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Costa Rica- Pacific surf snook fishing?

bigfinn35bigfinn35 Senior MemberSarasota/VenicePosts: 1,167 Officer
Headed down to Costa Rica from 12/14-12/22 this year, and will be spending some time on the Osa peninsula at Botanika Lodge as well as a couple days around Manuel Antonio national park. Already have 4 days of guided reef/offshore fishing booked for roosterfish/cuberas/YFT/sails, but black snook are another species I've wanted to knock off my bucketlist too. I'll be able to bring a 4000-size spinning setup with me, and was wondering if it would be worth putting in some time on the beaches whenever possible. Is walking the beach and casting for black snook a viable tactic, or is the fishery much different from what I'm used to in SW FL?
Paddle faster, I hear banjo music.


  • aqualifeaqualife JupiterPosts: 88 Deckhand
    How did you make out on your trip?
  • bigfinn35bigfinn35 Senior Member Sarasota/VenicePosts: 1,167 Officer
    aqualife said:
    How did you make out on your trip?
    didn't end up spending any time snook fishing, but had an awesome 3 days fishing out of Botanika resort near Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula. Mahi to 40 lbs, yellowfin tuna from 40-100 lbs, and my brother landed a 350 lb blue marlin. Absolutely gorgeous water and coastline, can't recommend it enough.
    Paddle faster, I hear banjo music.
  • Docked WagesDocked Wages General Fishing Administrator Rockledge / BahamasPosts: 3,126 Moderator
    Great pics, looks like a fun trip

    Mark Wilson
    USCG 100t Master, Assist Tow, 200nm Coastal
    Marine Surveyor, SAMS, ABYC, IAMI, FMIU
    Wilson Yacht Survey, Inc. 
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