If you want to have multiple shots at big tarpon, hook lots of big tarpon and land loads of big tarpon, then Costa Rica should be on the top of your Bucket List of Destinations
The Fishing Experience
Costa Rica has long been a haven for adventurous anglers in search of the Silver King. Throughout Costa Rica’s history as a fly fishing destination, the fishing has remained at a very high level, and the consistency of this fishery is phenomenal.
The Rio Colorado, just south of the Nicaragua border, is considered the home of the Tarpon. Every year in the months of September and October, extreme numbers of tarpon congregate at the mouth of the Rio Colorado, feeding aggressively on the abundant herring which occur in this area during these periods.
Most tarpon run in the 60 to 180lb range, and every week there are a few fish that reach the 180 to 200lb mark. The fishing takes place in and around the river mouth, or along dirty water lines a short distance offshore. Finding rolling tarpon, and casting at balls of aggressively feeding fish are the name of the game. Accounts of presenting flies to balls of 30 to 40 feeding tarpon are not uncommon.
Rio Colorado Tarpon Camp is a simple but comfortable family run guest house on the lower reaches of the Rio Colorado, offering a highly authentic Costa Rican experience. This setting allows guests to enjoy both the fishing and bird life of this amazing venue.
Accommodation consists of simple en suite rooms with twin configuration. Meals are enjoyed in communal dining area, which includes a dining table, coffee area and fly tying table.
This is truly a world class fishery, and also offers the opportunity to experience the abundant bird life of Costa Rica. Your Host will have a pair of Binoculars, as well as an illustrated guide to The Birds of Costa Rica in camp for your enjoyment.
18ft centre console Panga Boats are used for all fishing. These boats are large, stable and comfortably fish 2 people.
All trips are hosted by a Tourette Fishing professional guide. Having a host accompany you on a trip to Costa Rica adds tremendous value to your experience. Your guide will always be on hand imparting local knowledge and advice on the fishing to ensure that you get the most out of your limited time, both on and off the water. Tackle and techniques in this world class destination are vital aspects when targeting the tarpon of Costa Rica, and having an experienced hand available to guide you is imperative to a highly successful trip.