The most abundant fish here in Quepos and what most of our anglers are seeking. The Pacific Sailfish here average at 110-120 lbs. During the height of the season November to end of April it is common to release 5-15 Sails in a day. The World Offshore Championship being held here in Quepos for the 3rd year in a row pays tribute to the numbers as they set World records here this year 2014 and is returning for 2015. The total for 4 days was 2726 Sailfish released here from Quepos. The reason we are considered the Sportfishing Capital of the World. Double and Triple Hook ups and releases happen often.
With its huge, sail-like dorsal fin, long, pointed bill, and graceful, elongated body, the Pacific sailfish is one of the world’s most charismatic fish species. The body coloration is predominantly metallic blue, darker on the upperparts and lighter on the sides, with around 20 bluish vertical bars along the flanks, along with diffuse brown markings. The underparts are silvery white, while the sail-like first is darker blue, and marked with scattered small, dark, round spots. This striking fin is erectile, and provides stability when raised, but can be flattened into a groove along the back to reduce drag during bursts of speed. The Pacific sailfish’s additional fins are also distinctive, with slender, pointed pectoral fins and a large, crescent-shaped caudal fin. The jaws of the Pacific sailfish extend into a slender bill, the upperpart of which is extremely long and bears a number of small, file-like teeth on the lower surface.
The season here in Quepos for Sailfish is from the beginning of November until the end of April. However the Sails still stay prevalent for the months of May through August. With September and October being slower for Sails but great time for Marlin, we offer great opportunities for your Catch of a Lifetime year round.