Fishing in Quepos is an incredible experience – not only is it one of the best spots in the beautiful land of Costa Rica, but in the entire world.
The bountiful ocean waters around Quepos gives everyone a chance to have a go at catching all manner of fish. You can choose shallower inshore waters for those fish that prefer rocks and reefs, or go miles out to the cobalt-blue deep sea fishing spots.
From beginners and novices to professionals and regular fishermen and women, there is sure to be something for everyone, whatever it is that they are looking for.
Charter Fishing in Quepos
For a start, when it comes to Quepos fishing charter boats, the area is able to boast a fleet of more than 50 vessels. These boats are of a great range of different sizes, meaning that there is a boat that is sure to suit everyone, whatever the size of their group might be. For example, a group of four or five are not going to want an unnecessarily large boat, but similarly, a bigger group are not going to all want to have to squeeze onto a small boat that is not really of sufficient size for them.
When it comes to actually searching for the fish, there are a whole range of different species on offer for people to have a go at catching. One of the most common fish found when it comes to Quepos Costa Rica fishing is Sailfish. These can be found all around the waters of Costa Rica, and throughout the entire year, although the period from December through to May is usually considered to be the best. The sailfish often draws comparisons to swordfish and other marlins due to its elongated bill. Quepos marlin fishing, for all 3 species, is world class.
Another fish commonly found around the waters of Quepos and the rest of Costa Rica is marlin. Known for their speed and aggression, all three main types of marlin – blue, black and striped, can be found in this area.
In terms of slightly more exotic fish that people might be looking to catch during their fishing trip. The likes of “wahoo” or “roosterfish” are also found in the Quepos area.
Fishing for Wahoo in Costa Rica
The wahoo is a species of fish that is found in a number of tropical and subtropical locations. Large schools of wahoo are known to move into Costa Rican waters and stay throughout the December period. The biggest catches are often in May and June. Seen as something of a “prize game fish”, the wahoo is renowned for its speed and high quality flesh by sports fishermen. As for fishing for Wahoo in Costa Rica, there is nowhere better than Quepos for someone to have a go at catching one for themselves!
Roosterfish Fishing in Costa Rica
Pitting oneself against a roosterfish can be a tough challenge – if someone manages to catch one, they can most certainly look back on their Costa Rican roosterfish fishing trip as a success, as they can reach almost six feet in length.
Although these fish and more are available for people to try and catch in Costa Rica and the Quepos fishing region in particular, there are a number of other factors that people must consider before they decide when and where to fish, and what to fish for. Different fish can be found more readily in different areas, while different times of the year can see different fish in the waters. Even the moon can have an effect on the fish – it is worth doing your research beforehand to make sure you can find whatever it is that you are looking for.