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
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
Dorado, Mahi or Dolphinfish, are some of the fastest growing and swimming fish in the oceans.
Dorado can spawn every two to three days at the early age of four to five months old. A female releases an average of 50,000 eggs each time they spawn.… 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
FECOP Species: Costa Rica Spinner Dolphins
The spinner dolphin gets its name from its habit of leaping from the water and spinning rapidly before landing with a splash. Sometimes, individuals will leap repeatedly, as many as ten times in a row. This species lives in the open ocean and often associates with other species of dolphins and with schools of tuna.