Silver King lodge in Costa Rica is a renowned big Tarpon hotspot with many anglers visiting here each year to try and hook into one of the fish that swim these waters. These Tarpons really do give a fight like no other and if you visit this part of Costa Rica then pretty soon you will be bowing to the king as one of these huge silver beasts tries its hardest to shake the hook and leave you beaten and bruised. The fishing on offer is varied with some excellent freshwater fishing and also offshore fishing which can be arranged.
Silver King Lodge in Costa Rica has over the last few years built a reputation as one of the best huge Tarpon destinations around the world. The Lodge is located in a lush tropical environment on the banks of the Rio Colorado on the northeast coast of Costa Rica. The Colorado River runs from Lake Nicaragua and is coloured a brown murky appearance due to the sediment it picks up on its journey, each day it empties thousands of gallons of fresh water into the sea and with this, it brings many food items that will be snapped up by the local fish.
Where the murky brown water hits the blue waters of the open ocean, it gives all the Sardines and other baitfish the perfect place to hide. This food chain is the source to hundreds of fish with the Tarpon being at the top of the ladder, reigning supreme in these waters. This gathering of baitfish is the reason why the Tarpon reaches such huge sizes and on every trip, there is every chance of hooking fish between 120lb to 200lb. With its proximity to some of the best freshwater fishing systems, you can also target some of the species found in these waters and another huge bonus is that you can change your days around and target some of the offshore species like Dorado, Tuna and Sailfish.
Although most anglers head to this area for the amazing Tarpon fishery and the chance of 20 or so hook-ups a day, sometimes something a little calmer is required and that’s why our guides have researched further upstream in freshwater and have found some amazing little rivers that hold fish such as ‘Calba’, commonly known as Snook, which migrates upstream to spawn these fish average around 6 to 8lb. The other species that are on offer just offshore are Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish and Marlin. But the main draws for this destination is the huge Tarpon with specimens reaching over 200lb in weight. It isn’t just the sheer size of the Tarpon here it’s the numbers you will catch and even on some days the rods will be waiting with fish on whilst you land your Tarpon.
Whether you are a fly or lure angler and are looking for the best Tarpon fishing on this planet and possibly the chance of some fantastic offshore fishing, then Silver King Lodge is the place for you. This is the destination to head to if you want to target the phenomenal Tarpon fishing that can be found here, these silver kings grow to sizes that can only be imagined and it will not be until you have hooked one of these fantastic beasts that their true power will be appreciated. With big jumps and long runs, these Tarpons will have your arms and back aching only after a couple of hours of stepping foot on the boats.
You will be fully guided on this holiday by local guides who know these waters very well. These guides will be with you from start to finish each day on the water and will work their hardest to ensure you get the best fishing experience available. All lot of the guides at Silver King Lodge have been resident guides for many years and have a very good repeat client score so if you would like to book a certain guide then we can certainly try and accommodate this. They will also help with setting hooks, tying rigs, landing your prize catch and more importantly taking that trophy shot for you to show to your friends back home.
If you have any questions regarding our Silver King Lodge fishing holidays, please feel free to contact us and our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Looking for more? Take a look at all our Tarpon Fishing Holidays in Costa Rica or request a free brochure.