Captain
Steve Hardcastle

Member since May 2014

Quepos, Costa Rica

Background
Been hooked since i was 5 years of age and got my 1st fishing rod ...
Techniques
Down rigging Trolling & Jigging Planner Boards Dipsy Divers

Hey, I'm Captain Steve Hardcastle

Quepos, Costa Rica
Background
Been hooked since i was 5 years of age and got my 1st fishing rod ...
Techniques
Down rigging Trolling & Jigging Planner Boards Dipsy Divers

My Charter Listings

Quepos
trips from
US$ 900
St Catherines
trips from
US$ 120
Dunnville
trips from
US$ 100

Fishing Reports

Salmon & Lake Trout May 11/17

May 11, 2017

Well yesterday was a cold rough day for these boys from down south and tough fishing with 6 ft waves. I blame The Bananas .for those that don't be alive it I came home sick as a dog with… Read Full Report →


Big Salmon & Lake Trout April 29th 2017

April 29, 2017

Darn weather keeping me from fishing today. But yesterday was a day of some big fish with many over 20 lbs. Last Open Dates for weekends in May 14,21,27,28 book now fishing is on FIRE We Get Your Fish… Read Full Report →


Salmon with Fishful Thinking Tv Show

April 27, 2017

What a great day fishing with my good friend Charlie Wray from the Fishful Thinking Tv Show caught lots of good salmon yesterday. We ran to the Niagara bar to find many boats but not alote of catching. So… Read Full Report →


Salmon Fishing On Fire Niagara Canada

April 22, 2017

Another awesome weekend on lake Ontario Niagara Falls Canada ....is salmon ever for this girl and she loved it ...call today and book not many dates left for may and fishing it HOT April and May are the hottest… Read Full Report →


Salmon on Fire Niagara

April 15, 2017

What a great 1st trip out with good friends and family for a little fun local derby took 4th place ended the day going 8 for 10 on Kings with a Rainbow Coho and Laker in the mix Thanks… Read Full Report →


Quepos Costa Rica Fishmaster Feb-9-11-15

February 09, 2017

Been good fishing the past 5 trips ....landing over 25 sailfish considering slower fishing for many boats we are taken shots with 9 to 5 being landed per trip ...call today and book Fishmasters Sportfishing Read Full Report →


Quepos Costa Rica Fishmaster Jan29/17

January 29, 2017

Decent day yesterday off quepos with a group of 4 going 5 for 9 on Sailfish one pushing 200lbs finally the water is at 84 deg and getting warmer. Then it will be on fire Read Full Report →


Fishmasters Sportfishing Jan 19th

January 19, 2017

Solo trip for our client was a blast landing a bunch of Mahi Mahi 20 to 30 lbers 37 miles off shore ....had a excellent fish fry after his trip back at our condo ....call Fishmasters Sport Fishing Today… Read Full Report →


Sailfish Report Jan 19th Fishmaster

January 11, 2017

Flat seas and tons of Tuna on the Bite landed 9 for 15 Tuna 30 to 70 lbs ....lots of fresh tuna for the freezer Read Full Report →


Fishmaster Yellow Fin Tuna Costa Rica

January 05, 2017

We had a awesome day fishing Yellow Fin Tuna yesterday landing 9 for 15 ranging from 20 to 70 lbs 47 miles off shore in between Quepos and Jaco Beach in 7000 feet of water ....the spinner Dolphins pushed… Read Full Report →


Yellow Fin Tuna Costa Rica

December 14, 2016

Hunting for Meat ....Found a big school of tuna 2 days ago drove to the 26 passed way to many birds and fish jumping due to better reports should have stayed ...ran back to 12 mile mark found the… Read Full Report →


Limited out on walleye

August 12, 2016

Awesome day on Lake Erie from dunnville ontario 3 man limit bye 1 pm ...sorry for lack of reports been fishing every day ...Call Fishing Booker today and book !!! WE GET YOU FISH OR YOUR NEXT TRIPS FREE… Read Full Report →


Lake Erie Walleye Report August 7

August 07, 2016

Double trip yesterday ...morning was nice and calm after noon trip was a tad rough but the fish where biting here are a few pics from yesterday with 2 walleye over 10.5 lbs ....few dates left call today to… Read Full Report →


Walleye & More Walleye

July 20, 2016

Awesome day yesterday landed 16 walleye and 2 bows ,,, Happy Happy clients back out all weekend more reports coming soon Read Full Report →


Awesome fishing Niagara Bar

June 01, 2016

What a awesome day fishing boated over 20 fish ...lots of good eating size king salmon Coho salmon and Rainbow Trout ...fished 220 row off the Niagara Bar using flasher and Meat ...call Fishing booker today and Book Fishmasters… Read Full Report →


Niagara Falls Salmon Action

May 10, 2016

Awesome day yesterday for these 7 guys everyone got to fight fish a few times around nice spring King Salmon over 23 lbs ...Lake Ontario Canada has one of the best Salmon fishing Lakes in Canada come join the… Read Full Report →


Salmon and Cohos Niagara Falls Ontario

May 07, 2016

Awesome beautiful day on Lake Ontario Niagara Falls Ontario fished from 30 to 180 ft of water today hunting down salmon and was a great day going 10 for 14 all taken home to eat yummy Read Full Report →


Double Header Niagara Falls Canada

May 01, 2016

Awesome day for my clients today Few Coho Salmon and lots of Lake Trout with a few Double headers in the action ...caught 8 for 14 Read Full Report →


Quepos Costa Rica Fishmasters

April 18, 2016

Slower day but still good 6 on Released 5 Hot Sunny weather call today to book Fishmasters Sprotfishing back out Tommrow more reports coming Read Full Report →


Salmon Fishing Niagara Falls Canada

April 16, 2016

Great day fishing on the weekend boated over 15 Salmon and Trout Call today to book Fishmasters Read Full Report →


Salmon and More Salmon

March 19, 2016

The salmon are showing up with the warm winter in Canada this season is looking to be awesome call today Book Fishmasters Ultimate Charters Niagara Falls Canada Read Full Report →


Lake Trout Niagara Falls Fishmasters 1

March 15, 2016

Tons of Lake Trout for these guys ...lake Ontario is shaping up good this spring Read Full Report →


Wore Out On Sailfish Quepos

March 15, 2016

Well another great Day out 20 miles off Quepos ...wore out the clients by 11:30 am on Sailfish ...only couple open dates left for March Call today and Book your charter with Fishmaster Read Full Report →


Awesome Day Solo Client Tane Quepos

March 14, 2016

What a awesome day with Tane this guy has fished all over the world and yet to Land a Sailfish has had tons on but no Landings well today he Kicked Butt landing 12 for 20 and getting to… Read Full Report →


Lake Ontario Salmon Fishmasters 1

March 12, 2016

Fishing is getting awesome call Fishing Booker to book your Niagara Falls Ontario Canada Best Fishing with Fishmasters Sportfishing 1 Read Full Report →


Fishing On Fire Quepos Fishmasters II

March 11, 2016

Been a great week outa Quepos with Hooking up with over 60 Sailfish and a couple Whaoo we still have a couple Open dates left for March call Fishing Booker today and Book Fishmasters Sport Fishing Quepos Marina Pez… Read Full Report →


Slow Fishing for Many Boats today

March 04, 2016

Slower Day today for the clients 2 for 5 ...there was a local tourney today and many reports of 0 or 3 fish seems the fish moved way off shore 30 plus miles ....let hope our crew does better… Read Full Report →


Fishmasters Sportfishing March 3rd 2016

March 03, 2016

These guys had a blast 8 for 15 on Sailfish and a few very big Sailfish but due to a little costa rica Hang over they went in early Read Full Report →


Fishmasters Sportfishing Quepos Marc 1st

March 01, 2016

Awesome day with Awesome people wives 1st trip out this season as we have been so busy chartering thanks to fishing booker ....15 for 22 on Sailfish Read Full Report →


Fishmasters Sportfishing Quepos Feb 26

February 26, 2016

Another awesome day 10 for 14 on Sailfish had a Wahoo on for a few mins also had a Dolpin come in and steal every bait in our rigs lmao thought it was a huge Marlin at 1st ... Read Full Report →


Fishmasters Sportfishing Quepos Feb 25

February 25, 2016

Clients had a short day today back at 1 pm but a awesome Day 2 people 2 Double headers 7 for 10 on sailfish raised a few more with a Mahi in the mix ...back out tomorrow ... Read Full Report →


Fishmasters Sportfishing Costa Rica Feb

February 19, 2016

Well it was a busy 3 days off Quepos Releaseing over 37 Sailfish in 3 days and raised and hooked over 60 Sails fishing is on fire right now from 10 miles to 50 miles off shore ....Call Fishing… Read Full Report →


Fishmaster Quepos Costa Rica Feb 18th

February 18, 2016

Another great day off Quepos 14 sailfish and raised many more ...out again tomorrow to look for some Tuna full report coming soon ... Read Full Report →


Fishmaster Quepos Report Feb 12th 2016

February 12, 2016

Great day on the water with my dad that came from Canada to fish with me and leave the Cold Weather and enjoy the flat calm waters in Quepos Costa Rica we landed 3 Grouper 4 Snapper and 6… Read Full Report →


Quepos Costa Rica Fishmasters

January 24, 2016

Another awesome day ran 35 miles to find the fish but wasn't long and we found them raised 16 and released 12 average 80 to 125 lbs each we had today off for repairs and back at it tomorrow… Read Full Report →


Jan 21 Costa Rica Quepos Fishmaster

January 21, 2016

Short Day today ran 12 miles fished back to 8 miles 6 Bites 4 released makes me wonder how many fish i drive over everyday running out 28 to 50 miles to get fish .. Read Full Report →


Jan 20th Quepos Fishmaster

January 20, 2016

Awesome day fishing yesterday 1st fish 500 plus Blue Marlin and 17 sailfish bites Thanks to my sponcers for the best fishing line on the market Bloodrun Tackle Read Full Report →


Fishmasters Sportfishing Quepos Sailfish

January 15, 2016

Awesome day with some friends from Canada Landed 7 for 10 Sailfish and raised over 15 back at it all next week Come Fish Quepos Costa Rica with Fishmasters Sportfishing call Fishing booker Today :) Read Full Report →


Costa Rica Marlin Madness Fishmaster

January 11, 2016

Good day on the water yesterday other then loosen a 5 to 600 lb screaming Marlin can u say SNAP suffix sucks 1st line that broke this season on the 50w 80lb only cause i don't have any 80lb… Read Full Report →


Fishmaster Quepos Costa Rica

January 10, 2016

Great day for our crew boated over 20 beauty fish and some big ones ....Fishing in Costa Rica at its best book today Read Full Report →


Costa Rica Sailfish and More Sailfish

January 09, 2016

The Sailfish Bite is on Again 8 for 14 Back out again Tommrow Quepos Costa Rica Book Today and Save Read Full Report →


Costa Rica Quepos With Fishmaster

December 29, 2015

Great day offshore yesterday 42 miles the bite was on Mahi and Sailfish call today to book Fishmasters Sportfishing Costa Rica Quepos Read Full Report →


Tuna & Sailfish

December 12, 2015

Fishing has been good 29 miles offshore with lots of Tuna Sailfish and Blue Marlin its only getting better daily from now till April Flat calm waters goat love Costa Rica fishing from Quepos Read Full Report →


amazing day

December 05, 2015

great day fishing hooked up 6 sailfish, clients had an amazing time and will be back in march to do it again Read Full Report →


Walleye Lake Erie Canada

August 21, 2015

Awesome day walleye fishing Limit out 6 hours 90 fow off Dunnville Lake Erie Canada Read Full Report →


Spring Salmon Lake Ontario Niagara Falls

April 17, 2015

April May and June is crazy Salmon fishing if u like to eat Salmon and Trout call today to book for this coming Spring in Niagara Falls Canada Fishmaster Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.70 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 11, 2017

We had a great time with Captain Steve. Although the weather turned on us once we were out on the lake, 20 mph winds and the lake was rough, Steve still managed to put us on a few fish. He worked the entirety of the lake and would not give up trying to find some salmon willing to bite. He definitely gave us his best effort. I will book with him again in August for my next outing with customers.

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

However we did catch 5 sailfish and that is really what it is all about, right!

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

It was a great experience right from start to finish!  Both fish we caught were splendid and for mu husband to actually bring in a sailfish was a dream come true for him!  Very, very great experience!  We would like to receive a copy sent to our email address..Jackson said we would get them!

Fished January 2017

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Steve Hardcastle (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, January 26, 2017

Im glad you had a great Half Day trip ...hope to see ya back next year ...Here are a couple shots of your fish Captain Steve


Went fishing on Sunday, August 7, 2016

The fishing trip was an experience to remember Lake Erie showed us just how rough she can be ,but Captain Steve wasn’t about to let it stop us from having a good trip. All the grand kids caught fish and they were very happy that it took two hands to hold up the size of the Walleye caught.
Thank you Captain Steve Hardcastle and his trusty first mate for a great day of a family fishing trip to remember..

William Spence

Fished August 2016

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Steve Hardcastle (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 8, 2016

Glad you and the boys had a good trip we hope to see you Salmon fishing on your next trip


Went fishing on Thursday, July 28, 2016

The captain of this boat transferred us to another boat due to engine problems with his boat.  That all went well, although the crew of the other boat, Good Day, initially wanted the $700 balance in cash but were eventually allowed by the owner to take a credit card. 

We had a blue marlin on the line within 5 minutes of putting bait in the water, and fought it for an hour and a half.  Unfortunately, there was too much lightning to stay put and the seas were getting a little rough (my family was on board), so I decided to release the fish and head back to Quepos. 

It was definitely an exciting trip, and everyone had a chance to fight a big fish, so we were satisfied.  The weather didn’t cooperate, but the crew was excellent and the fishing truly could not have been any better.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, April 29, 2016

Fishmaster is top notch. They really know their stuff. I was impressed by the equipment, it felt like I was a fishing pro. The staff seem like they live, breath and sleep fishing. Our day was an amazing experience for fishing on Lake Ontario. Lots of room, great tunes(play whatever you want), we ordered food and drinks which allowed us just to worry about getting on the boat. There was six of us and we all caught fish plus more. I was actually tired of catching fish by the end of the day. We started pretty early but it was worth every second and priceless memories. If you are looking to catch some big salmon and maybe a trout or two, I would give Fishmaster a call. Can’t wait for the next trip! Callin’ up the boy’s and maybe a girl or two ;) Let’s go fishin’!!!

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Excellent trip. Captain Steve was very accommodating in planning our outing for seven. He put us on fish and we were all able to catch nice ones. Highly recommended.
Grant Bailey, Ottawa

Fished May 2016

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Steve Hardcastle (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 16, 2016

Thanks Grant was a awesome day with your group hope to see ya back this fall


Went fishing on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hooked and brought to the boat sailfish.  We wanted to catch some mahi mahi to eat but weren’t able to.  Watch for hidden fees.

Fished March 2016

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Steve Hardcastle (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Please tell me what Hidden fees your talking about ...

Went fishing on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

We didn’t get off to a good start the boat had engine problems,1 hour late. Then it rains on the way out to fish, finally we start fishing for the first three hours nothing we had 3 or 4 bites at around 1:00 we finally hooked up to a sailfish the one and only it made the trip worth it,by the way the one of the two engines quit around 11:00a.m. we trolled with one and also came back on one engine at 10 knots made for a very long day booked the the trip for just me and my wife was very expensive for one 8 foot sailfish i should feel lucky but the talk around there is like 10 outa 14 or 16 for 20 i didn’t see that kinda of results , just remember its still fishing no guaranties i know it sounds like a bad day but i got what i came for.Best of luck to you and your group i would try again with the captain and crew.

Fished March 2016

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Steve Hardcastle (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Those are also my reports and reviews of numbers of Sailfish ...seems the rain and tough fishing follows you from your stories you told me ...let see if that happens Salmon fishing with me next spring :)

Went fishing on Monday, March 14, 2016

After doing a good search on several captains in Costa Rica I decided on Steve and sure glad I did! His team made easy from booking to even transportation from Los Suenos as where I stayed. Only to find out they all travel to Quepos to fish. They will organize transport an is nice with travel WIFI! We got to his spot and his fishing technique is off the hook, I have never seen it and I fish from a Trinidad,Grenada, St.Lucia! I won’t share this is so book a trip with the FISHMASTER and you will be satisfied. Oh BTW we landed and released 12 sails by 2 pm so book the day trip and Pura Vida! I can’t wait till my next trip!!

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, February 25, 2016

Capt. Steve and Christian were great! Got us on the fish right away and we boated 7 sails on half-day excursion with two anglers.

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, February 19, 2016

This was by far the best single day of fishing we’ve experienced over 16 years of taking winter fishing trips. Steve and Christian were true professionals, we hooked 10 sailfish and landed 5. All released safely. I would highly recommend Steve and his crew to anyone.

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

What an amazing day!! From start to finish the Captain made us number one!  He had us on fish within minutes of our tour.  We have fished in some places worldwide but the fishing in Costa Rica is awesome!  To catch 7 sailfish (our target fish) is just-WOW!!
Can’t wait for next time….thinking March
Cheers

Fished January 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

My brother in law, sister, wife and my 9 year old son chartered Fishmasters Sportfishing II for a full day fishing adventure!  Only my brother in law and I actually fished and within the first 30 minutes we had hooked on to a 500+ pound Blue Marlin!!!!  It took us over an hour to land that monster. Amazing!!!  We also managed to catch several sailfish before the day was over. Christian, the first mate, was meticulous with the bait, hooks, etc as well as keeping the boat washed down while we fished. The Captain knew where to find the fish and Christian worked his tail off for us!  Great experience.

Fished January 2016

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Steve Hardcastle (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, February 14, 2016

it was a great day loved watching the marlin smash that bait


Went fishing on Sunday, January 17, 2016

The experience was great. Everything went according to plan. Only issue we had was that our reservation stated that lunch was included in our half day fishing trip, however when we were all hungry and ready for lunch, captain stated that lunch was not included in the half day fishing trip. They had great snacks and drinks otherwise. I would definitely use this site and boat again, except I would bring lunch.

Fished January 2016

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Steve Hardcastle (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 24, 2016

Glad you had a great day! We provid snacks and drink on our half day trip End before lunch time Full day charters include a full lunch

Went fishing on Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fished January 2016

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Steve Hardcastle (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, January 23, 2016

Thanks for the Stars ...hope to see you back again soon

Went fishing on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Found out about fishmasters sport fishing charters on fishing booker.com. Saw he was fairly new to the website, but when I took a look at his track record I was impressed! Steve is a top notch captain with top notch gear that charters in Canada in the spring and summer for walleye, trout, and salmon. And charters in Costa Rica in the fall and winter.

I booked a condo through Steve for 5 nights and a charter for December 16th 2015. My brother, cousin and myself were not disappointed! Steve was very professional during the whole experience and man can that guy catch fish! On our ride out to the fishing grounds, Steve noticed some baitfish schooling on the surface in the distance he quickly told his mate to get ready and within minutes we had lines set, followed shortly after by our first hook up a beautiful 100+ sailfish. And that trend continued all day! We had an awesome day boating 3 different species I have never caught before! Sailfish, marlin, and dorado. We landed 13 sailfish 1 marlin and half a dozen magi mahi! Not including the sailfish and marlin we lost. Fantastic day on the water! Steve also has lots of knowledge and tips on how to cook up our tasty catch!

I would strongly recommend booking with Steve and fishmasters sportfishing in Costa Rica or Canada. He has over 20 years in experience and a knack for finding the fish in any conditions!

Fished December 2015

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Steve Hardcastle (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Glad you had a awesome trip with us Justin se ya back in 2017 Tightlines

Went fishing on Sunday, January 3, 2016

This was the best fishing trip we had ever been on. The captian was very knowledgeable and the boat was very nice.  The fish were huge and we even saw dolphins.  Thank you captain Steve
Fishmaster Quepos.

Fished January 2016

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Steve Hardcastle (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Thanks so much Katie for the kind words hope to see you back soon Fishmaster