If variety is the spice of life, The Zancudo Lodge has been the place to be in Costa Rica for sport fishing this past March with some anglers boating over 4 species in a single day. Most anglers opt to warm-up inshore with Roosterfish and Cubera Snapper before taking a quick 40-minute ride offshore in search of Tuna, Dorado and Billfish.
Inshore action is good year-round, and this month was no exception. Casting for African Pompano, Bluefin Trevally, Roosters and over half a dozen kinds of Snapper in this tropical wonderland will allow you to completely tune out the stress of everyday life for a while.
Offshore fishing has seen a better than usual showing for Marlin this time of year with several blacks making an appearance with the blues, some tipping the scales at close to 500lbs. Blacks normally show up in larger numbers in the summer months, so this was a pleasant surprise. The lady in the blue dress aka Blue Marlin has also had a good showing in March with individuals averaging 200-300lbs.
Although March is usually one of the best months for Sailfish, the bite has been hot and cold with more Marlin in the mix than usual, but the bite seems to be improving as we head into the final stretch of the season.
Some orcas visited a group of anglers this past week and put on a great show with some mega belly flops. It seems that no matter when guests visit, there is always something surreal that happens. Whether it’s a whale shark encounter, humpback whales and their calves, super pods of dolphins or giant mantas smacking the ocean’s surface, this is one of mother nature’s most amazing playgrounds and you are bound to see something unbelievable.
Zancudo Lodge is one of the best bluewater/big game resorts in the world and offers anglers the chance to target a huge variety of species. If this sounds like something you’re interested in then you read more on our Zancudo Lodge tour page, or alternatively, you can contact our destination manager Paul Stevens on 01603 407596 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org who would love to speak to you.