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As listed in International Game Fish Association's world Record Game Fishes

ALL TACKLE RECORDS 21

BONITO Pacific Sarda; 8 lb; Golfito; 2/13/78; Jean A. Lovetang, W-6. BASS Split tail Hemanthias signifer, 1 lb 8 oz; Playa Zancudo; 6/10/95; Dr. Craig Whitehead.

DOLPHIN (Dorado or Mahi Mahi) Coryphaena hippurus; 87 lb; Gulf of Papagayo; 9/25/76; Manuel Salazar.

GAR Tropical Lepisostius tropicus; 6 lb 6 Os; Rio Frio; 11/22/94; John A. Corry.

GRUNT Burro Pomadasys crocro; 4 lb 1 oz; Rio Frio; 12/4/95; John A. Corry.

GRUNT Pacific roncador Pomadasys baysnus; 3 lb 8 Os; Rio Grande de Terraba- 1/28/90; Dr. Craig Whitehead.

GUAPOTE (Rainbow Bass) Cichiasoma dovi; 12 lb 9 oz; Lago Hule (also known as Lago Echandi); 4/13/91; Rick Killgore.

GUAPOTE Jaguar Cichiasoma managuense; 1 lb 10 oz; Barra Colorado; 9/9/97; John C. Taylor JACK Pacific crevalle Caranx cannus; 29 lb 8 oz; Plays Zancudo; 1/1/94, Ronald C. Snody.

LEATHERJACKET Oligoplifes altus; 3 lb 8 oz; Rio Cofo; 2/6/90; Dr. Craig Whifehead. (Same angler tied his own record for species at Plays Zancudo, 5/27/95).

MACHACA Brycon guatemalensis; 9 lb. 8 Os; Barra del Colorado; 11/24/91; Barbara Ann Fields .

MULLET Hog Joturus ichard/; 7 lb 2 oz; Rio Sarapiqul; 8/9/95; Carlos M. Barrantes R. SEABASS Leather Dermatolepsis dermafolepis; 4 lb 8 Os; Plays Zancudo; 1/23/93; Dr. Craig Whitehead. NOTE: This record appeared in past issues of the IGFA record book but was omitted in the 1998 edition.);

SNAPPER Lutlanus colorado; 20 lb 8 oz; Plays Zancudo; 3/19/93; Dr. Craig Whitehead. SNAPPER Mullet Lutjanus aratus; 33 lb; Drake Bay; 9/23/97; Jose' F Reyes Astorga.

SNAPPER Pacific cubera Lu(/anus novemfasciatus; 78 lb 12 oz; Bahia Paz Vela; 3/23/88; Steven C. Paull.

SNAPPER Yellow Luanus argentiventris; 11 lb; Plays Zancudo; 3/12/93; Roy Venlura Roig.

SNOOK Common Centropomus undecimalis; Rio Parisma; 10/18/78; Gilbert Ponsi.

SNOOK Pacific black Centropomus nigrescens; 57 b 12 oz; Rio Naranjo; 8/23/91; George Beck

SNOOK Pacific blacklin Centropomus med/us; 5 lb 8 Os; Plays Zancudo; 9/10/95; Dr. Craig Whitehead

TILAPIA Oreochromis n/lot/ca; 6 lb 5 oz; Lake Arenal; 2/10/95; Marvin C. Smith

TILEFISH Golden-eyed Caulolatilus affinus; 1 lb 8 Os; Plays Zancudo; 3/10/93; Dr. Craig Whilehead

WAHOO Ancanthocybium solanderi; 57 lb; Gulf ot Papagayn:
6/13/95; Harmano Fehringer; 12 lb.

LINE TEST RECORDS 41

BONITO Pacific Sarda; 8 lb; Golfito; 2/13/78; Jean A. Lovetang, W-6. DOLPHIN - (Dorado or Mahi Mahi) Coryphaena hippurus; 87lb; Gulf of Papagayo; 9/25/78; Manuel Salazar, M-50 (also holds all tackle record) .

JACK Cravelle Caranx hippos; 42 lb; Barra Colorado; 10/1/78; Marilyn Mattson; W-20. JACK Pacific cravelle Caranx caninus: (1) 7 lb; Playa Zancudo; 12/20/95; Dr. Craig Whitehead, M-2. (2)18 lb 8 oz; Plays Zancudo; 9/2/95; Dr. Craig Whitehead, M-8. (3) 28 lb 12 oz; Golfito; 8/2/92; Dr. Jerome N Matthews M-20; (4) 29 lb. 8 oz.; Plays Zancudo; 1/1/94; Ronald C Snody M-50 (also holds all tackle record). (5) 23 lb 8 oz Plays Zancudo; 12/23/92; Judy M. Sypniecki, W-50.

MARLIN BLUE (Pacific) Makara nigricans (1)182 lb 8 oz; Quepos; 3/15/89; Marg Love; W-4. (2) 303/b Flamingo Bay; 8/15/91; Deborah Maddox Dunaway W 12.

ROOSTERFISH Nematistius pectoralis (1) 42 lb Golfito; 5/19/90; Dr. Jerome N. Matthews; M 8 (2) 88 lb 12 oz; Gulf of Papagayo; 10/9/92; John Porr; M 18 (3) 28 lb Gulf of Papagayo; 9/25/98; Beth K/a/ne; W 4 (4) 80 lb' Flamingo Bay; 10/1/93; Virgin/s Jane Penley; W 8 (5) 43 lb Flamingo Bay; 7/18/92; Deborah Maddox Dunaway W 130.

RUNNER Rainbow Elagatis bipinnulata (1) 24 lb Tamarindo; 11/23/86; Anthony V Spezzano; M-12 (2)14/b 7 oz Is/ada Coco; 3/26/84; Nors C. Schofield.

SAILFISH Pacific latiophotus platypterus (1)111 lb Flamingo Bay; 7/5/93; Jerry Dunaway; M-2. (2)102 lb Flamingo Bay; 7/19/92; Deborah Maddox Dunaway W 2 (3)109 lb 12 oz; Deborah Maddox Dunaway; W-4.

SNAPPER Cubera Lutjanus cyanopterus' 88 lb 5 oz; Tortuguero 8/27.

SNAPPER Pacific cubera Lufianus novemfasciatus (1) 2 lb; Plays Zancudo 12/18/95 Dr Craig Whitehead M 2 (2)12/b Matthews M 4 (3) 6 lb; Plays Zancudo 9/8/95 Dr Craig Whitehead (4) 48 lb 3 oz; Drake a Bay 6/6/97 Bill Kirby M 8 (5) 51 lb Drake a Bay.

SNOOK Centropomus app (1) 55 lb 8 oz Rio Parr/ta; 12 (2) 49 lb 13 oz; Rio Tulin 5/20/90 Gerardo Cespedes M 16 (3) 53 lb 10 oz; Rio M 20 (also holds all-tackle record) (4) 5 arsnio 8/23/91 George Beck, M 30 (5) 27 lb 8 oz Barr 0/2/89; onna avenport;

TREVALLY Bigeye Caranx sexfasciatus; 6 lb. 13 oz; Bahis Paz Va/s; 4/14/83;Yvas FM. Hentic; M-2.

SNOOK Bluefin Carnx malampygus; (1) 18 lb; Quepos 4/5/97; Michael R. C/ark; M-6. (2) 20 lb; Tamarindo; 5/28/89; Lawrence A. Gordich; M-12. (3(17 lb; Drake's Bay. Cocos Is/and; 5/5/97; Mar/i Manser; W-6.

FLY FISH RECORDS 18

BONITO Pacific Sarda app.; 12 lb; Plays Flamingo; 5/24/94; Robert Rein; 8 lb.

DOLPHIN (Dorado or Mahi Mahi) Coryphaena hippurus; 53 lb; Quapos; 1/14/97; Dr. Bill Mooney; 20 lb.

JACK Cravelle Caranx hippos; 44 lb; Tortuguero; 2/20/79; RI Mi//er; 16 lb. MARLIN BLUE (Pacific) Make/ra nigricans; (1) 203 lb 8 oz; Plays Carri/lo; 2/12/91; Jim (Harry) Gray; 16 lb. (2( 260 lb; Flamingo; 8/6/91; Jim (Harry) Gray; 20 lb. (NOTE: These are the only two Pacific blue mar/in records recorded by /GFA on fly rod. All other tippet classes are open).

MARLIN Striped Tetrapturus audax; (1( 105 lb; Cocos /sland;6/28;Char/es Owen, Jr.; 8 lb. (2(185 lb; Cocos Island; 8/30/95; Char/as Tombras; 20 lb.

ROOSTERFISH Namatistius pectorals /1( 33 lb 4 oz; Gulf of Papagsyo; 8/22/90; Eizo Maruhashi; 12 lb. (2) 31/b 12 oz; Gulf of Papagayn; 8/20/88; Jack Samson; 16 lb. (3) 40 lb; 6/5/94; Flamingo; Robert Rein; 20 lb.

SAILFISH Pacific Istiophorus platypterus; (1/ 94 lb 8 oz; Duapos; 1/9/91; Jim (Harry(Grsy; 4 lb. (2(103 lb; 2/16/95; Tony Hedley; 6 lb. (3(106 lb 8 oz; Guapos; 1/2/91; Jim (Harry) Gray; 8 lb. (4(124 lb; Gulf of Fapagsyo; 7/21/89; Eizo Maruhashi; 16 lb. (5(128 lb 8 oz; Guapos; 1/10/93; Lee J. Dixon, II; 20 lb.

SNAPPER Pacific cubera Lutjanus novemfasciatus; (1) 20 lb; Drake's Bay; 5/28/97; Co//in Huff; 16 lb. (2) 31 lb 12 oz; Drake's Bay; 4/21/97; Kevin Keith Ross Winter; 20 lb.

SNOOK Centropomus Undecimals; 26 lb; Barra de Colorado; 10/19/80; Bill Barnes; 16 lb.

TREVALLY Bigaye Caranx seafascistus; 8 lb 1 oz; Drake's Bay; 5/29/97; Collin Huff.

TRIPLETAIL Lobotes surinamenses; 16 lb 6 oz; Barra Colorado; 10/1/95; Jim (Harry) Gray; 20 lb;

WAHOO Ancanthocybium solanderi; 57 lb; Gulf ot Papagayn: 6/13/95; Harmano Fehringer; 12 lb.

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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

ATV TOURS: Free pick up within Jaco and Herradura are


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.


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