Our Costa Rica Fishing Report – February 2022 could best be summarized by saying, “How it starts is not always how it ends.” Towards the end of January, we began to see the big sailfish numbers moving into range from the southern part of the country, and as predicted the offshore fishing in February started off red hot. Unfortunately, that didn’t last as the combination of a widespread red tide and the mid-month full moon really slammed the breaks on things. All was not lost however as the marlin bite continued to be amazing, so read on for our full fishing report.
January ended with several boats reporting their first double-digit sailfish days of the year. That momentum was carried over to February and the first two weeks of the month offered the kind of offshore action that we have grown accustomed to here in Costa Rica. Not only were the sailfish numbers improving, there were still tons of blue and striped marlin around so we saw even more Grand Slams completed last month. For the first half of Feb, the bite was farther north as the Los Suenos fishing fleet was putting up the best numbers. Captain Tom, Captain Mike, and two of the 50′ Maverick Yachts all completed Grand Slams within the first ten days of the month. The Geaux Fly then put up a 20 sailfish/7 dorado day on Feb 12, and it looked like we were ready to enjoy another banner peak billfish season in Costa Rica.