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The Zancudo Lodge – Working to Promote Healthy Billfish Populations in Southern Costa Rica Billfish tagging mission at The Zancudo Lodge with Stanford University and FECOP We have been busy this off season not only getting ready for the upcoming season in Costa Rica, but also doing our part to…

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How to make sashimi video

How to make sashimi Zancudo Lodge style This short video takes you through the sashimi process from dock to plate Everybody loves catching yellowfin tuna, and a very close second to the catching, is the eating. This video will show how to cut the sashimi once it’s on the dock…

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new fishing video The Zancudo Lodge

New Fishing Video – Learn more about angling adventures at The Zancudo Lodge Are you ready for a world class angling adventure? Check out this new fishing video from The Zancudo Lodge This new fishing video shows why our lodge is consistently chosen as Costa Rica’s #1 rated sport fishing…

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Costa Rica offshore fishing

Exciting new video featuring Zancudo Lodge Chef Cosmo Goss as he explains all the details that make offshore fishing at The Zancudo Lodge, Costa Rica some of the best in the world.

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Costa Rica marlin

This was truly a most tremendous sight. This melee was at least 1/2 mile wide and 1/2 mile in length. It was a massive feeding Frenzy. We saw hundreds of Tuna and only needed one.  Well, I don’t have to tell you what happened next, because you already know. Yes, we got the Grand Slam (my first) and we came home.

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costa rica snapper

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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Costa Rica is very active in billfish conservation. Local groups like FECOP the sport fishing lobby to the Costa Rican government pressure the restriction of commercial fishing practices that harm fish of touristic interests. Most recently purse seine vessels have been forced out 60 to 100 miles from the coast which has lead to a resurgence of sailfish, marlin and especially yellowfin tuna in the coastal waters

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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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