Puerto Jimenez Sport Fishing

Southern Coast of Costa Rica

Costa Rica, considered the “Switzerland of the Americas”, is a safe and peaceful country, and the premier destination for sportfishing and eco-travel in Central America. Mar Huron Sportfishing is based in Puerto Jimenez, on the Osa Peninsula, considered the ‘last frontier’ of the country and by far one of the most exotic, adventurous jungle destinations.

Puerto Jimenez is quickly becoming the more favoured of the Gulfo Dulce fishing villages (Golfito, Drake’s Bay, Zancudo). Our location offers the shortest run to offshore grounds, and although remote, there are plenty of fun things to do and see in town. The fishing fleet consists of 40 boats.

The town has a population of 3000 and is remote, enjoyable and laid back. Once home to a prosperous gold mining trade, it now serves as a central location from which to enjoy the record-class sport fishing that is drawing anglers from all over the world.

The flight from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez is a scenic 55 minute ride along the pacific coast.

Two blocks from the Fishack Villa and pier, is the center of Puerto Jimenez. There are numerous restaurants, bars, stores, hotels, tour agencies and a bank. The town comes alive in the evening with locals, ex-pats and visitors alike, enjoying the famous Mango Margaritas at Juanita’s Bar or icy cold Imperial beer at the Iguana Iguana Bar.

A remote and exotic area, the Osa is home to the prolific Corcovado National Park. Named by ‘National Geographic’ as one of the most biologically intense places in the world, a number of protected corridors run from the park and into Puerto Jimenez. Monkeys, Scarlet Macaws, Toucans, Crocodiles and more can be seen close by…often from the balconies at The Fishack!

Inshore Fishing

Two blocks from the Fishack Villa and pier, is the center of Puerto Jimenez. There are numerous restaurants, bars, stores, hotels, tour agencies and a bank. The town comes alive in the evening with locals, ex-pats and visitors alike, enjoying the famous Mango Margaritas at Juanita’s Bar or icy cold Imperial beer at the Iguana Iguana Bar.

A remote and exotic area, the Osa is home to the prolific Corcovado National Park. Named by ‘National Geographic’ as one of the most biologically intense places in the world, a number of protected corridors run from the park and into Puerto Jimenez. Monkeys, Scarlet Macaws, Toucans, Crocodiles and more can be seen close by…often from the balconies at The Fishack!

This chart is just a guide. Water temps in our area result in consistently good fishing all year long

MonthSailfishMarlinDoradoRoosterfishYellowfin TunaWahooSnookSnapper
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JunFFFEGFGG
JulFFFEGFGG
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SepGFEEGFEG
OctGFEEGFEG
NovGGEEGFEG
DecEGEEGFEG
E = ExcelentG = GoodF = Fair

Costa Rica Offshore Fishing

We are located on the shores of the Gulfo Dulce, surrounded by record class grounds for offshore fishing.
A major ocean current runs north along the western coast of South America to Costa Rica. It hits our area in Central America, bringing with it an abundance of game fish and sea life (over 700 species of saltwater fish).

Your day offshore begins with a short run to record class blue water – our location on the Osa Peninsula cuts run times in half compared to other Gulfo Dulce/Golfito locations.
This area is home to exceptional billfishing. It’s not uncommon to raise upwards of 20 sails on a good day offshore.

Fishing Techniques: Trips offshore are diverse and always exciting with the wide variety of fishing tactics we use. From trolling with conventional tackle or dead bait (mullet, ballyhoo and mackerel), to bait & switch, live bait and fly fishing. Many of our methods target all species at once, and will often result in double or triple hook-ups.

MonthSailfishMarlinDoradoRoosterfishYellowfin TunaWahooSnookSnapper
JanEGGEGFFG
FebEEGEGFFG
MarEEGEGFFG
AprEEGEGFFG
MayFEFEGFFG
JunFFFEGFGG
JulFFFEGFGG
AugFFFEGFGG
SepGFEEGFEG
OctGFEEGFEG
NovGGEEGFEG
DecEGEEGFEG
E = ExcelentG = GoodF = Fair
This chart is just a guide. Water temps in our area result in consistently good fishing all year long.

This country offers some of the best fishing in Central America. Experience Costa Rica’s best kept fishing secret in the southern pacific zone, on the remote, exotic and uncrowded Osa Peninsula.

We offer an experience very different than the typical fishing lodge or outfitter – we own and operate a charter and private anglers villa. The villa is staffed and is run like a ‘mini-lodge’ offering 2 deluxe suites in the The Fishack and a deluxe, private Casita.

Owned and operated by Capt Michael Packard, of Cape Cod, since it’s establishment, Mar Huron Sportfishing has grown to include a 28 ft custom center console sportfishing boat, a deluxe pierfront villa and on-site staff housing. Our newest addition is the deluxe “Casita”.

Costa Rica SportFishing – Osa Peninsula…

Osa Peninsula attracts thousands of fishing travellers every year to the southern pacific region of Costa Rica to experience some very exciting big game sport fishing. The fishing on the Osa Peninsula has been recognized as some of the finest in the world. The Osa is a Costa Rica fishing paradise that is best known for it’s plentiful billfish like blue marlin, monster sized sailfish that often top 150 pounds, and a long list of other exotic big game fish.

These southern Costa Rica fishing grounds, have been a top sport fishing destination for big game fishing excursions and other exciting fishing charters. Fishing for grouper, snapper, and roosterfish are also available while charter fishing in Costa Rica.

This area is well known for it’s short run times to fishing grounds, and it’s location on the volcanic coastline of the Gulfo Dulce – famous for large Roosterfish and Snapper.

We proudly offer world-class sportfishing, spacious & well-equipped accommodations, convenient pierfront location and professional, experienced staff.

Costa Rica Fishing Charter…

Costa Rica marlin fishing makes for one exciting fishing adventure. The same is true for all Costa Rica fishing trips for not only marlin but sailfish, wahoo, and all the popular sportfish. But to catch these magnificent creatures you need a Captain and crew that are experienced and work well together. That’s why you want our Captains and crew at the helm of your Costa Rica sport fishing adventure, because they and the experience and team philosophy to ensure your sportfishing adventure is as successful and memorable as possible.

Capt Michael Packard and his mate Kurt, have been fishing together for 5 years now. They have developed a unique style that has become appreciated by repeat clients for years now.

They are a hands-on crew, and get their anglers involved in almost every aspect of the fishing day from making bait, to hooking their own fish.

If you are interested in a charter in which you will learn the techniques and methods of fishing for big game fish in Costa Rica, you have found your crew.

The Mar Huron is a custom built 28ft center console with a tower and powered by twin Honda 115’s. The boat is well-equipped with the latest in aquatic technology and tournament quality fishing gear.

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