Costa Rica Fishing Trips
Costa Rica fishing trips to Los Chiles and San Carlos
If you want to experience jungle river fishing during your Costa Rica fishing trip, you can for instance head for Los Chiles and San Carlos. These waters are renowned for their abundance of Tarpon fish and Snook. The Snook frequently reaches a weight of 14lb/30lb or more here, and 80lb/250lb are not uncommon figures for the Tarpons. You may also catch Tropical Gar, Alligator Gar, Machaca, Mojara and Drums near Los Chiles and San Carlos. Costa Rica fishing trip adventures take place in these waters year round.
Costa Rica fishing trips to Cano Negro and Rio Frio
Cano Negro is an ideal destination if you want to combine your Costa Rica fishing trip with some Nicaraguan sport fishing, since Cano Negro is located close to the Nicaraguan border. This part of Central American can prove difficult to reach on your own, so booking your Costa Rica fishing trip via a trip arranger is recommended. You can ask the trip arranger to take you by boat to Lake Cano via the Rio Frio instead of travelling by car, since this will give you ample opportunity to explore the Rio Frio fauna while passing through the jungle.
Costa Rica Fishing Trips for those interested in Rainbow Bass Fishing
The energetic Rainbow bass is a highly appreciated game fish among sport fishers and many anglers have their hearts set on catching this feisty fish during their Costa Rica fishing trips. Unlike many other fish species that can be caught in Costa Rica, the Rainbow bass is limited to a very small region of the world. You have to go on a Central American fishing trip to catch this species, since the Rainbow bass is endemic to this part of the world.
The Rainbow bass can only be found in waters where the temperature stays in the 72-82° Frange. Rio San Juan and the Solentiname Arhcipelago are two examples of popular territory for Rainbow bass fishing during Costa Rica fishing trip adventures. The Rainbow bass is known to reach a maximal size of 43″. This fish is sometimes housed in aquariums, but aquarium kept specimens tends to stay small, around 18″ to 24″. If you read older material about the Rainbow bass, you might encounter the scientific name Cichlasoma dovii. This name is however obsolete and the proper name used in modern research is instead Parachromis dovii. You have to be careful when you catch Rainbow bass during your Costa Rica fishing trip, since this is a vicious predator with sharp incisor teeth that protrudes from the jaw. It is fast and energetic and can put up quite a fight, and the teeth can be at least 0.25 inches in length. The Rainbow bass will not hesitate to attack really large prey. When hunting for food, the Rainbow bass can go after animals that are much too large to swallow. Instead of instantly devouring the prey, the Rainbow bass will bite chunks out of it and thereby gradually consume it.