What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste for the first time?

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Arthur Flippin
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Went fishing with Sport Fishing El Gato III on April 12, 2024
The strong wind made fishing tough, and eventually we had to cut our day short, the Captain said that was an anomaly for this time of year. But we all know that is fishing, a word to the wise check your weather ahead of booking. This crew was awesome and made the trip in bad weather worth it.

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Kayla Stull
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Went fishing with Lupo Charters on December 8, 2023
Take Dramamine before you hit the boat even if you have no history of seasickness. All of our group were queasy at best, including myself, and I have been on boats throughout my entire life. Bring a dry bag for your towels and anything else you don’t want wet. Everything got soaked, including us.

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Chad Boggs
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Went fishing with Sport Fishing El Gato III on November 23, 2023
With Big Game fish be ready to reel and be patient. Be patient and, take your time. capt said Nov is last good month for really good fishing. Said wind picks up in summer months and water gets to choppy. Go early.. we left at 6am

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Benjamin Kelln
Hacienda Tamarindo, G
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Went fishing with Flamingo Sportfishing: 29’ Dusky on February 12, 2019
February fishing is not one of the best fishing months of the year. However, we were in Playa Flamingo for 11 days and went on 3 fishing trips and had really great luck for all 3. February for us turned out great! We brought our own surf poles, but had no luck. I recommend fishing with a local guide.

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Will Tucker
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Went fishing with The Skipjack by Amberjack Tours on July 4, 2024
Take your catch right next door to the Beach House Bar and Restaurant and they will cook it for you. They also have an outdoor shower across from the entry for a quick rinse.

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Brian Hall
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Went fishing with Sport Fishing El Gato III on April 9, 2024
We hooked into 3 fish And we found a school of yellowfin with dolphins chasing, but couldn’t get one

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Ricky Flowers
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Went fishing with Tiburon Azul on March 11, 2024
We had rough seas and high wind. The captain navigated this well. Make sure you are ready for the weather and the seas. Great trip with a great captain.

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Dru Kocina
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Went fishing with Tiburon Azul on February 25, 2024
I would recommend anyone that’s going to fish for the first time or the 15th time to use this captain and his boat

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Jason Holder
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Went fishing with Sport Fishing El Gato III on February 21, 2024
Dont do afternoon or when its is windy. It really limited our options and you cant discuss them in english

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Gabrielle Bennett
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Went fishing with Tiburon Azul on February 15, 2024
Schedule a longer day if you are intending to catch something specific! Bring sunscreen and hats/covers too as there is only an little shade on the boat.

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Scott Marshek
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Went fishing with Papi Chulo Sportfishing on January 4, 2024
Be patient and book a whole day, fishing changes with the tide. One thing to Rember is the boats only take cash

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JEREMY JAGT
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Went fishing with Lupo Charters on December 27, 2023
Hard to say whether it’s seasonal or just wasn’t our day but I’ve been a couple of times “inshore” and haven’t had incredible success.

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Jonathon Goering
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Went fishing with Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’ on December 23, 2023
If you fish enough, you understand that it’s unpredictable. Go out, have a good attitude, learn all you can, and simply enjoy the experience.

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Spencer Turner
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Went fishing with Sport Fishing El Gato III on November 5, 2023
Yes. This is not a marina with a pier so know that. You catch a taxi boat from the shore. Fishing is very good in this area.

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Brent Genseke
DeKalb, IL
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Went fishing with Sport Fishing El Gato III on September 20, 2023
Be prepared for plenty of sun and a good fight when you get a fish on. The fish are beautiful and have some amazing colors to them.

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Jared Souders
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Went fishing with Tiburon Azul on August 1, 2023
Great scenery, and good variety for fishing. If you want to catch mahi and billfish book a full day and get out to deeper water.

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Aimee Mccormick
Mobile, AL
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Went fishing with Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’ on June 10, 2023
Go Offshore book on this site, do not book through the hotels. We did that on another trip and it was terrible.

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Scott Williams
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Went fishing with Tiburon Azul on April 14, 2023
Fishing in deep sea is always subject to the weather! Despite high winds & seas, still caught a good size Mahi!!!

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Dan Koop
West Olive, MI
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Went fishing with Sport Fishing El Gato III on April 6, 2023
Check moon phases before fishing. Full moon makes fishing really slow - not much the crew can do about that.

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Johnny Tramel
Montgomery, TX
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Went fishing with Longline Flamingo C.R. on February 6, 2020
Just go out and have fun. If you catch fish every time you went out they would call it Catching not Fishing.

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Chris Zero
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Went fishing with Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’ on May 11, 2024
Wear more sunscreen then you think you need and drink water like your life depends on it.

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Paul Bach
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Went fishing with The Amberjack by Amberjack Tours on March 27, 2024
Definately go out and give it a try! It was the experience of a lifetime for me and my son's!

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Kristy Chamberlin
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Went fishing with Sport Fishing El Gato III on March 16, 2024
I’ve never been any other time but we caught fish on our bucket list, so I’m more than happy

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Eliot Cooper
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Went fishing with Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’ on March 12, 2024
Make sure the engine exhaust is fixed. Might be a simple fix or something more serious.

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Zack Derich
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Went fishing with Sport Fishing El Gato III on December 30, 2023
Good fishing. Would have loved to hook up a yellowtail but sometimes they aren’t biting

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Paul Juryla
Nicoya, Guanacaste Province
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Went fishing with Sport Fishing El Gato III on July 18, 2023
Yes. These guys know the waters and will do everything to get the targeted fish.

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Clayton Strahan
Tehachapi, CA
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Went fishing with Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’ on November 29, 2021
If you've never been....this will be a trip you will never forget. It's a must.