marlin released by flamingo bushwacker

You won’t see a flamingo when fishing Flamingo, but…

Fishing Flamingo on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast Captain Skeet Warren is a stalwart of Flamingo fishing. Flamingo is located in Guanacaste province, on Costa Rica’s North Pacific coast. Flamingo has long been a favorite Costa Rica fishing destination. Skeet has been a Costa Rica sportfishing caption for a quarter of a century. Skeet’s boat is…

Flamingo fishing Charter a fishing boat for a half day or a full day in Sportfishing capital Flamingo
The Bushwacker with captain Skeet Warren

Fishing Flamingo on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast

Captain Skeet Warren is a stalwart of Flamingo fishing. Flamingo is located in Guanacaste province, on Costa Rica’s North Pacific coast. Flamingo has long been a favorite Costa Rica fishing destination.

Skeet has been a Costa Rica sportfishing caption for a quarter of a century. Skeet’s boat is the Bushwacker, a 42ft Bertram repowered by twin Cummins QSM-11 four-stroke engines. Its new interior is fully air conditioned, and has a TV/VCR and a head (marine toilet) with shower.

The all-new equipment includes a fighting chair with a four-rod rocket launcher, and a live well. In addition, the Bushwacker carries Penn, Shimano and Fisherman’s center rods and reels. It also has Penn downriggers and Rupp outriggers. There are also three VHF radios, two GPS, two depth sounders and 72-mile radar.

In other words, the Bushwacker is a Costa Rican sport fishing machine.

Skeet Warren has carved a special name for himself up in Flamingo. He is experienced, knowledgeable, and great with his Costa Rica sportfishing clients. One would think that in a quarter century of Costa Rica fishing, Skeet had seen just about everything, but…

Skeet Warren spots first seal in 25 years here

A couple of days ago, Skeet fished with some clients. The fishing was a little slow, so he said. His anglers released two Sailfish, and caught a Yellowfin Tuna for dinner. But the sightseeing was even better. Captain Skeet Warren saw – and photographed – the only seal he has seen in 25 years fishing flamingo area of  Costa Rica!

 first seal in 25 years fishing flamingo area of Costa Rica
Captain Skeet Warren saw his first seal in 25 years fishing Costa Rica

A couple of days before, anglers on a Flamingo fishing charter on the Bushwacker had released three Sailfish. They had also caught three Yellowfin Tuna and a Dorado for the dinner table. And the day before, anglers on a Costa Rican sportfishing day with Skeet went 3-4 on Blue Marlin, and 3-5 on Sailfish.

Grand Slam for Costa Rica fishing captain Junior Bustos

While we are still up north, another Flamingo fishing stalwart, the 31ft Gamefisher II, merits our congratulations. In 20 years, Captain Richard Chellemi made the Gamefisher II one of the best known Costa Rica fishing charter boats.

Richard’s long-time mate, Junior Bustos, now captains the Gamerfisher II on most days. On his latest Costa Rica sportfishing charter, Captain Junior achieved an IGFA Grand Slam. His anglers released a 400lb Black Marlin, a 350lb Blue Marlin, and six Sailfish. Well done!

Los Sueños fishing yields huge Black Marlin

Los suenos marlin tagged and released
Captain MJ Alligood tagged and released this Black Marlin

Los Sueָños fishing is still as good as ever. The Central Pacific coast captains are holding up its billing as the world’s best billfishery. Captain Dana Thomas, 36ft Hoo’s Your Daddy, released a Black Marlin after an epic hour-long battle on 50lb stand-up gear. Another top-gun Los Sueños sportfishing captain, MJ Alligood, released this and another huge Black Marlin, live baiting them on the rocks, and tagging them. His anglers also caught a nice Amberjack and two Jack that day.

So many Costa Rica sport fishing charter boats and Costa Rica hotels now have their own websites. They also have toll-free numbers from the USA and Canada. Sites like Trip Advisor and others ‘rate’ popular Cost Rica charter fishing operations and hotels. So why book your Costa Rica fishing vacation package, or Costa Rican sportfishing charter, with FishCostaRica?

Why book with FishCostaRica?

Here is one reason. Some time ago, we received a panic call from an angler whose group had booked a Costa Rica sportfishing trip with someone else. They had a confirmed time/date, and had even put down a hefty deposit.

But when they went to the dock, their Costa Rica charter boat was nowhere to be found. The boat had mechanical problems. The owner and captain did not get back to their anglers, let alone arrange for another captain and crew to take them out.

To make matters worse, they refused to refund the clients’ entire deposit. That’s when FishCostaRica got the panic call.

Within an hour, we arranged to put the four anglers on a bigger and better Costa Rica sportfishing boat next day at the same cost. And after talking to the original operators, we also got their money refunded in full.

Enjoy hassle-free Costa Rica fishing

Let’s face it. There isn’t any one that has traveled in a far-away country who hasn’t had some problems, small or large. There are often language barriers, traditions, cultures… even the exchange rate can be confusing.

FishCostaRica takes the hassle out of your vacation and fishing charter planning. We have 30 years’ on-the-spot experience booking Flamingo fishing charters and using Costa Rica’s elite saltwater charter captains. In addition, we book angler-friendly hotels and just as important, transportation for the Flamingo area as well as other top fishing destinations in Costa Rica.

Driver Hardy Corea adds to your Costa Rica sportfishing vacation

Costa Rica fishing driver
Hardy Corea and his wife Ana Isabel

Hardy Corea has been our featured driver for 20 years. He speaks perfect English, and has lived at one time or another in the USA, Canada and Australia. Hardy knows more about Costa Rica in general and Costa Rica sportfishing in particular than any other individual driver or company offering land transfer services here.

Hardy has a modern, comfortable, seven-passenger a/c minivan. When you travel to your Costa Rica fishing destination with Hardy, he gives you hassle-free travel and reliable service. Hardy will also keep you entertained and informed.

Hardy Corea is an integral part of FishCostaRica’s commitment to excellence and performance. FishCostaRica promises:

FishCostaRica promises only the best

  • English-speaking captains and mates. We recommend and hook you up with the best.
  • One-stop shopping. You don’t have to waste time calling or emailing here, there and everywhere.
  • Instant response. Call us toll-free or chat live during working hours.
  • Within 24 hours of your call, if requested, we will send you a professional itinerary with photos and description of the boats and hotels. You also get the exact amount you will pay for the Costa Rica fishing charter(s) or full trip. No surprises!
  • Pay everything in one place.
  • Hotels with free WiFi and breakfasts.
  • Enjoyable Flamingo Fishing Charters

And equally, if not more important, we are on call for help 24/7 during your stay in Costa Rica. So if something does happen on your sportfishing vacation, FishCostaRica can usually get it resolved in minutes.

We make your Costa Rican sport fishing travel easy

Costa Rica offers of the world’s best deep sea and nearshore saltwater sportfishing. FishCostaRica offers unparalleled experience and hassle-free travel planning in arranging Costa Rica sportfishing adventures. Combine the two by simply reaching for your phone.

Why spend countless hours looking up numbers, agonizing over when and where to fish, or which captain to book and where to stay? One simple toll-free phone call to us, and we will put your entire Costa Rica sportfishing package together in minutes. Call 1-800-407-9438 toll-free from the USA and Canada. If not, email or contact us. We will back up FishCostaRica’s reputation as the most respected name in Costa Rica fishing for 25 years.

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