Yellowfin Tuna boated at Los Suens

Fish Costa Rica and catch a Roosterfish any time of year

‘If I fish Costa Rica inshore, will I be able to catch a Roosterfish?’ Anglers who want to fish Costa Rica very often ask this question. The answer is yes. Costa Rica is without any doubt one of the world’s top Roosterfish destinations. You can catch Roosterfish 365 days a year here. Saltwater sportfishing enthusiasts…

‘If I fish Costa Rica inshore, will I be able to catch a Roosterfish?’ Anglers who want to fish Costa Rica very often ask this question. The answer is yes. Costa Rica is without any doubt one of the world’s top Roosterfish destinations. You can catch Roosterfish 365 days a year here.

Saltwater sportfishing enthusiasts come to fish Costa Rica from all corners of the world for the chance to hook, fight and then release one of these tough inshore gamefish. FishCostaRica has booked clients from as far away as Australia, Lithuania, Russia and Uruguay, for instance.

Exciting Costa Rica sport fishing species

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Catch a Roosterfish 365 days a year

Pound for pound, Roosterfish are one of the most exciting inshore species Costa Rican sport fishing offers. Roosterfish are tough buggers. Furthermore, any size Rooster will give you a fierce fight before you are able to boat and release it.

Roosterfish get their name for their comb-like, seven-spined dorsal fin, zebra-striped body and iridescent hue. They are found year around in the inland waters along the entire Pacific coastline. Roosterfish can reach weights in excess of 100lbs. However, the average is 12-25lbs.

Roosterfish inhabit many Costa Rica fishing areas

Many anglers think that to catch Roosterfish, you have to fish dangerously close to the surf along the beaches. However, you can also catch them in open water. Roosterfish have surprised anglers fishing for Snapper relatively far from shore as well. Anglers who fish Costa Rica might find Roosterfish in as little as five feet of water along shorelines and beaches. They might also find them at depths of 150 feet around deep reefs.

Slow trolling live bait is the most common method recommended for fishing Costa Rica for Roosterfish. Roosters will go after Threadfin Herring, Rainbow Runners, Sardines, Blue Runners and Mullet. In addition, anglers can catch Roosters by bottom fishing and by casting surface bait.

Fish Costa Rica for Roosterfish on the fly

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Captain Juan Sirias is a top Roosterfish guide

You can also catch Roosterfish on the fly on a Costa Rica fishing charter. However, this is a real accomplishment. Sometimes anglers will get only one shot before the fish retreats to the deep. Sometimes they might get three or four. On this level, the quest for roosterfish is the fly-fishing equivalent of the Olympic biathlon, where which competitors cross-country ski from target to target, pausing briefly to take aim at the bull’s-eye.

All in all, Roosterfish are a light-tackle angler’s dream. Like all fish in the Jack family, they fight hard. They offer anglers who fish Costa Rica a great run for the money. However, unlike some Jack, Roosterfish do not generally go into the rocks, even though they often live in rocky areas. So you also can land some pretty big Roosterfish on fairly light tackle.

Book an experienced Costa Rica sportfishing captain

FishCostaRica books captains/guides considered the top Roosterfish anglers in that particular area. All these captains are experts in Rooster fishing on conventional light tackle. But many will also fish for Roosterfish on the fly. For this, you have to bring your own fly fishing gear. However, the captains will advise on rods, reels, weights and flies.

Fish with top captains in every important Costa Rica fishing destination. You can fish Costa Rica for Roosters in Golfito and Puerto Jiménez in the South Pacific. There are also excellent Roosterfish guides at Pez Vela and Los Sueños marinas. In addition, FishCostaRica books Roosterfish charters in Herradura Bay and Tambor.

And, of course, there are top guides in Tamarindo and Flamingo in the North Pacific. So no matter where you decide to fish, you can expect a top Roosterfish captain/guide when you book with FishCostaRica.

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Rio Indio Lodge in Nicaragua offers a special five-day, four-night all-inclusive rate until November 30, 2016

Great Rio Indio Lodge offer still available

Enjoy world-class Tarpon fishing at one of the world’s most exotic sportfishing destinations. Get 25% off the listed price! For $2,100.00 per person, FishCostaRica offers a discounted, all-inclusive Tarpon fishing package at beautiful Rio Indio Lodge in Nicaragua.

This offer is only valid if you fish before November 30, 2016.

Pound for pound, Tarpon are the ocean’s mightiest gamefish. The power and determination of the ‘Silver King’, as they are nicknamed, are unrivalled. Boating an 80lb Tarpon is akin to dragging a 1949 Buick up from the bottom of the sea.

Enjoy the best Tarpon fishing in the world

Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast near the border with Nicaragua is one of the world’s prime Tarpon fishing destinations. So is the region of Nicaragua along the San Juan River that divides the two countries. In this part of the world, Tarpon fishing peaks from September through January.

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The beautiful rooms at exotic Rio Indio lodge

Rio Indio Lodge is situated on a quiet, almost hidden tributary of the San Juan River just inside Nicaragua. The lodge is rustic, stylish, comfortable and inviting. They have lovely rooms. In addition, the beauty of its lush green, exotic tropical surroundings is beyond belief. Meals are delicious, and the service is excellent.

Tarpon populate the lagoons, small lakes and canals. Local Rama guides will take you through these areas on small boats to do battle with the mighty Tarpon. Also, if the weather and tides cooperate, they might even take you into the Caribbean itself to fish nearshore.

Tarpon might be the featured fish to catch. However, the area boasts more prized gamefish. Snook are also a big draw. Furthermore, the Snook fishing season coincides with the Tarpon fishing season.

Rio Indio Lodge guides will also take you fishing for Guapote (Rainbow Bass), Machaca and Mojarra. These are feisty regional freshwater game fish that inhabit the area. Guapote is the biggest, but Machaca and Mojarra will also put up a great fight.

Fishing package slashed from $2,950 per person

Usually $2,950.00 per person, FishCostaRica offers you 25% off the listed price. But you must fish before November 30, 2016. Now pay just $2,100.00 per person, Double occupancy, for this five-day, four-night, all-inclusive fishing package from San José, Costa Rica.

For $2,100.00 per person, you get all this:
• On arrival, you will get an airport transfer to a San José hotel.
• Stay the first night at a San José hotel.
• You will then enjoy a thirty-minute charter flight to Greytown (San Juan de Nicaragua) airport in Nicaragua. Then take a 10-minute flatboat transfer to Rio Indio Lodge.
• Enjoy Double accommodation at Rio Indio Lodge. In addition, you get all meals, snacks, soft drinks, bottled water and evening Rum bar.
• Three full days of fishing for Tarpon and other gamefish with experienced, local Rama indigenous guides await you.
• Morning transfer to Greytown airport on Day 5, and return charter flight to San José.
• Airport transfer from commuter airport to international airport.

Costa Rica exit tax, and Nicaraguan entry and exit taxes are NOT included.

Don’t miss this great deal for just $2,100.00 per person. Furthermore, it is only valid if you fish before November 30, 2016. Contact FishCostaRica now for more information.

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