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Costa Rica – Zancudo Lodge – Opening Season Fishing Report

Conservation Efforts Make the Tuna Bite Even Bigger


Wow! What an incredible opening we are having this season!

Due to the local conservation efforts, Costa Rica has finally limited the issuing of permits to tuna seiners from 47 to 7 and their catch is exclusively shipped to the local cannery. In addition to this, the seiners have to fish outside of our 40-mile perimeter and this single-handedly has made the tuna bite nothing less than sensational. Our guests are running into massive schools daily, with the tuna biting live bait, cedar plugs, and poppers. We’ve landed fish weighing over 200lbs and averaging in the 80lb range.

Dorado are still plentiful as well. As for the marlin, the blue water has been moving in so most boats are landing between two – eight daily. With the support of our amazing sponsors, our guests will be fishing with the top-of-the-line gear!

Our brand new 32ft. Contenders cruise at 47mph, which will get you out to the fishing grounds faster, giving you more time to fish.

Our entire fleet is equipped with the latest Raymarine electronics. Bring along your own music library, which will be connected via Bluetooth to our premium Rockford Fosgate sound systems. Yeti coolers will definitely keep your catch and your beverages ice cold.

Zancudo Lodge General Manager, Gregg Mufson


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