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Captain Dana Thomas talks to us about the fishing activity during June


“Floating logs, current lines, anywhere fish are concentrated, anglers have reported to catch up to 10 marlins per day”

 Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast is considered one of the best destinations for fishing in the world. Captain Dana Thomas, owner-operator of Hoo’s Your Daddy charter boat, talks to us about June’s fishing activity. Although he was not taking on too many trips due to some boat renovations, he tells us about the overall action.


He describes the seamount trips being great during the offseason, having excellent reports from other boats with double digit catches per day on blue and stripe marlin, yellow fin tuna and a few sailfish.   “Eight sailfish, a couple of marlin, some tuna and dorado on my last few trips”  He describes that the best location for excellent fishing grounds is finding floating logs, current lines, debris, and anywhere small fish are concentrated. Anglers have reported to catch up to 10 marlins, about 15 mahi mahi, and several yellow fin tunas per day. He says that the tuna has been steady this year where most days you are able to catch several of them; making a great year for tunas.

Expectations for July

Captain Dana predicts that the mahi mahi, also known as dolphin fish or dorado, will be filling in. With an increase on mahi and yellow fin tuna, the marlin are expected to follow, increasing the number of catch and release for blue and stripe marlin as well.  capt. Dana pic 1

Captain Dana to the left.  

Located off the Los Sueños Marina, Herradura, the Hoo’s Your Daddy charter boat is a recognized 36ft Topaz Express. Usually leaving the dock at 7am, this open style vessel has A/C on the lower part of the boat and has the capacity to comfortably carry up to six anglers. Captain Dana and his operation are focused on giving high level customer service and a memorable fishing experience. You can special request food, drinks, and anything else you need to make your trip unforgettable! On a full day charter, the trip includes food, snacks, drinks, tackle, bait and all the of fishing equipment you need! They accommodate to all client-needs, they also offer half trip, trip to Tortuga Island and snorkeling. You can mix up your day and make the most of it!


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Sport Fishing Season at Los Sueños

Exciting things are happening at Los Sueños!

The holiday season is upon the resort once again. For many visitors, this means festivities, parades, shopping, and holiday-themed dining and night life. For those who love sport fishing, it means the beginning of the much-anticipated tournament season.

Costa Rica is one of the world’s best places for sport fishing. Its waters are a big game fisherman’s dream – calm, easily accessed, and filled with yellow fin tuna, wahoo, Pacific blue marlin, Pacific sailfish, and roosterfish. The game fish here average 40 pounds, and 20-fish days happen regularly. It’s no wonder that dedicated anglers from the world over visit the country to fish its waters, and that the best of the best square off each year during tournament season.

The season begins with the start of the WBS Bill fishing World Championship, where anglers from around the world will showcase their skills, their determination, and their love for sport fishing in the hopes of winning cash prizes and one of the ultimate bill fishing titles. Los Sueños Resort and Marina will host the two-part tournament, which features an angler championship set to run from December 4th through December 7th, and a team championship, which will run from March 26th through March 29th.

2014 may just be Costa Rica’s best sport fishing year to date, as the country will be hosting the first-ever annual Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown. The three-leg event kicks off in January, and is a compilation of two highly successful and popular competitions: the Signature Billfish Series and the Marlin Invitational.

Leg 1 of Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown runs from January 22nd through January 25th. Leg 2 runs from February 26th through March 1st, and leg 3 runs from March 12th through 15th. The Signature Triple Crown Winner has a chance to win far more than eternal bragging rights. He or she is guaranteed a cash prize of $100,000 – making this competition all the more exciting. 

Costa Rica’s sport fishing tournaments are a thrill for the hundreds visitors who flock to see them – especially those staying at Los Sueños. Beyond enjoying a front row seat to the action, those staying at the resort have ample opportunity to try their own hand at sport fishing. The Los Sueños Marina features an impressive charter fleet, which is ready and willing to take intrepid adventurers on exciting and unforgettable big came hunting expeditions.


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Fishing Report Sept 16 to 22

Los Sueños Fishing Report

week September 16 to September 22

By Sharon Mora

Austin Angel fighting a Blue Marlin


Last week HOOS YOUR DADDY fished two days. One day they went out with a group of people from Texas and they got 5 sail fish, 1 blue marlin, 1dorado and 5 yellow fin tuna; and the second day they went fishing with some of our guests and they caught 10 big tunas and 2 sailfish.

On Sunday the 22nd the SPANISH FLY caught 6 sailfish and on Friday THE BITE boasted 2 sailfish and a whahoo

This past weekend team SEA ANGEL fished out from Los Sueños and in just a day and half they caught 20 blue marlins out of 28 bites and they raised a total of 40.  The crew from Sea Angel fished with live bait one day and troll the next. After the trip, Captain BC posted on his face book page, “All I can say is best fishing on my life. Nice work Angel Family”.Sea Angel


I am so excited for this high season to start; it looks like it’s going to be an interesting one!



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Early July Fishing Report Los Sueños Costa Rica

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Weeks of July


Alexis Chamorro and his team XTA -SEA went out fishing offshore from Golfito in two days of fishing they saw 55 Marlins; 40 of those where bites and they released a total of 21 Marlins, which is approximately 3 or 4 marlins per minute. Alexis said that there is no doubt that this was his best day of fishing and he has been fishing since he was 10 years old.

Laura Thomas of Hoos Your Daddy said that because of the rainy afternoon, there was a good deal of natural sediment in the ocean so that resulted in good inshore and offshore fishing; they were catching some blue marlin tuna, generally weighing in between 30 and 80 lbs, and some wahoo too.

Maverick charter reports catching sail fish, grouper, and  tuna and one Saturday early in the month they had 2 double header on blue Marlin and 3 sailfish .

Finally Michael Alligood reportedly caught a couple of nice tunas, one which was around 100lbs and 2 for 2 on sails

So it seem that fishing has been consistent for both inshore and offshore! That is great news for this time of the year and yet another good reason to visit Los Sueños Resort.

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Maverick Charter Boats

Hoo´s Your Daddy Charter Boat

Michael Alligood