Read Full Report →


Sailfish birthday surprise aboard!!

February 11, 2017

Birthday Sailfish Surprise! Phil, Dave & Jessica enjoyed a great day aboard GOOD DAY today. We spent some time live baiting for Marlin in the morning but no luck today so we focussed the rest of the day on… Read Full Report →


800lb Marlin released in Quepos

February 08, 2017

Epic day aboard the GOOD DAY here in Quepos, Costa Rica. A double hook up on Marlin, 1 lost fish but we got the release on a solid fish estimated at 800lbs aswell as a couple of Sailfish. Wow!!!!… Read Full Report →


Awesome Sailfish action aboard GOOD DAY!

February 05, 2017

Fishing in Costa Rica! It was excellent to have Gene, Jeff & Heather aboard GOOD DAY. We headed 30 miles south to the Furuno Bank and had some great Sailfish action with the guys releasing 5 Sailfish! We lost/missed… Read Full Report →


120lb Yellow Fin Tuna aboard GOOD DAY!

February 03, 2017

Awesome to have Fabrizio fish with us in Quepos Costa Rica. Yesterday he caught a 120lb Tuna aboard GOOD DAY and had an awesome day. Great job! Read Full Report →


Rooster Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica

February 02, 2017

A great to day Inshore fishing with Glen & his family aboard GOOD DAY this week. They caught and released 3 Roosterfish and had a great day! Read Full Report →


Sailfish fishing in Quepos Costa Rica

January 31, 2017

Great to have Shelia & Steve from North Carolina aboard GOOD DAY this week where they enjoyed a great day on the water celebrating Steve's birthday and released 3 Sailfish. Read Full Report →


Rooster fishing in Quepos Costa Rica

January 30, 2017

Great to have honeymooners JR & Sally aboard this afternoon where we had some great action catching: 4 Roosterfish 2 Snappers (Yellow & Mutton) 2 Jacks 1 Needlefish We are back out offshore tomorrow in search of Marlin &… Read Full Report →


Sailfish bites heating up in Quepos

January 29, 2017

Great to have Mike & Brian aboard GOOD DAY in Quepos yesterday. They caught and released 5 Sailfish and had an awesome day! Read Full Report →


16 SAILFISH ABOARD GOOD DAY in QUEPOS

January 27, 2017

During the final day of fishing with Eddie & John yesterday, we caught & released 16 Sailfish & lost a nice Blue Marlin aboard GOOD DAY out of Quepos Costa Rica. Another brilliant day at sea and definitely a… Read Full Report →


9 Sailfish released aboard GOOD DAY!!

January 26, 2017

On Eddie's 4th day of fishing aboard GOOD DAY, he caught and released 9 Sailfish & lost a nice Blue Marlin on live bait! Awesome day! Read Full Report →


Great day Inshore Fishing in Costa Rica

January 25, 2017

Day 3 - Inshore Fishing with Eddie We caught a nice Roosterfish, big eyed Jack & Jack Crevalle plus a few bite offs from mackerel. We're back out again today so more catch report to follow.. Read Full Report →


Awesome Sailfish action aboard GOOD DAY

January 24, 2017

Day 2 of Eddie & John's fishing aboard GOOD DAY this week. We went on a Marlin hunt today but could not find any unfortunately. Still a great day and we caught 4 Sailfish & 2 nice Dorado Read Full Report →


2 Sailfish, wahoo & dorado

January 23, 2017

Great to have Eddie & John fishing with us this week aboard GOOD DAY in Quepos Costa Rica. Day 1 2 Sailfish, 1 40lb Dorado & 1 40lb Wahoo! The guys still have 3 days remaining & looking forward… Read Full Report →


66LB Dorado, Marlin, Sailfish & more...

January 22, 2017

Tammy & Dwayne just spent 2 great day's Fishing aboard GOOD DAY and got the best of both worlds fishing one day Inshore & one day Offshore. Day 1 - Parrita & Naranjo 2 Roosterfish 2 Jacks 1 nice… Read Full Report →


Dorado & Sailfish aboard GOOD DAY!

January 20, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SAM! Sam & Madelyn have joined us for 3 days Fishing this week aboard the 31' GOOD DAY. Day 3 We headed back offshore for Sam & Madelyn's third and final day and it will be… Read Full Report →


Roosterfish, Mackerel, Snapper & more!

January 17, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SAM! Sam & Madelyn have joined us for 3 days Fishing this week aboard the 31' GOOD DAY. Their first fishing day yesterday was Sam's birthday and they were treated to a stunning day offshore and… Read Full Report →


1 Blue Marlin & 4 Sailfish!

January 15, 2017

Kurt, Jared, Lauren, Darryl & Josh from Seattle fished with us today aboard GOOD DAY. The day got off to a flying start when we literally had only just put our first Squidnation daisy chain in the water when… Read Full Report →


Pelagic Rockstar Tournament Champion

January 13, 2017

GOOD DAY - 2017 Pelagic Rockstar small boat Champions! What an amazing few days we just had winning 1st place in the Pelagic Rockstar Tournament with 7 Sailfish, 1 Blue Marlin & 2 Dorado. Thanks to our awesome team… Read Full Report →


Big Dorado!!

January 12, 2017

Chris & Jared joined us for a full day offshore Sport Fishing in Quepos, Costa Rica this past week. We raised a Marlin that did not want to eat and also missed a Sailfish. Finally we got a fish… Read Full Report →


Sailfish Action aboard GOOD DAY!

January 10, 2017

Great to have Father & Son team Bill & Cy from San Diago join us today aboard GOOD DAY. We fished up to 36 miles off Quepos and awesome to see both guys release their first ever Sailfish with… Read Full Report →


Tuna fishing in Quepos Costa Rica

January 09, 2017

Great to have regular visitor Peppi fishing aboard GOOD DAY again for an Offshore trip aboard GOOD DAY. We headed 40+ miles off Quepos in search of some action but only raised 2 Sailfish all day, both of which… Read Full Report →


Snook, Mackerel and more!

January 08, 2017

Father & Son team Frank & Frankie fished aboard GOOD DAY in search of some of the excellent inshore fishing action we have been having in recent weeks. We got off to a slow start but as the tide… Read Full Report →


Sailfish Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica

January 07, 2017

Fishing in Costa Rica It was great to have Victor, Andy, Zach & Kyle aboard GOOD DAY. Kyle caught his first ever Sailfish which we tagged and released, Kyle named the Sailfish 'Sammy' after his 5 year old Son… Read Full Report →


Cubera Snapper & Mackerel Action!

January 06, 2017

David, Noah & Alisa enjoyed a great day aboard GOOD DAY this weekend when they caught 5 Mackerel & a stunning Cubera Snapper. Fishing Inshore at our Dominical & Naranjo inshore marks. The day started slow around high tide… Read Full Report →


5 Sailfish aboard GOOD DAY in Quepos

January 03, 2017

THE SAILFISH ARE HERE! Pete & Sandy enjoyed an excellent day Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica aboard GOOD DAY today. The last 3 days have seen a consistent Sailfish bite at around 37 miles and today was no exception… Read Full Report →


Sailfish and more Sailfish in Quepos

January 02, 2017

SAILFISH & PILOT WHALES! Yesterday we welcomed Mike, Donna, Eric, Jill & Amy aboard GOOD DAY for our first trip of 2017! It was a stunning day and the guys enjoyed a great family day out watching the Dolphins,… Read Full Report →


Sailfish & Dorado, a great end to 2016

December 31, 2016

FINAL TRIP OF 2016! In the final 30 minutes of Fishing wrapping up a phenomenal 2016, a BIG Blue Marlin came up on the right teaser before engulfing a Hawaiian & tearing off at lightening pace almost emptying a… Read Full Report →


150lb TUNA ABOARD GOOD DAY!

December 30, 2016

150lb TUNA ABOARD GOOD DAY! We had a very special day aboard GOOD DAY today with Blake, Rob, Candice & Alex. We landed 7 Yellow Fin Tuna 150lb, 100lb, 100lb, 85lb, 50lb, 40lb, 40lb, 2 Sailfish releases for Candice… Read Full Report →


More Sailfish & Tuna Action in Quepos!

December 29, 2016

Sailfish & Tuna action aboard GOOD DAY! Brian, Jonathan, Laura & Stephanie joined us for an offshore trip aboard GOOD DAY. We released 3 Sailfish from 5 bites and it was great to see 14 year old Jonathan releasing… Read Full Report →


DOUBLE BLUE MARLIN ABOARD GOOD DAY!

December 28, 2016

DOUBLE BLUE MARLIN ABOARD GOOD DAY! It's always a special day when you catch one Marlin, but to get a DOUBLE HOOK UP of Blue Marlin, then it is really special!! 25 people across 4 generations of the Reed… Read Full Report →


Sailfish, Dorado & Tuna Action in Quepos

December 27, 2016

2 Dorado, 1 Tuna & 1 Sailfish released aboard GOOD DAY yesterday for Kelly Martinez & family. Rest day today & then back out tomorrow! Read Full Report →


Inshore Fishing in Costa Rica

December 26, 2016

Dai Kent - 22 Dec Catch Report It was great to Fish with Dai Kent from the UK this week. We focussed the Fishing on Roosterfish & Snook and showed Dai some of the excellent locations we have within… Read Full Report →


Wahoo, Dorado & Sailfish! Great day!

December 24, 2016

A great day for Anne Senger & family aboard GOOD DAY yesterday: 5 Wahoo 2 Dorado 1 Sailfish And lost a Blue Marlin that broke the line! Merry Christmas to all, we will have the lines back in the… Read Full Report →


Marlin released aboard GOOD DAY in Quepo

December 21, 2016

A small issue with our prop shaft meant that we had to put Gayla & Dale from Texas aboard the Pez Espada Sportfishing Captain Rocco & mate Santos are a quality team and the Pez Espada is a fantastic… Read Full Report →


Corvina, Roosterfish & Snapper!

December 19, 2016

Day 6 - Didier & Steven The 6th and final day of the week long Fishing Adventure for Didier & Steven was upon us. After some amazing perseverance on the Marlin the guys decided that they would be content… Read Full Report →


Sailfish released aboard GOOD DAY

December 19, 2016

Day 5 - Didier & Steven We were determined to hook a Marlin today for Didier and headed offshore with that sole intention in mind. The guys have 6 days Fishing this week aboard GOOD DAY and it is… Read Full Report →


Sailfish action aboard GOOD DAY

December 18, 2016

DIDIER & STEVEN - DAY 4 We headed 36 miles offshore in search of Marlin today. It didn't take long before we had a Sailfish raise with Steven on the rod doing an awesome job to release his first… Read Full Report →


400lb BLUE MARLIN RELEASE ABOARD GOODDAY

December 17, 2016

400lb BLUE MARLIN RELEASE ABOARD GOOD DAY TODAY! Day 3 of Didier & Steven's Costa Rican Fishing adventure is going to be one they will not forget for a long time! Steven had the battle of his life catching… Read Full Report →


400lb BLUE MARLIN TAGGED & RELEASED

December 17, 2016

400lb BLUE MARLIN RELEASE ABOARD GOOD DAY TODAY! Day 3 of Didier & Steven's Costa Rican Fishing adventure is going to be one they will not forget for a long time! Steven had the battle of his life catching… Read Full Report →


Inshore fishing Costa Rica

December 16, 2016

Day 2 - Didier & Steven Today we focussed our efforts on inshore fishing to try and give the guys some species variety. We fished the Naranjo & Savegre rivermouths as well as the Naranjo rocks. We could not… Read Full Report →


7 SPECIES ABOARD GOOD DAY

December 15, 2016

7 SPECIES ABOARD GOOD DAY TODAY! Today we commenced 6 days of Fishing with Didier & Steven from France. It was a glorious morning and the guys could not wait to get our there and into some action after… Read Full Report →


300LB BLUE MARLIN RELEASE TODAY!

December 14, 2016

300LB BLUE MARLIN RELEASE TODAY! It was great to have Phil Emard & family aboard GOOD DAY today and after 3 near misses with lost/missed Marlin on recent trips it was great to see Phil release a stunning 300lb… Read Full Report →


300LB BLUE MARLIN RELEASE TODAY!

December 14, 2016

300LB BLUE MARLIN RELEASE TODAY! It was great to have Phil Emard & family aboard GOOD DAY today and after 3 near misses with lost/missed Marlin on recent trips it was great to see Phil release a stunning 300lb… Read Full Report →


Sailfish & Roosterfish Fishing

December 12, 2016

Awesome to have Sam Wadman from the UK who was runner up on the BBC's Earth's Wildest Waters, fish with us for 2 days aboard GOOD DAY in Quepos Costa Rica Sam fished with us for two days and… Read Full Report →


Dorado Action aboard GOOD DAY

December 11, 2016

THANK YOU TO RADIO DOS & MARINA PEZ VELA! The winners of the competition that we ran during October in collaboration with Radio Dos & the Marina Pez Vela were Alejandro & Vanessa of TECSA Computers Quepos here in… Read Full Report →


3 Sailfish, 2 MAHI & Bonito! Awesome day

December 04, 2016

Jimmy, Tony & Chris are taking a family fishing trip to Costa Rica and fantastic to have them fish aboard GOOD DAY today. We headed 25 miles offshore in the direction of the Furuno Bank and searched for a… Read Full Report →


13 MAHI MAHI caught aboard GOOD DAY!!

December 02, 2016

We welcomed Mark, Bob, Paul & John from California aboard GOOD DAY this week for two days of Offshore Fishing. The guys have been taking annual Fishing trips for around 30 years and after many years Fishing Mexico decided… Read Full Report →


NON STOP ACTION ABOARD GOOD DAY

November 30, 2016

NON STOP ACTION ABOARD GOOD DAY TODAY! We have just returned from a fantastic Offshore trip with Geoff & Patty from Baltimore. Geoff is an avid Fly Fisherman who loves Fishing for Bonefish but today had set his sights… Read Full Report →


More Mahi Mahi Action aboard GOOD DAY

November 29, 2016

We welcomed John, Casey, Nate & Maresa aboard GOOD DAY today for an offshore trip. The guys braved the rainy conditions and were hopeful that some good fishing would make up for the weather. The day started quickly as… Read Full Report →


AWESOME MAHI MAHI ACTION GOOD DAY

November 27, 2016

It was fantastic to have Gene & Lynn aboard GOOD DAY who were visiting from Texas. Gene has always wanted to do an Offshore Sport Fishing Trip & a dream came true for him as we left the Marina… Read Full Report →


Roosterfish in Quepos, Costa Rica

November 23, 2016

The Calm Before the Storm! We had a great Inshore trip aboard GOOD DAY out of Quepos today with Dan & Tray aboard. We stocked up with Lookdowns & Sardines for livebait and then headed down the coast to… Read Full Report →


2 Snook, 3 Roosterfish & a Jack Crevalle

November 22, 2016

We had a great half day inshore trip today aboard GOOD DAY fishing along the beaches & rivermouths. We landed 2 nice Snook, 3 Roosterfish & a Jack. Fun day had by all and looking forward to getting back… Read Full Report →


2 Blue Marlin & 4 Sailfish

November 12, 2016

Really awesome day yesterday aboard GOOD DAY. We went 6 for 6 on Billfish releasing 2 Blue Marlin at 350lb & 180lb & 4 Sailfish. We had a BIG Mahi in the spread that would not eat but apart… Read Full Report →


10 SAILFISH CAUGHT ABOARD GOOD DAY!

November 11, 2016

It was fantastic to have Jane & Ana fish with us aboard GOOD DAY 11-15 November. These girls really love to fish and we had a blast over the 3 days. Day 1 - Was offshore and we fished… Read Full Report →


Quepos Fishing - September Catch Report

September 30, 2016

QUEPOS COSTA RICA - SEPTEMBER CATCH REPORT September was a short month for us as we prepared to haul GOOD DAY out for 5 weeks of annual maintenance and upgrades so that we are ready to go again for… Read Full Report →


Inshore Fishing in Costa Rica

September 20, 2016

It was great to have good friends Mark & Jem who had made the long trek from Singapore, fish with us aboard GOOD DAY. After a brief shower in the morning it turned out to be a great day… Read Full Report →


Tuna fishing

September 17, 2016

We did a Half Day offshore trip with Victor aboard GOOD DAY today. Beautiful sunny day and lots of Marine Life, Humpback Whales, Dolphins, mating turtles, lots of birds & a sea snake. We caught a small Yellow Fin… Read Full Report →


Sailfish - Double hook up!

September 09, 2016

Great to have regular guest Blake together with his buddies Scott, Doug & Antonio aboard GOOD DAY for a Tuna trip this weekend. We found the Tuna very quickly and there were two different groups between 23-24 miles offshore.… Read Full Report →


Tuna & Sailfish Caught aboard GOOD DAY

September 05, 2016

We had a fantastic days fishing on Saturday with Jimbo & Terra from Texas. We caught 2 Tuna & a Sailfish, seen lots of Spinner Dolphins and two Humpback Whales in the distance. We enjoyed Fresh Sashimi on the… Read Full Report →


Tuna & Sailfish Action aboard GOOD DAY

September 01, 2016

We caught 7 Yellow Fin Tuna up to 58lb & a Sailfish yesterday aboard GOOD DAY fishing in Quepos Costa Rica. Read Full Report →


Quepos Fishing August 2016 Catch Report

August 31, 2016

QUEPOS SPORT FISHING COSTA RICA, CATCH REPORT – AUGUST 2016 We did 10 charters aboard the GOOD DAY out of the Marina Pez Vela, Quepos, Costa Rica during August 2016. It has been a fun month and we have… Read Full Report →


Roosterfish action aboard GOOD DAY

August 30, 2016

ROOSTERFISH ACTION ABOARD GOOD DAY! We had a very cool day aboard GOOD DAY today as Derek, James, Chris & Jimbo joined us for a half day inshore fishing in Quepos. We caught 3 nice Roosterfish and lost/missed bites… Read Full Report →


3 Sailfish released aboard Good Day

August 28, 2016

A great day Fishing in Quepos aboard GOOD DAY today. We caught 3 of 7 Sailfish raised and had an awesome encounter with a big Blue Marlin lit up behind the boat which looked at almost everything we had… Read Full Report →


BLUE MARLIN RELEASED for GOOD DAY

August 22, 2016

Blue Marlin release for GOOD DAY! We had a really special day fishing in Costa Rica today. Humpback whales during the first 30 minutes of the day. Then we encountered the Spinner Dolphins and it didn't take too long… Read Full Report →


Tuna & Sailfish Fishing Costa Rica

August 19, 2016

We had a great Day Offshore Fishing in Quepos Costa Rica yesterday with Brothers Greg & Kevin. The day got off to a fantastic start when we encountered two Humpback whales in the first 20 minutes of the day… Read Full Report →


Mackerels & Roosterfish

August 15, 2016

We welcomed Roxane, Ritchie, Skylar & Savannah for a 1/2 day Inshore fishing trip aboard GOOD DAY out of the Marina Pez Vela, Costa Rics. We caught a nice Roosterfish on our very first cast followed by a couple… Read Full Report →


Sailfish released aboard GOOD DAY

August 13, 2016

CHARLIE'S FIRST SAILFISH IN COSTA RICA 8/13/2016 Comments Picture Great day offshore fishing in Costa Rica with Michael, Greg & Charlie yesterday! Congrats to 14 year old Charlie who released his first Sailfish in Costa Rica. The day got… Read Full Report →


Sailfish released out of Quepos

August 09, 2016

Yesterday we welcomed Wendy, Leanne, Fred, Adrian & Kyle from California for an Offshore charter aboard GOOD DAY. We found a ton of activity at 14 miles with diving birds, lots of Dolphins feeding but decided to keep running… Read Full Report →


Excellent Day for Groupers

August 02, 2016

We hooked a stunning Blue Marlin yesterday, 250lb+ which put on some fantastic jumps near the boat before he spat the lure and was gone forever! It always happens when you least expect it - our trolling gear had… Read Full Report →


Awesome Cubera Snapper action!

August 01, 2016

We had a really fun inshore trip today with the Polikowski family from Chicago. The highlight of the day was a superb Cubera Snapper which put up a great fight, smiled for the camera and was then released to… Read Full Report →


July 2016 Quepos Catch Report

July 31, 2016

QUEPOS COSTA RICA - JULY 2016 CATCH SUMMARY July is a fairly quiet month tourist wise in the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area and we did 8 charters this month aboard the 31’ GOOD DAY out of The Marina Pez Vela,… Read Full Report →


Sailfish released aboard GOOD DAY

July 30, 2016

Yesterday we welcomed Mitch, Marsha, Grayson & Ethan aboard GOOD DAY for a full day offshore trip out of Quepos, Costa Rica. We headed 23 miles to a location where good numbers of Sailfish & a Marlin or two… Read Full Report →


Blue Marlin released out of Quepos

July 28, 2016

We welcomed Steve Philips & family aboard GOOD DAY on 28 July for an offshore trip out of Quepos. We had barely got the first lines in the water when a Marlin came into the spread and ate a… Read Full Report →


ROOSTERFISH ACTION CONTINUES ABOARD GOOD

July 21, 2016

ROOSTERFISH ACTION CONTINUES ABOARD GOOD DAY! We had another fantastic trip aboard GOOD DAY today as welcomed Melissa & John from Colorado together with their 3 boys Jackson, Colton & Gage. The weather was stunning all day and we… Read Full Report →


AWESOME ROOSTERFISH ACTION!

July 16, 2016

AWESOME ROOSTERFISH ACTION - QUEPOS, COSTA RICA! We had a fantastic days fishing today with the most important people in our lives as Cathy & Yolanda (the better halves!) joined us aboard GOOD DAY. The girls certainly brought some… Read Full Report →


BLUE MARLIN RELEASE ABOARD 'GOOD DAY'

July 06, 2016

Today we welcomed Sanjay Patel aboard GOOD DAY for his first ever Offshore fishing experience in Costa Rica. Lady Luck was indeed shining & Sanjay had an awesome 50 minute battle with a beautiful Blue Marlin which put on… Read Full Report →


Sailfish & lots of Tuna Action!

July 02, 2016

Today we welcomed Joe & Ann aboard GOOD DAY together with their three children Joe, Claire & Katy for an Offshore Charter. Joe Senior will be celebrating his 50th Birthday in a few days time & the fishing trip… Read Full Report →


JUNE 2016 CATCH REPORT COSTA RICA

June 30, 2016

We had 10 trips aboard GOOD DAY during June with a mixture of Offshore & Inshore fishing. We had some awesome family trips with young children and it was great to see some of the kids catching their first… Read Full Report →


Sailfish release in Quepos

June 29, 2016

Regular visitors to Costa Rica Arlen, Mike, Jarad & Leo joined us aboard GOOD DAY on 29/6 and we headed offshore in search of Sailfish, Tuna & more. The day got off to a great start & within the… Read Full Report →


Sailfish Bites in Quepos Costa Rica

June 26, 2016

We welcomed Nate, Adam, Daniel & Steve aboard GOOD DAY for an offshore trip in Quepos, Costa Rica. We had great success on Tuna & Sailfish the day before so we headed back offshore again in search of more… Read Full Report →


5 Tuna Up to 66lbs & 1 Sailfish

June 25, 2016

On Saturday 25 June we welcomed honeymooner Eddie Krauth from Buford, Georgia aboard GOOD DAY. We headed offshore and no sooner had we got there we found lots of birds, weed lines and before we knew it encountered the… Read Full Report →


Inshore family fishing in Quepos

June 24, 2016

We had a really special day aboard GOOD DAY today with 8 year old Reagan & 10 year old Katie aboard along with mum and dad Doug & Stacey from Colorado for a 1/2 day inshore charter. Doug tells… Read Full Report →


Sport fishing in Quepos Costa Rica

June 23, 2016

Yesterday we did an offshore trip aboard GOOD DAY with Mark & his son Arthur from North Carolina. It was Marks 3rd time to fish aboard GOOD DAY & great to see him back in Costa Rica. We caught… Read Full Report →


LADIES DAY OUT FISHING IN COSTA RICA

June 21, 2016

We welcomed 5 lovely ladies Pamela, Mandy, Angie, Patty & Dori aboard the GOOD DAY for a 1/2 day inshore charter today whilst the their husbands headed offshore aboard the FANDANGO. There were lots of Mackerel inshore in the… Read Full Report →


Manuel Antonio Fishing & Dolphin Tour

June 19, 2016

DESERTED BEACHES, LUSH JUNGLES, DOLPHINS, SWIMMING, FISHING & MORE! We took three awesome guys from Washington DC on a half day private boat trip yesterday around the Manuel Antonio National Park and Naranjo areas. The weather was beautiful and… Read Full Report →


The old man & the sea-Epic Marlin Battle

June 18, 2016

Our offshore fishing trip out of Quepos Costa Rica on Saturday was a day that we will not forget for a long time! We welcomed a lovely family Robert, Diane, Kelli & John from Texas aboard the GOOD DAY… Read Full Report →


Snook Fishing Costa Rica

June 12, 2016

We did a full day inshore trip out of Quepos, Costa Rica yesterday in search of some of the large Snook that have been showing recently. We left the Marina before 7am and headed straight up the coast in… Read Full Report →


Fishing in Quepos with Nat,

June 04, 2016

Great day out fishing today with Matt, Nate & David aboard 'GOOD DAY'. We caught plenty of nice Bonito live baits in the morning & our Tuna tubes were well stocked for the day. We set out in search… Read Full Report →


Our Mission to catch a Marlin

June 01, 2016

Yesterday's offshore trip got off to an exciting start when we got smashed by 4 Wahoo within the first hour, with some aerial displays as they came out of the water like missiles as they hit our baits! Several… Read Full Report →


YELLOW FIN TUNA ACTION CONTINUES

May 31, 2016

YELLOW FIN TUNA ACTION CONTINUES IN COSTA RICA! Yesterday we caught 4 Yellow Fin Tuna from 35-40lbs out of Quepos, Costa Rica Great to have Sarah, Chris and Bob aboard 'Good Day' at Marina Pez Vela Photos courtesy of… Read Full Report →


May Catch Report, Quepos - Costa Rica

May 31, 2016

MAY CATCH REPORT - QUEPOS, COSTA RICA May is one of the slower months of the year for visitors here in Quepos and whilst the huge Sailfish numbers have moved away from our coast there is some fantastic fishing… Read Full Report →


More Yellow Fin Tuna Action!

May 20, 2016

YELLW FIN TUNA ACTION CONTINUES IN COSTA RICA! Yesterday we caught 4 Yellow Fin Tuna from 35-40lbs out of Quepos, Costa Rica Great to have Sarah, Chris and Bob aboard 'Good Day' at Read Full Report →


75lb Yellow Fin Tuna in Quepos

May 17, 2016

75lb Tuna aboard GOOD DAY! Fantastic day aboard GOOD DAY yesterday fishing 30+ miles out of Quepos, Costa Rica. Our clients cancelled their booking with just a couple of days notice so what do you do on your day… Read Full Report →


TUNA, TUNA & MORE TUNA ABOARD GOOD DAY!!

May 13, 2016

TUNA, TUNA & MORE TUNA ABOARD GOOD DAY!! Nathaniel & Kelley from North Carolina joined us today for a 1/2 Day offshore fishing charter. We headed 22 miles off Quepos & with the help of the boats that had… Read Full Report →


JACK'S GALORE ABOARD 'GOOD DAY' TODAY!!

May 08, 2016

JACK'S GALORE ABOARD 'GOOD DAY' TODAY!! The Wellet family, Mark, Sandra, Nick, Lisa, Steph & Ryan had a great time aboard 'Good Day' today where they did a 1/2 day inshore fishing trip. We caught lots of Sardines for… Read Full Report →


BIRTHDAY SNOOK SURPRISE!!!

May 02, 2016

BIRTHDAY SNOOK SURPRISE FOR ALI MACLEOD!! It was the 3rd & final days fishing in Quepos for our good friends Ali MacLeod & Carl Hardie from the Isle of Man. We decided to spend the day inshore targeting Roosterfish… Read Full Report →


April 2016 Catch Report - Costa Rica!!

April 30, 2016

'GOOD DAY' APRIL 2016 CATCH REPORT! We did 14 charters in April 2016, had mostly great days and just a couple of slow ones. The highlight of the month was competing in the Offshore World Championships from 18-21 April… Read Full Report →


Sailfish & Tuna Fishing in Quepos

April 30, 2016

ALI MACLEOD - ISLE OF MAN, DAY 2 Ali MacLeod from the Isle of Man fished aboard 'Good Day' yesterday where we headed 30-35 miles offshore to an area known as 'La Bolsa'. It was Ali's second of three… Read Full Report →


Inshore Fishing in Quepos

April 28, 2016

Yesterday we welcomed our good friends Ali MacLeod & Carl Hardie aboard the 'Good Day' for a full day inshore fishing charter. Our target for the day was to try & catch a Big Snook or Roosterfish. After collecting… Read Full Report →


March 2016 - Costa Rica Fishing Report!

March 31, 2016

MARCH 2016 - COSTA RICA FISHING REPORT! A quick round up of the March 2016 activity from Jackpot Sport Fishing, where 'Good Day' hosted 18 Sport Fishing Charters throughout the month from the Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, Costa… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.93 out of 5 stars from 39 reviews

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Lafayette, Louisiana
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

We had a 3/4 off shore charter with Capt. Ben and we had a blast, we caught some dolphin and a couple nice wahoos. He had a great crew that did all the work and I got to sit back and reel in fish after fish along with my wife. The equipment was 1st class and in great shape and he took all the pictures so we didn’t have to worry about that either. Can’t wait to go back and spend a couple more days this fall. Thanks Ben for a great trip!!!! Tight Lines…

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Sanford, North Carolina
Went fishing on Sunday, January 28, 2018

great crew, really know their business. Excellent English. Full 9-9:30 hrs fishing daily. Fished 4 days . will fish with them again

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Costa Rica
Went fishing on Monday, January 29, 2018

We had a stellar experience with Benn, Manuel, and Jackson. They were attentive and made sure we always had what we needed and fed us snacks and the most delicious pineapple any of us has ever had. We caught one blue Marlin, which was on my dad’s bucket list. You can’t predict luck fishing, but with Jackpot, you know you’ll be getting great service, fun people, and a good time. I’d go out with them again in a second.

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Birmingham, England
Went fishing on Sunday, January 21, 2018

Benn organised everything bar the flights, he provided airport transfers, hotel, marina transfers, three days fishing on his boat Good Day as well as two half days on the super panga Cloie frijole. Every thing went as planned and I had numerous firsts and best fish including sailfish on my own spinning rod and snapper in slow jigs as an experienced angler I had a great time and am already booking my next holiday with Jackpot sportfishing

Fished January 2018

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Heredia, Provincia de Heredia
Went fishing on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

I live about an hour south of Quepos, and this was my 3rd time chartering with Jackpot Sport Fishing.  The owner Benn is the ideal host - spends individual time with each guest getting to know them, and his captain is the best in town (maybe all of CR).  First mate Yoxan (pronounced similar to Jackson) is fun and knowledgable, and did an amazing job of cleaning the fish for us to take home.  We caught a striped marlin, a dorado and three tuna (one of which was 130 pounds and took 90 minutes to bring in!), and even got some sightseeing in when we encountered a super-pod of spinner dolphins - easily 300 of them leaping and spinning and chasing the boat. 
Take it from a local - Jackpot Sport Fishing is the BEST charter in the area!

Fished December 2017

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Boise, Idaho
Went fishing on Sunday, December 17, 2017

We reserved our boat by internet and telephone to match our Windstar cruise timing. It came off without a hitch. My wife and I caught fish all day, the last one a sailfish and reason I came. We were able to provide the Windstar and it’s 150 passengers with enough tuna and Mahi Mahi for several fabulous meals. If you are looking experience, integrity, and talent, Jackpot will mean a successful day of Costa Rica fishing.

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Puntarenas, Provincia de Puntarenas
Went fishing on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Benn and his crew aboard the Good Day are second to none. These guys honestly provided a trip I will never forget. Not only did they put me on my first Black Marlin, but we could have loaded the boat with big Dorado. Aside from the fishing, the entire crew keeps you engaged and you leave at the end of the day feeling you have joined a fraternity. They are true Stewarts of the sea and make it as much a learning experience on top of excellent fishing. I have fished my entire life and understand why it takes to put things togeather and these guys do it as professionals.

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San José, Provincia de San Jose
Went fishing on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The ‘Good Day’ with Benn Gilmour and his crew are, without doubt, the most professional sport fishing team out of Quepos - the attention to detail, their professionalism and their knowledge of the fishing is second to none. This is the ONLY boat to fish from in Quepos!!! Cannot wait until net time. Dave

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
Went fishing on Monday, December 4, 2017

Fantastic! Really nice crew, caught plenty of Maui Maui weighting 20-40 lbs. Highly recommend!!!

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Glenview, Illinois
Went fishing on Sunday, December 10, 2017

My wife and I had a great time with the Jackpot sport fishing team aboard the Good Day. The owner Ben, Captain Manuel and his son were great hosts. Ben, took the time to explain the techniques and baits used in detail. They also made fresh Dorado sashimi on board. Overall GREAT People, value and an awesome time.

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United States
Went fishing on Sunday, November 26, 2017

Best fishing experience I’ve ever had and I’ve been on several. Benn and his crew went out of the way to make our trip awesome and it was!!

Fished November 2017

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San José, Provincia de San Jose
Went fishing on Saturday, December 2, 2017

Ben and his crew were very knowledgeable and patient with our skill level.  We booked a full day trip, the crew put us on fish straight away.  They took great care of us, making sure we had plenty to eat and drink all day. We reeled in so many fish that our arms are sore. Ben was kind enough to write down some great places to visit while we are here.  We can’t wait to come back to Jackpot Sport fishing next year.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Went fishing on Friday, September 22, 2017

I don’t even know where to begin on how amazing these guys are! They made my trip so amazing! We ended up booking them for three trips in a row!!!! I’ve kept in touch with them, and not only caught a bunch of amazing fish, I gained some new friends! Thank you for putting
Me on my bucket list Rooster Fish, and all the others! You absolutely 100% made my trip AMAZING! See you again soon, and if you ever want to come Fish the Gulf Of Mexico, come on out to Texas and I will put you on a great trip as well! You are welcome at my house ANY TIME!

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Jackpot Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, October 14, 2017

Thank you so much for fishing with us Chris.  It was our total pleasure to have you aboard and we had a blast with you guys!  The 2 Cubera Snappers on day 1 were awesome and so pleased that you finally got your Roosterfish! 
We hope to see you back here in CR again soon!
Benn Gilmour

Irvine, California
Went fishing on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fished 2 days offshore on a great boat called Good Day. Owner Benn (Jackpot Sportfishing Costa Rica) and captain Manuel with 1st mate Jackson. Fantastic crew. Benn came out with us both days in much less than perfect conditions. Had rain, 3 to 6 foot swells and off color water. We caught and released a 200lb Blue marlin. Boated 8 Yellowfin tuna, a tuna mackerel, a blue runner, 2 bonita, 40 silky snapper, 10 grouper and some other misc fishes. Never seen a crew work so hard to make a good trip. Fish were immediately filleted and put on ice after being caught. Benn was making sandwiches, cutting fruit, getting drinks for us. Treating us great. Also he loves what he does so it was great to be on the boat with someone that shares our passion. The crew also. Best thing was Benn taking pics and gopro vid’s then he gives them to you free of charge. If your fishing Quepos I strongly recommend Good Day. I can only imagine how incredible it would to be there in the high season. Pura Vida!

Fished August 2017

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Went fishing on Friday, August 18, 2017

Great day with Benn and crew. While fishing could have been a bit better, Benn was a great host and made sure he spent time with everyone. We caught one Mahi-mahi and hooked 2 marlin, though one got away very quickly. The other battled for 90 minutes before breaking the line. Would definitely book the Good Day Too again. Attached is a picture of Benn and a video of my friend Mark working on the marlin

Fished August 2017

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Dubai, Dubai
Went fishing on Friday, August 18, 2017

Excellent day offshore fishing with Benn and his crew. Benn is a great guy and between him and his amazing crew, they do everything to make sure you have a memorable experience. We took a gamble to go out to the blue water to catch billfish (which was completely our choice). While out we caught a decent size Mahi Mahi that was filleted on board and bagged ready to eat later and hooked two Blue Marlin - one of which we battled with for over an hour! Shame we didn’t quite get it to the boat but this was not through lack of trying or effort by the crew. Highly recommend the company and will certainly do again if ever back in Quepos.

Fished August 2017

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Heredia, Provincia de Heredia
Went fishing on Friday, August 25, 2017

Spent the first day inshore for Rooster fish it started out slow but the captain stayed after it and got us on some ended up with 4 total and 2 jacks.
The second day went offshore looking for marlin and tuna. Raised one marlin caught 1 sail and lost another sail. The crew was friendly and worked hard the entire time and the owner Benn was super friendly and helpful on the boat and with suggestions of places to go around town.
Tight lines
Randall

Fished August 2017

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Watford, England
Went fishing on Friday, June 16, 2017

I cannot praise Ben and his team highly enough. From the very outset, firstly exploring the potential of a visit to Costa Rica, then booking and arranging an itinerary Ben could not have been more helpful, all communications were answered immediately and a schedule arranged before hand. In effect Ben made the whole experience incredibly easy and hassle free, not only was he concerned about making our fishing experience something to remember, but also happily arranged all our wildlife watching tours and transport on non-fishing days.
The accommodation he arranged was excellent, it way exceeded our expectations. It was located in semi-rain forest and the Garden attracted as many, if not more, birds and wild-life than we actually saw on guided tours, including daily visits by troops of White Faced Capuchins and Squirrel Monkeys, an array of exotic birds including Toucans, Macaws, Parrots and Humming Birds, plus a variety of beautiful Butterflies.
The Fishing can only be described as excellent – our initial & principle target species was Rooster Fish, we all caught one after a couple of hours fishing on the first day (including a 50lb monster). If we had wanted to fish for Roosters all week I am sure we could have caught dozens of them. We had excellent sport with Jacks, Rainbow Runners, Snappers, Tuna and numerous other hard fighting Tropical Species. Although we had not planned to try for Bill Fish and (they were out of season) whilst off-shore fishing one day we slow trolled a couple of small live Bonito’s and had a Sailfish strike within half an hour.
The kit Ben provides is excellent and fit for purpose. I’ve Game Fished all over the world and usually find Rods and Reels provided on Charter boats are invariably way too heavy for the size of fish likely to be encountered. Ben has got it dead right, decent lighter tackle for the Roosters and Jacks and 30 – 50lb class gear for Sailfish etc, not broom handles and monster Penn winches that totally negate the sport and enjoyment of the fight.
The Crew – Manuel & Jackson (Yoxson), Father & Son are native Costa Ricans. They were both very helpful and cheerful. I always think it a good sign when after being on the boat an hour or two you realise the crew are keen fishermen themselves and show signs of excitement when a larger or rarer fish is brought to the boat. This was certainly the case with Ben and Jackson who were both keen to enter into and contribute to our Species hunting competition.
To summarise I would not hesitate to thoroughly recommend Ben and his crew – look no further than Jackpot Charters if it is Costa Rica you want to fish, (and experience) – the service offered and provided was way beyond expectations, and Ben really does go the “extra mile” to ensure it is an experience of a lifetime !
Jon M (Somerset, UK)

Fished June 2017

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Costa Rica
Went fishing on Friday, June 30, 2017

was a very good fishing trip , the Captain and crew where very professional , helpful and Friendly ,I would definitely recommend them to my friends and family .

Fished June 2017

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Taunton, England
Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

Very happy to endorse Benn Gilmour and Jackpot Sport Fishing. Benn worked tirelessly on our behalf to tailor the trip to our specific angling and wildlife photography needs. An unforgettable experience.  If you’re thinking of, or planning an overseas fishing expedition somewhere later this year or next year, drop him an email…..you won’t be disappointed.

Fished June 2017

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Costa Rica
Went fishing on Saturday, June 24, 2017

My brother came down to visit me for the first time in Costa Rica and I wanted to take him fishing.  I’ve been out with Jackpot Sport Fishing before to catch my first sailfish, so I knew this was the perfect choice for my brother.  They delivered!  Within minutes of throwing out our lines, Nick’s drag was screaming with his first snook.  Several species later he was hooked up to his first rooster fish.  Benn and the crew did an amazing job and they captured our experience on camera too!  If you are thinking about fishing in Costa Rica, you only need to make one phone call and that’s to Jackpot Sport Fishing!  Awesome!

Fished June 2017

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Ottawa, Ontario
Went fishing on Sunday, March 5, 2017

What a day! We enjoyed so many parts of the day, I can’t say enough about the level of professionalism of Benn and his team ensuring we had the experience of a lifetime. Benn was excellent at explaining the process, helping us by identifying various aquatic species and taking amazing photos and videos of our catches and helping by snagging our catches with Jackson.

We succeeded in landing all the fish we had set out for. Captain Manuel’s years of experience and knowledge of the waters directed us to the perfect locations and his skill at the helm make bringing the fish in as easy as possible.

Jackson was so attentive to our needs as well watching that everyone remained in good form. He was seeing the fish hit before we had any idea they were there.

I being limited in mobility and physical strength and endurance was made feel like an able bodied member of the team and when I had any difficulty there was someone available to help me out at all times. I would like to thank all involved for this amazing experience.

Kim

Fished March 2017

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State College, Pennsylvania
Went fishing on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

We booked 2 3/4 day trips, one offshore and one onshore. Our offshore trip checked off my bucket list with 2 pacific sailfish. Our onshore trip was uneventful until about one PM when the fish turned on. My son and I landed 10 Crevalle Jack, 2 Mackerel and a Roosterfish. Those Jacks really can stretch a line.

Fished February 2017

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Jackpot Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 10, 2017

It was great to have you aboard Mike, thanks so much for Fishing with us.  So pleased you both got your Sailfish and that Nick found his Roosterfish on the final day.  The Jacks and Mackerel were great action!  Hope to see you all again.  Thank you & all the best, Benn


Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, March 4, 2017

My wife and I came to Quepos for a week and were fortunate enough to find Jackpot Sportfishing and booked a full day offshore trip.  Benn, Jackson and Manuel spare no expense at putting you in the possible position to land big game fish.  I can’t say enough about their passion and professionalism.  I can say that everything you want, hope for, or expect from a full day charter is provided and then some!  Food(great lunch!) and drinks(beer, water, soda) are provided plus Benn has a GoPro stick and can record all the action, so we didn’t have to worry about getting that frame worthy shot and we just enjoyed being in the moment. We raised 6 sailfish and landed 3.  I reeled in 2 and my wife got the other.  First sail for both of us. Jackson also snagged a dorado and Benn had a yellowfin tuna that hit a popper he was retrieving from the bow and it broke the hook! These guys are legit and I highly recommend booking the full day charter if you can get on their calendar.  Once in a lifetime experience that you won’t regret! Thanks again Jackpot!

Fished March 2017

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Quepos, Provincia de Puntarenas
Went fishing on Sunday, March 5, 2017

First I want to say that the customer service we received was top shelf/world class. We are mid- late 50’s with physical chalanges. Benn and crew were attentive, informative and went to great lengths to accommodate 2 ladies and one man All never having any deep sea fishing experience.

Wonderful wonderful wonderful
Thank you Kev Kim and Kath

Fished March 2017

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San José, Provincia de San Jose
Went fishing on Sunday, February 12, 2017

Didn’t catch what we hoped for but not by any fault of the capt and crew. they were great and we had a blast.they made each of us reeled in at least one fish before heading back to the dock.

Fished February 2017

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San José, Provincia de San Jose
Went fishing on Friday, January 6, 2017

We had a really good time fishing.  The crew worked hard to help us catch fish.  It was a nice surprise to catch a big red snapper at the end of the day.  We’d do it again!

Fished January 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Monday, December 12, 2016

I had 2 days fishing with Benn and his crew aboard their immaculate boat ‘Good Day’ based in Quepos, Costa Rica. We fished one day offshore after billfish and mahi, the other day we fished inshore for snook, rooster fish and cubera. The guys worked so hard to put me on some fish and we were rewarded with some incredible looking specimens! The level of care and attention offered by the guys was second to none and perfect english was spoken too.

Within minutes of arriving at our fishing grounds offshore I was treated to the incredible display and fight from a Sailfish of 198cm which we tagged and released. It was my first of the species and I was delighted, it had been a bucket list fish of mine for some time. We narrowly missed out on bringing a blue marlin to the boat as well, it smashed through the spread of lures and unbelievably missed the hooks….but that’s fishing for you! It was an incredible sight all the same that I wont be forgetting in a hurry!

Fishing inshore was awesome, we quickly filled the livewell with bait which is always good fun and then headed down the coast to some incredible looking ground and rock marks. It screamed roosters and snapper to me and I was not disappointed! With a 20lb class rooster coming to the boat in short time (a personal best for me) and a missed chance with a cubera, it was a great start. We then went on to catch a load of sierra mackerel and jacks which provided some great fun and rod bending action, it was thick and fast with plenty of hook-ups and often 2 fish on at once. We even snuck in to a couple of river mouths to swim some baits for a snook but one dropped run was our only chance.

I cant say enough good things about the whole operation and experience. I’ve fished all over the world and these guys are certainly up there with the best of them. They have the passion, drive and determination and always went that extra mile (quite literally!) to ensure I had a great trip. Highly recommended!

Fished December 2016

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Costa Rica
Went fishing on Saturday, July 16, 2016

Had an awesome trip aboard GOOD DAY.  The owner Benn was extremely helpful from the beginning till the end of the fishing trip. Captain Manuel and the mate was very experienced . They knew the water well and helped us catch our fish.

Extremely happy that I caught my first ever Roosterfish and a big Jack. Awesome boat and team and I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Fished July 2016

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Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Friday, September 9, 2016

I’ve been fishing this same boat for 12 years now.
Same Captain who is Manuel. Always a pleasure.
Will hopefully continue for years to come.
Capt.Blake Stevenson

Fished September 2016

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Douglas, Isle of Man (general)
Went fishing on Monday, December 21, 2015

Having been an avid anger my whole life and have been on many big game fishing trips, my expectations were high , and jackpot sport fishing did not disappoint!
We caught plenty of nice fish throughout the day with the trophy catch being my first ever Atlantic sail fish!
That was caught and returned to the water in a professional manner.
The boat is perfectly equipt for a day on the ocean and the crew very welcoming and knowledgable , when I return to Costa Rica I will certainly be giving captain jackpot ‘Benn’ a call.

Incredible experience in an incredible country

Fished December 2015

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Went fishing on Saturday, August 20, 2016

We had an incredible trip out to sea with Benn and his team.  Of course having some great catches ranging from tuna to marlin and sailfish made the trip fun but so too did the what and dolphin sightings.  I’m not a pro fisherman but it was clear Benn and his team knew exactly what they were doing and how to find the fish.  The boat was a beauty and a joy to ride out on.  The tuna we caught were well dressed and made a wonderful dinner that evening.  It’s the small touches that make a trip unique and fun and Benn knows how to do it right.  The photos and videos he shared with us after the trip will be an amazing way to remember and re-live the adventure.  If you plan to spend time in Quepos and want to fish, I highly recommend Jackpot Sport Fishing.  When you visit, tell Benn that Kenneth & Fernando say hi!

Fished August 2016

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Jackpot Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hi Kenneth

It was fantastic to have you & Fernando aboard.  The Tuna and Sailfish were cool but your Blue Marlin was AWESOME!  I remember putting the lure in the water & he ate it within 20 seconds right before my eyes, I could see how happy Fernando was watching you fight the Marlin, fantastic stuff and i will not forgot it for a long time! 

I am glad you like the photos and videos - Thank you for fishing with us and I hope to see you back in Costa Rica again in the future.

All the Best,

Benn Gilmour
Jackpot Sport Fishing


Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
Went fishing on Sunday, August 28, 2016

good captian good crew try to help y catch fish I going again

Fished August 2016

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Jackpot Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Hi Adlai

Thank you so much for your review, it was great to have you aboard GOOD DAY and I had a great day with you. 

We went 3 for 6 on Sailfish and 0 for 1 on Blue Marlin that day, a good days fishing!

I hope to see you back in Costa Rica again soon.

Keep in touch,

Benn Gilmour
Jackpot Sport Fishing


Cape Coral, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, August 19, 2016

Meet boat owner Ben at marina while looking at the boats in the harbor and ask if he was a charter boat captain and was willing to go out on short notice and he agreed. Booked private charter with brother to go trolling for sailfish and marlin on the Good Day. Ben’s a true mariner he actual goes out on the boat with you and likes his job. He has a professional crew that can handle themselves well at sea. We had a great start to the day with sunshine and calm seas on our way out to the grounds. Half way out threw out some lines and ended up catching tuna in large school surrounded by dolphins while trolling around the reef we hooked into a sailfish that gave one hell a fight before landing it. Ben is a very energetic guy that likes to take lots of pictures and videos of each trip. He has all the equipment and fishing gear needed to go out, just show up and be ready to have some real fun.

Fished August 2016

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Richardson, Texas
Went fishing on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

While we were in Quepos/Manuel Antonio we went out not only once with Jackpot but were so impressed that we went back out again a few days later! We fished inshore and caught several Rooster fish, one nearing 50lb’s and a Big Eyed Jack. We also fished offshore ranging anywhere from 25-30 miles offshore and caught Yellowfin Tuna and Sailfish! Owner Benn Gilmour and captain Manuel know the waters and provide an amazing experience. The fishing was top notch and the service was second to none. The tuna was prepared on the boat sashimi style with soy and wasabi and a great lunch was provided on top of that. You can tell that Benn and crew take a real interest in showing you the fish and a good time. Fishing again with Jackpot Sport Fishing-Costa Rica is at the top of our list, don’t pass up the opportunity to spend the day with a first class crew!

Fished August 2016

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Jackpot Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hi Jimbo

Thank you for taking the time to post a review.  I had a real blast on both of the trips that you had with us and I am so glad that you got to experience two great days, one day inshore and one day offshore is the perfect combination.  The Roosterfish came out to play on the first day and the big Rooster was one of our top 3 Roosters of the year!  The offshore trip was great and I am so glad that you caught a Sailfish in the dying minutes of the day to add to the Tuna.

I hope to see you guys back in Costa Rica in the future!

All the best and keep in touch.

Benn Gilmour
Jackpot Sport Fishing


Went fishing on Saturday, June 4, 2016

Benn and his crew are top flight professionals, catering to serious anglers as well as family fun outings. His boat and gear are all first class, and Benn’s outgoing personality makes for a great day on the beautiful waters of Costa Rica.’

Fished June 2016

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Jackpot Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

It was great to have you, Matt & Nate fish with us David.  Thank you for the excellent review and I hope to fish with you again soon!  Benn Gilmour

Serbia
Went fishing on Saturday, June 25, 2016

My trip was during the “slow” season, but we had lots of excitement throughout the day landing 5 tuna up to 66lbs and a beautiful sailfish around 90lbs. Benn and crew are top notch and went the extra mile to ensure a memorable trip. Benn was snapping pictures and recording videos the whole time capturing every moment. I can’t wait to take another trip with these guys!

Fished June 2016

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United States
Went fishing on Thursday, March 17, 2016

We had a great time catching a bunch of sailfish. We caught north of 20 and this captain knows what he’s doing as he has been fishing this area forever. I’d like to try rooster fishing, which was an option, but we only fished one day. This boat is also great, I am not willing to more for the bigger boats with a cabin because you never spend much time inside. This boat let’s you hangout and still be in all the action!

Fished March 2016

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Douglas, Isle of Man (general)
Went fishing on Monday, May 2, 2016

We loved and enoyed every minute on board Good Day with Jackpot Sportfishing. Fishing and hospitality were 5* from the minute we stepped on board. Benn the owner pulled out all the stops to make sure we had a great time and we were more than pleased with the days catch of Roosters, jacks, snook and sailfish. We will be back.

Fished May 2016

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Jackpot Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 16, 2016

Hi Ali - thank you for fishing with us.  It was great to have you aboard and we had some excellent fishing over the 3 days and caught some great species.  Snook, Roosters, Jacks, Big eyed Jacks, Blue Fin Travelly, Yellow Fin Tuna, Sailfish, Needlefish.  Great fun and hope to see you back again!
Thank you,
Benn