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

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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.

OUR CHARTER BOAT

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. 

QUEPOS OFFSHORE FISHING

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.

QUEPOS INSHORE/ NEARSHORE

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.

FAQs

What are the best months to fish for Blue Marlin in Quepos, Costa Rica

While the Blue Marlin is an impressive species that can be found year-round in Quepos, the best months to maximize your chances of a successful catch are from December to April. During this period, the waters of Quepos come alive with these magnificent creatures, providing an exhilarating fishing experience. Plan your fishing expedition with us during these months to enjoy the thrill of battling the mighty Blue Marlin on the bountiful Costa Rican coast.

What are the best months to fish for Black Marlin in Quepos, Costa Rica

The best months to fish for Black Marlin in Quepos, Costa Rica, are typically from late November through early April. This period aligns with the dry season in Costa Rica, when weather conditions are generally more favorable for fishing. Black Marlin are more active and abundant in the Pacific waters off the coast of Quepos during these months, offering anglers a better chance of catching this prized species. Fishing conditions can vary from year to year, so it’s always a good idea to check with local charters or fishing reports for the most current information.

What are the best months to fish for Dorado / Mahi Mahi in Quepos, Costa Rica

In Quepos, Costa Rica, the best months to fish for Dorado (also known as Mahi Mahi) are typically from late May through October. This period coincides with the rainy season in Costa Rica, which is when Dorado are more commonly found in the waters off the Pacific coast of Quepos. During this time, ocean currents and weather patterns can bring these fish closer to shore, making them more accessible to anglers. Dorado are known for their vibrant colors, impressive size, and delicious taste, making them a popular target for sport fishing enthusiasts visiting the region.

What are the best months to fish for Yellowfin Tuna in Quepos, Costa Rica

The best months to fish for Yellowfin Tuna in Quepos, Costa Rica, are typically from June to September. This period is within the rainy season when Yellowfin Tuna tend to be more abundant and active off the Pacific coast of Quepos. These months offer the peak opportunity for anglers to catch Yellowfin Tuna, which are known for their size, strength, and the challenge they present in sport fishing. It’s important to note that while these are the peak months, Yellowfin Tuna can be found throughout the year to varying degrees, with their presence influenced by ocean conditions and currents.

What are the best months to fish for Wahoo in Quepos, Costa Rica

The best months to fish for Wahoo in Quepos, Costa Rica, are typically from May to November. This timeframe corresponds with the rainy season in Costa Rica, when Wahoo are more frequently caught in the waters off the Pacific coast near Quepos. Wahoo are known for their speed and high-quality meat, making them a sought-after species for both sport and culinary enthusiasts. The conditions during these months, including warmer waters and specific currents, can increase the likelihood of encountering Wahoo. However, as with all fishing, availability can vary yearly based on environmental factors, so it’s beneficial to consult local fishing reports or charters for the most current information.

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