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Costa Rica Fishing

You'll love Costa Rica Fishing, because you won't find better blue water fishing anywhere. The Caribbean and Pacific coasts offer the best deep sea fishing on the planet. Costa Rica offers everybody from the common angler to the world-class fishermen the opportunity to fish for both small and large game fish.

Why is Costa Rica Fishing so Popular

Costa Rica fishing is so popular, because Costa Rica has one of the biggest collections of fish on the planet. From the rivers, streams, and lakes right over to the Caribbean and Pacific coasts. Other places in the world may also have good fishing, but those places don't offer the low winds and perfect weather that you'll experience while fishing in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Fishing Most Popular Big Game Fish

The most popular Costa Rica fishing is Billfishing. Sailfish and Marlin are favorites. To find these awesome fish, you'll need a whole day of fishing. You'll have to go into the deep water, which tends to be at least 5 miles off the coast.

Costa Rica Fishing Release Program

If you are sportsfishing in Costa Rica for Marlin and Sailfish, you want to know that most of the fishing services in Costa Rica believe in the catch and release program for those fish.

You can hook the fish in the forward part of its mouth area by rod tipping to the fish with artificial lure or with bait. That way the uninjured fish fights longer and jumps more. The fish will exhaust itself, which makes it possible to handle the fish and remove the hook. The tired fish can be released back, and it will survive because it hasn't swallowed the bait.

Costa Rica Fishing Species

While Costa Rica fishing, you will encounter the following popular and/or well-known species:

  • Black Drum
  • Black Grouper
  • Black Sea Bass
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Gag Grouper
  • Gray Snapper
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel
  • Ladyfish
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Red Snapper
  • Redfish
  • Roosterfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tarpon
  • Trout
  • Sailfish
  • Yellowfin Tuna
  • Wahoo
  • Blue Marlin
  • Yellowfin Grouper
  • Mutton Snapper
  • Bonefish
  • Dolphin
  • American Shad
  • White Marlin
  • Yellowtail Snapper
  • Greater Amberjack
  • Swordfish

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