Costa Rica Fishing Species: Tarpon
Can I catch Tarpon in Costa Rica?
Yes, Costa Rica boasts some of the best tarpon fishing in the world, and they can be targeted year round. Historically the best tarpon fishing in Costa Rica is October and November.
Region: Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast
From the IGFA Fish Database:
Valenciennes, 1846; MEGALOPIDAE FAMILY; also called silver king, cuffum
Occurs in warm temperate tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean.… Read More
FECOP Fish Facts – Tarpon
Top 5 Cool Facts About Tarpon
Costa Rica Stomping Grounds
Caribbean side, Pacific Coast of Costa Rica (rarely),can live in both fresh and saltwater and have even been found in Lake Nicaragua
The all-tackle world record tarpon stands at a monstrous 286lbs 9oz.… Read More
Three Costa Rican teams will participate in the Black Bass World Tournament, in Nuevo León, Mexico from October 29 to November 4.
Black-bass is a well-known fish in the sport fishing sector. Its scientific name is Micropterus salmoides and is popularly known as perch, blasblas or – in Costa Rica – black bass.… Read More
Costa Rica Indo-Pacific Sailfish
Shaw & Nodder, 1791); ISTIOPHORIDAE FAMILY; also called spindlebeack, bayonetfish
An Excerpt from Costa Rica Sailfish for Dummies by Todd Staley Communications Director, FECOP
The lifetime of a sailfish varies from 4 to 10 years. Most of the juveniles spend their first few years off the coast of Mexico.… Read More
Costa Rica Fishing Species – Dorado
When to Catch Dorado in Costa Rica – November through January and occasionally in February – averaging 20 to 40 lbs. Dorado can be taken year round but not in the same numbers as the months listed above.
Linnaeus, 1758; CORYPHAENIDAE FAMILY; also called dolphin, mahi mahi, dorado, goldmakrele, shiira.… Read More
Do I Need to Purchase a Fishing License Before my Costa Rica Fishing Trip?
Every person in your group who will be fishing in Costa Rica will require a government issued (INCOPESCA) fishing license. If you have reserved your fishing trip/vacation through a Costa Rica fishing lodge or resort, be sure to check and see if your license(s) are incuded in your fishing package.… Read More
How to Responsibly Handle Sailfish and Marlin in Costa Rica
- Do not remove the sailfish or marlin from the water, even for a picture. (Removal from water reduces survival rates by 60‐80% and it is illegal in Costa Rica)
- Use Use circle hooks (It’s the law in Costa Rica).
1st International Roosterfish Tournament in Costa Rica
November 16 – 19, 2018 at Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica
Entry Fee for United States Citizens is $1500 per person (including boat and lodging) and 100% Tax Deductible
The Pan American Sportfishing Confederation, FECOP (Federacion Costarricense de Pesca), and USA Angling Predator Team invite you to the first ever Pan American Roosterfish Championship for four-person teams. … Read More
Young biologist’s only sailfishing trophies are tissue samples
The sailfish popped up in the spread lit up in an iridescent purple hue. This fish was hungry and vigorously slashed the teaser with its bill. Everyone jumped into action. Capt. Melvin Sánchez sounded the alarm from the tower, as he was the first to see the oceanic swordsman appear.… Read More
Costa Rica Fishing: King of the Silver Kings
Costa Rica Featured Fishing Captain – Eddie Brown, Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Tarpon schooling on Costa Rica’s Caribbean.
As you approach the river mouth at Barra del Colorado for the first time, it appears as if you are about to enter a washing machine gone berserk.… Read More