Fishing Reports by Captain Todd Staley

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Company: Crocodile Bay Resort

Area Reporting: Todd Staley

Bio: Todd Staley Director of Fishing Todd carved his niche in the fishing community as a lure manufacturer and outdoor journalist specializing in light tackle in Florida and Costa Rica. He has been published in many magazines and newspapers in both countries and invented a lure that was banned from tarpon tournaments in Boca Grande, Florida as an unfair advantage over live bait. The late Archie Fields brought Todd to Costa Rica nearly a decade ago to manage his famous tarpon resort on the Caribbean coast. Since Archie's death he has managed Golfito Sailfish Ranch and worked with America Sportfishing in the Hotel del Rey. He is a world record holder and has guided several others to world records.

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Crocodile Bay Costa Rica Fishing Report, March 2018 (4/09/2018)
[Osa Peninsula,CP] This year we have seen the marlin stick around and we are catching yellowfin tuna two or three days a week. In the past five days we have released two marlin over three hundred pounds and caught fourteen tuna. There has been a good concentration of bait offshore and the predators have been taking advantage of it. Big schools of dolphin, tuna, manta rays and flocks of sea birds have all been hitting the bait balls.
Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica 2016 October Fishing Report (10/12/2016)
[Osa Peninsula,CP] November will mark the beginning of our 18th season and this is the time of year when the place is zooming with excitement and craziness. Excitement because the ocean is coming into its annual run of dorado and marlin. Craziness, getting ready with crews returning, equipment preparation and such...
May 2016 Inshore and Offshore Action - Crocodile Bay Resort (6/01/2016)
[Osa Peninsula,CP] In the coming months offshore fishing in the South means marlin. Most of the year we usually see blue marlin but now and then there are a few blacks and striped marlin mixed in with the blues. Find the spinner or spotted dolphins and you will find the yellowfin tuna.
Crocodile Bay, Costa Rica FISHING REPORT SEASON OPENER 2011-2012! (11/21/2011)
[Osa Peninsula,CP] Crocodile Bay kicked off it's season on November first and anglers were delighted with the variety of inshore and offshore big game fish. We were joined by anglers from Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, England, USA and more!
Crocodile Bay Costa Rica August 2011 Fishing Report (8/25/2011)
[Osa Peninsula,CP] Costa Rica Fishing Report, August 2011 Crocodile Bay Resort - Humpback whales and hot inshore fishing set the pace this August in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. Read the full report by Todd Staley!
Crocodile Bay, Costa Rica Fishing Report July 2011 (7/30/2011)
[Osa Peninsula,CP] Possible Tarpon Hatchery Discovered on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. Inshore action heats up!
Crocodile Bay Hosts 30th Annual International Sailfish Tournament (4/07/2011)
[Osa Peninsula,CP] In four days of fishing the group of 10 boats raised over 300 billfish and landed a total of 150 billfish including several blue marlins which is amazing because all anglers were required to fish 20 lb test line and had a maximum of 30 minutes to land a fish.
Crocodile Bay Costa Rica Fishing Report March 2011 (3/21/2011)
[Osa Peninsula,CP] Todd Staley talks about the effects of the full moon and the recent Tsunami on Costa Rica's sport fishing industry.
Crocodile Bay Costa Rica Fishing Report, February 2011 (2/04/2011)
[Osa Peninsula,CP] Sailfish continue to show up daily in double digit numbers. Inshore fishing productive as well.
Costa Rica Fishing January Report - Crocodile Bay Resort (1/13/2011)
[Osa Peninsula,CP] January has continued to delight anglers with Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna as well as a variety of inshore species.
December Fishing Report (12/14/2010)
[Osa Peninsula,CP] Fishing heats up in December at Costa Rica's famous Crocodile Bay Resort. Marlin, Tuna and Sailfish all making a strong showing.
Orcas and Whale Sharks make an appearance at Crocodile Bay Resort (5/17/2010)
[Osa Peninsula,CP] Will Rogers of Boston Whaler jumps in the ocean with a pod of Orcas at Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica.
Crocodile Bay, Costa Rica - April Costa Rica Fishing Report (5/06/2010)
[Osa Peninsula,CP] Crocodile Bay April Costa Rica Fishing Report. Orcas and Whale Sharks make an appearance at Crocodile Bay Resort.
Reeling in the New Year (1/14/2010)
[Osa Peninsula,CP] Crocodile Bay Fishing Report - December/Early January Recap.
New Year Surprise - 120lb Tarpon Caught on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast (1/14/2010)
[Osa Peninsula,CP] Tarpon are an unusual find on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast....these anglers got a nice surprise when they hooked a tarpon while hunting for roosterfish.
The Rainbow Ends in Puerto Jimenez (12/22/2009)
[Osa Peninsula,CP] Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica. Dorado and Roosterfish Bite Red Hot! Sailfish and marlin starting to make a strong showing.
Crocodile Bay Resort, Fishing Report (6/19/2008)
[Osa Peninsula,CP] We are right at the transition stage when the sails thin out and the marlin move in. The dorado have started to move in and the rain in the mountains has pushed cover for them out of the rivers. June and July bring good numbers of marlin, averaging 150 to 300 lbs.