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Fishing Report

Costa Rica Fishing Reports from Rio Colorado Lodge

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!!

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