Saturday September 23, 2023. 

September 23, 2023

Guanacaste Fishing: A Special Seasonal Treat 



Fishing in Guanacaste is a year-round activity, thanks to the presence of both resident and migratory fish species, each with their own unique rhythms of mating and feeding. However, fishing enthusiasts find the late green season, spanning from September to November, exceptional. During these months, fishing in Guanacaste takes on a whole new level, and can be one of the most exciting activities in Las Catalinas.


Marlin Magic 


The late green season welcomes the majestic marlin to our waters, particularly the blue and striped varieties. These grand creatures venture into our fishing grounds in pursuit of phytoplankton and the bustling schools of fish that call this area home. As the rains stir up floating debris in the river, they create hiding spots for bonitos, mahi-mahi, and yellowfin tuna. Tuna can weigh anywhere from 125 to a remarkable 150 pounds. 


Inshore Adventures 


It is not just the deep-sea enthusiasts who have all the fun during the late green season. Inshore fishing comes alive during these months as well. Picture yourself reeling in small yet spirited yellowfin tuna, some weighing up to 25 pounds. Roosterfish, mackerels, jacks, and snappers are also in the mix, eagerly taking the bait. Keep an eye out; you may spot the elusive black marlin appearing near the inshore reefs. 



Those interested in fishing in Guanacaste should consider timing it with the late green season. The waters come alive with some of the ocean's most impressive and delectable inhabitants. Las Catalinas residents can contact town’s concierge about booking Ocean Connect’s fantastic artisanal fishing trip that fishes in a sustainable manner, leaving from the nearby Playa Flamingo and including a freshly caught lunch.