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What a trip! Every day was something new: our adventures in San...
Snook, Guapote, Tuna, etc.
The stories of Costa Rican Tarpon Fishing are historic. For forty years, this Caribbean coast has been the place to hook trophy Tarpon...but while traveling anglers dream of them, there is much more to this incredible region than just the mighty "Silver King".
A world class variety of species...
In addition to the giant trophy snook, the smaller Calba Snook make an annual migration through the are in June, July and August. These smaller fish are aggressive biters and make for excellent fly fishing opportunities. Averaging 4-8 pounds, they share the larger Common snook's penchant for spectacular vertical fights and great runs on smaller tackle. These fish are excellent table fare and we'll often keep a fish or two for the dinner table that night. As you can see they are also great for the kids- Lead guide and Manager Carlos and his son Josh here are showing off Josh's favorite species!
Guapote and Mojarra
In addition to the world renowned Tarpon and Snook, the waters around Jungle Tarpon Lodge feature numerous species that respond to a fly or spin cast popper... Mojarra (a brim/Crappie cousin) and Guapote (a peacock Bass cousin). The Mojarra live among the hyacinth and attack small poppers cast into the shoreline twitched back towards the boat. 6, or 7 weight rods with floating lines are perfect for the Guapote. The Guapote, being a cousin to the aggressive and nearly mythical Peacock Bass of South America are tremendous fighters and worthy adversaries for a fly rod. The Guapote take both surface poppers as well as baitfish imitations in the lagoons and channels of Tortugero National park and Jalova lagoon.
Finally, one of our favorite days fishing is from shore at the mouth of the river as we target essentiall any fish that may choose to strike! Exotic catches from our past guests include Snook, Calba Snook, Tuna, Barracuda, large Tarpon, Jewfish and more. Again, both flyrods and spinning or baitcasting rods work well for this fishery.