Costa Rica Sport Fishing

Written by Christa Gatewood
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One of the most exhilarating and all around fun activities to be enjoyed in Costa Rica is sport fishing. Costa Rica is known the world over for it's excellence in the sport and it's year round season. Experienced sports fishermen frequent the shores of Costa Rica to hone their skills and share in the windfall.

While there is ample sports fishing on the Caribbean side of the country where tarpon and snook fish are in ample supply, the Pacific side is where the really deep sea action is. It is in the deep underwater formations of the Pacific coastline that large prize fish like marlin, tuna, roosterfish, and sail fish can be found. These fish are attracted to this area because of the large numbers of bait fish available for feeding. There are times of the year when certain fish will be more plentiful in certain areas, but in general, the fishing season is year round.

Going Sport Fishing in Costa Rica

If you've ever been sport fishing, a.k.a. deep sea fishing, then you know the attraction. If you haven't been, it may seem like an activity only a few would enjoy. The truth is, sport fishing can be a great time for anyone.

There is more to sport fishing than just reeling in fish, though that is definitely one of the highlights. Being out on the boat is a great time in and of itself. You can soak up the ocean air and see some of the most beautiful views of the coastline. The same area that attracts sport fish also attracts dolphins, so it is not uncommon to see a group of dolphins swimming along side your boat. Moreover, you'd be surprised by how rewarding it actually is to reel in a big fish of your own.


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