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That’s Fishin’ – February 2022

Welcome to the February instalment of That’s Fishing, we are so pleased to have you in the area and hope that you can spend some time on the water whilst you are here.

January provided some simply incredible Fishing here in Quepos with a wide-open Marlin bite and some of the best Marlin fishing experienced in recent years. Many of the Quepos charter boats managed to have some excellent days releasing multiple Marlin, a shout out to boat Frenzy who released an amazing 10 Marlin during a single day’s fishing in January. Simply incredible! The Dorado fishing was also excellent during January with plenty of 25-30lb dorado showing in addition to some great Tuna fishing and a few surprise Wahoo.


The excellent Fishing looks set to continue during February and Anglers can expect greater Sailfish numbers in what is now the peak time of year to target Sailfish here as they arrive in great numbers for the next couple of months. Our Sailfish average 70lbs and regularly exceed 100lbs and with the sheer numbers of fish we get here, Costa Rica is most certainly one of the best places on the planet to target Sailfish. It’s what brings Anglers flocking from near and far and you have most certainly come to the right place! Sailfish are targeted during Offshore trips in addition to Yellow Fin Tuna, Marlin and Dorado/Mahi Mahi.


Our Inshore fishing will be excellent for the next few months now that he rains have slowed down and Livebait is plentiful inshore. Inshore trips here are a great way to get your family/friends on the water and they can be done for ½ day, ¾ day or a full day with some great boats of all sizes and to suit all budgets available at the Marina Pez Vela. Check out CHLOE FRIJOLE, GOOD DAY, IDRA 2, CAPTAIN SKY, MUCHO FISHO, MIRSE AZUL & COCODRILLO if you would like an Inshore charter of your own. Recently, the river mouths and beaches close to Quepos have been producing Snook, Snapper, Roosterfish, Tripletail, Jacks, Mackerel, and more. For larger Roosterfish head over to the rocks and island locations where there is more chance of a real Trophy Roosterfish. Every year we see Roosterfish up to 70-80lb and sometimes even larger, just imagine that kind of fish on a light spinning rod!


We have two great fishing tournaments to look forward to this month with the Roosterfish Rodeo taking place on Feb 5th and the Ladies Only Pescadora Billfish Championship on Feb 17-19. The Roosterfish Rodeo is part of the Marina Pez Vela’s fun, 1 day tournament format, and team entry costs just $250 plus optional Jackpots. This event is 100% catch and release with prizes awarded to most Roosterfish, Longest Roosterfish, top junior, top lady, and more. And on the weekend of February 17-19 its time to move over gentlemen as we host the annual Pescadora Ladies Billfish Championship which has quickly become one of the most prestigious events on the Costa Rica tournament calendar. We hope to see you down at the Marina to join the fun on tournament weekends.


We have a host of AWESOME fishing tournaments to look forward to over the coming months here at the Marina Pez Vela & would love to hear from you if you would like to get involved! marinapezvela.com/tournaments/

February 5 Roosterfish Rodeo
February 17-19 Pescadora Billfish Championship (Ladies Only)
March 5 Sailfish Slam
March 24-27 Pelagic Pura Vida Blue Marlin Classic (New event!)
April 22-23 Marina Pez Vela Open
April 25-29 Offshore World Championship
June 18 Summer Solstice Shootout

I hope to see you on the water!
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Benn Gilmour
Jackpot Sport Fishing, Marina Pez Vela, Quepos

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