I personally love fishing in Pedasi. You can go fishing any time of the year. You can charter a boat or take your own if you have one. Fishing is one of the main activities in Pedasi. Panga boats are available for rent. These boats do not have a roof and are 24 feet long and 5 feet wide, with a 60-horse power motor. The fishermen usually rent it out, including the fishing equipment. If you arrange the tour through a hotel, they even sometimes include snacks and a cooler with drinks that you can enjoy while you fish. It costs around US $325 per day for 2 people and $25 per person in excess. $325 already includes the boat, the boat captain, fishing equipment, snacks and drinks. You can take a Panga from Arenal beach (about 3-5 minutes away by car) and go out in the ocean to fish. There are other fishing spots like Pargo Grande, Las Brujas, and Las Monjas y Frailes.
You can catch different kinds of fish such as Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Mackerel, Amberjack, Roosterfish, Wahoo (41:29), Corvina, and depending on the season, you can go about 30-40 miles from the shore and you can catch a Marlin.
You also have the option to drive from Pedasi to Coiba, which is farther away from here. It’s about 260 kilometers (around 162 miles) away from Pedasi but it’s a good place to fish because when it’s windy in Pedasi, it’s calm in Coiba. What some people do is rent a boat and go to the Coiba, go fishing, spend the night in the boat and come back the following day.
You can also go lake fishing in the Cañas Channel (about 45 minutes away by car) where you can catch Robalo fish. Fishing in Pedasi can be done all year but the best months to go fishing is from June to the end of December because dry season is from January to May and during this time of the year it’s too windy and it’s difficult to go fishing. During the dry season, people prefer to fish in Las Monjas y Frailes because the winds come there in the afternoon so you can fish in the morning from 6 AM to 12 noon.