Diablo Friends

Satisfied Sportfishing Charter Customers
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Capt. Kevin Malone is a Captain’s Captain ! Ist visit to Costa Rica and plan on coming back multiple times per year with Capt. Kevin. SIx Pacific sailfish releases in one day to 120 Lbs.by me solo angler. Best rate & value, good boat, great tackle, trolled 6 lines all day, also enjoyed talking shop with Capt. Kevin. If I can get away May thru Oct. would also like to fish with Capt. Kevin in Massachusetts. Thank you Capt. Kevin Malone for giving me a great fishing Captain’s holiday !

Sincerely,

Captain Paul Stanton
100 ton Master
Aqua Safari Charters LLC
Galveston , Texas
“Island Girl”

Visited February 2016

February 18-23, 2016

 

My 6 day visit was set up to assess Costa Rica as a final destination for this retired marine biologist and especially its offshore big game fishing situation. As someone who has fished all over the world (see www.BigMarineFish.com), I had selected Costa Rica as the best potential spot for my retirement and I was not disappointed! I also chose to stay at the Jungle Mountain Bungalows, owned by Capt. Kevin and his wonderful wife, Alyson, to see what living in that less developed part of Costa Rica might be like. You can see from their website’s photos that the bungalows are really nice, stocked with everything you might need, bathed by cool breezes each evening (no AC needed up there on the mountain), surrounded by virtually pristine tropical rainforest (CR has the greatest biodiversity of any place in the world), unspoiled yet largely unpopulated beaches along the beautiful coast, with dramatic sunset views of the Pacific from the bungalows’ porches. Idyllic.

 

Kevin Malone is a top notch charter captain, extremely skilled in all the little details of big game fishing (such as rigging ballyhoo baits to look to a sailfish as if it were a real swimming baitfish) that make all the difference between just a nice boat ride vs. a day filled with the best fishing one could possibly enjoy (as I experienced with him, twice). The night before, we had decided to target sailfish offshore on my two days, so we got up early and Kevin drove his center console about 25 miles across a choppy Pacific to an underwater mountain known as the Furuno Bank where we fished both days. On day 1 we raised 9 sailfish and brought 7 to the boat to be fully revived prior to their release – which I viewed as an extremely good day’s outing. But he topped that performance the following day, going 9 for 11. These sailfish are big, 7 to 8 feet long and ours were about 90 to 125 lbs – more than twice as large as those I’ve caught in the Florida Keys – and since they spend a lot of energy jumping, sailfish are spectacular to fight. Ours usually took about 20-25 minutes to finally bring close enough for Kevin to grab their bill and remove the circle hook. On day 2, I had 30 minutes left on my charter “clock” but told Kevin to just “head for the barn” as I was exhausted and had had enough. Can’t imagine a better day’s fishing.

 

Jim Chambers

Kensington, Maryland

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Google Translation

Kevin es excelente, conoce muy bien la zona y los lugares donde pescar mejor. Aunque es de USA, es casi como un tico, tiene excelente equipo y conoce muy bien su trabajo. La pesca estuvo muy buena y lo recomendaría para cualquier viaje. He tenido muchos viajes de pesca con otros empresas y lugares de Costa Rica, y definitivamente el sabe mucho de pesca y conoce muy bien la zona.

Visited January 2016

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Bucket List Adventure

 Reviewed April 13, 2015

Kevin is a skilled captain with years of experience guiding all levels of fisherman or non- fisherman to the catch of their life. His knowledge of the area and where to find the fish are unparalleled. Kevin guided my friend and I to our first sailfish ever and others on our full day trip. When a fish is hooked, it is amazing to witness Kevin manage his boat and equipment for the entire fight and landing. My wife also came along as an observer and enjoyed viewing the sea turtles and dolphins. Kevin’s wife also packed a delicious lunch for the excursion. If you have ever dreamed of fishing in Costa Rica give Kevin a call.

Visited April 2015

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Great morning fishing near Dominical

 Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time with Captain Kevin. He is knowledgeable and friendly and the boat very comfortable for a family of four. We had plenty of action (7 fish into the boat) and the views from near shore were fabulous. Highly recommend.

Visited December 2015

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 NEW

We went out with Kevin for a day on the water. My husband fished, caught some large tuna, and really enjoyed the entire experience. I am not into fishing, but loved being out at sea, lounging at the front of the boat. We saw dolphins and sea turtles which was incredible. They provided snacks and water and an overall great day!

Visited July 2014
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Then you dont have to travel to Quepos. I just returned from a week long adventure in Costa Rica, and the highlight of the trip was a day on the water with Capt. Kevin Malone.
Prior to the trip I’d spent HOURS researching fishing charters in southern Costa Rica. EVERY site was pushing the Quepos marina for those staying in the Dominical / Uvita area. Fortunalty someone in the group I was traveling with found the diablosportfishing.com website. And all i have to say is, save yourself the 40 min drive each way and join Kevin in Dominicalito harbor.
My best friend Mike and I booked a full day heading out at 7 AM, traveling about 15 miles offshore to where we found a nice current with intersting bird activity. Less than two hours on the boat, we had hooked into a pair of sailfish, and the first catch(es) of the day were landing a nice double.
Total Catch:
* 4 Sailfish boated (one lost, my fault)
* 1 Nice Mahi Mahi
* 8 Bonita
On top of the great fishing action we saw over 15 sea turtles and a bunch of dolphins. It wont take you long on the boat to figure out that Kevin knows where the fish are and how to catch them. I’ve fished all my life and I would recommend this experience to anyone who likes fishing and catching fish.
Thanks again Kevin!

Great day fishing!!

5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 NEW

We recently went to CR on our honeymoon. We are not morning people so I was sort of debating the trip because naturally for fishing you have to wake up pretty early. We love to fish but we are late starters when we fish on our boat :o) I did some asking around about the fishing and everyone raved that it was fantastic in CR so we decided to stick with the plan. Kevin stayed in touch with me frequently and made sure I contacted him before our trip to go over the details. We met him at the “marina”, a beautiful little cove where he keeps his boat. We were pumped and ready to go. We decided to stay inshore and I was hoping I didn’t regret that decision. All around we had a great time and caught quite a few fish. The most exciting ones were the rooster fish (great fight!) and a really nice snapper. Long story short inshore or off shore the fishing is fantastic.Thanks for the great trip Kevin!!!

Visited December 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 NEW

Capt. Kevin took us out on his boat for a half day of fishing. Our kids loved it! They caught many fish and he cleaned the mackerel for us so that we could make ceviche for dinner. Our son had a blast battling a rooster fish.

Visited December 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

My wife and I went fishing with Kevin Feb 2012. I caught my first HUGE sailfish. We enjoyed it so much, in February 2013 we returned with our two boys(9&7). On our second trip we raised 4 big sailfish, and caught 3 Dorado(mahi mahi), yummy. The largest Mahi, which my wife caught, was over 50 lbs. The seas were calm, the fishing was hot, and our kids loved it. Not only did we catch great fish, we saw hundreds of dolphins and easily dozens of sea turtles. Playa Dominicalito is a rare treasure. Go fishing with Kevin while you are in Costa Rica, you will not regret it.

Visited February 2013
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“Hi Tish,
I like to fish with Kevin Malone diablosportfish@aol.com for billfish. He is here from late Nov. thru mid-April..I saw him the other day and he said he is up and running for the season. For sailfish and marlin the best months seem to be late Dec. thru Feb. Kevin fishes out of Dominicalito and is a pleasure to fish with…see you Wed. Terry”

Trip Advisor Reveiw
“I caught a “grander” (1,000 pound black marlin), what more can I say!”

Here are the photos of the yellow fin tuna and the 3 sailfish the last photo is the 11′ sail 185 pounds ( or bigger) thanks for great time. Let me know when the big stripers are in if I can swing it I would like to go after them.
Thanks Randy Ellis / Scott Plympton
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picture of Kevin Malone pulling in large tunatwo football yellow fin tuna

Kevin,
Great trip last Friday (01/04/13). You know your stuff. I will be my pleasure to
fish with you anytime and recommend you without reservation to anyone who asks.
Arthur
Dominical Costa rica

sportfishing charter image of fishermen holding large fish
billystriper

Capt. Kevin,

Thanks again for an awesome trip yesterday, me and my brother had a great time. Here are the pictures I took on the trip, if you could send me the picture your friend took at the dock that would be great.

Thanks,
Billy

JawsHooked-1609Hi Kevin-very enjoyable experience, already thinking about a September repeat-fish was tasty and fed us all well- i am forwarding this to my brother Rob and sister Nancy who had the cameras and have already spoken to Nancy so you will be getting some photos – thanks again and look forward to another trip.
Jack

Just wanted to say thanks for the fishing trip on Friday. Despite the weather early on, it ended up being great. We ate the Blues that afternoon and they were delicious. On Saturday, we cooked up a feast with the rest of the fish, which were great. We are planning another get together for the full day Tuna trip in the late summer.
– Steve

AlkonCharter3_001Kevin- we did have such a good day!! Here are some pictures… I cooked the 2 whole sea bass using a recipe I found on-line. They came out fabulously well and were a huge success. This is the link: http://fishcooking.about.com/od/wholefishrecipes/r/sweetsour_fish.htm The blues were totally delicious as well- nothing like a fresh bluefish on the grill. I did it Mediterranean style with olive oil and grilled onions. I decided to make fishcakes out of the scup because they were little fillets and pretty boney. They were good but my husband pointed out that anything is good mixed with onions and potatoes and fried up hot. So thanks for a wonderful outing- see you again soon. Michelle S. A

I am looking to catch a big fish. I don’t care what kind of fish but I want a big one. A fish that is going to actually make me scared and question why I volunteered for this. If you can do that for me then sign me up!
– Tim

My husband and I had never been sportfishing before, so we didn’t know what to expect. Captain Malone took the time to explain everything and we all had a great time, even the kids! Thanks for everything, we’ll be back.
– Helen