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Fish Drake Bay - Reel Escape

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Drake Bay, Costa Rica
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About Fish Drake Bay - Reel Escape
Escape the crowds and high prices at the marinas and fishing lodges and come fish with us in beautiful, Drake Bay. We are located 50 miles south of Quepos/Manuel Antonio on the northern end of the world famous Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula. We are partners with all the top lodges, La Paloma Lodge, Aguila de Osa, Copa de Arbol, Casa Corcovado, Drake Bay Getaway and Drake Bay Wilderness Lodge to name a few. We have 2 boats to choose from, Reel Escape– a luxury 35 ft. CABO Sportfishing Yacht and the Reel Time is a 26 ft. center console. We welcome all fishermen from professionals to families with children- no experience needed. We are happy to customize the trip of your dreams.
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Fish925 wrote a review May 2021
Austin, Texas6 contributions
Back on the Reel Escape for my 3rd trip with this crew, and another unforgettable experience. I had a goal of getting tuna to enjoy during my stay in Drake Bay and Willy and crew delivered big time! Willy's knowledge of where the fish are is epic. We pulled up, had 9 tuna on board, the biggest weighing north of 120 pounds with most of them crushing top water patterns close to the boat! With our tuna fix in place, we decided to leave the school and begin our search for our next target. You could easily of called it an amazing day with the tuna, but we had BIG Roosterfish on our mind. Almost on demand, we pull up and Willy has us on fish immediately. The 3 of us all caught multiple Rooster's all on light tackle which is a blast. The boat in itself is extremely comfortable, the gear is top notch, the crew and captain are absolute professionals and the lunch that Willy's wife made us was amazing! The experience you will have on the boat will be a memory never forgotten.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Joe S wrote a review May 2021
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Reel Escape are an extremely professional, knowledgeable and fun crew. I was really looked after, fishing was of course amazing but so was the company and the food was absolutely delicious. We wanted to find tuna and we got tuna, it was a brilliant day's fishing I can't recommend them highly enough. I've fished in a lot of countries all over the world and this is one of my favourites. Everything is well planned and the equipment and boat is immaculate. The crew have great instincts they know when to help and when to step back.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Ed T wrote a review May 2021
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Fish Drake Bay is a top notch operation. Willy is an incredible captain. He'll make your fishing trip exceptional no matter what your experience level is. We brought some of our own professional gear, and found Willy's gear to be great as well. He put my son Eddie on a monster roosterfish..over 100#...any Willy knows where we put it back. Also, his mate is very professional. He checked all our knots, gear, baits regularly and really knew how to help land big fish. We fished with Willy three days...and we WILL BE BACK!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Jeff J wrote a review Mar 2021
Millis, Massachusetts45 contributions29 helpful votes
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The reel escape is an awesome fishing machine with all the right equipment. The captain and crew are top notch and on point at all times. I had a few fish on my bucket list and was able to cross them off the list with my first rooster and Cubera snapper. When we booked the trip I mad an outrageous request which went something like this......... I'd like to get my brother/sister in law and my Fiancé on some sailfish and tuna then go inshore and catch myself a Cubera snapper and rooster fish. This is a tall task no matter the place you fish. Sure enough we went offshore and within 15 min of fishing, my brother had a sailfish to the boat. The captain then direct the boat towards a location where he knew the tuna were and we proceeded to catch several yellowfin tuna which everyone truly enjoyed. At around 12 noon or so we headed to the beach to conquer the bucket list. 10 minutes in I caught the Cubera snapper and within 30 minutes i had my rooster! You guys rock!! I've been big game fishing for 30 years and I will tell you there is no better experience. If youre the adventurous type and want to see the real Costa Rican country I suggest driving to drakes bay (during dry season) but do read up on the drive before you go.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Eric H wrote a review Mar 2021
Moose Pass, Alaska37 contributions10 helpful votes
Since I was a child I have wanted to catch a Roosterfish. We booked with Captain Willy and Mainor for one half day and one full day of fishing. The home cooked lunch for the full day trip was excellent and more than we could eat. We caught many other fish including Amberjack and False Albacore. Willy and Mainor worked hard to insure we were successful and enjoyed a our trip. This was one of the best fihing trips I have been on. Pura Vida,
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Date of experience: March 2021
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