Sailfish Fishing

Sailfish Sport-Fishing in Costa Rica

Sailfish in Costa Rica
Sailfish in Costa Rica

The Sailfish are here all year, with the maximum time from January to July. In Costa Rica, it is not uncommon to raise 10 to 20 sailfish from the boat on any given day, a good day to see 30+. As for the rest of the year, it is very common to grow 3-8 per day. Although not as large or powerful as marlin, sailfish offers a more consistent and easier to find a bite.

They are not as protected as the species of pico fish, since their population has remained stable, and a large number of sailfish is still here in Costa Rica. A day after hooking the sailfish with a conventional attack high or it will wear out, but it leaves you with a big smile on your face and your heart faster than the usual career.

The largest sailfish is 10 feet long and weighs about 200 pounds. Like striped marlin, sailfish laten. They also have the incredible ability to change color when they are on the hunt, using iridescent points to confuse their prey and the signal of another pilgrim. They often use their “candles” to house school food, including anchovies, sardines, squid and octopus. You will find pilgrim mostly a handful of miles from the coast, feed on bait near the surface of fish banks, perhaps swim in groups of hungry birds.

Sail Fishing adventure trip

The Over View

The sailfish is ideal for those looking to get a good fight, and fishing here in Costa Rica, will not let you down, its known for abundance and doing plenty of action. In fact, they are the fastest fish in the ocean, reaching speeds of up to 68 mph. His ability to jump combined with this speed makes a heck of a fight, I hope I do not win!, so if you are ready for a fishing adventure of your life we’ll make it happen, you can send us an email or give us a call with your dates your are looking to visit our country and our team is ready to help you with transportation and everything else need to have a wonderful adventure

Types Of Bill Fishing:


…is the standard while looking for sailfish and marlin. Your crew puts out a spread that consists typically of an array of teasers and baits and essentially drag them around until something tries to eat them. What happens next depends on the crew and their techniques. A popular move is to bring the hungry fish towards the boat by playing ‘keep-away’ with the hookless teaser until he is close to the boat and then drop a rigged bait (typically ballyhoo) to the fish, let him eat and then lock up and wait for the drag to start screaming and expect your fish to start his aerial acrobatics almost immediately.

Live Bait

…is many fisherman’s ‘go to’ method of catching fish. You must first hunt your live bait and then have a means of keeping it alive (tuna tubes) or use it right away. Either way, you want your bait to fit your quarry – small bonito and big blue runners for the sails and preferably the larger bonito and small yellow fins and black fins if marlin are your primary target.