I’m an American who grew up in San Diego. I fished a great deal around Southern California and Baja most of my early life. Then I discovered Costa Rica…
I have lived in Costa Rica for more than 30 years, and founded Americana Sportfishing just under 25 years ago. I still work closely with my associate, Mark Sydney, to ensure clients the best sportfishing adventures in Costa Rica. For six years I wrote the weekly fishing column for the Tico Times, for many years the largest English-language newspaper in Central America. That column kept me in daily touch with fishing captains, guides, hotel managers, sportfishing lodge owners and, even more important, my clients.
That gave me a tremendous advantage over people booking fishing trips to Costa Rica out of their U.S. or Canadian offices, who visit here perhaps once a year at best, if ever.
I LIVE HERE. I still fish myself. I often see and talk to the fishing captains — guys like Bobby McGuinness out of Golfito, named the world’s top captain of 2006 and 2010 by the International Game Fish Association, and who has more IFGA world records to his credit than any other captain fishing in Costa Rica — and boat owners. Many visit my home/office when they are passing through San José.
I take a few days off to fish myself every once in a while. As a matter of fact I just fished two days out of Tamarindo with a bunch of my La Jolla CA high school buddies on the 38ft Talking Fish with Captain Randy Wilson, and we landed snapper, dorado and yellowfin tuna, as well as releasing a nice sailfish. A year before, with the same guys, we were in Golfito with Bobby McGuinness on the 37ft Cazador and we bagged a bunch of dorado, snapper and even ended up releasing an unexpected 120lb sail! I look at sportfishing from the angler’s viewpoint, so I know what you want and expect when you go fishing. You have paid a lot of money, and deserve nothing but the best.
Mark and I will scrupulously keep you front and center when you arrange your Costa Rica fishing adventure through Americana Sportfishing, the most respected name in Costa Rica fishing for over 20 years.