Gamefish you can target in Costa Rica

Fish species you can catch in Costa Rica

Almost everyone who thinks about coming to Costa Rica to fish wants to catch a marlin. Or a sailfish. And why not? Costa Rica has been lauded for years as the world’s number one billfishery.

But, as they say, there are definitely other fish in the sea. Costa Rica certainly is the place to catch them: wahoo, dorado, yellowfin tuna offshore; and roosterfish, snapper, grouper inshore all year round off the Pacific coast. And on the Caribbean side, tarpon, snook and feisty freshwater gamefish such as guapote (rainbow bass), machaca and mojarra.

Check out our list below of the species which you are most likely to catch when you come to fish Costa Rica. Each species page has all the information you need, including where you can best catch them depending on when you come. Then call or email us.

Our expert team will help you choose which Costa Rica fishing destination is best for the species you want to catch, when you might want to come, and recommend the charter boats and captains to fish with. Contact us today, and we will do the rest.

Species you can catch on a Costa Rica sport fishing charter:

Marlin

Sailfish

Roosterfish

Tarpon

Dorado/Mahi-Mahi

Yellowfin Tuna

Snapper

Grouper

Wahoo

Guapote/Rainbow Bass

Snook

Machaca

Mojarra

Shark

Needlefish/Gar

Jack

Know which Costa Rica destination, and when, work best for the species you want. Contact us with confidence. You will be in good hands.

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