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Quepos Fishing

Quepos Fishing

Quepos, Costa Rica is one of the top fishing destinations in the world to catch a Pacific Sailfish and home of the World Record Snook that weighed 59.5 pounds. With excellent deep water and rocky cliffs right on its coastline, Quepos provides some of the best fishing for many different species of fish throughout the year.

The deep azure waters offers excellent billfishing, and the reason there are many fishing tournaments held in Quepos each year. The top targeted species is Sailfish with the main season between December and May. Blue Marlin are abundant most of the year, but April – June and October – December are best. Black Marlin fishing is also very popular here when the season peaks between October and December.

Offshore fishing Quepos will also produce great catches of Dorado (Dolphinfish), Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo. . There is also good Sierra and Chub Mackerel fishing closer to shore. Fishing around the many rocks and small islands will produce Roosterfish most of the year, with the peak season between July and September. There are many different species of Grouper and Snapper you will catch while bottom fishing, but also quite a few Amberjacks, Corvina, Jack Crevalle, and Trevally.

Quepos Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Quepos, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Yellowfin Tuna

  2. Yellowfin Tuna

    There is a 36.54% catch rate for Yellowfin Tuna, based on 38 Yellowfin Tuna counted.

    Quepos Yellowfin Tuna Counts Chart


  3. Sailfish

  4. Sailfish

    There is a 26.92% catch rate for Sailfish, based on 28 Sailfish counted.

    Quepos Sailfish Counts Chart


  5. Mahi-mahi

  6. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 24.04% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 25 Mahi-mahi counted.

    Quepos Mahi-mahi Counts Chart


  7. Blue Marlin

  8. Blue Marlin

    There is a 7.69% catch rate for Blue Marlin, based on 8 Blue Marlin counted.

    Quepos Blue Marlin Counts Chart


  9. Cubera Snapper

  10. Cubera Snapper

    There is a 1.92% catch rate for Cubera Snapper, based on 2 Cubera Snapper counted.

    Quepos Cubera Snapper Counts Chart


  11. Roosterfish

  12. Roosterfish

    There is a 1.92% catch rate for Roosterfish, based on 2 Roosterfish counted.

    Quepos Roosterfish Counts Chart


  13. Wahoo

  14. Wahoo

    There is a 0.96% catch rate for Wahoo, based on 1 Wahoo counted.

    Quepos Wahoo Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 7 species of fish and 104 fish counted for November around Quepos.

To date, there are 22 species of fish and a total of 1744 fish counted for Quepos and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 7/10/1952 (71 years).

Last Update: 11/27/2023 9:25:24 PM

Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Quepos Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Quepos are the following:

  1. Pirris Agujero
    Deep spot not far offshore. Good place to troll.

  2. Dominical

  3. Quepos Canyon
    Quepos Canyon

  4. Manuel Antonio Ledge
    Manuel Antonio Ledge

  5. Tres Colinas
    The first of 3 humps, this is the Northern end. There is a nice ledge on the NW end.

  6. Hermosa

  7. Punta Quepos Ledge
    Punta Quepos Ledge

  8. Punta Catedral Hole
    Punta Catedral Hole

  9. Esterillos Canyon
    Esterillos Canyon

  10. Dominical Colina
    Nice offshore hump here that holds lots of fish.

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Top Quepos Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Marina Pez Vela
    Costa Rica's newest, largest full-service marina. Catering to boats from 35' to 200', we are located in the heart of the greatest sailfishing waters on the earth and in the calmest ocean waters you will ever see--year round!

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Top Quepos Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Big Eye Charters
    We are located in Quepos, which is only 3 miles from beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park. We target sailfish, blue marlin, black marlin, dorado (mahi mahi), jacks, mackerel, roosterfish, cubera snapper and more. We offer two boats, Big Eye and Big

  2. Costa Rica Fads
    Costa Rica Fads is one of the top charters for offshore & FAD fishing in Quepos, Costa Rica. Costa Rica FAD Fishing offers some of the best fishing in the World.

  3. Mar 1 Sportfishing
    Quepos Fishing is offering what Mar1 Sport Fishing consider the best QueposFishing Charters Fleet on line in Quepos,Pez Vela Marina, Los Suenos and all of Costa Rica.

  4. Mad Marlin Sportfishing
    Quepos is famous world-wide for its fishing and offers a wide variety of fishing options and one such being deep sea fishing. If you are planning your fishing adventure in Quepos , look no further than Quepos Fishing Charters. Quepos Fishing Charters

  5. JP Sport Fishing Tours
    There is always incredible billfishing along the pacific coast of this beautiful country. We go where the fish are. Blue, black and striped marlin, sailfish and, giant yellowfin tuna.Providing services since 1993.

  6. Quepos Salfishing Charters
    Quepos Salfishing Charters covers so many areas when fishing in Quepos allows them to present you with the best opportunity to catch a wide scope of different fish species.

  7. Manuel Antonio Fishing want you to make your fishing vacation experience the best you ever had, and that’s why they offer affordable fishing packages for you to enjoy your vacation in Manuel Antonio .

  8. Quepos Fishing Charters offers their clients the best boats and top crews available in Quepos, Costa Rica. crews lives and works in Quepos and are present with you throughout your stay.

  9. Blue Horizon Costa Rica - Los Monos Sportfishing
    Blue Horizon is a Costa Rican company that offers you the best services of sporfishing, surfing and luxury transportation in the paradise of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

    Pescadora was built with a strong hull that allows it to stay stable in all water conditions. Pescadora offers guests a number of features and amenities to enhance your fishing trips.

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Top Quepos Marinas

  1. Marina Pez Vela
    Costa Rica's newest, largest full-service marina. Catering to boats from 35' to 200', we are located in the heart of the greatest sailfishing waters on the earth and in the calmest ocean waters you will ever see--year round!

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