July 2016 Quepos Catch Report

July 31, 2016 by Jackpot Sport Fishing

Trip Info

The Catch
Grouper (Red)
Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue)
Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Bluefin)


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, Costa Rica. 

There were more Blue Marlin caught than any other month this year and the Quepos fleet enjoyed the best Sailfish bite since April with many boats releasing 4-5 Sailfish a day.  Yellowfin Tuna were caught throughout the month including a HUGE fish estimated at 300lb caught aboard Sea Hawk out of Quepos (photo attached).  There was another fish of 150lb and many others in the 50-80lb range landed.  The inshore fishing was excellent some days and we caught some great Roosterfish including a 45lb, 35lb, 30lb and other smaller fish. 

July seen the arrival of the Humpback Whales along our coastline and we have been lucky to see mothers & cavles during most of our recent trips.  Whales, Dolphins, Turtles, Thresher Sharks, Sea Birds, aswell as great fishing – what more could you ask for!?

Our catch summary for the month as follows:

2 July               1 Sailfish, 5 Yellow Fin Tuna
5 July               1 Sailfish released, lost 2 others.  6 Blue Marlin releases today by the fleet
6 July               1 Blue Marlin est. 200lb, missed a Sailfish
16 July             3 Roosterfish: 30lb, 20lb, 18lb, 2 Jacks, 1 Golden Trevally, Snappers, Groupers, Grunts, Needlefish
19 July             1 Jack, 1 Mackerel, during a short dolphin watching trip
21 July             4 Roosterfish: 45lb, 35lb, 22lb, 10lb & 1 needlefish. Lost 4 more Roosterfish today and missed many bites, non stop action.
28 July             1 Blue Marlin est. 250lb
30 July             1 Sailfish, 1 Jack

August has already started well with Marlin & Sailfish hook-ups, Tuna, Roosterfish & Cubera Snappers. 

Just let us know if you would like to experience fishing in Costa Rica for yourself!

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