"Spectacular Costa Rica Fishing - Your Guide to Where and When to Go"," With dozens of fishing world fishing records to its credit, Costa Rica is said to have the best ocean fishing in the world.
Those little crappies and sunnies were fun when you were growing up.
You are a big kid now.
Put away your Chapstick, get out your suntan lotion, head to tropical beaches where you can be fishing in crystal waters with not a care in the world.
Here is the straight skinny.
Just a couple of hours south of Miami lies Costa Rica.
So many places to fish, where to begin?
Here is an idea.
More than 500 years ago, that famous explorer landed on the Caribbean coast in a place so incredible he named it----Costa Rica---the Rich Coast.
Since it was good enough for Columbus, it is good enough for you, intrepid fisherman.
The seas here can be very choppy but when the waters are flat, this is fishing paradise! From May to November, the silver fighting tarpon is bountiful here, and they can attain weights of to 150 pounds.
This is also a great place for large snook.
And, be sure to visit the world famous green sea turtle nesting beaches at Tortuguero.
This is wilderness country.
But---and this is a secret---some of the absolutely best tarpon fishing anywhere in the world now has a road right to it! Literally just a few kilometers from where Columbus made landfall is a place that some fishermen call the ""mother lode"" of tarpon and snook fishing.
Deserted beaches for miles, crystal clear waters, and when the tarpon are in, fabulous fishing.
And, If you come between March and July, you wil also be able to see the sea turtles nesting.
This area is known as the ""Gold Coast"" because of its amenities and is conveniently reached.
You will find the fishing centers of Tamarindo and Flamingo with miles of great beaches and lots of Costa Rica attractions.
From August to October, you might find large schools of different tuna species with some weighing up to 400 pounds and many exceeding 60 pounds.
You also have a good chance of battling large marlin, wahoo, and brightly colored dorado fish.
Drive to world famous Los Suenos Marina or the little town of Quepos and charter into the offshore waters to catch marlin and sailfish.
The vibrant dorado fish is often found here May to October while trolling.
Tuna are offshore.
When the water is warm, sails and marlin are abundant.
The Golfo Dulce is reported by charter operators to offer the finest inshore fishing in Costa Rica.
There are lots of kinds of fish here, including large groupers, delectable sea bass, and the toothy barracuda.
Of course, you can only catch the Big One if you are fishing for the Big One.