The snapper bite has been non-stop
It gives me great pleasure to share with you the latest fishing report from Crocodile Bay in Costa Rica. The fishing action here on the Osa Peninsula is still very intense and according to some of our experienced captains, fishing on the peninsula is thriving like never before. New reforms to the commercial tuna fishery, combined with strict measures to crack down on illegal fishing, have resulted in healthier and more abundant fisheries for the area, both inshore and offshore.
Speaking of offshore action, the pike bite has been non-stop and we are still catching plenty of yellowfin tuna. Although the walleye season is slowly winding down, we are still landing XL size bulls, with double digit catches every day. Did you know that bream breed by the thousands and can reach sizes of up to 40 pounds in just a few months? So feel free to take some home for dinner – it’s one of the tastiest fish in the ocean!
For those wondering, you can bring your catch to the resort and have our talented chef prepare it for you. Grilled with garlic butter is my top cooking recommendation, but there are also many other delicious ways to prepare your catch. Choose your favorite.
Inshore fishing during February provided some exciting surprises for our Crocodile Bay anglers, with African Pompano, various snappers, snails and large roosterfish keeping us all entertained. What fighters these fish are!
For guests who prefer active fishing, the inshore fishing at Crocodile Bay is a delight. We use a variety of fishing techniques including drifting live baits, bottom fishing, casting different types of artificial lures and vertical jigging. The highlight of shore fishing during February was a 70 pound rooster fish landed by Mr. Pheland aboard the Croc Star with Captain Humberto – a rare and unforgettable catch! That fish was a monster.
We were honored to host angler and TV host Mark Davis for another episode of Big Water Adventures here on the Osa Peninsula aboard the Crocodile 10 with Captain Sharly. Mark is not your typical catch show host – he can educate you on all the different techniques and materials you can use for a successful day of fishing, both inshore and offshore. Watch this episode of Mark Davis’ visit to Crocodile Bay here.
As an annual tradition, we hosted the Brook Lunsford CVO tournament for the eighth consecutive year. This group holds a special place in our hearts as over the years they have become more like family than friends. This year’s tournament was a complete success, with many marquis and roosters landed. But, the most rewarding moment for us was hearing the group say, “It feels good to be home.” This year we added some new faces to the big family and they fell in love with Crocodile Bay straight away. It is always a pleasure to be part of these adventures and create unforgettable moments for our guests.
Finally, I want to remind everyone that the sun is still shining and the seas are incredibly calm. So if you are looking for something more than great fishing, come explore the beautiful rainforests and become part of the family here at Crocodile Bay. It is located in the most biodiverse place in the world: the Osa Peninsula, and I will be here to greet you and welcome you to our family. We look forward to seeing you on the water soon!