Fishing Costa Rica with
Big Eye Sport Fishing Charters

Fishing Costa Rica with
Big Eye Sport Fishing Charters

I have spent the last three decades developing my love of fishing and the last 20 years running charters out of Quepos, Costa Rica.  Fishing with me this will quickly become apparent as well as my desire to share these feelings with you.  Catering from Marthas Vineyard to Costa Rica everything from bottom fishing to fishing for giant tuna and marlin with everything from light tackle, fly gear to heavy tackle I have done it all for family or tournaments. We are looking forward to fishing in Quepos, Costa Rica with you.  

Quepos Fishing Reports

August 2023 fishing Report Big Eye II Charters

August 2023 fishing Report Big Eye II Charters

This month we have a good fishing report, this green season we have an excellent opportunity to catch Dorado (mahi mahi) and yellowfin tuna. Big Eye II sportfishing offers you the best fishing time in Costa Rica, we are located at Marina Pez Vela Quepos. this next...

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Fishing Report August 17th , Big Eye II Charters

Location: Quepos Costa Rica, boat Big Eye II, Captain Franklin Araya, first mate Alex, weather conditions are excellent a little rain at night but nothing terrible, today we heading offshore looking for some yellowfin tuna, we run about 30 miles out south of Quepos,...

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After you’ve caught you’re share of Costa Rica’s pelagic bounty on conventional tackle with the Big Eye team, consider mastering Sailfish “on the fly” with them.  There’s nothing like the thrill of being connected to a “grey hounding” Sailfish with a fly rod.  Franklin is one of the few Captains in Costa Rica that understand the equipment, choreography and skills needed to join this elite club, and he can teach you how to do it.

Craig Purse

Avid Pelagic Fly Fishermen

Fishing Quepos Big Eye 2

“Where the passion for fishing still exists”

Captain Franklin Araya Martinez, a Costa Rican Captain, is found at the helm of the Big Eye II. Whether it is chasing big Pacific sailfish, marlin, dorado, tuna, roosterfish, jacks, grouper or snapper, Captain Franklin will provide his experience and expertise with Quepos Fishing Charters. Franklin is our Fly Fishing expert. You will enjoy the thrill as Franklin teases the giant sailfish behind the boat and you see your favorite fly attacked. Hang on and enjoy the show. Captain Franklin has fished out of Quepos, Drake Bay, Golfito, Canada, Martha’s Vineyard. Quepos/ Manuel antonio is home for Captain Franklin and his family.


The Big Eye II is a 32′ Blackwatch with extra shade for your comfort. As a result, will appreciate the comfortable seating as you relax and wait on the big one to bite. The Big Eye II has a cruising speed of about 21 knots. 


Full Day and 3/4 Day Trips
We usually have plenty of sailfish action offshore on the full day trips and it is also very common to catch tuna, mahi mahi and marlin. The full day charter is the best option for serious anglers. Sailfish action is usually good on the 3/4 day trip with other fish occasionally.


1/2 Day Trips
We target the popular Rooster fish on the half day trips and sometimes catch snapper, mackerel and jacks on these trips. The key to catching rooster fish is finding good live bait. This takes time and patience but the reward can be great.

Quepos Fishing Charter Boat Big Eye two