Surf Casting or Surf Fishing in Costa Rica. Beach Fishing
Beach fishing in Costa Rica, or surfcasting as its known amongst anglers, is a very popular technique. Costa Rica surf fishing is doing good due to the number of species and size of the predators available to surfcasting enthusiast willing to tackle this adventure. Fishing from shore is no easy task, but our surf fishing guides and advice will help anglers maximize their chance at hooking up and landing good fish from shore.
Snook fishing in Costa Rica rules when talking about surf fishing, and there are indeed many shore fishing zones around the country that see lots of snook action very near the beach all year round. 15+ lb fish are not uncommon, and many of the recent snook IGFA world records come from Costa Rica beaches, specially river mouths in the Pacific like Tivives, Parrita, Samara and Dominical.
Costa Rica shore fishing also present the opportunity for surfcasting enthusiasts at other numerous sport fishing predators to target like jacks, rooster fish, snapper, needlefish, grunts, mackerel, corvinas, the occasional pompano and many others join the mix bag.
There are many techniques that can be used when surf fishing in Costa Rica, depending on the species targeted and the fishing pattern that prevails at the time(weather, water clarity, tides, lure velocity, etc…). When you book a surf fishing trip with us we do highly recommend that you book a guide too that will put you in the money using their fishing skills and knowledge of the areas, but if you like to venture on your own we’ll still try to give you the best advice for success in the fishing zone and target species you desire.
Remember, the surf zone and shore rocky outcroppings where surf fishing in Costa Rica takes place are potentially hazardous places in themselves. Changing tides, rip currents and washed out debris can hit unsuspecting surf fisherman any time; stingrays can be found in some sand or muddy bottom sport fishing zones, therefore: wear your life vest at all time, it can help you float and shield your ribcage against bruises and nasty cuts and a minimum of neoprene wading shoes are recommended, but fishing boots or shoes are best. Never face your back to the ocean, be always in the look out for big waves and of course sport fishing activity.