country of Costa Rica has two coastal shores, the Pacific
and the Caribbean,
a fact this fact draws tourists to want to explore Costa
Rica fishing. Aside from surfing and scuba, fishing in
Costa Rica is one of most popular water sports you can
enjoy when you visit.
On the Pacific Coast, the Osa peninsula is undoubtedly
one of the best spots for deep sea fishing this side of
the western hemisphere. This area is about 30 miles north
of Panama, and is surrounded by waters of the Pacific
Ocean and the Gulfo Dulce. The water of Gulfo Dulce have
a high mineral content, which small fish feed off of.
The waters are teeming with naturally growing bait, this
area sets catch records year after year.
A number of companies have deep sea fishing tours, so
you need these to help you go further offshore to catch
a fish like the thirty-foot Stamas. You can also catch
Yellowfin tuna, Wahoos, Giant Dorados, Pacific Sailfish
and three kinds of Marlin. Near the shore, the 1000 ft.
deep waters of the gulf is full of a variety of fish as
well. Rain-forested hills provide a scenic background
as you fish for Sierra Mackerel, Snook, Pompano, Amber
Jack, 4 types of snapper and other exotic species.
Aside from being prime time for Costa Rica fishing, the
winter also happens to be the migratory season for whales,
and this is the dry season in Costa Rica, when you will
find warm perfect weather and blue skies. Whale sharks,
Blue and humpback whales can all be seen on a tour. 3
different types of porpoises live here year round, so
you are sure to see them as well. Sea snakes and sea turtles
are other creatures you can see on land and in the water
The Atlantic has great Costa Rica fishing opportunities
as well. The months of November and December see the highest
volume of fish in the waters, as small snooks begin their
journeys into the rivers. They are only on average 5 pounds,
but are fun to catch, and sometimes there are 30-pounders
mixed in with the little ones. Late fall is the best time
to catch the action at the river mouth. During this time
you might catch a Bonita Dorado or a Big Jack Crevalle
on a Costa Rica fishing trip.
Wrestling with the fishes is half the fun, and the guapote
is a lively one, even though they"re only 3 to 12 pounds.
Machaca will fight furiously with their water aerobics
as they try to avoid capture, and range from 4-9 pounds.
Catfish can be easily caught just standing on the dock,
so you can continue the fun even once you"ve returned
from your Costa Rica Fishing trip. Whether you want to
reign in the monsters of the deep, or love the excitement
of chasing schools of smaller airborne fish, fishing in
Costa Rica is a blast for any fisherman.