Sport Fishing in Costa Rica South Pacific, Dominical, Sierpe, Osa, Drake Bay, and Corcovado

Costa Rica ‘s south pacific sport fishing zone begins in Dominical beach moving south through several good points along the shoreline and reaching the mighty Sierpe and Terraba deltas before encountering the Osa Peninsula, where Drake bay is the main starting point for many fishing adventures. Under the shelter of such a peninsula begin the fishing grounds furthest away from the capital, where getting there in itself is an adventure, but where offshore, inshore fishing and deep jigging produce many world records every year!

Anywhere from Dominical (20) to Sierpe (23) is a good starting point for inshore and offshore fishing adventures, with many hotspots of activity near the beaches or reef outcroppings accessible on foot. Good sized Snook, mackerel, roosterfish, snapper, and jacks are the usual fishing targets, with some wahoo and tunas joining the mix a little further from shore. A must-do in this zone if fishing inside the Sierpe (23) – Terraba (24) canals. There are endless acres of mangrove estuaries and lagoons with little fishing pressure, ideal for young and novice anglers, and very challenging for expert anglers on light tackle and fly fisherman.

Further down south, in the more remote Golfito (27) and Zancudo (28) cities fishing is at it’s best. Countless species prowl the waters, African Pompanos, and even elusive Pacific Tarpons have been sighted and fished!. And of course, let’s not forget Costa Rica ‘s south pacific offshore fishing, which is GREAT here any time of the year. Big Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi-mahi, or “Dorado” and fat Tunas roam the fishing ground continuously, all a short ride from shore in a state of the art boats. A MUST-DO for offshore fishing is staying at (28) Drake Bay which is next to Corcovado National park and the shortest ride away from big fishing predators.