Costa Rica Travel – One of the biggest attractions when coming to Costa Rica is being able to enjoy their multiple forms of fishing. These range from deep sea fishing, marlin fishing, beach fishing, fly fishing and fresh water lake fishing.
Fishermen throughout the world have heard about fishing in Costa Rica! Because of the variety of climates found in Costa Rica at any time you can always find good fishing somewhere in the country at all times of the year. For example, Quepos and Guanacaste have opposite high seasons.
If you go to Guanacaste you should try Playa Coco or Flamingo because from these spots boats can head many directions depending on where the fish are showing up that day. In Guanacaste you will find billfish from April-August. In Quepos, Manuel Antonio, and Jaco they are easiest to find in December and January, though they are found through April. Here you can find Tuna, Snapper, and Roosterfish all year.
Puerto Jimenez is a more exotic looking place with access to Corcovado’s National Park. Jimenez and Golfito offer nonstop action because of their remote location and lack of tourists. Also in the area of Corcovado Park is Drake Bay which is easily accessed by Nature Air . Ask for Captain Fred and his tour around Drake Bay and Canos Island.
If you have been fishing for a while I’m sure you know that there is a practice of catch and release that is strictly enforced in Costa Rica. You will find experienced captains who specialize in dropback and fly fishing. Enjoy your trip!
By Kerry La