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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 15 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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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 15 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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Jackpot Sport Fishing

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4.93
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out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
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Tuna, Pilot Whales and Sailfish
Tuna, Pilot Whales and Sailfish
Dreams Came True!
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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James A.
San José, Provincia De San Jose
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Full day offshore with Benn

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore/Inshore on March 6, 2021
Benn didn’t just take us fishing, he taught us how to fish, explained what, why and how. “Good Day” was neat,...
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Brad H.
Allen, TX
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Dreams Came True!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore/Inshore on December 12, 2018
Booked a day if off shore fishing for my wife’s 70 year old dad and I.  Told the owner and Captain my dream was to catch...
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Mark R.
Paraiso, C
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Tuna, Pilot Whales and Sailfish

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore/Inshore on May 11, 2019
We fished the Good Day with Captain Manuel and Mate Santos.  Early in the day we hooked up to a 100# Tuna, fought it for an...
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Steve S.
Lafayette, Louisiana
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Fun day fishing!!!!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on 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...
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Birmingham, England
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Fishing holiday in Costa Rica with Jackpot sport fishing

Half Day Trip – Offshore on January 21, 2018
Benn organised everything bar the flights, he provided airport transfers, hotel, marina transfers, three days fishing on his...
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