Now fishing out of Quepos, Costa Rica
Whether you’re learning to fish or are already an accomplished angler, our skilled crew will lead you to successful hook ups.. Our bi-lingual crew does all the heavy-lifting, and will coach you to a successful catch. The crew have over 50 years total combined experience fishing on the Gamefisher II, they work together like a fine tuned machine. They are passionate about fishing, excellent teachers and humble people who genuinely hope that each guest will have such a great time they will return again the following season. And most do! The fishing grounds off of Cabo Velas, the westernmost point of Costa Rica, located in the Nicoya peninsula with Tamarindo Bay on the south side and Flamingo Bay to the north side, are some of the most productive fishing waters in Costa Rica for a wide variety of billfish: Pacific sailfish, blue marlin, black marlin and striped marlin. Yellowfin tuna and dorado (mahi mahi) are also prolific here.
Fishing offshore out of Marina Pez Vela Barbara and Lamar had 8 sailfish raised, got 5 bites, releasing 5. They also caught 3 yellowfin tuna. Edit
Fly fishing for billfish, Jim Stubbs out of Alaska had 8 sailfish raised, got 3 bites on the fly releasing 2. Pretty work! Jim also caught two yellowfin tuna. Edit
I wanted to let you know how much my friend and I enjoyed the fishing trip on the Gamefisher II. Junior and the two Diego’s (my two amigo`s) went all out to give us first class treatment. The fishing was slow the first half of the day but the crew stayed after it, trying new spots and different lures and the action got hot. We ended up with 8 sails and 1 marlin (another marlin got off after a nice fight). Thank the guys for me and don’t hesitate to use me for a reference. Cheers!
I Just wanted to share what an incredible experience I was lucky enough to partake in. Junior and his crew On the gamefisher2 are second to none. They we’re more than willing to extend the local knowledge, technique and hospitality towards us unconditionally.
My fishing experience was hard to put into words due to the fact that it was absolutely mind blowing each day. On our first day out I was able to scratch off a Rooster fish within the first 1/2 hr of getting aboard. This was also my first time targeting billfish, by the end of the week we had raised a good mix of Pacific sails , blue, black and my favorite, the striped marlin. I would say for sure that gamefisher2 left me in a much better position to battle these beasts in the future.
I will have to say that the best memories I will have taken away from this trip would without a doubt be when we were targeting yellowfin with spinning gear. I know that some would consider that “some north east shit” but I think the crew was having as much, if not more fun than us watching and participating in on the action. Hands down some of the best fishing anyone could ask for and certainly an experience that will last me my lifetime.
I would highly recommend giving these guys a call as you will not be disappointed. They are professional, extremely knowledgeable, and show a tremendous gratitude/respect towards the fishery in Costa Rica. It is because local captains and crews like gamefisher2 that experiences like this are possible.
Thanks for the trip of a lifetime.
When I first met you, I knew instinctively that we were certainly going to catch fish — and catch fish we did, 15 was my last count!!
Everything about our trip to Costa Rica was wonderful and exciting, but certainly the highlight for both of us, and the main reason we came, was to catch Sailfish! You guys made that possible, and we will be forever grateful. Hear more fish talesfrom recent clients.