The premier fishing guide service on Lake Arenal.

Lake Arenal -- Home of the World-Famous Guapote

Embark on your chance to have one of the most memorable Arenal Lake Fishing Trips of your life. The combination of the world famous rainbow bass or guapote in Spanish and the breath-taking view of Arenal Volcano will be the highlight of your Costa Rica Fishing Vacation. In addition to the guapote you have a big chance of landing another Costa Rican famous fish called the Machaca, which resembles a piranha on steroids!!! This strong fish with a mouth full of razors will definitely make a wonderful Costa Rican picture to show all your friends. Our Fishing Tour in Arenal Lake excursions accommodate first time fisherman all the way to the top professionals.

You will be fishing at the base of Lake Arenal, so close that you can see and hear rocks fall from the cliffs of the volcano. It is not uncommon to see ash and steam columns rise from the top of the volcano and fill the canopy. Don't miss your chance to have one of the best fishing experiens ever with us here at Fishing Costa Rica Experts.

Pick-up and drop-off at the Marina de Repressa (near La Fortuna), at La Mansion Hotel, at Los Heroes Hotel, or Nuevo Arenal Park. Recommended to bring: light rain jacket, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses. Arenal Lake Fishing Tours are conducted rain or shine. In the rare occasion it may be necessary, Our Captain reserves the right to delay or reschedule if weather conditions are dangerous.Lake Arenal Fishing Tours was created by filling the nearby valley with water from 1972-1976, and required the entire pueblo of Arenal to be relocated further up the hillside to what is now known as Nuevo Arenal (new Arenal). The lake is rather shallow on the far west end, and up to 180 feet deep at the east end by the volcano. As the lake levels change during the year, many islands appear and disappear, making it tricky to navigate at low water levels. This is also the best time for fishing on Lake Arenal. Early morning is the best chance at a big guapote, they tend to be very tight on most points, waiting for you to drop the fly on their nose. 90% of all guapote caught here will be on top water flies, however while fishing our many river mouths, the Clouser Minnow with a sink line can produce some nice fish, and the strikes are really hard.

Fully equipped boats with bass seats, life vests, safety gear, Fresh sandwiches, fruit, snacks, beverages & beer, 18' Boston Whaler with 115 hp Yamaha Engine, Top-quality equipment, tackle, lures provided, Lowrance electronics, GPS, and marine radio, Pick-up/drop-off at convenient locations, Complementary Costa Rican cigars, Comfy lounging cushions.