Barra del Colorado, Rio Colorado, Rio Tortugero and
Rio Parisima fishing
The Rio Colorado area on the Northern Caribbean coast has been world famous for Tarpon and Snook fishing since the 1960’s. Fish the rivers, lagoons and river mouths for Tarpon that average 100 pounds and Snook that average 20 pounds. In recent years many operators have started using larger boats. These larger boats not only make it easier to get out of the river mouths and catch Tarpon but it has made offshore fishing available for fisherman wanting to catch Atlantic Sailfish, Atlantic Blue Marlin, Wahoo and Dorado.
There are not many Sport Fishing operators on the Southern Caribbean coast. The local fishermen catch Tarpon, Snook, Jack, Tuna, Dorado and more.
If you want BIG Tarpon and BIG Snook we fish with the best Costa Rica Tarpon fishing lodges located in the Barra del Colorado, Rio Colorado, Tortugero and Rio Parisima areas.
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Tarpon are always around the rivers, lagoons and river mouths on the Caribbean Coast. Traditionally high season is during the dry months from
December through May. But now the larger boats can get outside the river mouths to where the fish are, even when the weather isnít cooperating, so tarpon can be caught year round. more...
Snook can be caught year round but there are 2 main Snook seasons. The first hot bite of the year is usually March, April and May and then again in September, October and November.
Snook is one of my favorite eating fish; itís similar to Walleye or Perch but just a little bit better. more...
Sailfish and Marlin fishing was not very common until a few years ago. With the addition of larger boats, lodge operators are now going offshore to blue water and catching billfish. Most fish are caught from February through September. more...
Caught just outside the river mouths throughout the year. The best fishing is when the rains wash out debris and form inshore trash lines.
The Dorado use these trash lines as structure to ambush baitfish. more...
Wahoo can be a pleasant surprise anytime of the year.
Good numbers of Wahoo are caught offshore from February through June. more...
Map of Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica