Costa Rica Tarpon Fly Fishing is a world class fishing holiday more and more anglers are looking to experience each year. Many fascinating species of fish inhabit the world’s tropical freshwaters, and the Tarpon Fishing Lodges in Costa Rica are no exception. While really big Tarpon can be caught in many places around the world, the fish inhabiting the inland rivers of this northern region are quite extraordinary. Growing to epic proportions, it’s not unusual to see schools of hunting fish well into the triple digits.
Tarpon Lodge, Costa Rica is without a doubt one of the world’s finest Tarpon fly fishing lodges and is highly recommended to other anglers by its annual visitors. Tarpon Lodge has managed to stay just below the radar. Resulting in large and aggressive Tarpon who are not afraid to charge and inhale a fly.
The fishery consists of a vast system of freshwater rivers, creeks, and flooded lagoons surrounded by rainforest and swampland. The Tarpon have journeyed from the Caribbean Ocean some 300+ inland miles to reach these hunting grounds for a very good reason. At the time of the Tarpon’s arrival, seasonal rains flood the immense lagoons to create an inland sea surrounded by volcanoes and rife with other primaeval creatures like tropical Garfish, Sawfish, and freshwater Bull Sharks.
This collection of archaic predators explosively feed on the many species of baitfish flushed into the lagoons by the heavy annual deluge, much to the delight of adventurous anglers.
You can expect to fish for Tarpon from simple but efficient river pangas. With two anglers per boat taking turns on the bow. Since the environment is quite dynamic, fishing situations are also varied.
Ranging from sight casting at Tarpon that are hunting or waiting in shallow lagoons and creeks. Waiting for Tarpon to roll or break bait on the surface before presenting a fly. And blind casting in likely areas. Make sure to visit our YouTube Channel where you can see for yourself what makes Costa Rica and Tarpon fly fishing so exceptional.
There are even times when multiple Tarpon congregate at the mouth of one of the jungle’s many creeks and line up in feeding lanes like giant Trout in an explosive feeding display one has to see to truly believe. As in most Tarpon fishing worldwide, knowledge of distance casting and accurate presentation is a major asset, but due to the intimate jungle environment anglers can often get much closer to their quarry than in other global fisheries, making this a unique place to hone one’s skills.
Costa Rica Tarpon Fly Fishing
Overall, on one of Costa Rica Tarpon fly fishing holidays, you can expect many shots at fish ranging from 60 to well over 200 pounds each day. The Tarpon here are actively feeding with very little exposure to fishing pressure. Another reason why fishing in Costa Rica is so renowned.
Also to ensure we keep the fishing as fresh as possible and to ensure the future of the fishery we have set a maximum of 14 weeks where we have based the schedule on fishing every second week in order to give the area a really good rest in between every group. We have made some adjustments in consideration of the lunar cycles where we avoid full moon weeks and fish a little more around new moon.
If you have any questions about the Costa Rica Tarpon fly fishing holidays we offer then contact us in the office. Our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Make sure to explore all our Tarpon fishing holidays and all our tour to Costa Rica. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.