Costa Rica Fishing Report – January 2022

by | Feb 15, 2022 | Costa Rica Fishing Reports | 0 comments

The red-hot marlin bite from December 2021 carried right on through to the start of the new year, and may have gotten even better! The entire month anglers along the Central & Southern Pacific were treated to non-stop marlin action and plenty of dorado and tuna to take home for dinner. January also marked the start of the billfish tournament season here in Costa Rica, with the Marina Pez Vela in Quepos hosting the massive Pelagic Rockstar Tournament while the Los Suenos Resort & Marina hosted the first leg of its Los Suenos Triple Crown. Ready below for our full Costa Rica Fishing Report – January 2022.

Historically speaking, the best marlin months of the year tend to be December, January, and February, then sometime in February the numbers thin out a bit, and the sailfish numbers start to increase and dominate the fishing reports. Every year is different, but this 2022 Costa Rica’s peak billfish season seems to be following that script to a ‘T’. The red hot marlin bite from December carried right over to the start of 2022 and the fleets from Los Suenos, Quepos, and the Southern Zone showed why Costa Rica has one of the best marlin fisheries in the entire world. Not only was the marlin bite steady with action every day, it was plentiful with several boats reporting two, three, and four releases throughout the first half of the month. Our good friend Captain Michael Alligood had SEVEN blue marlin bites on Jan 18th alone! While most of these bites were from blue marlin, there were still a good number of black marlin caught for those who had the patience to slow troll live bonitos over the reefs and high points. A welcome surprise is the number of striped marlin that have stuck around, which has helped complete a few Grand Slams towards the end of the month.

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