NOVEMBER IS A TRANSITION MONTH IN COSTA RICA, WHEN THE RAINY SEASON COMES TO AN END AND WHEN OUR BEST WEATHER AND BEST FISHING IS WAITING FOR YOU.
Fishing in Costa Rica during the month of November surely won’t disappoint you. If you have experiences fishing in this country, you probably know that this month is declared to be one of the best fishing months.
What fish are in season in Guanacaste, Costa Rica during November?
The month of November on the Northern Pacific Coast is in general a huge Dorado season, but also Tuna and Marlin are biting. Dorado is also known as the dolphinfish or Mahi Mahi. Costa Rica is one of the most popular areas for hunting these fish. Our fishing trips in November are full of great catches with sunny mornings most of the time.
Dorado Fishing Costa Rica
Here are our facts about dorado fishing in the Sámara area, Guanacaste
- Mahi Mahi fishing is above average year-round in Costa Rica.
- The best time to catch Dorado is during the rainy season, May through November.
- While they gather on the weed and trash lines closer inshore during the rainy season, the bigger mahi-mahi is generally farther offshore with the bait and the sailfish during the dry season.
- Inshore: five- to 15 pounders, offshore: up to 50-pound mahi-mahi
- These fish are usually caught three to 30 miles out (trolling lures and ballyhoo with circle hooks).
- In the rainy season troll the trash and current lines with lures and ballyhoo and cast light tackle jigs and small lures under logs, nets, and larger items floating in the trash and current lines.
- In the summer lots of big mahi-mahi are caught while fishing for sailfish, usually with ballyhoo and a circle hook. Live bait and fly also will work. (The Tico Times article)
NOVEMBER FISHING REPORT
It’s the last month of the rainy season which means the water and skies start clearing.
Our November fishing report we update yearly. So far for this year, 2021, November has started off with crazy shore fishing, which you may also know under the name surf fishing.
Fishing off the beach is at its peak right now.
Local anglers are going crazy these days lining up on the beaches of Buena Vista, Camaronal, Nosara…and also Sámara. There is lots of everything, and everywhere where there is a river mouth: Baitfish (sardines), Snook, and Jacks.
Are you an angler and just moved to the area? If you want to learn from the locals, Frank is your man.
Latest Fishing Report from Captain Frank
Fishing Day: November 13, 2021
Fishing Trip: Offshore and inshore combined, full day
Miles out: about 25 miles
Water & winds: Beautiful, calm weather, just perfect
Catches: Tunas (25 pounds), Jacks, Mackerel, hooked and lost one big Mahi Mahi
Fresh Sashimi tuna for dinner!
Follow us on Instagram! #samaralocalfishing