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February 21st, 2010 - tarpon, snook and lots of rain

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I just returned from a couple days fishing on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica and unfortunately it was a wash out.  A cold front moved in the afternoon we arrived and the next morning it started raining at 7 am and never let up.  It was cold and windy with hard rain.  It was like some sort of bizarre water torture with sandwiches and beer.   We rode about 20 miles up to north in the canals and tried to get out of the Barra Colorado but it was too rough, we tried fishing the river mouth but the cold front, rain and muddy water made for tough fishing.

Day two was better weather…it was cloudy with no rain.  My buddy from back home caught a nice 10 pound snook but that was about it.  The water levels were way up and the hard rain had made the river a muddy mess.  We ate the snook for dinner…the chef at the lodge deep fried some and baked some and it was delicious.

The tarpon fishing in this area is legendary…it’s not uncommon to get 10 tarpon a day when the bite is good.  Unfortunately…the weather here is also legendary.   September, October, March and April are usually the best weather months…the other times of the year weather can be a factor.

The fishing was a wash out but everything else was great.  Captain Eddie is a great guy and really tried to get us on the fish.  The lodge was very nice with comfortable rooms, a lot of gourmet food, great service and a cool bar overlooking the river.

I am getting unpacked and hopefully will get caught up on emails and will post the results for the fishing tourney this past weekend.


Local Pangas 25 ft
Scorpion
25 ft
Sons of Blarney
28 ft
Predator
27 ft
Hoo’s Up
28 ft
Mi Bruja
30 ft
Miss Behavin
32 ft
Sea quester
32 ft
R&J 33 ft
Sailfish
35 ft
Hoo’s your Daddy
36ft
Bethina
36ft
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38 ft
Barbarosa
38 ft
Tres Amigos
38 ft
Macushla
38 ft
Hot Reels
40 ft
Super Fly 42 ft
The Bite
42 ft
Spanish Fly
42 ft
Marlin Mujer
48 ft
Nomad
55 ft


BIRD WATCHING: Basically everywhere but specific tours are available for the serious Bird lover.
BUNGEE JUMPING: Available at several places – lots of fun, a little scary.
CANOPY TOURS: Available all over Costa Rica. Everyone loves the Canopy Tours.
CASINO / NIGHTLIFE: Casinos and Nightlife are available in most of the popular towns.
CROCODILE TOUR: Day Tour available in several places.


DOLPHIN / WHALE WATCHING: Dolphins are usually everywhere plus we do see the occasional whale.
HORSEBACK RIDING: Available in most places, who hasn’t wanted to ride a horse on a beach.
HOT SPRINGS / SPA: Available only in a few places, the best in romantic and relaxing getaways.
KAYAKING: Available in several places, white water or ocean kayaks – cheap water fun.
LAKE FISHING: Fish for the Guapote (Central American Bass) at Lake Arenal and Lake Nicaragua, great fighters on light tackle.
MOTORCYCLE / QUAD RENTAL: Available in several places, great fun, wear your helmet.
NATIONAL PARKS: Available in most areas, great tours, see wildlife and beautiful scenery.


PARAGLIDING: Available in a few places…try it if you get a chance…a few moments of panic followed by the best ride of your life.
RIVER FISHING: Fly fish for Trout in the high mountain streams, fish the jungle rivers for giant Tarpon and Snook.
SHOPPING: Available everywhere, take home some souvenirs and coffee
SURF / BOOGIE BOARD: Available in the most popular towns, what the hell…give it a shot.


TURTLE WATCHING: Available only at certain times and certain places but for some the thrill of a lifetime.


VOLCANO TOUR: Available almost everywhere, good family trip.
WHITE WATER RAFTING: Scenic and serene beauty followed by wet and wild adrenalin rush.
WINDSURFING: Available at a few places, Lake Arenal is famous for its windsurfing

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