Costa Rica
Fishing Report

Costa Rica Fishing Reports from Rio Colorado Lodge

Fishing Report Week Ending Jan 27, 2019
Many time repeat guest Rick Murphy from Colorado Springs, an Orvis endorsed fly fishing guide who ties many of our tarpon flies was here on his 13th annual trip fishing 4 days to try out his new shoulder. Rick caught a 25 lb. Jack Crevelle on his fly rod along with some calva (fat snook) for the table, but really showed his how to fish for tarpon! Fishing the river mouth, Ricks trip total was 30 tarpon hooked, jumped, and 5 brought to the boat for release. His shoulder held up well!!Rick had several hooks that were straightened out and a couple that broke on new types he was checking out. He was also spooled a time or two by big tarpon that just did not want to be brought to the boat. The fishing was combo fly and some rapalas on Abu 7000 bait casters.

Fishing Report Week Ending Jan 19, 2019
The calva (fat snook) bite continues and tarpon fishing was in the river mouth with super Shadraps and CD 14 sinkers. Bryan and Julia Saliba from Hattiesburg, MS and are 26 year repeat customers fished 3 days all bck water fishing and had a solid trip. Day 1 they boated 22 Guapote, also known as the tiger fish on spinner bait casting in the back water lagoons. Day 2 they caught a nice 6 kilo common snook and 9 nice size fat snook, locally known as the Calva. Day 3 they caught 50 plus Mojarra and Guapote. Carey McPhee, head chef from Waterman's Seafood restaurant, Virginia Beach, VA on his 4th return January trip to chill out after a busy holiday cooking season fished 3 days and jumped 6 nice tarpon, bringing 2 to the boat for release. Carey flew in to Tortuguero and then boated in by the canal to fish for Snook in route and hooked 6 coming in. Carey was joined by Ralph Grisham on the boat ride in. Ralph, a long time friend of Rio Colorado Lodge came just to hang out for a few days. Mr. & Mrs. Ray Waddell from San Jose, Costa Rica fished with us three days for back water speices and brought in 15 tiger fish and a nice calva. Ray fished the river mouth half a day and jumped 3 tarpon, bringing one nice size one to the boat for release.

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