Meet the Crew of Fuhgeddaboudit Sportfishing

Captain: Raphael Angel Solano (Rafa Sr.)

Captain Rafa Solano Captain Rafa Solano
With a World Renowned reputation as a Captain, Rafa is extremely proud to join the Fuhgeddaboudit Sportfishing Team. He captains our Mother Ship and Queen of the Fleet Fuhgeddaboudit as well as captain for our fleet the 38’ Bertram Raven and our 33’ Dawson MoonWalker. Born in the Reventazon River Valley in Limon Province he remembers always carrying fishing line fishing the streams and from Shore. He grew up in Drake Bay here on the Pacific side just south of Quepos and started working with a Dive company. In 1989 he started fishing in Quepos on a 26’ Strike. During those years he met some very serious conventional and fly fisherman Participating in the “Billy Pate Fly Fishing Tournament” and the “Harry Gray Fly Fishing Tournament” and many conventional as well Participating in the Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament. His greatest Memory of a fish was on a trip from Flamingo to Quepos when he they got hooked up with a Blue Marlin and says he felt like Ernest Hemingway, describing this fish, but it was incredible, how big it was at 900 lbs. With many many years of fishing the Quepos Fishing Grounds Rafa Sr. has a Reputation that precedes him for fishing here. He says “I am so thankful to God to have given me the opportunities and to teach the first steps on what I Love doing – Fishing to my sons.” He has passed on his knowledge and talent to his children our Captain of the 38’ Bertram Raven Rudy has eagerly absorbed all that Rafa has passed on to him and Rafa Jr. also first mate for the Queen Fuhgeddaboudit and mates for us on the fleet of the Bertram and the Dawson. He has 2 more boys also in the fishing charter industry Loi and Marcos. Rafa has worked both in the private and charter sector in the Yacht Industry here in Marina Pez Vela. Rafa has fished the waters of Costa Rica, Cabo San Lucas Mexico, Panama and Nicaragua but his home is here in Costa Rica. When we say Family we really do mean it!

Captain: Rudy Angel Solano

Captain Rudy Solano Captain Rudy Solano
At age 35, Captain Rudy Solano has been fishing over half of his life with 25 years of Experience. When he was young his Dad (Rafa Solano Sr.) said to him “If you don’t want to do good at school then you better learn to fish!” and that he did. By age 16 he was driving a Twin Engine Boat for his Dad

What Rudy likes most about his profession: “Doing what I Love Every Day! Going Fishing!”

The biggest fish he ever released was a 1200 pound Black Marlin.

Rudy has been the Captain on the MoonWalker also part of the Fuhgeddaboudit Sportfishing Fleet for 4 years now and is very proud of the fact that they are the MOST BOOKED Boat and Crew in Marina Pez Vela. He has a renowned reputation as the Sushi Captain always being the one to find and get the Yellow Fin Tuna. He is excited to also have the 38’ Bertram in our fleet now and to be the Captain of it!

First Mate: Johnny Alfonso Smith

Johnny Tucker Smith Johnny Tucker Smith
At age 23 First Mate Johnny has only been in this position for 4 years however learning from this Uncle James Captain on the Dragin Fly out of Los Suenos he came to us knowing exactly what to do. His Dad Giraldo is a captain in Torteguero. He is really excited to be part of the Fuhgeddaboudit Sportfishing Crew getting lots of FAD trips under his belt this summer aboard Fuhgeddaboudit and fishing with his team mates. He is extremely excited about having the opportunity to mate on the 38’ Bertram Raven as well as his past 4 years on the 33’ Dawson MoonWalker

Johnny finds Charter Fishing extremely rewarding and loves to welcome families, Kids and avid anglers aboard.

Anxious to contribute to making your day on the water the best experience you have ever had.

First Mate: Rafael Angel Solano Jr.

Rafa Solano Jr Rafa Solano Jr
At age 23 Rafa Jr. has been fishing for most of his life as well as his brothers and taught by his Dad Rafa Sr. with his World Renowned reputation for Quepos Fishing. Rafa is really excited to join the Fuhgeddaboudit Sportfishing team both on the private side performing as the First Mate on our Mother Ship and the Queen of our Fleet Fuhgeddaboudit and also getting to fish his brother Rudy and Johnny on the 38’ Bertram Raven and the 33’ Dawson MoonWalker. Rafa always has a smile on his face with a very serious way of providing Anglers with the “Catch of a Lifetime!” He knows that all the anglers that get the opportunity to fish with him and the crew “Will Definitely be Back!”

38′ Raven Crew

What sets us apart from other Quepos Fishing companies is our many years of experience in serving a large clientele of anglers from around the world. Quepos Fishing Charters can provide you affordable offshore fishing charters as well as reef fishing charters. We also offer trips out to the FADS which is the new hottest destination for Marlin fishing! Ours is one of the best boats in the Quepos fishing fleet, with state of the art navigation and fishing equipment and a talented and friendly crew dedicated to ensuring your have the “Catch of a Lifetime!”

Quepos Fishing Charters and Fuhgeddaboudit Sportfishing is your trusted partner when it comes time to fish Quepos! Our bilingual charter boat crews are a pleasure to fish with, and they take your success as a personal challenge!

We offer Full Day and 3/4 days for offshore fishing which will optimize your fishing experience here out on the Quepos Fishing Grounds. While half-day tours offer 5 to 6 hours on the water, full-day tours offer 8+ hours out on the water to maximize fishing time.

Whether you are planning a vacation with friends and family in Costa Rica or want to indulge in some Quepos sport fishing, we will make sure that you have the time of your life and want to come back for some more!

Phone: TOLL FREE 1-800-388-9957

Email: info@queposfishingcharters.com

We Have The Fishing Knowledge And Charter Experience You Can Trust

  • Experienced and highly qualified bilingual crew
  • Modern charter boat with state of the art equipment

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