Costa Rica
Fishing Report

Costa Rica Fishing Reports from Rio Colorado Lodge

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.

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