Samara / Carrillo

Kingfisher Sportfishing is the most established Sportfishing operation in the area. Founded 1995 by Capt. Rick Ruhlow and his wife Jackie, their penchant for excellence has been bringing fishermen back to Playa Carrillo for almost 20 years. Their boat is a 31 Palm Beach, and is designed for the calm blue waters found on the north pacific coast of Costa Rica. The Kingfisher is the ultimate fishing boat for these prolific fishing grounds. Set up with the angler in mind, the tower not only supplies you with an excellent view of your baits swimming through the water, it provides ample shade for both fishermen and their guests, and plays host to an array of state of the art electronics.

In the cockpit where the action takes place, there is an arsenal of Penn international rods and reels, complemented with a good selection of spinning gear for those inclined. There is also a full size fighting chair for the really big ones, or for just lounging and watching the baits from. To insure the beer and sodas are ice cold there is a large yeti cooler within arms reach. In the forward cabin there are two bunks and a head for those wishing catch a little nap on the run out.

The area off offshore of Playa Carrillo is considered by many to have some of the best fishing in the country, numerous IGFA tackle records have been set from here throughout the years. Marlin, sails, mahi mahi (Dorado) yellowfin tuna and a multitude of others are caught here year round.

When the winds are blowing hard up north, this is where the boats come to escape the strong offshores. Very seldom is there a cancellation due to bad weather. Most days are calm and smooth, ideal for sitting on the bow of the boat and watching the dolphin swim by below your feet.

Whether you are the die hard fishing addict or the complete novice, Kingfisher Sportfishing will send you home planning your next trip back this little corner of heaven.

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