Awe for the Most Elite Anglers
Crocodile Bay boasts the largest professional sport fishing team in Central America with in-house captains and mates able to cater to all skill levels. At the helm stands Todd Staley, Director of Fishing, expert fisherman, writer and active conservationist.
Todd and his crew are dedicated to providing education and training to ensure you enjoy the fishing adventure of a lifetime.
Offshore, inshore, and now all-new kayak and shore fishing excursions are available, each uniquely challenging and equally rewarding. Are you ready to strap in and reel in a yellowfin tuna that can reach up to 300 lbs.? Do you think you have what it takes to beat the roosterfish resort record at 106 lbs.? The upwelling caused by the offshore winds to the north and south moves bait fish into the area and leaves a flat ocean with one of the highest concentrations of sailfish in the world. What are you waiting for?
If you’re eager to claim your catch from a different vantage point, cast your line from a kayak or the shore. From your kayak, you’ll be guided through calm waters to find the perfect destination to cast the shoreline or estuaries for roosterfish, snapper, snook and a variety of other inshore species. Shore fishing places you within reach of your catch as you cast from the shore of beautiful beaches and long for the eagerly anticipated tug on your line.
Costa Rica and Central America’s Largest Private Fleet
Our fleet of Boston Whalers and Strike Yachts is easily accessed from our 800-foot private pier and includes 24’ center consoles, 27’ offshore center consoles and our 33’ and 35′ tower boats. Crocodile Bay Resort offers world-class catch and release bill fishing in the Pacific Ocean for sailfish, striped, blue and black marlin, dorado, tuna and wahoo.
Fishing in Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) for roosterfish, cubera snapper, jack crevalle, bluefin trevally, sierra mackerel, tripletail, and grouper is excellent throughout the year.
Costa Rica Offshore Fishing Species
The “lady in the blue dress” or blue marlin is the most common of our marlin and cruise our cobalt waters all year. They peak in November and December as well as March and April. Black Marlin are most abundant in July and August and few Striped Marlin are around at the same time.
Again year round when a half dozen are common any day of the year. From November to May the numbers increase.
Any day of the year, common January through May and very abundant November and December.
Yellowfin is the main species. The big boys, those 100 to 300 pounds can test your back any day of the year if you are lucky enough to come across a school of porpoises offshore. The big Tuna swim with them and the feed on the same baitfish. “football size tunas hang around floating debris or peak in schools in July and August and November and December. No wonder the Marlin peak at the same time.
A Wahoo can surprise you any day of the year but are not common in this area.
Costa Rica Inshore Fishing Species
Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica the home of Crocodile Bay, is voted the #1 Roosterfish Destination in the world by Saltwater Sportsman Magazine!
The species most sought after is the Roosterfish. Twenty-five to fifty pound fish are very common and we catch a couple over 50 each week. The Resort record for this fish is 106 lb
We have a dozen different kinds of snapper with the cubera being top dog. They average about 15 to 20 lbs with the biggest to date here 63 lbs. Other bottom fish is the Broomtail Grouper as well as other groupers and the Goliath Grouper.
Other species caught inshore include but are not limited to Barracuda, several types of Jacks, Snook, Bonito, Mackerel, African Pompano, Bluefin Trevally, Rainbow Runners, Shark, etc.