Costa Rica Fishing Holidays

COSTA RICA – QUEPOS - SAILFISH & MARLIN FISHING

COSTA RICA – QUEPOS - SAILFISH & MARLIN FISHING

Quepos in Costa Rica is nothing short of a mecca when it comes too deep-sea blue-water fishing. During the peak season it would not be considered exceptional to hook as many as ten Sailfish in a single day. Blue-water fishing for both Marlin and Sailfish is as much about the skills of captain and crew of your boat and the team who make up Frenzy Sportfishing are amongst the very best, triple consecutive champions of the GIFT Billfish fly-fishing tournament.

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GIANT TARPON AT SILVER KING LODGE

GIANT TARPON AT SILVER KING LODGE

The Tarpon fishing at the mouth of the Barra del Colorado is without parallel. Following the murky brown water of the Colorado River from the lodge to the ocean one would never have thought it possible that this is home to what must be one of the most abundant Tarpon fisheries in the world.

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COSTA RICA - JUNGLE TARPON

Although more commonly associated with saltwater fishing Tarpon commonly migrate up freshwater systems and this is certainly true of the fishing in Costa Rica. Not just good numbers of Tarpon but exactly the same monster fish that can reach 200lbs and more make there way up the tributary waterways that feed the Rio Colorado. This is a Tarpon experience like no other. Surrounded by the sounds of the jungle and sometimes fishing in very close proximity to the fish you will literally come face to face with 'Jungle Tarpon'!

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Costa Rican Fishing Reports & News

Read Sailfish in Quepos Costa Rica report

SAILFISH & MARLIN ON THE FLY - COSTA RICA - QUEPOS

If there needed to be evidence of how good the fishing at Quepos is then this surely is given by the choice of this location by renown underwater photographer Marc Montochhio and his success in capturing his amazing photograph 'Shades of Grey'.

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Read Down and Dirty Tarpon Costa Rica report

DOWN AND DIRTY TARPON

There's nothing easy about duping a tarpon around Costa Rica's Rio Colorado. The water is muddy, the hooksets are tricky, and the fights are gruelling. So why try? Because these fish are huge.

As if I wasn't already certain that this place didn't fit the bill of a "sexy" Tarpon fishery, I became convinced the minute our pontoon-boat shuttle departed for Silver King Lodge. Here the Rio Colorado, one of the rivers that drains Lake Nicaragua far from the west, enters the Caribbean Sea, and entire forests come along for the ride with the river's muddy waters. And as we motored upstream, Mani, one of the lodge guides, deftly navigated around logs, stumps and brush piles that would have made the average boater shudder with fear. If there were Tarpon in these waters, I prayed they were blessed with keen eyesight.

March 2008 Saltwater Sportsmen Article by Joe Cermele

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Read Jungle Tarpon Costa Rica report

COSTA RICAN JUNGLE TARPON

Our scouts and media crews have always been extremely fond of Costa Rica. Despite the early stories of Solid Adventures founder Christer Sjöberg who has fished the ocean side tarpon fisheries at their early high times, the land and people itself are intriguing enough to spend some extra time sightseeing. Bear in mind that Costa Rica just recently fell back to the 2nd rank of the overall well-being list in the world (Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index).

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