Tuna Fishing in Costa Rica – Costa Rica fishing has something to offer any angler whether beginner or professional. The Central Pacific has a large gambit of big game fish. One of main species of fish many people fish for Yellowfin Tuna. This article will provide you with the top tips you need to know about Yellowfin Tuna fishing in Costa Rica.
Here is a little background information on this highly priced fish:
While Yellowfin Tuna can be found all over the world in warm tropical waters and Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast is no exception. The Yellowfin Tuna is one of the most commonly hooked offshore big game fish in Costa Rica. It has been reported that Yellowfin Tuna is an easy catch, and while this may true of smaller in sized Yellowfin Tuna, the larger ones are hard hitting and hard fighting fish and even the smaller ones pull hard for their size. You need patience if you are to catch this species.
A variety of techniques can be used when fishing for Yellowfin Tuna from trolling tactics to the many different lures and baits that can be used. One important point to remember is that the Yellowfin Tuna tends to be a surface feeder so surface water techniques are your best bet.
In terms of bait, most Costa Rica charter boats tend to go with sardines and anchovies, however when you’re fishing charter runs into a large school of Tuna, Skipjack Tuna and/or Pacific Mackerel is also used. In regards to trolling tack, plastic skirted trolling lures, cedar plugs, and tuna feathers get the Yellowfin’s attention.
It is important to ensure you have the right tackle when you are fishing in Los Suenos or Quepos for Yellowfin Tuna. A key point is to select your tackle based on the size of fish you are aiming land. So put simply, if you are hitting large schools opt for heavy gear and a tackle in the 100lb range and smaller schools you will only need a light tackle setup in the 15lb range.
Best Launch Points for Yellowfin Tuna Fishing in Costa Rica
Fishing from Los Suenos or Quepos marinas are the best options on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. These launch points the best equipped marinas and home to the highest number of top shelf fishing charter boats.
From both the Los Suenos and Quepos marinas you will have access to Costa Roca’s Seamounts and as well some great FAD fishing spots. These areas provide exceptionally high numbers of Yellowfin Tuna as well as Marlin and Sailfish
If you are looking to book a charter boat from Los Suenos or Quepos marinas give us a call at GoFish Costa Rica, with over 20 years of experience in sportfishing and helping visitors hook into some the best fishing in Costa Rica, we will make sure you have all the assistance and equipment you need to catch the fish you are looking for, whether you are hunting for Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Red Snapper, or Roosterfish.
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