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4 Costa Rica fishing tips for first-time anglers

February 21, 2021

Are you going on vacation to Costa Rica and want to fish? You cannot choose a better place in Central America for this outdoor sport. It can be a lot of fun and all year round there are opportunities to catch some good fish. But if you are new to Costa Rica and not sure how things work, here are four tips that you are going to find useful.

1.Plan Your Trip with Local Advice

You may be tempted to book your fishing trip in advance of your vacation. But it is too easy to be lured in by the advertising online. They use bright coloring and amazing images to get you to believe that you are going to have a dream fishing trip.

But it does not always turn out to be this way. It is best to plan your trip with local advice. They are going to fish in Costa Rica all the time and will give you invaluable information.

2. Know the Fishing Calendar

Of course, you know that the time of year is important when you are fishing. It can affect what you catch, as well as how many fish you can catch. Therefore, take some time to learn about the fishing calendar in Costa Rica. This may help you plan your trip.

For instance, if you are on the northern pacific coast, the best time of year to catch blue marlin is May through September. It can take several hours to do this research and it should not be rushed. Take a break and go for a run or learn about getting started with Unibet. Then go back and choose the fish you want to catch and where you want to travel to.

3. Try to Ignore the Price

If you are going to vacation in Costa Rica, you probably have a budget. But you should not let this dictate the fishing trip you are going on. Let’s be honest and say that fishing is not an activity that is cheap. You have the fuel of the boat, any gear and bait that you need, as well as the captain that takes you on your trip. All of this is going to cost money.

Chances are, if you find a really cheap deal that is a lot less than most other options, there is going to be a reason for this. Do not automatically choose a trip because it is cheap. Make sure that you look into what it offers, if there are any hidden charges and even ask around first.

4. Bring Your Favorite Gear

If you enjoy fishing when you are at home but have never fished in Costa Rica before, you may think that you can just borrow the gear from the charter boat. Indeed, a lot of them let you do this and it can be easier if you are flying or on limited baggage on the plane.

But you can also bring your own gear that you are used to using to increase your chances of catching fish on your trip. This can make things a lot easier and you can feel more confident since you know how to operate everything. It also gives you flexibility and choice on what gear you want to use. Hopefully, you will have a good trip and be successful.

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