Costa Rica Crocodile Bay Fishing

Consistent annual water temperatures between 80 and 83 degrees insure that inshore fishing along the coastline, flats boat fishing the estuaries and surf fishing is good all year. Offshore fishing is available all year with the months of December through May being best.

Our fleet of 40 private boats is easily accessible from our 880 foot pier. We proudly fish Boston Whaler Outrages, Strike Yachts and other fine boats. Crocodile Bay Lodge will keep you fishing ‘til you drop with our selection of boats, from the 17’ flats boats to the 21’ center consoles to the 27’ offshore center consoles to the 32’ cruiser.

TACKLE and bait on all of our fishing adventures is always included, but feel free to bring your own gear if you’d like. We use top of the line Shimano offshore 2spd reels, Calcutta conventional & Baitrunner spinning outfits for inshore and surf fishing equipment.

We have our own line of offshore, inshore and surf fishing lures, made on the premises. Combined with other popular brands we have the best equipped fishing available.

FISHING out of Crocodile Bay Lodge is truly unique as we are the only lodge to offer 4 distinct types of fishing, the best combination of inshore and offshore fishing in the world! Click on the type of fishing that interests you. Fly fishing can be done in all 4 types.



Marlin: Marlin have been taken every month of the year. Large numbers start to show up in July and roam the waters through December. July and August record the largest black marlin and blues are taken often during the prime sailfish months.

Sailfish: Sails are most abundant December through March with good catches starting in October. Lika marlin, sailfish are taken year round with 5 to 6 fish a day in the off season common.

Tuna: The bigger tuna are taken during the most productive runs of the sailfish and marlin, but smaller tuna (footballs) are to be had all year long.

Dorado: Also known as dolphin fish or mahi mahi are more abundant from May through October when the rivers send floating logs and other debris to the ocean. These fish are attracted to the drifting debris. Can also be caught throughout the year.

Wahoo: The area is not known to hold great numbers of these fast and explosive fish but you never know. They are found year round in limited numbers.

Roosterfish: Without a doubt, the roosterfish is the most exciting inshore and surf fish available and are the main attraction to inshore fishermen. The 30 mile long Golfo Dulce and the volcanic shoreline structure hold fish all year long. 20 to 40 pounders are common.

Cubera Snapper: This is the most popular of all the local snappers due to its size and sheer strength. Fish over 50lbs have been caught in the area, year round.

Snook: The all tackle world record snook came from these waters in 1991. The amount of freshwater flowing in to the ocean provides awesome surf and estuary fishing for these 4 species of feisty fish. Although available year round, May through October is usually better during the rainy season.

Other: Big eye trevally, bluefin trevally, jack crevalle, tripletail, barracuda, sierra mackerel, african pompano, corvina and grouper are available throught the year.

You’re invited to come on down and break one of the local records:

  • Marlin (856lbs)
  • Sailfish (151lbs)
  • Roosterfish (81lbs)
  • Dolphinfish (dorado, Mahi) (79lbs)
  • Tuna (298lbs)
  • Wahoo ( 84lbs)
  • Snook (49lbs)
  • Cubera Snapper (pargo) (57lbs)
  • Broomtail Grouper (76lbs)