Inshore Fishing, Quepos - Manuel Antonio

Inshore fishing refers to any fishing that takes place in water up to thirty meters deep. This activity involves calmer waters, less sophisticated equipment and vessels. Also, lighter equipment implies a smaller sized catch.

Instead of making long runs, inshore fishing is done closer to the shoreline with your average run time between 15 minutes to 45 minutes.

Many of the species you will be targeting make great dinner fare – and are on many anglers bucket list! On any given day, you can catch grouper, snapper, corvina, amberjack, mackerel, jack crevalle and the prized roosterfish. All of these species are perfectly suited to inshore fishing due to their aggressive feeding habits and smaller size.

What kind of boat should I inquire?

For inshore fishing, you can do half day, 3/4 day or full days, so you have some flexibility there as well. If you are coming down to fish a few days, we recommend giving inshore fishing a shot at least once as the species are diverse and there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Since the waters are calmer and the requirements are less intense, this activity is more suitable for beginners. Some may dare to say that inshore fishing is less exciting. However, we would like for you to think of it as a difference. This is an experience for everyone and can become an excellent opportunity to build rapport with your work mates or to spend quality time with your family and friends.