Costa Rica Inshore / Offshore Fishing Combo
& 4 star resort

On Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula!
costarica1.jpg costarica2.jpg

About the resort

It’s not uncommon to use superlatives when describing Sport Fishing and Eco Tours in the Península de Osa and the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf - home to C Bay Resort). National Geographic famously described it as 'the most biologically intense place on earth.' That’s right, on earth. Residents claim it is the most picturesque, the most pristine, the most perfect spot in Costa Rica. Certainly, indisputably, it is the most remote (which goes a long way toward explaining why the other adjectives also apply).

Containing a huge swathe of Pacific rain forest, the Osa is crammed with life. What’s more, you can actually see it. From the army ants toiling away, to the scarlet macaws squawking in the almond trees, from Baird’s tapirs hanging around Sirena ranger station, to the four species of monkeys swinging in the trees, this is undoubtedly Costa Rica’s top spot to witness life at its wildest. And not only in Parque Nacional Corcovado – although that’s the obvious place – but also in the surrounding reserves that create a biological corridor around the gulf. And there are plenty of sleepy beachside towns like Puerto Jimenez, to laze around in plus brilliant surfing at Pavones.

The peninsula protects the Golfo Dulce from the powerful Pacific, attracting groups fish, whales and dolphins to its tranquil waters. Fringing the bay, miles of shoreline are populated with swaying palms and prodigious birdlife, but hardly a human soul.

While the Guaymí Indians were the earliest inhabitants of the Osa and still live here, much of this area was never populated or developed by Ticos.


C Bay Rooms (Standard, Deluxe or Suite)
Our rooms are a step up from the screened in, open-air fishing and jungle lodges you will find throughout the country. All rooms are spacious with AC, purified water dispenser, fishing gear rack, safe, alarm clock, observation deck, and queen sized beds. Suites include Jacuzzi tubs and second room. Ask about our private villas that are perfect for family and group vacations! 


C Bay Rooms (Standard, Deluxe or Suite)
Our rooms are a step up from the screened in, open-air fishing and jungle lodges you will find throughout the country. All rooms are spacious with AC, purified water dispenser, fishing gear rack, safe, alarm clock, observation deck, and queen sized beds. Suites include Jacuzzi tubs and second room. Ask about our private villas that are perfect for  family and group vacations!

Inshore & Offshore Costa Rica Fishing


Fishing at C Bay Resort is world-class with catch and release Bill Fishing in the Pacific Ocean for Sailfish, Striped, Blue and Black Marlin, Dorado, Tuna and Wahoo. Fishing in Costa Rica's Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) for Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Bluefin Trevally, Sierra Mackerel, Tripletail, and Grouper is excellent throughout the year. We provide a variety of Costa Rica fishing options such as; live bait, trolling, casting, and  inshore.

 The waters are easily accessed from our 850-foot private pier includes 24' center consoles, 27' offshore center consoles and our 32' and 33' tower boats, plus the 35' owner's tower boat.

Offshore Costa Rica Fishing Species

Marlin — The "lady in the blue dress" or Blue Marlin is the most common of our Marlins and cruise our cobalt waters all year. They peak in November and December as well as March and April. Black Marlin are most abundant in July and August and few Striped Marlin are around at the same time.

Sailfish — Again year round when a half dozen are common any day of the year. From November to May the numbers increase and days of 12 fish or more are common.

Dorado — Any day of the year, common January through may and very abundant November and December.

Tuna — Yellowfin is the main species. The big boys, those 100 to 300 pounds can test your back any day of the year if you are lucky enough to come across a school of porpoises offshore. The big Tuna swim with them and the feed on the same baitfish. "football size tunas hang around floating debris or peak in schools in July and August and November and December. No wonder the Marlin peak at the same time.

Wahoo — a Wahoo can surprise you any day of the year but are not common in this area.

Inshore Fishing at C Bay, Costa Rica - Voted #1 for Roosterfish!

Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
the home of C Bay, is voted the #1 Roosterfish Destination in the world by Saltwater Sportsman Magazine!

The species most sought after is the Roosterfish. Twenty-five to fifty pound fish are very common and we catch a couple over 50 each week. The Resort record for this fish is 106 lbs.

Snapper — We have a dozen different kinds of snapper with the cubera being top dog. They average about 15 to 20 lbs with the biggest to date here 63 lbs. Other bottom fish is the Broomtail Grouper as well as other groupers and the Goliath Grouper. These are pretty tasty.

Other species caught inshore include but are not limited to Barracuda, several types of Jacks, Snook, Bonito, Mackerel, African Pompano, Bluefin Trevally, Rainbow Runners, and Shark.


$4995 per person, double occupancy
$5995 per person, single occupancy

    Included in package:
  • International flights round trip from Houston or DFW to San Jose, Costa Rica and 1 nights lodging in San Jose double occupancy.
  • Charter flight from San Jose to the resort.
  • 4 days fishing both inshore and offshore and 4 nights at the resort.
  • Tips and gratuities

Does not include: $27 country exit tax per person at airport
Reservations: 50% down and balance 60 days prior to arrival


Fishing Report By Todd Staley, Fishing Director

C Bay Fishing Report - March 2012 

costarica9.jpgOur guest list lately shows that C Bay has really become an International destination. We have had groups from Russia, Holland, Italy, England, Canada, Africa, and of course the USA. Walking through the dining room at night was like a plethora of different languages.

For those who scored marlin, they weighed between 200 and 500 lbs. 

 costarica1.jpg costarica2.jpg

Some days the sails would float on the top, more interested in flirting with the opposite sex than stretching a tourist’s string. Other days they went on a feed. Yesterday Saltwater Journal’s Mark Sosin landed three out of the 11 on the fly that popped up in the teasers as most didn’t hang around long enough to pull off the "bait and switch."

Without the pressures of getting a show filmed, Mark is relaxing with his wife Susan. Mark is one of the pioneers of television fishing shows that I watched as a kid and Saltwater Journal was always famous for teaching as well as entertaining. Inshore has been steady for the most part.


Roosterfish have been the main attraction and fish up to 60 lbs have been taken. The snapper bite has been fair. Lots of dinner size fish are hitting on inshore reefs.

costarica9.png costarica3.jpg

C Bay Fishing Report - January 2012
Reeling in Marlin, Sailfish and the New Year at C Bay Resort!

costarica9.jpgI know what Santa Claus did after delivering all his presents across the world. He took a week off and went fishing in Costa Rica. He not only wanted to enjoy himself, but also wanted anyone with the same idea to do the same. Between Christmas and New Year, we saw some of the best marlin fishing we have seen in several years. Nothing came to the boat like Jim Nunes 650 pound blue marlin caught earlier in the month, but big numbers were here. Don Bradley booked in for 17, yes I said 17 days of fly fishing for billfish. On the first day out of the box he raised 9 marlin and managed to land a blue estimated at 300 lbs on a fly rod…wow!

Steve and Sonia Klunk stopped in for a return trip for the holidays and got off to a slow start but ended up on the top of the leader board twice before they left. Paul DeKort returned with his family for the I lost count time, and it as great to see them again and watch their kids grow over the years.

Ten Year Old Sam Schuelke nabs his first sailfish! Nice Release!

We were full over the holidays and there were so many great guests to mention them all, but one family stands out in my mind. We had three generations of the Schuelke family, Ric, Mike and10 year old Sam visit us for the first time. Rich and Mike each took a blue marlin and little Sam captured his first sailfish while here. On their inshore day they caught over 20 roosterfish.

costarica11.jpg costarica12.jpg

Jeff Hill fished with his son Jacob and although they didn’t see the big numbers of roosterfish they connected with a double and each landed one of a pair of twin roosterfish that weighed 60 pounds apiece. It was a full week of action and lots of happy people in the holiday spirit.

Looks like that is going to be short lived because yesterday the boats went back into double digits and Don Bradley landed 4 out of 15 sails on the fly and Adam Johnson brought his buddies in from Texas and went 5 for 10 on conventional tackle and brought in a nice dorado for dinner. Looks like a good season is upon us.

The Lady in the Blue Dress Shows up to Welcome Guests in November!

costarica9.jpgI really like November. It is sometimes crazy to switch gears after being closed for the month of October and working shorter days, but I love the excitement of cranking up a new season. The October rains left us with lots of green water offshore the first part of the month so most anglers stayed inshore rather than put in the time to get the billfish to bite.

They were rewarded with lots of roosterfish action
and big cubera snapper. Mark Harwood who had a good ole rivalry between Oklahoma and Texas with his fishing buddy Brian took the big snapper of the week with a 44 lb monster.

costarica10.jpg costarica12.jpg
Brian shows off the years first sailfish! Way to keep it in the water!

C Bay's Maria Soto sizes up one of the many cubera snappers taken this week!

David Plummer’s group from England and Scotland finally broke the ice on billfish and at one point had a triple header hooked up. Day by day the water is getting cleaner and Plummer’s group also took the first marlin of the season.

costarica6.jpg costarica5.jpg

Interested in free range, fair chase big game hunting & wingshooting? Visit:

Riata Worldwide
Hunting & Fishing

Sportsman's Connection to Texas & Abroad

Join our
Mailing List

to receive monthly online fishing report & specials!
to sign up.


"C Bay Resort is my favorite place for fishing, enjoying nature, and just plain relaxing in Costa Rica. Accommodations, meals, and service are first class, and the setting is a tropical paradise. I can’t wait to go back again."

- Robert Montgomery
ESPN/BASS Magazine


"Talented captains with dependable boats; an untapped sail fishery; scads of roosterfish with an inborn hostility to live bait and popping plugs."

- David Benditto
Field & Stream Magazine


Riata Fishing
is a proud member of: