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The Costa Rica Roosterfish Tour bite is good year round. June through October is considered the best time but Roosterfish from 20 to 80 pounds are caught every month. The pacific has some excellent spots for big Roosterfish and hold on because they hit like a freight train. Find the bait and you will find the Inshore Rooster Fishing Costa Rica. These predators are generally caught slow trolling live bait near inshore rocks, reefs and in the surf. Use a downrigger or planer to get your bait down where the roosters like to hang out. Roosterfish can also be caught with lures, spoons, ballyhoo rigs and on the fly. There are several different species of Snapper on the Pacific Coast. Cubera Snapper in the 50 to 80 pound range are not considered uncommon. Snapper are generally caught casting live bait into rocks and reefs and slow trolling live bait near inshore rocks and reefs with a downrigger or planer. Like the roosterfish, snapper can also be caught with lures, poppers, spoons, jigs, ballyhoo rigs and on the fly if you are lucky. Crank your drag down and reel as fast as can when you first hook a big Snapper because they will run back to the rocks or reef and break your line, leaving you only with a story and not a picture for proof. Aside from the two main roosterfish and snapper you can also expect to fish for grouper, amber jack, snook and even sea bass.
You can go In Shore fishing out of Los Suenos Jaco, Tamarindo, Papagayo, Coco's Beach and Flamingo in Guanacaste, Golfito and Puerto Jimenez, Dominical and Uvita, Quepos and Manuel Antonio.