Sportfishing is a hugely popular activity in Costa Rica, and nearly every beach town in Costa Rica will have at least one person who can take you out to try to catch a fish. For sportfishing Costa Rica can be visited in any time of the year but there are certain areas which is ideal for only seasonal sportfishing. Advanced fishermen, beginners, and adventure lovers all can enjoy sport fishing in this country. Most popular sportfishing destinations are Pacific Coast, North Caribbean and in the Central Pacific, sportfishing is abundant as it has one of the most fertile fishing spots.
To enjoy a great sport fishing experience, it is important to visit the right spot at the right season. Here goes some of the hotspot in Costa Rica for enjoying sport fishing:
Central and South Pacific:
This area includes Jaco, the Los Suenos marina down to Golfito and the Osa Peninsula. If you visit this area during the months of December to April, you can get sailfish, marlin and also some dinner fare. At this time you might find relatively flat and calm oceans, suitable weather and stunning offshore fishing. This area gets a grab bag of different species of fishes (tuna and marlin can found in huge numbers) during the month of June to August. You might also find sailfish and also dorado. If you go with an experienced guide, you might target to catch roosterfish, snapper, grouper and other reef dwelling species. If you visit these coasts during September and October, you will find typically wet weather and it is not so ideal for sport fishing.
During the month of June through October, the seas get calm and it begins to heat up in this area. At this time you will find a huge numbers of sailfish as well as can catch tuna, marlin and dorado. If you are lucky enough, you might catch all of the four species even in one trip. Spans from the Nicoya Peninsula to the Nicaragua border, North Pacific is considered as one of the best pelagic species at once. During the month from December to March, you will find the climate and offshore in very poor condition to enjoy sport fishing but you can go for inshore fishing.
If you want to enjoy sport fishing at this cost, it is better to choose mid-February to mid-May and the month of September and October is also great time to fish in this area. At this time you will find the suitable weather to get easy access to the prime fishing grounds. People who want to get off the beaten path and get more adventurous, they will find Caribbean coast as a great option. This area is ideal for catching tarpon and snook.
Best time to visit Costa Rica for Sport Fishing:
During the month of December to April is the dry season when most species of fish can be caught. So dry season is the most suitable time for visiting the country to enjoy a sport fishing trip. This part of the year is also the high season so you will find the areas more crowded with tourists and you will experience higher prices.
Freshwater Fishing Grounds:
Sport fishing is an activity that can be enjoyed by anyone. With the help of professional crews and guide and taking the high quality line equipment, any one can enjoy a safe sportfishing day out. Just right at the base of the Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal is one of the most amazing man-made place with crystal clear water and great spot to catch rainbow bass, blue tilapia, mojarra and machca. Just outside the Manuel Antonio beach town, in the central Pacific, Rio Savegre is a beautiful river and a great place to enjoy unique sport fishing trip. You can enjoy a whole day trip with an experienced fly fishing guide on a white water rafting designed for fishing. At this area you can enjoy catching roncadora, machaca and also occasional snook. Another freshwater fishing spot is Cano Negro that is ideal for catching rainbow bass, freshwater tarpon, alligator gar and also snook.
Bluefin Sportfishing Charters:
Developed in 1992 in Quepos, Costa Rica, Bluefin Sportfishing Charters arranges tours in surrounding sportfishing spots of Quepos as well as other places like Drake’s Bay and Flamingo. It can also can deliver different fishing lessons including fly fishing, ‘catch and release’ and also about conventional fishing. This company has high quality boat including latest electronics like GPS, VHS radios, sonar control equipment, high class fishing tackle and cell phones. The boats are named Bluefin I, II and III and also have immaculate marine washrooms. This fishing company offers different sportfishing packages including one day fishing trip, round trip fight, round trip ground transportation and fishing licenses.
Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing:
Situated at the dock of exclusive Los Suenos Resort and Marina, in Herradura, Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing is a luxurious sportfishing charter company. In Los Suenos, it is the only certified tour company. This company has six magnificent boats including latest gear and equipment. If you go for a full day tour, you will also get delicious meal including pasta, salads, roasted chickens, muffins and cookies.
Fishing Charters Costa Rica:
Situated in Quepos, Fishing Charters Costa Rica is a sport fishing charter company. This company arranges different sport fishing tours in different fishing spots throughout the country. It offers different inclusive sportfishing packages and take its guests for offshore, inshore fishing, fly fishing, tarpon fishing trips. This company also owns and operates several fishing boats. It can organize fishing trips for families with kids, backpackers, group of friends or couples. It also offers different types of packages including Inclusive holiday packages, luxury Costa Rica Holiday packages, cheap Vacation Holiday Packages, sportsman package and many more.
Situated in Montezuma town, Montezuma Crew is operated by a group of Argentinians and Italians. This company can organize different sportfishing tours which can be customized and you will be accompanied by professional guides. You can go for a seven hour long sportfishing venture offered by Montezuma Crew and you will be instructed to catch different species of fishes such as snapper, mahi mahi, roosterfish, jack, spanish mackerel and tuna. During this trip you will be accompanied by a veteran fisherman and a marine biologist.
Yellowfin Sportfishing Charters:
Founded in 2002, Yellowfin Sportfishing Charters, a fishing company, is situated in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This company provides high quality fishing gear, boats, GPS, VHS radios, navigational system, sonar equipment. You will be accompanied by experienced captains and other staff. If you go for a sport fishing trip with Yellowfin Sportfishing Charters, you will get the opportunity to catch different species of fishes in the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. But you will have to remember the motto ‘Catch the fish, check them out and release’.
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