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Cruising out of The Zancudo Lodge for a day of Costa Rica fishing is one of the most amazing experiences an angler can have in his or her lifetime. The private pier is located on the back side of the lodge and is situated on the entrance to the Rio Coto, a few minutes from the river mouth and is home to their fleet of high-end 32’ Contenders. The mangrove laden riverbanks are teeming with crocodiles and caiman (a safe distance away from the pier). When heading out for a day of fishing the sunrise will literally make you stop and gasp a couple of times. A myriad of aquatic birds like spoonbills, white ibis and tetradactyl-like frigates circling overhead add to the primordial jungle ambience.

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black marlin release

On his second trip to the The Zancudo Lodge this season, Will Miller, one of the Lodge’s favorite clients and a great personal friend and his fishing partner W. Harris, experienced what most aspire to. While trolling two Islander lures through the middle of a tuna school, a massive wall of water pressed downward and then up exploded a massive Marlin

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fishing reviews

If you are fishing the Osa Peninsula this is a must visit. The high-end rooms, restaurant and main resort building make you feel like you’re at a Ritz Carlton in the middle of the jungle with three miles of secluded beach right in front of you. The fact that there is a private pier with a fleet of 32′ Contenders with Yamaha 300s and top of the line gear and knowledgeable captains makes this a definite bucket list destination. See our full review below

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Big yellowfin tuna off southern Costa Rica

After an hour of this frenzy, we decided to hunt for tuna and again, the amazing Simrad Yachting open ray radar picked up a huge flock of birds with a massive school of tuna and porpoises feeding under them.

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Huk Triple Crown Tournament

In December strong winds from the North push the rain off the Pacific coast marking an end to the rainy season and ushering in the prime weather that draws thousands of anglers a year to this Central American paradise. This year’s Triple Crown featured anglers hailing from Tennessee, Wisconsin, California and Connecticut. Now in its 12th year, The Huk Triple Crown Tournament at The Zancudo Lodge consists of three exciting challenges for anglers with an inshore division and two offshore divisions for gamefish and billfish up for grabs.

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More than ever, our guests are all very excited about getting back on our amazing seas for another great fishing adventure.

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The amazing tuna bite continues ever since the Costa Rican fishing community has gotten serious regarding the protection of its own natural resources.

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Today we headed out 40+ miles offshore for some blue marlin action. We were greeted by flat calm ocean and perfect weather. The blue marlin are still biting out there, and we ended the day 1-2 and raised 5 that did not bite. Thanks to the Zancudo crew, it was an unbelievable day of Costa Rica fishing here at the lodge. 

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It was a long run 50 miles out and we finally spotted a flock of birds 5 mile out on on our Simrad Yachting HD radar. Feeding under the birds were spotted porpoises with some nice grade tuna mixed in. We ended the day with 12 fish. Some in the 75lb-85lb grade.

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Things are looking a little better so hang in there everyone!  It’s all right around the corner! So come make some memories with us!  Here’s some available dates for next season.

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Playa Zancudo
Golfito 60701 Costa Rica
+1 800-854-8791
+506-2776-0008 (Local)
reservations@thezancudolodge.com

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