Quepos Fishing In-shore Fish Species

Quepos Fishing Charters In-shore Species that you you can expect to do Battle With on your inshore Costa Rica Fishing Charters. These great fishing Sport fish include Roosterfish, Snook, Snapper and many more species that are available to catch here in Costa Rica.


roosterfishRoosterfish are the targets for the serious In-shore fisherman, the Roosterfish is one of Costa Ricas best fighters. Once hooked this brazen and macho fish will try to, and actually might be able to, out muscle you. Almost strictly catch and release, the Roosterfish makes for a much better picture than a meal. Commonly found around rocky outcrops and islands, Roosterfish are also caught hunting right behind the surf. Roosters can be hooked with poppers and spinners, though Roosterfish go crazy for live bait. While the average is thirty to forty pounds, roosters over 80 lbs are common and 100 lbs are a treat.




snookSnook is a prized game fish in Costa Rica for a couple of reasons. One, Snook are an intelligent fish and there is a knack to fooling them into taking a bait. Two, when Snook hit the frying pan, it's a real treat to the taste buds. Snook in Costa Rica move freely in and out of salt and fresh waters, making the angling possibilities for them almost endless. Snook are abundant at the river mouths that run into the ocean and also can be found far up the rivers and creeks, miles from the ocean. Their habits are similar to the striped bass and are easily identified by their distinct black lateral line.


 snapperSnapper in Quepos, Costa Rica is home to several different kinds of snapper. This delicious and popular fish is usually found on the bottom of the sea near rocky structures. The red snapper may be the most common and make the best meal, but the huge Cubera snapper are the biggest and best fighters. Most snapper weigh in at the fifteen to twenty pounds, but occasionally some species can grow upwards to about 100 lbs.




Jack Crevalle

Jack CrevalleJack Crevalle have a bluish green or greenish gold back and silver or yellowish belly. Soft dorsal and anal fins are almost identical in size. There is a prominent black spot on the gill cover and a black spot at the base of each pectoral fin. There are no scales on the throat. Ranging from 3 to over 35 pounds.




Spanish Mackerel

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel has back color of a iridescent bluish green and kind of silvery sides. There streamlined body has a tapered head and there is no black pigment on front of the first dorsal fin. The lateral line starts high and drops sharply below the second dorsal fin. The young King Mackerel often have yellow like spots similar to those of Spanish mackerel. Pompano: These fish are a greenish gray on the back that shades into silvery sides and have a deep flattened body with a small mouth. 22 to 27 soft dorsal rays and 20 to 23 soft anal rays. The location of the anal fin is slightly behind the origin of second dorsal. Usually less than 3 pounds




WahooWahoo other Names: Peto, Ono Physical Description: Long, slender body marked with zebra-like stripes of white and deep blue or black. Mouth is elongated and narrow, and equipped with razor-sharp teeth. Range: Wahoo are present in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans in clear, tropical and subtropical waters. Heavy seasonal concentrations occur off the Pacific coasts of Panama, Costa Rica and Baja California in the summer.




BarracudaBarracuda are one of the most intelligent fish in the sea, the barracuda is also one of the most aggressive. Barracuda can be found both off shore and in-shore though most often Barracuda are found by river mouths and other areas where smaller fish gather. A scorcher like the Wahoo, once a hooked a barracuda will often show its displeasure with huge jumps several feet out of the water.



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