Quepos Inshore Fishing Report

Quepos Inshore Fishing Report

Quepos Inshore Fishing Info

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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

RoosterFish Quepos Charter Boat

Mucho Fisho 2

RoosterFish Quepos Charter Boat

$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 Charter Boat


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.

RoosterFish Quepos Charter Boat

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.

RoosterFish Quepos Charter Boat

ALL of our boats have decent sized, private flushing bathroom for the ladies!

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Quepos Inshore Fishing Report:

28 Foot $550 Full Day Inshore Fishing Charter

November 2020

Inshore fishing has been really good lately! We have been doing a little bit of deep dropping to get the customers filets to take with them, and then there have been some nice roosters and snappers around too! Bait has been pretty good, our night guy has been coming through, and then there are some blue runners out on the rocks in front of Quepos so we can mix it up with the bait. Great inshore fihsing here in Quepos Costa Rica!

January 2020 Inshore Fishing Report

Inshore fishing has been fun lately. There have been some really nice Roosterfish around, and then we have seen some snapper and snook as well. There have been a ton of sardines around as well, so we have been starting with some nice lookdowns and then having the option to switch to sardines if needed. Been some great inshore trips out here lately in Quepos Costa Rica!

December 2019 Inshore Fishing Report

Inshore has been a blast lately. The sardines JUST showed up, and everybody knows when the sardines are here the snapper and roosterfish come out! Any day now the snook may show up as well, but so far this month we are seeing snapper and roosterfish around pretty thick. With the sardines we get alot more hits, and some small roosterfish too, but remember elephants eat peanuts! I suspect we will find us a near world record roosterfish around the sardines soon, great inshore fishing here in Quepos Costa Rica!

Drone Video of Our Favorite Inshore Fishing Spots

Isla Large

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