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Fishing Costa Rica In-shore Fish Species that you you can expect to do Battle With on your In shore Costa Rica Fishing Charter

In-Shore Fishing for Rooster fish

Costa Rica  fishing charters roosterfishRooster fish are the targets for the serious In-Shore fisherman, the rooster fish 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 rooster makes for a much better picture than a meal. Commonly found around rocky outcrops and islands, they are also caught huntIng right behInd the surf. Roosters can be hooked with poppers and spInners, though they 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.

 

In-shore Fishing for Snapper

Costa Rica fishing charters snapperIn-shore 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 snappers are the biggest and best fighters. Most snappers weigh In at the fifteen to twenty pounds, but occasionally can grow upwards to about 100 lbs.

In-Shore Fishing for Snook

Costa Rica fishing charters snookIn-shore Snook have a distInct black lateral lIne that as you can see is very high on the maIn body. A divided dorsal fIn and a slopIng forehead. It has a large mouth, protrudIng lower jaw and grows much larger than other snook. The pelvic fIn is yellow. Most catches are from 5 to 8 pounds. Grouper: Olive or gray body coloration that can have black blotches and brassy spots and gently rounded preopercle,Common up to 40 pounds and may attaIn weights exceedIng 100 pounds Amberjack: Typically there is a dark stripe that extends from nose to the front side of the dorsal fIn and it lights up when it is In feedIng mode. There are no scutes, and there is a soft dorsal base that is less than twice the length of the anal fIn base. Common up to 40 pounds, the largest of the jacks and thought to spawn offshore most of the year. The Greater Amberjack feeds on squid, fish, and crustaceans.

In-Shore Fishing for Jack Crevalle

Costa Rica fishing charters 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.

 

In-Shore Fishing for Spanish Mackerel

Costa Rica fishing charters 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. When Pompano are In dark waters they show a little gold on the throat, pelvic, and anal fIns. They 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

 

In-shore Fishing for Barracuda

Costa Rica fishing charters BarracudaBarracuda are one of the most Intelligent fish In the sea, the barracuda is also one of the most aggressive. They can be found both off shore and In shore though most often they 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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