Quepos Inshore Fishing Info
Here are our roosterfishing boats! Not only are these the largest (both 28 footers) and best equipped inshore boats in Quepos (new Penn reels, 2016 Furuno sonars, lots of shade, private bathroom, huge live bait setups) with the busiest captains in Costa Rica fishing over 300 days this year, they are also the lowest priced at $550 for the full day inshore and $350 for the half day, with all food and drinks included (including Imperial Beer) !
Mucho Fisho 1
Mucho Fisho 2
$550 Full Day Inshore Fishing
$350 Half Day Inshore Fishing
1 to 5 people with food and drinks
Price per group, NOT per person
Trip price includes food and drinks (Imperial Beer, cokes and water)
All boats have:
Private Flushing Bathrooms
English Speaking Captains
Lots of Shade
Quepos Fishing Seasons and Bait Situations
Captain Johnny’s dad is the only person in Quepos that sells live bait, and we always fill our live wells up before ANY other company has the chance to buy live bait. Johnny’s dad fishes every night, and catches live bait on 90 percent of the nights from May to December, and 60 percent of the nights from January to April. The live bait that is sold by Johnny’s dad consists of look downs and blue runners.
December to April
From December to April, we have a shot at roosterfish, snook, snapper and seabass. Snook come and go throughout these months, and the roosterfish and snapper are usually always there. The most productive bait to use for inshore fishing during this time of the year are sardines. Sardines can only be caught during the day, and don’t live overnight in live wells. If Johnny’s dad catches bait the night before, we will have that on board as well, but the night bait is not as effective as the sardines, so we will always spend a little time looking for sardines. Usually finding sardines in not a difficult thing, Johnny fishes over 300 days a year inshore and has been for the last 15 years, so bait is his “forte”. But it is necesarry to catch sardines or at least look for them to insure we catch the most and best fish. Things that we don’t do that I see other people doing is using baits that are easily caught but don’t work, like mullet, or pulling rapalas. We can pull rapalas if people just want to catch “anything”, but we would rather find the right bait and have less fishing time (catching more nice Roosterfish, snook, seabass and snapper) than fake it with bait that doesn’t work, or pulling lures for jack crevalles. If we don’t start the day off with good bait, NOBODY in Quepos will have bait, so we always have the advantage.
May to December
During these months, we usually catch our bigger roosterfish and snapper, but will not see snook or seabass. Johnny’s dad usually starts us off with a nice full live bait tank on 90 percent of our trips. We also have some various artificial reefs that we and others have put out there to catch us some blue runners if need be if the night bait doesn’t cooperate. Another option we have during this time of the year is to fish on the bottom using frozen squid or frozen sardines. On the bottom we see mostly grouper and snapper.
We built this 28 foot panga just to go after roosterfish, it’s got all the bait setups and sonar needed to really get the big ones, and we have a whole assortment of Penn spinning reels to make sure the fish that we hook up with make it to the boat! Captain Johnny spends 5-6 days a week chasing roosterfish, so he is always on top of where they were the day before, and what daytime bait opportunities there are as well to increase our numbers.
ALL of our boats have decent sized, private flushing bathroom for the ladies!
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Quepos Inshore Fishing Report:
Johnny and Alex have been nailing the roosterfish out there. And then Johnny got that awesome Pacific Red Snapper up above too, while using roosterfish bait! Other than the three day hurricane we saw early in the month, the ocean and sky have been nice to us while we fish. Hard night time rains are clearing up pretty regularly right at 6AM, and then we are getting some pretty mornings and cloudy afternoons, AKA Perfect Fishing Weather! We have had some fun inshore trips here in beautiful Quepos Costa Rica
Late September 2017
Couple more pictures from September with Johnny. Lots of roosterfish around, some very big fish, and then we had a few days with nice sardines out there which got us some snapper. Great weather during the day, awesome rains at night, but we haven't been getting wet much while fishing, which is what counts! Great September inshore fishing here in Quepos Costa Rica!
September 1 2017
Been some good variety inshore lately. We have been seeing some really big roosterfish out there, and then we had a few days with schools of sardines circling around in front of Quepos. Anytime there are sardines in the area, all the snook and snapper come out of their holes and follow the bait. It is really rare to have snook in late August, but we got some good ones. I would expect mostly roosterfish and some cuberas moving forward until November, but it's always a surprise out there!