Marlin – Sailfish – Dorado – Tuna – Rooster fish
Season: December through May
Salt water fishing doesn’t get any better than in the Golfito area of Costa Rica. It is a prolific fishery, but you can expect to catch more sail fish than marlin. All four Pacific species of marlin can be found and fished from their lodge. I have seen many fishing operations come and go over the years in this area around Golfito. By far, the best to come along is Crocodile Bay Lodge.
Operators, in this neck of the woods, fish center council boats, but Crocodile does have two fly-bridge cruisers (my preference). You can expect an hour’s run to the fishing grounds. The captain and or crew fish almost every day so they keep track of the “Hot Bite”.
Accommodations are like a small tropical resort hotel with comfortable rooms, nice pool, big bar (complimentary) good dining room with set meal times.
A basic fishing package for 5 nights, 3 days of fishing will run $2887 per person fishing in a 33′ Strike King Tower boat.