Tarpon Fishing

The fishing season in Tortuguero runs all year round, just pick a package that suits you best:

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Test your skills against one of the most challenging sportfish in the world, the magnificent Tarpon. The largest member of the herring family, can be found in abundance off Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast (average size around 80-120lb’s), making it an ideal fish for sportfishing enthusiasts. Peak months in the canals are January-May and September-October for inshore.

Sometimes referred to as the “silver king,” tarpon is often overlooked in favor of the distinctive blue marlin. However, the tarpon that swims in the waters off Tortuguero is a considerable challenge for even the most experienced angler. Tarpon in this region routinely weigh in excess of 100 pounds, and specimens almost twice that size are not uncommon. For this reason, if you’re planning on embarking on a Costa Rican vacation to fish for them, you’ll need an experienced guide, our very own Elvin ‘Primo’ Gutierrez will take you out with Tarpon of Tortuguero to make sure you land a live one.

Primo is one of the most experienced sportfishermen in Costa Rica. Primo has been fishing the waters of Tortuguero for more than 20 years, making him the ideal companion on this unforgettable fishing trip, as well as knowing where the fish will be. The waters of Barra de Colorado Wildlife Refuge and Tortuguero provide excellent hunting ground and thanks to Primo’s considerable skill as a sportfisherman, it’s possible you could catch more than 20 tarpon between the two days dedicated to pursuing these powerful and elusive fish. Whether you bring home a dozen tarpon, or return to shore with tales of the one that got away, you’ll also have the opportunity to cast your lines for a variety of other fish including snook, snapper, rainbow bass and alligator gar.

There are many ways to hook into a Tarpon and we offer them all. Whether you want to jig, fish with bait or try your hand at hooking a Tarpon on a fly, we will do our best to make sure you do. Here at Costa Rica Fishing Pros we specialize in Tarpon fishing packages designed to not only provide you with the opportunity to land one of these magnificent fish, and enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in Costa Rica.

When it comes to fresh or saltwater fishing, Costa Rica is unbeatable. With so many packages to choose from, all you’ll have to do is figure out which part of the amazing country you want to visit, and get ready to regale your friends with incredible stories about landing the huge fish that attract anglers from across the globe! Check out our Guide to Sportfishing for an overview of fishing in Costa Rica!