Costa Rica offers common anglers and world-class fishermen an opportunity to fish for both small and large game fish. We have compiled a list of the most common and well-known fish you will find while here on your trip. This will allow you to identify some of the fish that you might catch.
Based upon the type of fishing that you will be doing will determine which of these fish you are more likely to catch. Some of them are well-known to spend more of their time in the shallow water while others typically remain in deeper areas. Based upon the time of year will determine which species of fish is located both in shallow or deeper water.
You can use either artificial lures, cut bait, and also live bait for many of the fish listed below. Some of them will be caught from fishing right on the bottom while others you will be jigging just a few feet off of the bottom both in shallow and deep water. With the use of a fish locator or trial and error you will also find schools sometimes suspended somewhere in between.
Some of the larger game fish are usually caught while deep-sea fishing trolling at a fairly rapid rate with a good-sized lure or maybe some live bait like shad. Some other common bait used is shrimp, or squid once again typically for fishing on the bottom or in some situations from the beach, some rocks, or off a pier.
Most of the Costa Rica fishing pictures listed below are very typical types of fish that you can find in both North and South America. Yes the markings on some of the fish will be a little different and the sizes in which you might catch can also vary greatly depending on water conditions such as temperatures and times of the year. We hope that this fishing chart will be of some assistance to you now and in the future.
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
A development firm said Wednesday it had
finished a concept project to advance plans
for a 302-hectare adventure theme park near
Parrita on the central pacific coast.
The firm, DCL Property Developers, said
that the park will include more than 15
amenities, tours and rides for the visitors, and
make of this project the most ambitious and
complete adventure attraction in the Central
American region. The park will be called La
Chonta Costa Rica, Natural & Eco Adventure
Javier Segura, general manager of DLC, said
that this is about a $40 million project that
will provide more than 100 direct jobs and as
many as 500 indirect jobs.
Parallel to the delivery of the concept, DLC's
sister company, DCL Realty Consultants, has
received the first set of offers for the $24
million financing that La Chonta Adventure
Park will need for its preoperative and
construction stage. Those offers came from
the firm's own financial sources in the United
States, he said.
Segura explained that the concept includes all
the feasibility and other studies that move the
project closer to construction.
He said that the park will feature an aerial
tram, a 500-meter (1,640-foot) zip line,
electric buggies and accommodations,
including a luxury camping area.
He said that the park will bring to one
location many of the adventure experiences
that are typical of Costa Rica. However, there
also will be walkways for those who prefer
not to become involved with the adventure
One goal is to keep the finished part
environmentally friendly, he said.
The area of 302 hectares is about 746 acres.
Segura said that his firms were able to secure
financing despite the lending situation in the
United States, although he did agree that for
several months financing was on hold. The
name of the firm that will own the park is
being kept confidential until more progress is
made, Segura said.