Inshore Fishing Report
Quepos, Costa Rica

28-Foot $750 Full Day Inshore Fishing Charter

There has been some really good inshore fishing here in Quepos, Costa Rica!

Quepos Fish Adventure

Our inshore boats are 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.

We are also the lowest priced at $750 for the full day inshore and $550 for the half day. 


Full day trips we provide lunch and drinks, including local beer, water, and soda, tackle, and fuel. 


Half day Trips include local beer, water, and soda, tackle, and fuel. 

Mucho Fisho 1
28 ft Apex

$750 Full Day Inshore Fishing
$550 Half Day Inshore Fishing
1 to 3 people recommended, 4 MAX

Private Flushing Bathrooms

English-Speaking Captains

Lots of Shade

Quepos Fish Adventure
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Mucho Fisho 2
28 ft Corcell Custom

$700 Full Day Inshore Fishing

$500 Half Day Inshore Fishing

1 to 3 people recommended, 4 MAX

Private Flushing Bathrooms

English-Speaking Captains

Lots of Shade

Quepos Fishing Seasons and Bait Situations

My bait guy is the only person in Quepos who sells live bait, and we always fill our live wells up before ANY other company has the chance to buy live bait.

He 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 consists of look-downs and blue runners.

Quepos Fish Adventure
Quepos Fish Adventure

December to April

From December to April, we have a shot at roosterfish, 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 is 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 is 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 necessary to catch sardines or at least look for them to ensure 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 Rapala. We can pull Rapala 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 crevalle. 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. Our bait guy starts us off with a nice full live bait tank on 90 percent of our trips. We also have 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 one of our 28-foot pangas 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 Sydney and Alex spends 5-6 days a week chasing roosterfish, so they are 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 bathrooms for the ladies!

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