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Fishing Report


Costa Rica Fishing Reports from Rio Colorado Lodge

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 1, 2017
Check out the Rio Colorado Lodge Facebook page... and see the pictures of Stephanie and Dustin Schmidt of Acworth, GA who fished with us last week for 3 days. They were able to jump 24 tarpon between 85 to 200 lbs. They brought 4 tarpon and 1 barracuda to the boat for release. As mentioned in previous reports, the fishing is super, so come on down and join in the fun. Bring sunscreen, because the weather is a little hot, as well as the fishing. Hope to see you soon.

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 25, 2017
It is just another day in paradise, catching lots of tarpon at Rio Colorado Lodge. Repeat guest and experienced fly fisherman Rick Murphy of Colorado Springs, CO. jumped 3 tarpon between 100 to 125 lbs. fishing with a recently renewed shoulder!! He brought 3 tarpon to the boat for release, along with 2 jacks. Guess his shoulder most be working pretty good, but probably a bit tired now! Back for a return visit after a 4 or more year hiatus, Ken Flint and Dallas Flint of Gautier, MS, along with Lee Flint of Lucedale, MS and Stan Flint of Jackson, MS had a fairly successful time of catching tarpon. Ken and Lee jumped 10 from 90 to 195 lbs. They brought 3 of these to the boat for release. Stan and Dallas jumped 17 tarpon from 100 to 200 lbs. They brought 7 tarpon to the boat for release, as well as catching 2 jacks. Fishing continues to be good, so come bring your friends, and go fishing with us.

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 17, 2017
Wow, just as we said in our last fishing report, this time of year is really fantastic fishing. Repeat guest Pat Hillard and Owen Scott of Great Britain visited. During their visit they managed to jump 30 tarpon from 80 to 185 lbs. Pat was fly fishing most of the time!! They brought 6 tarpon and 2 jack crevelle to the boat for release. Then just as hurricane Irma was about to reek havoc on our friends and family in Florida, Steven Hindman and Richard Adler of CT along with Francis Farraye of MA visited coming on IGFA auction winning bid. These anglers jumped 20 tarpon from 100 to 180 lbs. They brought to the boat for release 8 tarpon and 1 barracuda. Many time guest Ron Oswald of MN and Gary Fielding of ID fished during this barometric dropping time as well and in 2 days they jumped 14 tarpon between 120 and 175 lbs. We send our thoughts and prayers to all the folks affected by hurricane Irma. Once you're through picking up the debris and putting your lives back together, a trip for some fantastic fishing would really be a treat. Come go fishing with us, the weather is awesome, lots of sunshine, and flat ocean!!

Fishing Report Week Ending Aug 31, 2017
Bryan and Julia Saliba were back for another of their many visits. They enjoy back water fishing, so they passed on tarpon fishing. They went back water fishing and caught 2 pinto, 5 guapote, 8 bluegill, 3 tiger, 1 snook, 11 mojaras,and 5 sargeants. The weather is summer time hot and fishing conditions are great. Now until late in the year is just some of the best times for fishing, so come on down and enjoy!

Fishing Report Week Ending Aug 28, 2017
After a slow couple of months, things are picking up a bit. Toshimasa Sakurai of Japan fished with us for 2 days, fly fishing. Toshimasa jumped 9 tarpon, bringing 3 of those to the boat for release. In addition, he caught 2 shark and 1 jack. Now is the time to come fishing, it just gets better until later in the year. The sun is shining, and the tarpon as well as other species are plentiful. Come fish now, and bring your friends! You don't want to miss out.

Fishing Report Week Ending May 7, 2017
Guests Anatolli and Denis Grevsev of Russia came to catch tarpon, and that is just what they did. They hooked 15 tarpon between 80 - 120 lbs. They brought 3 tarpon to the boat for release, and they also caught mackerel. The weather has been warm summer time, with little rain. The ocean a little high, but still able to go through the mouth and fish the ocean.

Fishing Report Week Ending May 1, 2017
We hosted a great group of 6 guys, that had a hopefully memorable trip. Chuck Miller and Michael Treat of Texas hooked 33 tarpon between 90 to 150 lbs. They brought 10 of these tarpon to the boat for release. They also caught jack crevalle and 1 barracuda. Dan Hurd and Max McLain from Texas jumped 27 tarpon between 80 to 140 lbs. They brought 11 to the boat for release. They also caught jack crevalle. And,Tim Lindblom of Florida along with Randall Roeth from Ohio, hooked 20 tarpon from 45 to 130 lbs. of which they brought 7 to the boat for release. Then we had a couple from Lafayette, LA - Rod & Dianne Resweber. Rod hooked 7 tarpon between 85 to 100 lbs. 2 of these tarpon he got to the boat for release.

Fishing Report Week Ending Apr 18, 2017
This week we had repeat guest Mitsuhuru Kammera and Takahiro Uchina visit for 3 days. Even though we had unseasonal rains, they jumped 11 tarpon between 90 to 150 lbs. and brought 2 to the boat for release. As previously mentioned, we experienced more rain this week than we normally do in April. Weather patterns are not as they have historically been. Fortunately this did not shut down the catching!

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 31, 2017
Guest Tommy Harper and Andy Warren of Tennessee jumped 27 tarpon from about 65 to 165 lbs. They double hooked and landed 6 tarpon, which of course were released for you to come and catch!! Guest Graeme Deighton of Quebec also had a good fishing experience, jumping 22 tarpon from 100 to about 130 lbs. FLY FISHING!! He brought 7 to the boat for release. He also caught 1 mackerel. The weather is beautiful summer conditions, with a calm ocean, nice temperature and slightly overcast skies. The tarpon seemed to be most hungry mid afternoon.

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 25, 2017
What a small world. We had 2 separate bookings for guest from the UK, fishing the same days. Keith & Riva Elliott doing some fly fishing jumped one tarpon. Keith is the Editor for the Classic Angling Magazine in the UK. Hopefully at least he got some good shots, and stories to write about us since the weather continued to be poor, causing fishing to not be nearly as pleasant or successful. Max and Russell Brimelow, also from the UK fished the same 3 days, and were able to jump 3 tarpon. Unfortunately none of the tarpon jumped were brought to the boat for release. You've got to really set the hook hard to be successful in bringing a tarpon to the boat. Hopefully the weather has improved, and our next report will be full of big fish tales!! March is typically the beginning of really good tarpon fishing time.

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 22, 2017
Many time repeat guests Rick Murphy from Colorado Springs, CO. visited again to do some fly fishing. Rick jumped 7 tarpon on fly, ranging from 75 to 140 lbs. Of those 7, he brought 2 to the boat for release. Fred and Carl Schneider of California visited during this same time. Carl was also a repeat guest from many, many years ago. In fact in 1987 Carl visited the Lodge and wrote a nice article which published back then. Carl and his son were also fly fishing, and did not have the same luck as Rick, but they jumped, boated and release a 130 lb. tarpon, as well as one jack. Carl says he'll be back again!! We hope it won't take him so long. The weather just took a turn the last afternoon these guys were here, and we got lots of rain, and the temperature dropped. A bit unusual for this time of year.

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 3, 2017
We hosted a group of 10 anglers from Texas for a short 2 day visited. In addition to having just a great time, they saw many tarpon and caught some too, in spite of the fact they were not able to get out into the ocean. Mitchell Dziduch and Neil Hayes jumped 2 and brought one to the boat for release. Michael Abbott and William Schmidt jumped 1, Wesley Sims and Richard Stringer jumped 2, Jim Holmes and Stephan Mouton jumped 1, and Jared Bennett and Cody Sutton jumped 5 and brought 1 to the boat for release. The guys say they'll be back in September for another go at it!!

Fishing Report Week Ending Feb 20, 2017
Marc and Benjamin Jackson coming from Australia fished with us at Rio Colorado Lodge for 2 days. In those 2 days, they jumped 9 tarpon weighing from 130 to 200 lbs! They brought 3 of these giants to the boat for release. The ocean has been flat, the weather warm and absolutely fantastic fishing conditions.

Fishing Report Week Ending Feb 5, 2017
Keith Tattersall and buddies came for a repeat visit, and seemed to have a great fishing experience. Keith and Norman Tattersall from Oregon and Utah respectively, jumped 12 tarpon all managed to escape being brought to the boat for release. They brought one jack to the boat for release. Andy McWilliams and Gordon Tattersall also from Oregon and Utah jumped 22 tarpon ranging from 80 to 170 lbs. mostly while fly fishing. They brought 6 tarpon to the boat for release as well as one jack. Ken Knoppel and Gary Burton from Texas jumped 5 tarpon from 75 to 95 lbs. They brought 2 to the boat for release. Ironically near the same time, Michael and Cathie Sipe also from Oregon visited on a short 1 day fishing trip. Michael jumped 1 tarpon. The weather has been wonderful with sunshine and little rain. The ocean was a bit rough at times, but as indicated from this report, the fishing was good in spite of the occasional rough seas.

Fishing Report Week Ending Jan 30, 2017
Carey McPhee from Virginia Beach, VA fished with us for 3 days. The weather was beautiful. sunny days, bright colored sunsets, and the ocean was flat. The tarpon were all around. Carey was hooked 14 tarpon during this visit ranging in size from 70 - 125 lbs. Fishing should just get better and better now!!

Fishing Report Week Ending Dec 31, 2016
Peter Neuwirth of Los Angeles along with Lew Halpert visited during a period of much rain and flooding. Unfortunately the water levels took a toll on the fishing, so they left after boating no tarpon. We had a total of 5+inches of rain during that time.

Fishing Report Week Ending Nov 2, 2016
Yasushi Ichiki visited from Japan. The first day, he experienced a lot of rain in the morning, but in the afternoon he jumped several tarpon, and the fishing just continued. In total, he jumped 19 tarpon from 85 to 180 lbs. He brought 9 tarpon to the boat for release, and 2 jacks. Luis Miguel Lopes, a repeat customer from Portugal jumped 67, YES 67 tarpon from 80 to 202 lbs. They had a triple hook up on his boat with only 2 anglers!! Of all this fantastic fishing, he brought 38 tarpon to the boat for release, as well as 3 barracudas, and 2 jacks. Mr. Lopes was accompanied by two other anglers from Portugal, these 2 fished in a separate boat. They jumped 45 tarpon from 80 to 190 lbs. and brought 25 tarpon to the boat for release as well as a nice tripletail for the dinner table. The fishing is obviously red hot, the weather has been very nice, and the ocean is very calm. Better come not!!!

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 22, 2016
Pat Hillard of Norfolk, England made the long trip to Rio Colorado Lodge to do some fly fishing for

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 12, 2016
Many time repeat guests Ron Oswald, and Gary Fielding fished 2 days last week. In those 2 days they were able to jump 16 tarpon between 100 - 160 lbs. They brought 5 of those tarpon to the boat for release....Not bad for only 2 days of fishing! We get a little rain here and there, but obviously not deterring the catch! Come fishing now, it is just such a great fishing season....

Fishing Report Week Ending Aug 24, 2016
Bill and Karissa Bell from Santa Rosa Beach, FL fished 2 days with us. They encountered some rain, but were able to jump and bring one nice 130 lb. tarpon to the boat for release. Oh by way, Karissa got the tarpon!! Bill will have to come back to top that!!! Deron Strickland of Freeport, FL and Luis Contreras of Guanacaste, CR fished the same 2 days as Bill and Karissa. They managed to jump 3 tarpon and brought 1 to the boat for release, this one also about 130 lbs. Still a little rain in the area, but drier days are in the future, and the best fall fishing time is about to begin. Don't let another year pass without fishing with us at Rio Colorado Lodge.

Fishing Report Week Ending May 14, 2016
UPDATE, REVISION to report posted for week ending May 13, 2016. How could this have been missed?!?!? Tom/Johnny Friesen from Atwater, CA also brought to the boat a tarpon over 200 lbs. for release, and some of the other tarpon reported earlier were easily over 160 lbs. As mentioned in previous reports, the weather seems to be bringing the big tarpon in from the deeper waters, so you could be as fortunate as Johnny and hook into a big one. They are a blast to fight and watch jump out of the water trying to throw that hook. Hurry, Come NOW and give it a try!!

Fishing Report Week Ending May 13, 2016
Tom Friesen from Atwater, CA had a heck of a fishing trip. Tom jumped 31 tarpon between 75 - 160 lbs. Of those 31, he brought 19 tarpon to the boat for release. In addition, Tom caught 2 jacks, and 1 hammerhead shark! Way to go Tom!! Ron Oswald of Eden Prairie, MN came for a quick visit again, and jumped 7 tarpon between 100 - 200 lbs. Ron brought 3 of the tarpon to the boat for release. See you both again soon, we hope! Bring friends, the fishing is great!! The weather has been warm with brief showers, it seems the tarpon really are liking the weather and water temperature and big ones are coming in from the deeper water! Come fish with us!

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 28, 2016
David and Beverly Magers of Deerfield Beach, Fl. enjoyed a nice 2 day visit, and the staff enjoyed hosting them. They were able to jump 4 tarpon between 50 to 150 lbs, and brought 3 of those to the boat for release. Also visiting this week were Thomas and Grant Jacobson of Pymuth MN. They watched tarpon roll around them but were only able to jump 2. The food was delicious as always, the staff happy to accomodate, and beautiful weather for the Holy Week.

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 23, 2016
Alan Cain and Brian Boyd from the great state of Texas had a productive fishing trip. They jumped 29 tarpon from about 70 to 110 lbs. 9 of those tarpon they brought to the boat for release. They also caught and released a barracude, plus 10 bulegills, 4 jacks, 1 machaca and 1 guavina. On a one day fishing trip, Sean and Michael Sr. and Michael Jr. Mikus from Costa Rica and Freeport, PA jumped 2 tarpon from 65 to 110 lbs. Young 9 year old Michael hooked and brought his 65lb. tarpon to the boat for release. Nothing more fun than a young man watching a large tarpon jump out of the water and being able to bring it to the boat. Well done!! The weather has been beautiful, warm summer fun days with the ocean being very coperative.

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 13, 2016
Rio Colorado Lodge was fortunate enough to host a group of 24 folks from the Utah area. In addition to catching some local species, the group hooked 31 tarpon from about 50 5o 145 lbs. They brought 8 tarpon to the boat for release. They also enjoyed some delicious meals at the Lodge, and promises to return.

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 5, 2016
Well, it is called fishing for a reason. Temple Fey of Hattiesburg, MS visited for a much anticipated fishing trip, and had a slow experience at best. He did not see one tarpon. Phil Wiliams and Bryan Chunyk of Calgary Canada had much the same experience. They did not see or jump a tarpon. TWO DAYS after the guests from Canada left, we have guest Rainer & Kirstin Vierthier of Germany arrive, they jumped 61 tarpon between 90 to 150 lbs, and brought 14 of those tarpon to the boat for release. One day, they had hooked so many by 9:30AM, they came back to the Lodge to rest up and get ready for the afternoon fishing! The weather and meals of course were good, but when you don't catch fish it can be a disappointment. The fish are back!!

Fishing Report Week Ending Feb 22, 2016
We had a number of guests, but not many tarpon taking the bait. Dennis Cataldo & Reed Reimer of New York, had zero luck with the tarpon. They did however, catch 1 jack and 1 snook. CW & Pat Houghton of Roanoke, VA also had no luck with the tarpon, they caught one red snapper. Dale & Conie Larson of Oldburg, KS hooked one tarpon but were not able to get it to the boat before it threw the hook. The weather is nice, warm and sunny. Tarpon will probably be hungry tomorrow!!

Fishing Report Week Ending Jan 31, 2016
We have a little lull in anglers, but now things are picking back up. Juan and Santiago Debernadi from Argentina visited for just one day, and in that day, they hooked 5 nice tarpon. At one point they experienced the thrill of a double hook up! The weather has been excellent.

Fishing Report Week Ending Dec 18, 2015
Robert & Korey McKay from Alabama along with Jerry McKay and Brian Free fished with us for 2 days. In those 2 days, Robert & Korey hooked 22 tarpon weighing from 90 to 160 lbs. Of those 22 they brought 9 to the boat for release. Jerry and Brian Jumped 35 from 45 to 120 pounds. A rather busy 2 days of fishing. The weather could have not been more perfect! They vow to be back in April to catch some more, but needed a break after those 2 days!

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 16, 2015
Dr. Jorge Gonzalez from Florida, along with Warren Santander also of Florida, and Dr. Maurenth Alfaro from Costa Rica fished for a few hours one afternoon. They jumped 2 tarpon, one about 115 lbs. Dr. Maurenth Alfaro brought the 115 pounder to the boat for release, her first. Then she stated that only for a half day, it was worth it, and it probably would not be her last! Lots of sunshine, sunscreen a must.

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 10, 2015
Guests from France, Bruno Moisset fishing, and Nadina just enjoying the visit had great weather with the exception of a couple of afternoons that were overcast with a shower occasionally. Bruno hooked andjumped 12 tarpon, but the hook was not set strong enough to get any of the tarpon to the boat for release.

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 23, 2015
Ross Fenn came from Australia to catch a tarpon, and that is just what he did. He actually jumped 15 from 60 - 200 lbs. Of those 15 hooked, he boated and released 8 tarpon. He also caught 1 tuna, and 4 jacks. The weather conditions were gorgeous during the 6 days of Mr. Fenn's visit and the ocean flat, the last day we had rainstorms in the afternoon, otherwise, blue skies, beautiful sunsets.

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 15, 2015
Ron Oswald, a many time repeat customer came to fish for 2 days. He wasn't able to get in the caribbean one of the days, but the other day, he fished the caribbean and hooked, boated and released 1 large tarpon weighing about 200 lbs. Randy Doolittle and Edward Larsen fished with us for 4 days. They jumped 23 tarpon between 90 - 170 lbs. Of the 23 jumped, they brought 6 to the boat for release. Frequent guests Bryan Saliba and Julia who enjoy backwater fishing as opposed to fighting big tarpon, caught 5 bluegill, 3 tiger, 5 viejito, 1 guavina, 6 sargentos, 28 mojaras, and 1 pinto. Pretty busy days of catching. Ray Waddell and Alicia jumped 3 tarpon, bringing 1 about 100 lbs to the boat for release. They also tired of the big catch, and went to the back waters where they caught 1 jack, 8 bluegills and 15 mojaras. NOW IS THE TIME FOR GREAT FISHING, come on down.

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 8, 2015
Mr. Eduardo Pellas of Managua, Nicaragua and his friends Roberto Riguero, Felipe Mantica, Javier Downing, Alejandro Athaand Ricardo Maduro fished with us for 3 days earlier this week. They encountered one morning of pretty heavy rain, but otherwise, weather was decent, and fishing wasn't bad. They say they would have caught more fish if the weather had just been more cooperative that one day! Roberto and Felipe jumped 11 tarpon between 80 - 180lbs. They brought 5 of the tarpon to the boat for release. They also caught 1 jack. Javier and Alejandro jumped 7 tarpon in the 90 lb. range, they got one to the boat. Ricardo and Eduardo jumped 7 between 140 to 160 lbs. They brought 2 tarpon and 2 barracuda to the boat for release. The next couple of months have historically been great tarpon fishing months, with some good snook catches as well. Check out previous years September and October fishing reports. They are not the only good months for tarpon, but they are at the top of the list!! Come try for yourself.

Fishing Report Week Ending Aug 24, 2015
Many time repeat guests Dr. Wally Lebrun & Aurora came for a short visit. They like to fish deeper waters. They jumped 2 jacks and a barracuda, and brought 1 jack to the boat for release. Mr. Donald Knox of New York City came for a short visit as well, he jumped 2 nice tarpon, but was not able to get either to the boat. The tarpon are rolling all over the ocean, but just do not seem to be interested in taking the bait. The slow bite might be due to rains we were experiencing. The rain fall should slow down considerably based on historical weather patterns.

Fishing Report Week Ending May 13, 2015
We've said many times it just takes a day, sometimes hours to make a difference. Our last weeks fishing report was full of anglers catching tarpon. This week we had 4 guests from Louisiana - Paul Cummings, Don Mouton, David Allemond and Jason Bodin were skunked, probably the day they left, the locals were catching boat loads of fish....They'll be back to try again because you just can't beat the accomodating staff, and the great meals prepared at the Lodge.

Fishing Report Week Ending May 6, 2015
WE HAVE A RECORD NUMBER OF JUMPED TARPON!!! 50 tarpon were jumped in 3 1/2 hours!! REALLY! Gregory Buck and David Winkler visited for a couple of days at the end of April. They jumped 77 tarpon between 130 to 170 lbs. Of those 77, they brought 15 to the boat for release. They also caught 4 sharks, and 1 jack. Regular guests Dr. Wally Lebrun and Aurora fished for 1 and 1/2 days. They were fishing for tuna and wahoo, but instead ended up jumping 2 tarpon, bringing one 45 pounder to the boat for release. They also caught 1 jack. The weather is hot, with minimal rain fall.

Fishing Report Week Ending May 6, 2015
Carlito Artmann & Isomar Martinichen from Brazil jumped 26 tarpon between 50 to 150 lbs. They brought 14 of those tarpon to the boat for release. They also caught 1 jack and 1 shark. Julio Cesar & Juan Porucini from Argentina jumped 41 tarpon between 60 to 200 lbs. They brought 22 tarpon to the boat for release. They also caught 2 jack, 2 barracuda and 2 sharks. Many time fly fishing guests Rick Murphy from Colorado Springs, CO was back after being away far too long due to shoulder surgery. Rick jumped 14 tarpon between 60 to 125 lbs fly fishing. He brought 3 of the tarpon to the boat for release, and he also caught 4 jacks. Welcome back Rick! Fujito Sugai from Japan jumped 20 tarpon between 90 to 140 lbs. He brought 8 tarpon to the boat for release. He also caught 2 jacks and 1 shark. Weather and fishing are red hot with very little rain fall.

Fishing Report Week Ending Apr 23, 2015
What a difference a couple of days makes. A group from Brazil fished April 18 - 21 and were able to jump 33 tarpon, they brought 11 tarpon to the boat for release. The ocean was still high, but anglers were able to get some reasonable fishing results! The weather is hot.

Fishing Report Week Ending Apr 20, 2015
Guest Dean Boen of San Francisco jumped 2 tarpon in 2 days, and was able to bring a 120lb. one to the boat for release. We had a film crew from the United Kingdom fish the same days and they were not able to hook one tarpon. Got a lot of nice footage, but no fish! Steven York and Beatrix fished during this same time, and had no luck catching tarpon either. Thomas Cramer of Marieta, GA and Scott Peeples of Canton, GA fished more days during this time period, and they were fortunate enough to jump 7 tarpon, but only were able to bring a 60 lb. fish to the boat. The tarpon were around, just not hungry for some reason. The ocean was high so most of the fishing was right at the mouth of back in the river.

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 31, 2015
Repeat guest Brad Brown from Utah, brought a group of 21 anglers to the lodge for just 2 days fishing. in those 2 days, the total group jumped 140 tarpon and brought 69 to the boat for release. They also caught 13 jacks and some other species. Needless to say they had a great fishing experience. Shawn Creasey of Washington fished 3 days alone and jumped 13 tarpon bringing 9 of them to the boat for release. The tarpon caught this week ranged in weight from 25 - 190 lbs most all above 80 lbs. The weather has been good, and hot.

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 24, 2015
Etienne Von Streng visited us from Switzerland with the anticipation of bringing tons of tarpon to the boat. Unfortunately a bit of distant volcano action caused the fish to travel far out to sea, so Etienne was only able to jump 13 tarpon, and unable to actually bring any of those to the boat. The weather was really good, with sunshine days, and warm evenings, with the exception on one night of heavy rain.

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 16, 2015
Guests Tim Wintrode and Walt Bostain on a repeat visit found the fishing to be a challenge. The tarpon rolled all around the boat, but were not taking the bait. They left without boating any tarpon, but enjoyed really good weather. Then Jim & Lynn Adkins came in on the day Tim and Walt left. Jim & Lynn were able to jump and bring 2 tarpon to the boat for release. They too enjoyed good weather, and they caught fish!

Fishing Report Week Ending Feb 24, 2015
Rick & Paul Marier of Powell River fished with us for 3 days, they jumped 8 tarpon between 40 - 105 lbs. They brought 2 tarpon to the boat for release. The day after Rick & Paul left, John Jellar & Mark Salansky of Kalispell, MT caught no tarpon. The sun has been shinning brightly and the weather warm, but the ocean high for the days John & Mark visited, thus making for bad fishing.

Fishing Report Week Ending Feb 17, 2015
Don & Machelle Evans from Naples, FL fished with us for a quick 2 days. In those 2 days they jumped 18 tarpon. They brought 4 tarpon to the boat as well as 1 barracuda and 1 jack. John & Mary Land from Burleson, TX. along with Pat & Dorothy Cunningham from Kenai, AK also came for a quick 2 days. John & Mary jumped 11 tarpon and brought 2 to the boat for release. They also caught 1 jack. Pat & Dorothy juped 10 tarpon and brought 2 to the boat for release. Dr. Artuuo Riebiro from Brazil, and Erik Larsson from Finland came one after the previously mentioned guest departed, unfortunately they did not catch any tarpon, but they'll be back!

Fishing Report Week Ending Dec 30, 2014
Laird O'Connor and Don Nishimura of Vancouver, BC Canada fished 2 days. They too experienced bad weather with heavy rain, and extremely rough ocean waters. They unfortunately were unable to hood any tarpon, but were able to catch a nice little fat snook.

Fishing Report Week Ending Dec 22, 2014
Bruce McLeon and Helen Caron of Canada Fished with us at Rio Colorado Lodge during a rainy, time with river flooding and rough oceans. Even with the less than perfect conditions, they were able to jump 25 tarpon between 60 to 120 lbs. and brought to the boat for release 7 nice tarpon. They also caught 1 snook, and 3 white drum. We'll be posting a picture of one of the snook jumping, so check out the website for the new photo, and we'll also get up it up on our facebook page.

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 31, 2014
Jim Dunne and Todd Itrich of Bartlett, IL fished 4 days. In those 4 days, they jumped 32 tarpon between 75 - 140 lbs. They brought 16 of those tarpon to the boat for release. In addition, they caught 4 jacks, 1 barracuda and 1 hammerhead shark! Repeat guests Dr. Wally Lebrun and Aurora jumped 6 tarpon between 60 - 70 lbs. they brought one to the boat for release. They also caught a 70 lb. sailfish, which is unusual for our area, and in addition, caught 1 barracude and 2 jacks. The weather has been perfect.

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 19, 2014
Guests Annette, Trenton and Tanner Martin from Snyder TX visited in January, and came back in October to catch some tarpon, and that is just what they did. They jumped 34 between 100 - 230 lbs. They brought 6 to the boat for release, one estimated well over 200 lbs, and in addition, they caught 4 barracuda, and 1 jack. The large tarpon was estimated to be 230 lbs, but the scales on the fish were the size of a BIG mans large open hand! The weather cooperated, and rain fell during sleeping hours.

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 12, 2014
Vladim Clusvev and Vradimir Antoshakenko of Russia fished Rio Colorado Lodge for 2 days. Unfortunately the fish were not biting on this visit, and they did not jump or boat any tarpon. One day later, Robert Wrigth, William Carwell and Mike Taylor of Helena AR had better luck. They jumped 4 tarpon between 60 - 100 lbs, and brought 2 of the tarpon to the boat for release, as well as caught 1 jack. Steven Busby from Australia was fly fishing, and jumped 14 tarpon between 100 180 bls. He brought 4 to the boat for release, plus 1 barracude and 1 jack. The ocean went up and down, some flat days. The weather is nice for October, some rain.

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 29, 2014
Repeat Guest Sulyak Yuriy and Semenenko Serhiy from the Ukraine fished 6 1/2 days and jumped 60 tarpon between 60 - 180 lbs. They brought 28 tarpon to the boat for release. They also caught 1 jack and 1 triple tail. Stefan Felbinger of Denmark, and Richard Minney from Australia fished 4 days and mumped 32 tarpon between 100 - 150 lbs. They brought 7 tarpon to the boat for release, and 1 barracude. Greg Rose of Albuquerque, NM who had fished with us several years ago, returned for a short 3 day visit. Greg hooked 16 tarpon on a FLY ROD between 70 - 170 lbs. He brought 7 of those tarpon to the boat for release, as well as 2 jack, and 1 barracuda. The weather has been beautiful, with the only rainfall lately being during the night or early morning hours.

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 20, 2014
We had a busy couple of weeks at the Rio Colorado Lodge, and although the weather was a bit rainy which is not at all normal for this time of year, the fishing was good. Many time repeat guests Phil Hoover and his son Matt from Naples, FL returned for another good trip. They jumped 30 tarpon and brought 10 of them to the boat for release. The tarpon were estimated to be between 115 - 200 lbs. Greg Stewart and Tim Perry from Canada jumped 18 tarpon between 75 - 150 lbs, and brought 9 of those to the boat for release. In addition, they caught 1 jack, 1 barracude and 1 shark. Another repeat customer guest Brad Swingdorf andhis friend Stewart Wilson from Inver Grove, MN fished with us for 5 and a half days. They jumped 31 tarpon between 100 - 170 lbs. They brought 8 tarpon to the boat for release. Gary Fielding, David Sargis, Jack & Scott Barnett from Idaho Falls, ID fished 3 days and jumped 15 tarpon between 65 - 160 lbs. They brought 7 to the boat for release, and in addition, they caught 1 barracude and 1 jack. Sebastiao & Lucia Mota of Brazil fished 4 days and jumped 18 tarpon of which they boated 10 between 65 - 170 lbs. Lucia spent some time fishing from the dock and caught many machaca. Greg Sprague & Bob Albrecht of Lincoln, NE fished 2 and a half days, and in that short time they jumped 16 tarpon! They brought to the boat and released 8 between 40 - 140 lbs. The weather seems to be getting better as the month goes on, and fishing continues to be good, probably even better next week!

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 9, 2014
Repeat guest Gary Mellwig, Jr. brought his Dad Gary Mellwig, Sr. and his uncle James Geffear for his annual trip to Rio Colorado Lodge in September. September is always considered a great month because the weather is always great, and the fishing fantastic. The weather did not cooperate the first few days of the month. But these anglers were able to jump 10 tarpon, and bring 5 to the boat, the also caught 2 jacks. The best fishing day was of course their last day. And to add to the excitement, at one point they had a quadruple hook up, with the guide, and the 3 anglers all hooked into tarpon at the same time! WOW! Gary Sr. says he enjoyed his visit and will be back!

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 5, 2014
Michael Mitchell and Javier Parreda from Peru fished Rio Colorado Lodge for a few days. They jumped 11 tarpon between 60 - 100 lbs. Of the 11 jumped, the brought 5 to the boat. They also caught 1 barracuda and 3 jacks. Ron Oswald from Prairie Eden, MN is a many time repeat guests. In his many trips to Rio Colorado Lodge, he has never been skunked. He fished 2 days, and did not bring one tarpon to the boat. He'll be back to make up for it.

Fishing Report Week Ending Jul 23, 2014
Gaute Gjelstein of Norway came to Rio Colorado Lodge for some tarpon fishing before going to the West Coast for some marlin and sailfishing. While at Rio Colorado Lodge, he jumped 17 tarpon weighing between 70 - 100 lbs. He brought 6 of those tarpon to the boat, plus 1 Bluegill. Despite the rainy days, Mr. Gjetstein managed to have a decent fish to boat ratio.

Fishing Report Week Ending May 19, 2014
Repeat angler Ron Oswald from Eden Prairie, MN came for a short 2 day fishing trip. Ron jumped 8 tarpon between 130 and 195 lbs. The brought the biggest one to the boat along with 2 others which were all released. We've had about an inch or rain in the last week. Lots of big tarpon in the area.

Fishing Report Week Ending May 12, 2014
Carlito Artman from Brazil along with friends Isomar Martinchen also from Brazil, and Julio Cesar Porucini from Argentina fished seperate boats. Carlito jumped 37 tarpon between 60 - 175 lbs. He brought 22 of those tarpon to the boat, as well as catching 5 jacks, 1 macerela and 1 shark. He had to be one tired angler. His buddies jumped 28 tarpon between 60 - 180 lbs. They had to double hook ups! They got 18 tarpon to the boat for release as well as catching 11 jacks, 2 barracudas, 1 macarela and 1 shark. The fishing and the weather are hot! The fish seem to be enjoying all the sunshine and are keeping the anglers very busy.

Fishing Report Week Ending May 5, 2014
Repeat guest Wally Jarboe of Dallas, TX jumped 6 tarpon and brought 3 to the boat. He also caught 9 jack crevelle. Roberto & Daniel Novey of Key Biscayne, FL jumped 8 tarpon between 60 - 150 lbs. They also caught 7 jacks and 1 barracuda. The weather is warm with very little rain.

Fishing Report Week Ending May 1, 2014
Ivan and Craig Faggen from Los Angeles, CA had a nice visit. They jumped 33 tarpon. One they jumped on a fly was a 160 pounder. Most others between 100 and 180 lbs. They brought 18 to the boat for release, as well as 1 barracude, 14 jacks, and 1 spanish mackeral. Viktor Taknov and Milana Valevskaya from Moscow, Russia jumped 12 tarpon between 50 - 100 lbs. They brought 2 of the tarpon to the boat for release. We have experienced morning rains, then dry sunshine filled afternoons.

Fishing Report Week Ending Apr 14, 2014
Guest from Texas, Mark & Andrew Morris hooked up 19 tarpon, and 1 jack crevelle. There are numerous huge tarpon jumping all around. The weather is been ideal for whatever pleases you!

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 24, 2014
Guest John Adams, Bruce Smith, and Chuck Jenkins all from Clorado Springs, CO hooked and enjoyed the jumping of 21 tarpon weighing between 65 - 95 lbs. They brought 5 of those tarpo to the boat for release. The weather is absolutely beautiful, just need sunscreen!

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 21, 2014
Terry Colton with his friend Chris Harter, and Chris's sons John and Joe enjoyed some good fishing. Between the 4 of them, they jumped 17 tarpon between 90 - 150 lbs, had a double hook up, and brought 5 tarpon to the boat for release. They also caught a jack crevelle. Sunscreen is a good idea this time of year, very little rain, and lots of sunshine!

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 10, 2014
Tim and Becky Gardner of Woodinville, WA jumped 14 tarpon between 35 - 160 lbs. They had a quadruple hook up one day!! The brought 5 tarpon to the boat for release. You would think it is summer here already with the beautiful warm summer days full of sunshine, and the sunsets at 5:45 are just fantastic.

Fishing Report Week Ending Feb 17, 2014
Ron and Sue Monson, along with friends David and Cathy Sorenson visited from Minnesota. The husbands fished while the ladies relaxed. Ron and David jumped 18 tarpon between 90 - 135 lbs. They brought 8 of those to the boat for release. Robert Pascal of Easton, MD tarpon fished, as well as backwater. He jumped 2 tarpon about 120 lbs. of which he boated one. He also caught 2 snook, 7 bluegills, and 12 mojaras. Lawrence and Kathy Mueller from Roanoke, VA jumped 2 tarpon, they were not successful in getting either to the boat. However, their friends Charles and Patsy Houghton also of Roanoke, VA jumped 3 about 120 - 125 lbs. and brought 2 of those tarpon to the boat for release. After very little rain, we had a sudden rain fall, buckets full. Fortunatey it did not affect the fishing since it came and went very quickly.

Fishing Report Week Ending Feb 3, 2014
Guests John Kynsak and Rick Chalifoux from Calgary, Alta, Canada jumped 14 tarpon between 80 - 115lbs. and brought 2 to the boat for release. They also caught 2 nice snook. A small group from Moscow, Russia came for a quick one day fishing trip Andrey & Elena Pyatikov, Mikhail & Alisa Miroshnickenko, Ilya & Nadezhda Ogorodnikova enjoyed the day fishing but only were able to jump 2 tarpon, and catch 2 jack crevelle. The ocean is a bit high, but the weather is really comfortable, with very little rain.

Fishing Report Week Ending Jan 14, 2014
First time visitor Diane PErkins of Wellington, FL along with friend Santiago Barreyo of Buenos Aires, Argentina had a blast catching fish. They jumped 15 tarpon and brought 5 to the boat for release. Then Ms. Perkins went backwater fishing for 3 hours and caught guapote and mojares. The ocean was a ittle high, but fishing at the mouth was excellent. The sun just keeps shining all day long, with the rains coming during the nights.

Fishing Report Week Ending Jan 5, 2014
We had only one angler this week, but he made up for the last week when we had a much larger crowd, and had a great time doing so. Goran Klementsson of Sweden jumped 20 tarpon FLY FISHING, and brought 4 of those to the boat. The weather has been only sunny skies for the beginning of 2014.

Fishing Report Week Ending Dec 29, 2013
Igor Stolina and Dmitrii Lidkovski fromjumped and boated 1 tarpon about 50 lbs. Egor and Zakharov also from Russia jumped and boated 3 tarpons between 70 and 130 lbs. And more anglers from Russia, Igor & Mayya Arbuzov, along with Dmtry Arbuzov jumped and boated 1 tarpon about 100 lbs. Asian guests Masahiro & Yoshiko Kobayashi jumped 3 nice tarpon, were not able to get them to the boat. This year has ended with beautiful weather, and lots of fish. Unfortunately the fish were not particularly hungry for anglers baits this week. None the less, everyone had a great time, enjoyed the company and the fantastic food.

Fishing Report Week Ending Nov 10, 2013
Repeat guest Dr. Wally LeBrun from New Orleans came for a day and a half. He jumped 1 tarpon, caught 2 jacks and 1 snapper. A light rain in the early morning hours brought overcast skies for a day or so, with slightly cooler weather. Still really nice.

Fishing Report Week Ending Nov 7, 2013
We had a nice group of anglers from Brazil visit the first week in November. They had a fantastic fishing trip catching many tarpon, a nice large snook , jacks and a shark. Paulo Mendes, Mario Carneiro, and Silvio Feiber jumped 30 tarpon. They brought 7 tarpon to the boat between 75 - 120 lbs. One of these guys also caught a nice large snook. Luiz Borghetti and Celso Gallegario jumped 21 tarpon of which they brought 8 to the boat from 80 - 130 lbs. They also caught 6 jacks. Marcos Novais and Walter DeOliveira jumped 48 tarpon between 80 - 200 lbs. They brought 32 tarpon to the boat for release...what a work out! They also caught 7 jacks and 1 shark. The weather has been beautiful and the ocean flat.

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 28, 2013
We had a film crew from Japan visit for a few days. They jumped 4 tarpon and brought 2 between 75 - 90 lbs. of those to the boat for release. Semenenco Serhij, and Yuriy Shulak from the Ukraine jumped 84 tarpon and brought 39 of those to the boat for release. The tarpon ranged from 100 - 200lbs!!! In addition, they caught 4 sharks. Maxim Korotkin and Alexey Chernysskov of Russia jumped 2 tarpon about 150 lbs. and brought one of those to the boat. They also caught a macarela, 1 shark, and 1 jack. The tarpon fishing continues to be hot, and the weather as well. Very little rainfull, and most of that during the night.

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 22, 2013
Another fly fishing angler from Austin, TX. Corey Bussard came for a quick visited. He hooked 6 tarpon and brought 2 to the boat for release. Corey's tarpon were both about 130 lbs. Gustavo Echeverri and family of Costa Rica jumped 9 tarpon, they were not able to get any to the boat for photos... Ralph Grisham of Daphne AL jumped 7 tarpon and brought 2 to the boat. His tarpon were between 110 - 140 lbs. The weather is a mix of sun and clouds, with the conditions continuing to be ideal.

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 8, 2013
First time guest Miguel Bizzi from Argentina came to do some flyfishing. He jumped 7 tarpon on flies, and brought 2 of those to the boat. He also caught 2 jacks and 2 barracudas. A group of 6 anglers from Japan, Noriake Dobe, Mototoshi Aso, Yoshimoto Eiji, Sonamu Nishgaki, Mogi Yoichi and Atshshy Yagara enjoyed the tarpon fishing trip of their lives (to date). Between the 6 anglers, they hooked 91 tarpon of which they brought 12 to the boat, weighing 35 - 160 lbs. with the majority of them weighing from 130 - 160 lbs. They also caught 16 jacks, 1 shark, 2 bonito, 1 barracuda, 1 macarela and 1 sailfish. The weather and fishing continues to be fantastic with the calm oceans making flyfishing a much more successful adventure!

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 2, 2013
What a great week for tarpon fishing!! Actually it has been a great couple of months. Rick Murphy and Howard Stringert from Colorado Sprigs, CO jumped 23 tarpon while fly fishing. They brought 10 to the boat for release. Tarpon were between 60 - 140 lbs. They also caught 5 jacks and 1 barracuda. Jerome Katz of New York, NY jumped 3 tarpon and brought 1 about 130 lbs. to the boat for release. He also caught 1 jack. Brad & Aaron Swingdorf of Inergrove, MN jumped 37 tarpon of which they brought 10 to the boat for release, and they caught 6 jacks. Charles & Jason Schwartz of Omaha Ne. and Joseph Jones of Lawson, MD together jumped 45 tarpon, 16 were brought to the boat for release. They also caught 5 jacks, and 1 barracuda. The ocean is calm, the weather just right with some refreshing rain in the late evenings.

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 22, 2013
Father and Son, Phil and Drew Hoover, repeat guest to Rio Colorado Lodge from Naples, FL. had a great time fishing this week. They jumped 71 tarpon ranging between 50 - 210 lbs. They brought 26 of the tarpon to the boat for release. In addition, they caught 5 jacks, 4 barracudas, and 1 nice triple tail. Michael Michel and Alonzo Bustamamth of Lima Peru, also had a great fishing experience, so good they decided to stay an extra day. They jumped 80 tarpon between 40 - 170 lbs. Bringing 26 to the boat for release, as well as 3 facks, and 1 barracuda. The beautiful weather continues at Barra del Colorado, with nice summer sun, rain only at night, and calm oceans, filled with tarpon.

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 15, 2013
Andre de Button of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil had much success tarpon fishing. He jumped 47 tarpon between the 50 - 130 lb. range, and of those 47 he brought 15 to the boat to be released. In addition, he caught 4 jacks, and 1 barracuda. There is a great abundance of schools of tarpon, with them literally jumping in some boats. The weather is beautiful as it usually is this time of year, one of the most beautiful with very little rain coming early in the morning before we get out of bed.

Fishing Report Week Ending Aug 24, 2013
Michael Yates of Houston, TX took the adventureous route into Barra del Colorado via the local bus and boat, and enjoyed 1 and 1/2 days of great fishing. He jumped 5 tarpon between the 60 - 130 pound range, and brought 3 of those to the boat for release. The weather has been a mix of sun, clouds, rain. The tarpon are seen rolling in as little as 2 ft. of waves....lots of them out there!

Fishing Report Week Ending Aug 17, 2013
Dr. Wally and Aurora Lebrun on one of their many visits and possibly for the first time on any of their visits, did not catch any fish. They love the place and keep coming back, they know they'll catch fish next time! Albert Cutitto, and Mary Brown of Metairie, LA fished with us for 2 days, and jumped 6 tarpon. MARY brought one to the boat that was said to be a 120 pounder! Way to go Mary! We've had rain for a day, sun for a day, and vice versa....

Fishing Report Week Ending Jul 13, 2013
The weather has been a bit rainy and windy with rough oceans. Mike Zeyock of Ferndale, CA along with Eduardo Caillo of Costa Rica, came for a short visit. They jumped and brought 1 tarpon to the boat, as well as a barracuda. Father and sons Chris, Brayden, Brock Bagley, and David Whitehead fished for a day and a half without jumping any tarpon. They did catch a red snapper, and a jack. Better weather next week!

Fishing Report Week Ending Jun 10, 2013
On a repeat visit, Dmitry Ivanov from Moscow, Russia jumped 9 nice tarpon, of which he brought 2 to the boat. The tarpon were in the 60 - 90 lb. range. Catching was a little slow this week compared to recent weeks, but this too will pass. The skies have been cloudy, overcast, and we've had some early morning rains.

Fishing Report Week Ending May 14, 2013
Miguel and Merna Fontes of Tucson, AZ on their first visit with us, jumped 19 tarpon 60 - 195 bls. They brought 13 of those to the boat for release. They also caught 2 jacks, 1 shart, and 2 small snook. Repeat guests Dr. Wally Lebrun & Aurura fishing deeper waters caught 3 wahoo, 1 tuna and 12 jacks. Johnny "Tom" Friesen of Atwater, CA jumped 56 tarpon between 50 - 190 lbs! He boated and released 18. In addition, he caught 10 jacks, and 1 triple tail. John Barker of Nashville TN came for a one day trip, and jumped 3 tarpon, he did not get the fish to the boat. Summer is still going strong. The ocean is flat most days, making it much easier for those with motion sickness! We are getting a little rain, mostly at night and early morning before sunrise. Days are bright and sunny with a nice breeze.

Fishing Report Week Ending May 7, 2013
Tarpon fishing is red hot!! James Hoffman of Miami Beach, FL came in for 1/2 day of fishing, and jumped 3 tarpon. He boated 1 tarpon about 95 lbs. and a nice jack. Arlindo & Gersino Tomasetto of Brazil fished 3 days, and jumped 22 tarpon. They brought 10 of those to the boat, ranging in weight from 80 - 180 lbs. They also caught a couple of jacks. M. Kostantin and V. Schmukler of Russia fished 4 days. They too jumped 22 tarpon, bringing 11 between 100 - 200 lbs to the boat, as well as 2 jacks, 2 sharks, and 1 barracuda! Giovani & Paulo Tomasetto of Brazil in 3 days jumped 17 tarpon between 100 - 180 lbs. They brought 10 of those to the boat. Repeat guest Philippe D'Have from Columbia with his brother Bernard from Belgium fished 3 1/2 days. They jumped 42 tarpon between 50 - 150 lbs, and brought 20 of them to the boat. Carlito Artmann fished with us for 4 days, and jumped 26 tarpon between 60 - 170 lbs. He brought 10 tarpon between 60 - 170 lbs to the boat, and also a jack. Vadim Magaev & Liubov Mackarenoko of Russia fished 2 1/2 days and jumped 13 tarpon between 80 - 190 lbs. They boated 10 of those tarpon, 4 jacks, and took a rest in the backwaters and caught a nice bluegill. The weather is full summer hot weather, with very little rain.

Fishing Report Week Ending Apr 26, 2013
Repeat guest Jim Dubrey of Billings, MT brought his new stepson Ricardo who is a 16 yr. old Costa Rican, on his first big fishing trip. The pressure was on since they were only visiting for one day. Well, it was something to see. While fishing up river Ricardo jumped a nice tarpon first thing, and after a good fight boated his first big fish, an 85 lb. fighter. On the charter flight back to San Jose, Ricardo got to ride co-pilot with a young Costa Rican pilot who had fished here with his Dad several years ago. The pilot arranged a special surprise for Ricardo letting him fly the plane for about 20 minutes. Thanks to the charter company for a great ending to a perfect day for Ricardo. Gary Karbusky and his son Gary Jr. of Avondale AZ and Coco Spas, CO fished three days and jumped 18 tarpon. They brought 5 of the 18 ranging in weight from 80 to 120 lbs. They also caught Jack, and Machacas on light tackle to take a break from the fighting tarpon. Check out the photos of the fish Gary and Gary Jr. caught. Look at the gallery page. We continue to have a lot of sun, and very little rain.

Fishing Report Week Ending Apr 8, 2013
Anthony and Anne Marie Kaiser of Atlantic Highlands, NJ fished 3 days fly fishing. They jumped 2 tarpon bringing none to the boat, but learned why the tarpon is the king of light tackle game fish. Anthony got a taste of the good fight and says he'll be back in the fall after a proper rest, recovering from the battles. The wather has been hot and dry giving the air-conditioners a work out too. Very little rain fall this week, less than an inch. The ocrhids and other beautiful flowers are in full bloom.

Fishing Report Week Ending Apr 1, 2013
Bill Huntley of Englewood, FL. and Joseph Diaz of Plant City, FL took some time from their stay in San Jose to visit for a couple of days. They jumped 3 tarpon of which they brought 2 to the boat for release. They alsocaught 2 jacks and 3 mojarras. The Boone family of Alendale, SC visited for just one day, and saw tarpon, but jumped none. They alsosaw crocodiles, monkeys, and many types of beautiful birds... The skies were overcast with some rain this week, but blue skies ahead!!

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 25, 2013
Alan Jacobson of Ketchikan, AL jumped one tarpon during his visit with us. Jerry & Catherine Weing of Bilton, MO jumped 6 tarpon of which they brought 1 to the boat to release, the tarpon ranged from 70 - 90 lbs. In addition, they caught 7 jacks. Their friends Don & Rita Taylor of St. John, KS jumped 25 tarpon, brought 2 to the boat for release, and also caught 3 jacks. Their tarpon ranged from 90 - 150 lbs. Edward & Heather Marshal of Quesnel, BC jumped 11 tarpon in the 80 - 130 lbs. range. They brought 4 to the boat for release. They also caught 3 snook, 2 bluegill, and 1 machaca. Dr. Wally Lebrun and Aurora jumped 9 tarpon, they caught 2 barracuda, 3 jack, and 1 nice wahoo...see the photo of the wahoo on the gallery site. AND THE RECORD HOLDER FOR MOST TARPON JUMPED IN ONE DAY AT RIO COLORADO LODGE....Bradford Brown of Springville, UT jumped a total of 58 tarpon between 60 - 180 lbs. He jumped 42 of those and brought 12 to the boat in ONE day. His total brought to the boat and released was 18!! Way to Go Brad!! He also caught 2 jacks and 1 barracuda. The weather is very good! Maybe a good time to get out of the winter that is still active in the United States!!

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 12, 2013
We had a group of Japanese fly in for 7 hours of fishing, which just wasn't enough time for them to all hook a tarpon, they did catch 1 jack. Tom Kirkman and Ellen Dryke of Sequim, WA also experienced a slow day and a half of fishing. James & Caroline Goadhart of Sammamish, WA came for some fly fishing for tarpon and managed to jump one! They also caught 3 bluegill and 2 snook. The fishing had picked up since earlier in the week when the other anglers had little success. Still come cloudy mornings, then sunshine and hot afternoons, with colorful sunsets.

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 3, 2013
Tom Brown of Roswell, GA., Jay Burwinkel of Allison Park, PA., Tom O'Malley of Athens GA, Duke Allyn, of Mento OH, Joe Bliss of Hinckley OH, and Kent Brockman of Milford, OH came for a quick one day fishing trip and jumped 4 tarpon, and caught 1 jack. Repeat guests Don Rutherford and Philip Putnam of Longmont, CO jumped 9 tarpon between 90 - 160 lbs. They brought 3 of those 9 to the boat for release, and also caught 1 jack. The weather has been a little cloude in the mornings, then warms up in the afternoon, with just few brief rain showers.

Fishing Report Week Ending Feb 24, 2013
We had a group of restauranteers from New York City, James Daigle, Kuty Shalev, Richard Fertig & Nat Milner, that came to do some brainstorming and fishing. The weather was a bit rainy for a lot of their visit, but some of them did hook tarpon and other species. James & Kuty jumped 3 tarpon and caught 1 jack. Richard & Nat jumped 10 tarpon between 75 - 130 lbs, they released 3, and also caught 1 jack. They enjoyed the food, atmosphere and comradarie. Many time repeat guests Wally Jarboe of Dallas TX found the fishing to start out slow, but before he left, he had jumped 14 tarpon between 50 - 120 lbs. The rain finally slowed down, and we are getting more into a summer pattern. Ray Arvo of Lake Zurich, IL jumped 13 tarpon between 90 - 160 lbs, and brought 2 of those to the boat for release.

Fishing Report Week Ending Feb 10, 2013
Joseph Coppedge and Gary Deal of Virginia jumped 5 tarpon between 120 - 160 lbs. they brought 4 of the 5 to the boat. They also caught 1 jack. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous with beautiful skies.

Fishing Report Week Ending Jan 20, 2013
Tarpon fishing was slow in the early part of the week for Peter and Sandra Gelfand or Corralitos, CA. and Arden Hoff of Oslo, MN. Mr. Hoff did catch 13 mojaras, 1 fat snook, 1 sargent, and 5 bluegill. Then the tarpon bite picked up, and Theron Swigard and Ray Carter of Harrison, MO jumped 6 tarpon, bringing 2 to the boat. They also caught 2 jacks, 4 mojaras, and 2 guapotes. It has rained off and on all during the week.

Fishing Report Week Ending Jan 6, 2013
Japanese guest Yukio Fujita fished hard for tarpon, but they were not biting. He did however, catch 2 nice jacks, 12 fat snook over 4 lbs, and 2 mojarras, and 1 blue gill. He enjoyed his visit with overcast skies and fantastic food!

Fishing Report Week Ending Nov 25, 2012
Brian & Julia Saliba of Hattiesburg, MS are repeat guests that enjoy back water fishing. They caught 26 fat snook, 4 white drum, 1 guapote,4 tigerfish, 2 sargents, and 2 mojaras. The dinner table must have had fish for several nights along with all the other great food guests enjoy. Michael & Carol O'Connor of Palentine, IL, along with Arthur Rouse of Dekalb, IL jumped 4 tarpon about 120 lbs. the brought 1 tarpon to the boat. They also caught 2 fat snook, 1 jack, and 1 bluegill.

Fishing Report Week Ending Nov 18, 2012
Clarence Rosenow of Phoenix, AZ and Dan Bergeron of Luck, WI jumped 18 tarpon between 50 - 160 lbs. and boated 7 of those tarpon. John Kubiak of Albuquerque, NM and John Morgan of Prosper, TX jumped 2 tarpon in the 75lb range, they boated 1. Ken Gargett and Gary Farr of Australia with friend Robert Schlidt from the USA had a really slow catching event. They saw tarpon all around, almost jumping in the boat, but the fish did not seem to be hungry...we had several inches of rain, so tarpon were able to get to bait sites they could not usually enjoy, thus the slow bite for the anglers. The guys had a great time inspite of the slow bite, and plan to return next year. Gary Farr did catch some fat snook, and 1 white drum.

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 28, 2012
Guest Dr. Luis Lopez from Portugal on his 4th visit with us, jumped 51 tarpon bringing 32 weighing from 100 - 200lbs to the boat. He also caught a real nice 31 lb.triple tail which we all enjoyed for dinner that evening. Dr. Jose Andrade also of Portugal jumped 21 tarpon and brought 6 to the boat. His tarpon ranged in weight from 85 to 175 lbs. He also caught a really nice 48 lb. cubera snapper! We are experience nice typical fall weather with flat seas, and tarpon rolling just outside the mouth of the river. Some rain mostly at night.

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 21, 2012
The 3rd group from Brazil arrived this week, and fishing continued to be good. 15 anglers hooked 107 tarpon and brought 50 of those to the boat. The tarpon ranged in weight from 75 to 200 lbs. We were also honored to have as one of our guest this week the owner of Marine Sports, the largest tackle company in Brazil. Weather continues to go from overcast to sunny, with rain falling usually in the night and early morning.

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 14, 2012
Brazilian TV star angler, Johnny Hoffman, hosted a second group this October. This group of 14 jumped 151 Tarpon, and brought 69 to the boat, one of which was 190lbs. Ken Wada of Japan jumped 12 Tarpon and brought 7 of those to the boat. He also caught a 48 lb. Cabera Snapper. The weather has been a mixed bag, sunny, overcast, rainy. Fortunately the majority of the rain has been during the nights.

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 7, 2012
Rio Colorado Lodge hosted Johnny Hoffman and Kid Ocelos of Brazil's Fish TV. The host brough with him anglers Gilson Guermandi, Henrique Jungyeria, Maria Elena Maderia, Simmaco Arzillo, Pedro Duncan and Mauricio Ivama. We had some unexpected rain and cool weather, but in spite of being rained out one morning, the group jumped 56 Tarpon, and of those brought to the boat an impressive 26. Fish ranged in size from 40 - 160 lbs. We had a little over 5 inches, but again thankfully, most fell at night.

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 30, 2012
Repeat customers Brian Noreski and Gary Mellwig of Philadelphia fished with us for 8 days. In those 8 days, they jumped 56 Tarpon from 70 - 200lbs, and of those 56 jumped, they brought 25 to the boat. They also caught a nice Jack Crevelle. We're experiencing overcast skies with some rain, but the rain now is mostly at night.

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 23, 2012
Gil Plummer & Greg Whalen of Southberry, CT along with Robert Kane of Houston, TX jumped 13 tarpon weighing between 80 - 100 lbs. At one point they had a triple hook up....really exciting! They brought 3 tarpon to the boat. Newcomer Howard Stringert of Colorado Springs, CO jumped 6 tarpon fly fishing, the tarpon were between 50 - 100 lbs. Repeat guest Phil Hoover of Naples, FL jumped 24 tarpon and brought 11 to the boat, plus 1 barracuda...for an 80+ year young guy, he says this was one of his best and most exhausting fishing trips!! Phil's tarpon ranged in weight 35 - 200 lbs.... Another repeat guest Rick Murphy of Colorado Springs, CO returned with another newcomer Tony Lau of Regina, Sask, Canada. The 2 fly fishing jumped 16 tarpon between 70 - 125 lbs. They brought 3 tarpon to the boat, along with a stingray! Another frequent guest Jim Croner did some fly fishing, and jumped 8 tarpon, boating 1. After a couple of weeks of unusual weather with quick storms, the weather has returned to typical September weather, sunny days, flat ocean and lots of schooling tarpon

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 15, 2012
A nice group of 10 anglers from Georgia and Pennsylvania visited us. During their visit we experienced more rain than normal for September, so they actually fished about 1 1/2 days. In that time they jumped 15 tarpon between 80 - 140 lbs. Additionally they caught 2 really nice snapper 20 & 35 lbs. So fish for dinner!! As previously mentioned we have experienced more rain than normal for September as it is usually a fantastic weather and fishing month. Hopefully we are getting back in our good weather pattern because the fishing is good.

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 8, 2012
Dr. Wally LeBrun, a frequent guest of the Lodge, decided to do some tuna fishing. Unfortunately no success this trip, so no sushi! Another repeat guest, Ron Oswald, fished 2 days and jumped 18 tarpon, he boated 2 of those tarpon!

Fishing Report Week Ending Aug 12, 2012
Andy Lopreato from Indian Harbor Beach, FL fished alone for 3 days and jumped 21 tarpon between 100 - 130 lbs. He boated 3 tarpon and 15 jacks....all in all not a bad 3 daysl Ronald Murphy from Houston, and Greg Fox of Conroe TX fished for a day and a half and jumped 4 tarpon again in the 100 - 130 lb. range. They caught 3 jacks. Robert Moriarty of Sebastian FL. fished 2 days and jumped 15 tarpon in the 60 - 80 lb range.Robert brought 4 to the boat. Scott Lee of Caton,TX fished a day and a half and jumped 5 tarpon boating 4 of those. Great job Scott.

Fishing Report Week Ending Jul 15, 2012
We took the opportunity of a hot month for staff to take vacations, and then come back and spruce up the lodge and the boats....upkeep is essential, and we hope you all enjoy your next visit.

Fishing Report Week Ending Jun 30, 2012
Repeat guests Brian Saliba and Julia, along with Gil Foreman of Mississippi fished a couple of days. Brian and Julia like to backwater fish, and enjoyed catching 21 tiger fish and 4 Mojarras. They also did some tarpon fishing with Gil where they jumped 8 and brought 3 to the boat. They also caught a nice jack. Ray and Jason Waddell jumped 6 tarpon, one said to be about 200 lbs. They managed to get one to the boat and with a nice king mackeral.

Fishing Report Week Ending Jun 16, 2012
Rob Gagnon of Lake Oswego, OR. and Bruce Bosch of Vancouver, WA fished a couple of days together and jumped 2 tarpon, boating both of those. They spent one day fishing strictly for snook, no luck. Then Bruce fished a couple more days by himself and jumped 5 more tarpon of which he boated 2 of those. A few more rain showers with overcast skies during parts of the days makes for cooler fishing conditions.

Fishing Report Week Ending Jun 9, 2012
Repeat guest Eugene O'Connor of Palatka, FL.and his buddy Bob Read came fishing primarily for snook. They ended up jumping 7 tarpon of which they brought 4 to the boat. The snook fishing wasn't as good as they had hoped, but they had time to catch 8 nice snook inbetween fighting tarpon and 7 jacks. They also caught machaca and white fish. Maria & Dillan Martinez of Alajuela,CR in 3 1/2 days jumped 19 tarpon of which they boated 4. They also caught 6 jacks and 8 mojarras. The weather is just hot. The fishing still fun, fun, fun!

Fishing Report Week Ending Jun 2, 2012
Ivanor Dmitry from Russia,fishing alone at Rio Colorado Lodge jumped 14 tarpon between 50 - 150 lbs. He brought 6 of those tarpon to the boat, and 1 jack crevelle. Milton and Marcelon Cardille from Brazil jumped 23 tarpon between 80 - 120 lbs. They brought 8 to the boat, and also caught 2 jack crevelle. On one day of their fishing, the 2 along with their fishing guide all hooked tarpon at the same time for a triple hook up. All 3 boated their tarpon! Fun, fun, fun!!!

Fishing Report Week Ending May 26, 2012
Tarpon fishing is red hot! Dr. Juan Ordonez of Oakland, CA and friend Oscaldo Miyake of San Paulo Brazil jumped 49 tarpon between 60 and 140 lbs. they brought 18 of these tarpon to the boat! In addition, they caught 2 bonitos, 4 jacks, and 2 tigerfish!

Fishing Report Week Ending May 19, 2012
Repeat guest Dr. Wally Leburn fished a couple of days and boated 6 jack crevelle and 1 bonita. Mari Ann & Lewis Scherer of Mountain Home, TX on their first time visit to Costa Rica fished 4 ays, Mari Ann was the Champion!! They jumped 15 tarpon and boated 4, as well as a jack crevelle! Weather continues to be summer with very little rain.

Fishing Report Week Ending May 12, 2012
We had Johnny Hoffman and guest from Brazil fishing and filming. They jumped 42 tarpon and brought 14 to the boat. In addition, they caught several jack crevelle. These fish were caught top water fly fishing, as well as trolling and jigging. The weather is warm summer time, very little rain.

Fishing Report Week Ending Apr 22, 2012
Tarpon fishing started off a little slow, but as the week progressed, so did the fishing! Mike & Jim Buras from Metaire and Mandeville, LA jumped 4 tarpon and brought 2 to the boat. Ralph Grisham of Fairhope,AL jumped 14 tarpon, brought 4 to the boat, and he caught 1 jack crevelle. Steve Carr, Jeff Neiseanger and Charlie Bowers of Idaho Falls, ID jumped 14 tarpon of which they boated 2. They also caught tiger fish and machacas "al Fly".

Fishing Report Week Ending Apr 8, 2012
Dr. Wally LeBrun and Aurora, on a return visit fished for 3 days. They jumped 3 tarpon, bringing 2 to the boat. And, they caught 8 jack crevelle. Bryan "Mitch" Mitchell on his first visit from Oakland Park, FL also fished 3 days. Mitch jumped 10 tarpon and brought 1 to the boat. Tarpon sizes varying from 50 - 120 lbs. It is summer weather, with beautiful sunsets.

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 25, 2012
New guest to Rio Colorado Lodge, Brad Brown and Tim Hemphill of Springville, and Salt Lake City, UT. fished 2 days and jumped 11 tarpon. They brought 3 of the 11 to the boat, and caught 1 jack as well. Riley and Alex Rezka jumped 15 tarpon in 2 days, bring 5 to the boat. They also caught 2 jacks. Jesse and Randy Rezka jumped 8 tarpon and brought 1 to the boat as well as catching 6 jacks. The weather has been just "the best".

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 18, 2012
Russell & Daniel Hudgens of Mobile, AL, on their first visit to Rio Colorado Lodge, jumped 8 tarpon. They brought 1 tarpon to the boat, and caught jack fish. Brian & Julia Saliba of Hattiesburg, MS and San Jose, went backwater fishing. They caught a variety of fish, sargents, viejitos, mudfish, mojarras, guapotes, fat snook, pinto and tigerfish. Steve Singer & Ted Swenson jumped 1 tarpon and brought it to the boat. They also caught jack fish. Mike Strand and Steve Rakieten also jumped 1 tarpon, but did not get it to the boat. They too caught jack fish. The water rolls with tarpon, but they were not too interested in taking the baits for a couple of days... The skies a bit overcast this week.

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 4, 2012
First time guest Paul Canavari spent 3 days at the Lodge. Rain slowed things down for a short time, but Paul jumped 2 nice tarpon and brought 1 about 120lbs. to the boat. Repeat guest Ed Schrock along with others from Nebraska had a nice return visit. Ed and his co angler Mike Benzing jumped 8 tarpon and boated 5. They also caught Jack fish. Thomas Schrock and Louis Titus with the Nebraska group jumped 13 tarpon and boated 2. Michael Just and Ted Schrock jumped 10 tarpon and boated 3. They too caught jack fish. The weather has been hot with morning showers, and afternoon sun.

Fishing Report Week Ending Feb 26, 2012
Repeat guest Bruce Bosch and Rob Gagnon of Vancouver, WA came to do some fly fishing and were fairly successful jumping 9 and boating 3 nice tarpon ranging from 100 - 160 lbs. Many time visiting angler Tim Don Levy of Indiana fished one afternoon and jumped one nice tarpon. The weather continues to be very summertime like with beautiful yellow, orange and red sunsets.

Fishing Report Week Ending Feb 19, 2012
A nice group from Brazil visited for the week with Johnny Hoffman, famous television fishing show host. Basilio Timofiecsyk and Anselmo Antonio Fedalto jumped 18 tarpon. They boated 2 tarpon and 6 jack crevelle. Neander Periera and Adilson Oliveria Novak jumped 9 and boated 2 tarpon and 1 jack. Naiquel Bittencourt and Everton diehl jumped 7 tarpon and boated 2 as well as 1 jack. Others just came to check out the place and enjoy the ambiance! The weather has been just great.

Fishing Report Week Ending Feb 6, 2012
The tarpon fishing continues to be good and steady. Last week brothers John and Don McCarthy (John of Salt Lake City, UT) fished at the Rio Colorado Lodge for 3 1/2 days. The first day was a slow fishing day, but then things lit up, and they hooked 19 tarpon. They also caught 2 Jack Crevelle, 1 Barracuda, and 1 Snook. The weather continues to be pleasant, sunny with an occasional shower to cool things down.

Fishing Report Week Ending Jan 18, 2012
To date this month, fishing has been decent. Goran Klementsson of Sweden fished with us for 5 days from January 8 - 13. He jumped 20 tarpon, boating 6 ranging from 100 to 170 lbs. He caught 65 Jack Crevelle, and one nice 40 lb. Cubera Snapper. Hendrick and Henry Swanepoel from South Africa fished one day and jumped 6 tarpon, boating 1 that weighed over 120 lbs. They also caught 6 Jack Crevelle. Kent Henderson of MinneMucca, NJ in one day jumped and boated one 140 lb. tarpon and caught 6 Jack Crevelle. Bob and Joyce Wachsmuth of Eau Claire, WI fished 2 1/2 days and jumped 21 tarpon, boating a nice 150 pounder. They also caught Jack Crevelle and 1 Barracuda. Tim & Heather LeRoy of Australia fished 3 days and jumped 19 tarpon, boating one that weighed 120 lbs. They too caught Jack Crevelles. The weather has been sunny with a few brief showers.

Fishing Report Week Ending Dec 4, 2011
Repeat Guest, Tom Larkins of Brandon, MS fished 2 1/2 days and caught 35 Calba/Fat Snook ranging from 2.5 to 5 lbs. He also caught a nice Snapper about 6 lbs, and 4 White Drum. Heath Marak and Kevin Harris of Conroe, TX also fished 2 1/2 days and jumped 8 Tarpon. They caught 8 Calba/Fat Snook, 2 Jack, and 3 White Drum. The weather this December has so far been fairly dry, warm with a nice afternoon breeze.

Fishing Report Week Ending Nov 11, 2011
Guests Nowell May and Kaylee Jacobson from Colorado fished with us at Rio Colorado Lodge for 5 days, the jumped 37 tarpon and brought to the boat 9, plus 2 jacks and 3 snook. Carlos and Ramiro Gandulfo from Argentina jumped 10 tarpon, boated 1 tarpon and 3 jacks. Repeat guest Dr. Wally Lebrun made a quick visit for 2 days and boated 1 jack. More folks from Colorado, Leroy & Connie Schmidt visited. Connie did not fish, so Leroy fishing alone jumped 21 tarpon, and boated 8. We had rainy times mostly in the early morning hours, with absolutely gorgeous afternoons and sunsets. The ocean has been calm and flat.

Fishing Report Week Ending Nov 4, 2011
The weather has been sunny and hot....with the tarpon fishing continuing to be very good. Thomas Stropoli from West Virginia and Robert Reischi of Houston jumped 25 tarpon and brought 8 to the boat, the largest estimated to be about 150 lbs. They also caught 1 barracuda. Phillipe Jacques and Febienne Forestier, diplomats from France living in Costa Rica for an assignment visited the Barra del Colorado area and stayed at the Rio Colorado Lodge. Neither of these men had ever fished in their lives, but they decided to give it a try while visiting the Lodge. In one day, they jumped 6 tarpon and each of them brought one to the boat weighing about 95lbs@ Congratulations to both of them!!

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 30, 2011
Fishing in Barra del Colorado from the Rio Colorado Lodge continues to be really good for tarpon. In the days between October 21 - 28 with 5 boats in the water, a total of 127 tarpon were jumped, and 58 were brought to the boat, along with several jacks. Repeat angler Takayuki Usua from Japan with 3 other anglers, Hibiki Sakaguchi, Yuichiro Kato and Iwama Hiroakijumped 54 tarpon and brought 16 to the boat in 4 days of fishing. Guests from the Ukraine, Yuriy Shulak and Serhiy Semenenko, fished 6 days and jumped 34 tarpon, bringing 18 of those to the boat along with 8 jacks. Repeat guests Bruce Bosch of Oregon, along with another repeat guest Rob Gagnon of Oregon and Louis Ferreira of Washington fished 8 days. The 3 anglers jumped 40 tarpon and brought to the boat 24. These anglers also caught several jacks. The weather during this same time period has been great fishing weather with a flat ocean.

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 23, 2011
Olivier Charpenter from Panama, and Daniel Mitov of Bulgaria fished with us at Rio Colorado Lodge, and jumped 41 tarpon. Of the 41 they jumped, 19 were brought to the boat. They also caught spanish mackeral and a shark. Wally Jarboe from Texas fished 4 days. Wally jumped 15 tarpon and brought to the boat 5. In addition, he caught jacks, a shark, mackeral and barracuda. Brian Saliba and Julia of Mississippi and San Jose on a repeat visit jumped 10 tarpon and brought 3 to the boat. In addition, they caught 19 mojarras, 7 guapotes, 1 snook, 8 tiger fish, and 1 jack. The weather has been warm and sunny during the days with rains arriving about 4:30PM. The ocean has been flat with excellent tarpon fishing conditions!

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 25, 2011
Dr. Michael Saylor and his wife Cheryl in 2 days jumped 14 tarpon. Cheryl caught a beautiful yellow-fin tuna which was prepared by the kitchen staff and enjoyed by all the guests at the Lodge. They also caught 2 Jack Crevelle. Woodward Davis of Starkville, MS came for a quick 2 day visit. He broke his 12 wt. fly rod, but managed to boat 3 nice tarpon of the 18 he jumped. One of the tarpon boated was estimated at 190 lbs. Phil Hoover of Naples, FL on his 69th trip to the Lodge jumped 42 tarpon and boated 12 of those from 70 to 160 lbs. Not bad for a 83 year young guy!! Vincent Aurentz, a retired Dallas Police officer had waited 30 years from when he received a video about the lodge before making his visit this week. Vince jumped 11 tarpon, boated 3 from 65 - 130 lbs. along with 3 Jack Crevelle and a nice tripple tail that was had for dinner!

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 18, 2011
We had a television host Johnny Hoffman, his cameraman Ezin Edward Bisson Filho, and 3 anglers Ricardo Columbo, Alexandre Cauduro and Luis Motta from Brazil visit to fish and capture on film! They fished 4 days, and between 3 anglers, they jumped over 130 tarpon!! They brought to the boat at least 15 tarpon, as well as 4 barracuda and 1 bonito. The tarpon ranged in weight from 65 - 180lbs. Host Johnny plans to make many return visits with more anglers!! Martin Livingstone from White City, OR came for 11 days. Martin planned to fish 5 of those 11 days, but the fishing was just so fantastic that he actually fished 8 days, and jumped 61 tarpon. He boated 15 and 1 barracude. His tarpon weighed from 65 - 150 lbs. Many repeat guest fished with Rio Colorado Lodge this week. One being Vance Faber of Glide, OR. Vance fished 3 days, jumping 11 tarpon and boating 3. Vance's guide estimated his largest tarpon at about 95 lbs. Rick Murphy on his second trip this year fly fishing for tarpon jumped 34. Rick boated 13 tarpon, 2 triple tails, 3 jacks, and 2 barracuda. Phil Hoover or Naples, FL and our customers with the most repeat visits to date, has so far jumped 23 tarpon and boated 10. But, Phil has 4 more days to fish, so who knows what his total will be!! And, Dr. Wally Lebrun and Aurora back this week caught 1 barracude, 2 jacks, 3 big eyed jacks, 3 tuna, 2 bonitos, and a wahoo. The weather remains beautiful, bright sunny skies, and calm oceans.

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 11, 2011
Dr. Wally Lebrun and Aurora back again for 3 days, decided to fish for tuna. They caught 3 nice tuna, 1 bonito, and 2 barracudas. Repeat guests Brian Noreski & Gary Mellwig of Philadelphia, PA jumped 92, yes ninety-two, tarpon between 60 - 125 lbs. They boated 47 tarpon, 1 jack, and 3 barracuda. Father and Son, Ron & Travis Paulson, of Newport, OR. jumped 21 tarpon between 75 - 135 lbs. brought 5 to the boat, in addition to 2 barracuda. Luis & Rodelfo Siliano of Brazil jumped 16 tarpon btween 100 - 150 lbs. They boated 7 tarpon, 3 jacks, 5 machaca and 5 snook. Ron Oswald of Eden Prairie, MN jumped 9 tarpon weighing in between 90 - 165 lbs. He boated 3 tarpon2 jacks, 1 barracuda and 1 machaca. The tarpon fishing continues to be fantastic, as does the weather....we would just like to see a few more snook....Maybe next week!

Fishing Report Week Ending Aug 28, 2011
New guest to Rio Colorado Lodge, Robert Stewart, Jared Aurlett, James Stewart and Bruce Wortham, all from Andrews, TX. fished 3 days with Rio Colorado Lodge. These guys released a total of 82 tarpon, but whose counting....it may have actually been more!! Each boat was said to have jumped 41, and one boat brought 18 to the boat as well as a small triple tail. The other boat brought 7 tarpon to the boat. The tarpon ranged in size from 80 - 200 lbs. So much fun!!! The guys said they had a fantastic time, and will be back with more friends soon. They "enjoyed the fishing, the lodging, the food, and the staff. What more could we ask for? The ocean has been flat, sunshine fills the skies all day long, just beautiful.

Fishing Report Week Ending Aug 13, 2011
John & Joann Zander of Springfield, IL along with friends Alexander Hruby & Dominique Brasz fished with Rio Colorado Lodge for 2 days. John & Joann had never fished before! They jumped 12 tarpon, boating 2 of them as well as 1 barracuda. Their friends Alexander & Dominique jumped 5 tarpon and boated 3. The tarpon ranged in size from 65 - 130 lbs. The weather was bright sunshine, and gorgeous sunsets.

Fishing Report Week Ending Jul 17, 2011
Guests Brasck & Natalia, Sergyi & Veronica Larin from the Ukraine chartered a plane from the West Coast to the Caribbean Coast for an afternoon of fishing. In 5 hours, the 4 had jumped 14 tarpon and boated 2. It has been raining in the early morning, but usually by fishing time the rains have ceased, and the weather very nice. Temperature between 78 - 84 degrees most days!

Fishing Report Week Ending Jun 27, 2011
Repeat customer Tim DonLevy of Indiana, and Mike Rankey , of Illinois visited for a day and a half of fishing. In the short period of 1 1/2 days fishing, they jumped 9 tarpon and boated 3. Mary Metcalf of Punta Gorda, FL, and Ruth Smith from the Bahamas visited for 3 days of fishing...Mary had the winning bid on the Ladies Let's Go Fishing Auction...the ladies jumped 8 tarpon, but boated none. The weather switched up and the fishing slowed for their visit.

Fishing Report Week Ending Jun 15, 2011
Repeat guest, Dr. Wally Lebrun fished 2 days and caught 4 Jacks, and 2 Barracuda. Other repeat guests, Bruce Bosch of Vancouver, and Rob Gagnon of Oregon visited for 6 days, they jumped 22 Tarpon, boated 7 and 1 Barracuda. The weather in Barra has been the best summer most residents can remember.

Fishing Report Week Ending Jun 6, 2011
The Rio Colorado Lodge hosted another group of anglers from Russia. The group of 11 anglers hooked 106 tarpon, and boated 25. They also caught several jacks, bonita, barracuda and tuna. The weather has been warm with beautiful sunny days.

Fishing Report Week Ending May 22, 2011
Many time repeat customer, Phil Hoover, 82 years young, from Naples Fl. fished 7 days and jumped 69 tarpon. Phil boated 30 of those tarpon weighing between 80 - 160 lbs. Phil also caught a nice triple tail. Dr. Gustavo Nero Mitsuushi from Brazil fished 4 days and jumped 46 tarpon. The doctor boated 23 tarpon, 2 barracuda, 2 jacks, 1 shark, and one 12 lb. snook! The weather continues to be beautiful, with clear blue skies.

Fishing Report Week Ending May 8, 2011
Yoshihito Urakami of Japan was able to make his long planned trip in spite of all the disaster his country is enduring. Yoshihito was fly fishing and jumped 17 tarpon of which he boated 7 in the 70 – 90 lb. range. Akira Matsui of El Paso, TX on a fast one day trip May 4th jumped 2 tarpon landing none. He arrived just one day too late for the big bite on May 3rd which was his original planned day of arrival. The weather has varied from sunny skies to overcast with light showers.

Fishing Report Week Ending May 1, 2011
Tim Emory of Gulf Breeze, FL visited the Lodge for 2 days. He jumped 1 tarpon, but did not get it to the boat. He did however, bring to the boat, 7 sharks, and 1 jack. Rio Colorado Lodge then hosted a group of 10 Russians that fished 6 days. They jumped 348 tarpon, and boated 97 weighing between 60 to 170 lbs. In addition they caught jacks, sharks, and barracuda! The weather was simply beautiful. The Best Tarpon Fishing in Costa Rica.

Fishing Report Week Ending Apr 24, 2011
We had a crew of 3 from Malaysia visiting last week. Leong Wei Loong, Lew Wei Sin, and Tong Chee Hoe….these guys shot some fantastic video during their exciting fishing trip! They jumped 25 tarpon, boated 4 ranging from 50 to 150 lbs. They also caught Jack Crevelle, and Machacas. Hopefully we’ll get a short video of their trip on our website soon. Ed Praskiewicz came over from Escazu, Costa Rica and in 3 days jumped 22 tarpon, boating 10 ranging from 80 to 180 lbs. NICE BIG TARPON!! The weather and fishing conditions have been gorgeous, both in the ocean and the river.

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 28, 2011
Michael Rugg and Barbara Sarver of Berlin, PA fished 2 days and jumped 4 tarpon, bringing a 140 lb. to the boat. They also caught a nice barracuda. Edward Rensing from Florida and Eric Seidenberg of Montclair, NJ fished one day and jumped 16 tarpon. They boated 2 tarpon one about 85 lbs, and the other 110 lbs. Tarpon fishing in Costa Rica doesn't get any better.

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 21, 2011
John Shari of New Jersey visited again, and brought his son along! They fished 5 days and jumped 16 tarpon and brought 6 to the boat. They also enjoyed some time fishing with light tackle in the backwaters, and had great results! Anthony Milam of Houston came in for a one day break from the Four Seasons Resort on the Pacific Coast, they needed a little change of pace!! Anthony brought his son Hunter and daughter Ashley! Twelve year old Hunter boated a 150 pound tarpon on his first tarpon trip just at sunset. Way to end the day!

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 14, 2011
Repeat customer Rick Murphy from Colorado Springs, CO visited the Lodge again. He says it is now his “second home”. On this visit he brought his 2 sons. We didn’t get a hook up/jumped number, but there were several tarpon on the line, and a photo of one brought to the boat can be found on the photo gallery! Rick plans to return again in September! Our Costa Rica fishing reports say it all!

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 7, 2011
Tom Gerlach, Thomas Folsom and Mark Wolf of Wisconsin jumped 35 tarpon, boated 7 tarpon and 6 big jack crevelle.

Fishing Report Week Ending Feb 27, 2011
Jim Mettler & Carroll Preszler of California jumped 11 tarpon and boated 4. Fred Shilling fishng just one day boated 1 nice jack. Claude Cutitto & Mary of Metarie, LA jumped 12 tarpon and boated 1. Dr. Wally LeBrun and Aurora enjoying the backwaters caught 2 snook and 1 red snapper. Howell Riggs of Brownsboro, AL jumped 5 tarpon, caught 1 jack and 4 barracuda.

Fishing Report Week Ending Feb 20, 2011
Koslon Rostislav of Moscow Russia jumped 9 tarpon. Savvy fishermen from all over the world choose the Rio Colorado Lodge for the best Costa Rica Tarpon Fishing.

Fishing Report Week Ending Jan 30, 2011
Roy Haskell, Duff Smith and Ed Moore of Arizona, returned to Rio Colorado Lodge for another great fishing trip. Ed jumped 4 tarpon and boated 1. In addition he caught 3 snook, 5 jacks, and several machacas. Duff & Roy jumped 2 tarpon and boated 1. They also caught jack fish. Theron Swigart & Doug Vergoven of Missouri had their hands full. They jumped 23 tarpon, and boated 4. They also caught snook, mojarras, jack and pinto. Steve & Leslie Walrath of California jumped 5 tarpon. They caught several jacks.

Fishing Report Week Ending Dec 25, 2010
Brian & Julia Saliba, frequent guest at Rio Colorado Lodge that prefer backwater fishing, caught 13 snook, 4 drum, 2 guapote, and 15 viejitos, as well as others they did not keep count of!! Michael & Mary Oritt of St. Leonard, MD jumped 3 tarpon and boated 1. They also caught 5 jacks and 5 snook. The temperatures have been a bit cool for our area, but the weather has not seemed to slow the fishing down much.

Fishing Report Week Ending Nov 21, 2010
Louis Ferreira of Yacolt, WA and Jim Irwin of Portland, OR. Jumped 19 tarpon and brought 8 to the boat in one and a half days of fishing. The tarpo ranged from 100 to 160 lbs. Tom Anderson of Ridge Fiklo, WA and Bruce Bosh of Vancover, WA jumped 16 tarpon and boated 3. Bruce caught his first 2 tarpon on flies. Their fish were from 140 to 150 lbs. The weather continues to be nice, and the seas calm.

Fishing Report Week Ending Nov 14, 2010
Repeat guest Wally Lebrun fished 3 days. Wally caught 3 snook and 6 jacks.. The weather has been nice, and the seas very calm. Costa Rica Tarpon Fishing is simply the best!

Fishing Report Week Ending Nov 7, 2010
First time guest Thomas Jeter and Louis LaPeyre of South Padre Island, TX. fished with us for 3 days. In those 3 days they jumped 8 tarpon, and brought 2 to the boat. They also caught jack crevelle, and 12 Calba Snook, and 1 white drum. The largest tarpon was about 120lbs. On a quick one day trip, Anthony Holm of Austin, TX and Pamela Julian of San Antonio, TX jumped 5 tarpon and brought one about 100 lbs. to the boat in a half day of fishing! Their friends Arnulfo and Melissa Ortiz, also on this quick visit jumped 3 tarpon and boated one. Arnulfo had visited the Lodge several years and ago, and brought Melissa on this trip for her first ever fishing trip!! Melissa hooked a tarpon on her first cast and had it to the boat in less than 5 minutes! She then got a bit sea sick and retired to the dock to rest and enjoy a tall umbrella drink! Quite a feat for a first timer…..CONGRATULATIONS MELISSA!! Come back soon with some Dramamine!! The couple of days rain brought the river up, and so the Calba Fat Snook are in the area now. If you are a snook fisherman, book your trip now for a visit before the end of January!!

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 31, 2010
Repeat guest Tim DonLevy jumped 11 tarpon and boated 7 in the range of 100 – 120lbs. He also a caught a barracuda. The ocean has been calm due to the very light breeze from the mountains. The weather summer sunshine!!

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 24, 2010
Don Stern and Larry Pokrywka of Littleton, CO fished 3 days. In those 3 days they jumped 38 tarpon, boated 7 and 1 jack. The tarpon ranged 120 – 130 lbs. Jesus Leal Garcia and Luis Gonzales Mancha of Mexico fished 2 days and jumped 8 tarpon. They brought 1 tarpon to the boat as well as 3 jacks. A short lived cool front gave us a couple of slow days fishing, but now it is back to being red hot fishing, and the weather is great!

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 17, 2010
Chihiro Kurozumi Takamatsu of Japan fished with us for 4 days. He jumped 14 tarpon and boated 5 nice size tarpon 70 – 120 lbs.

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 10, 2010
The tarpon fishing as well as the weather continue to be fantastic. Luis Miguel Lopez of Portugal fished with us for 7 days. In those 7 days he jumped 66 tarpon, and boated 25. They ranged from 50 – 170 lbs. He also caught 3 jack. Marcus Muller of Spain fished 7 days and jumped 33 tarpon, boating 13, also in the 50 – 170 lb. range. Dr. Wally Lebrun fished 1 day and caught 1 barracuda. We expect the weather and fishing to continue to just be fantastic

Fishing Report Week Ending Oct 3, 2010
We had a Japanese television crew filming for 3 days, in those 3 days they jumped 27 tarpon between 50 – 120 lbs. They brought 5 to the boat. Additionally they caught 1 baracuda, 3 mojarras, 1 sargents and 1 shark. Rick & Andy Carmack on Missouri fished 4 days. They jumped 66 tarpon big tarpon ranging from 110 – 190 lbs. They brought 14 of those to the boat, as well as 8 jacks, 1 shark, 15 bluegill and 2 sargents. Josh Miller fished 4 days and alone jumped 62 tarpon. He brought 15 tarpon to the boat, 6 jacks, 1 triple tail, 3 bluegills, and 1 snook. The weather has been just as fantastic as the fishing.

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 26, 2010
Dr. Wally Lebrun and his wife Aurora fished off shore only, they caught 1 wahoo, 7 jack crevelle, 3 yellow fin tuna and 3 barracuda. Repeat guest Jim Croner, fly fishing only for 2 days, jumped 6 tarpon and boated 2. One about 100lbs, the other 130 lbs. Carl and Stacy Everett of Conroe, TX on their 5th visit with us, fished 3 days. They jumped 13 tarpon, and boated one about 150lbs. They also caught triple tail, 3 snook, and several mojarra while fishing light tackle in the back waters. Another repeat guest, Wally Jarbo of Dallas TX with his son, Wally Jr. of Auburn, AL jumped 28 tarpon and boated 5, along with 5 jack crevelle. Their largest tarpon was about 140lbs. First time to Rio Colorado Lodge guest Steve Palmo and Mitch Wergills of New York, jumped 23 tarpon, boated 9 that were 120 – 180 lbs. The weather has been real nice, seas flat. We get an occasional shower at night. The river is on the rise from inland rains. Due to La Nina we anticipate at least 30% less rain than normal has been predicted, and that has been the case so far. We expect great weather and fishing for the next months!

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 19, 2010
The fishing and weather at Rio Colorado Lodge has just been fantastic. Last week we had 4 anglers from Japan fishing with us. In 5 days the anglers jumped 143 tarpon, and boated 44 weighing between 60 and 180 lbs. We also had 4 anglers from North & South Carolina fishing with us for 2 days, they jumped 40 tarpon, and boated 12. In addition to the anglers from Japan, and Carolina’s, we had a repeat guest from Colorado Springs fishing alone and in 4 days he jumped 36 tarpon, and boated 13 as well as a nice 20 lb. triple tail. And another repeat angler fishing alone for 2 days, jumped 12 tarpon and boated 3.

Fishing Report Week Ending Sep 12, 2010
The tarpon fishing and weather continues to just be fantastic. Unfortunately we did not have more guest because the tarpon were numerous. In just 3 days, 3 anglers jumped 57 tarpon and boated 13, plus some nice size jacks. The tarpon ranged from 90 – 180 lbs. We expect tarpon fishing to continue to be great, as well as the weather which has also been fantastic!

Fishing Report Week Ending Aug 8, 2010
Brett Ionn of Sydney, Australia fished alone for 3 days. He jumped 13 tarpon and boated 2. Additionally Brett also caught a nice barracuda. Five more anglers came in later in the week, and had a great time. They had 83 tarpon in the air, boated 23, as well as a few jacks and a snook.

Fishing Report Week Ending Jun 13, 2010
William & Bryant Walker of Jackson, MS fished with us for 3 days, and in those 3 days they jumped 41 tarpon and boated 16. They also caught 4 nice jack, and a barracuda. Some lawyers visited for a day and fished in the afternoon for about 2 hours. In those 2 hours they jumped 6 tarpon, but were not able to bring any to the boat. The weather was overcast with some rain, but most afternoons were filled with sunshine.

Fishing Report Week Ending May 16, 2010
Long time repeat guest Phil Hoover from Naples, FL spent some time at the Lodge this week. Phil wasn’t as successful on this visit as he has been in many of the past. He jumped 7 tarpon and boated 3. The weather is pretty consistent this week with rain in the very early morning hours, then hot and muggy, with an occasional afternoon shower.

Fishing Report Week Ending Apr 25, 2010
Dave Nielson of Hailey, ID, Lawrence Zohn of Castle Rock, CO, David Dunwiddie of Centenial, CO and Robert Inman of Evergreen, CO. came to fish for 4 days, the guys jumped 31 tarpon, boated 7, as well as 2 snook, 1 barracuda, 2 mackeral, 1 shark, and a jack. Repeat guest Jim Croner fished 2 days and jumped 12 tarpon, boated 3, and a 30 lb. barracuda. Very hot and sunny, sunscreen a must!

Fishing Report Week Ending Apr 11, 2010
Brian Noreski and Gary Mellwig from Philadelphia, PA back on a return visit for 5 days fishing, jumped 22 tarpon, boated 4 and 1 jack and 1 barracuda. The tarpon ranged from 65 – 85 lbs. Nancy Stewart and Mitchell Morris visiting from Hattiesburg, MS for 2 days and for Mitchell’s first tarpon fishing trip. They jumped 3 tarpon and boated 1. The weather has been hot, humid, sunny. It may have rained one morning, but mostly the weather is typical summer days in the jungle. We’ve seen a lot more tarpon rolling, but not terribly interested in bitting.

Fishing Report Week Ending Apr 4, 2010
Frequent visitors Dr. Wally & Aurora Lebrun who enjoy the backwater fishing, had a successful visit, catching 3 jacks, 4 snook and 3 red snapper. Ed Praskirwicz from Escazu, Costa Rica fished for 3 days, and in those 3 days, he jumped 32 tarpon, boated 9, and 10 jacks. Jim Croner on a repeat visit, jumped 14 tarpon, and boated 2. Heber Simmons, Jr. and Heber Simmons, III from Madison, MS. On their very first father,son tarpon fishing trip, had what they described as the trip of a lifetime. They hooked 32 tarpon between 90 – 160 lbs. and brought 6 of those to the boat, as well as 3 nice jacks. David Ciaverie, and Baron Phillips of El Centro, CA fishing for only ½ day boated 1 jack. The skies have been clear blue, not a cloud to be seen. Tarpon like the sun!!

Fishing Report Week Ending Mar 28, 2010
Slow fishing this week. William Messerley of Palm Coast, FL. Along with Jack Messerley of Cumming, GA fished 3 days. They only jumped 1 tarpon, and did not get that one to the boat, they then did some back water fishing and caught several mojaras. Chuck Hosey of Tempe, AZ and Bernard Lee of La Palma, CA had slow tarpon fishing as well, fishing for 5 days, these guys only jumped 1 tarpon, and were not able to bring that one to the boat. Dan Erb of Boca Grande, FL and Greg McBrayer of Deluth, GA fished 3 days, they jumped 2 tarpon and boated 1 snook. Charles and Lillian Giaccone of Pt. St. Lucie, FL, along with their son Greg of Palm City, FL had a little better luck later in the week. Fishing 2 days, they jumped 5 tarpon and boated 1. The weather this week has been a basket of everything. Rain, wind, flood, hot and steamy…

 
   
 
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