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Costa Rica named one of world’s best billfish destinations
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Costa Rica named one of world’s best billfish destinations

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 18, 2019

The fishing charter website FishingBooker has named Costa Rica as the fourth-best billfish destination in the world. The list -- based entirely on customer preferences and reviews,…

Fishing in Costa Rica for Freight Trains
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Fishing
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Fishing in Costa Rica for Freight Trains

Todd Staley - June 18, 2019

In my youth, I loved rock music.  Led Zepplin, The Who, The Rolling Stones and the likes were at the top of my playlist. As each of…

Costa Rica tuna decree seems to be working
Fishing
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Fishing
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Costa Rica tuna decree seems to be working

Todd Staley - June 10, 2019

Statistics are beginning to show what people on the water already knew: Fish stocks are improving in areas where tuna purse seine boats are prohibited. Purse seiner…

Ticos take bronze in first international kayak tournament
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Fishing
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Ticos take bronze in first international kayak tournament

Todd Staley - June 3, 2019

Costa Rica earned the bronze medal over the weekend in Cookeville, Tennessee, after participating in the first-ever PanAmerican Delegation Kayak Bass Tournament. United States and Canada took…

80 years of illegal (tarpon) immigration
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Fishing
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80 years of illegal (tarpon) immigration

Todd Staley - May 17, 2019

They enter through Panama at the canal and head in both directions. Some go south, settling in Colombia and as far south as Ecuador. Others head north…

First sail on a fly
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Fishing
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First sail on a fly

Todd Staley - April 28, 2019

The angler stood on the veranda of Marina Pez Vela in Quepos and looked at the vast sport fishing fleet in awe. A Colorado native and avid…

Jacks or better to open
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Fishing
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Jacks or better to open

Todd Staley - February 23, 2019

For the better part of the year, the rivers running into the Caribbean side of Costa Rica look like coffee with cream because of the runoff, mostly…

A new hook for displaced shrimp industry workers
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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A new hook for displaced shrimp industry workers

Todd Staley - February 7, 2019

Many people applauded Costa Rica for outlawing shrimp trawling last year. The new ruling has survived many court challenges and even today the shrimp industry and INCOPESCA,…

Three Billboards Outside San José, Costa Rica: Can fish bring a country together?
Fishing
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Fishing
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Three Billboards Outside San José, Costa Rica: Can fish bring a country together?

Todd Staley - November 14, 2018

If you are driving from Juan Santamaría International Airport toward San José, you will pass two sets of billboards. Lettered in Spanish, the signs translate to English…

Don’t pass on a chance of a fish to crow about
Fishing
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Fishing
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Don’t pass on a chance of a fish to crow about

Todd Staley - June 4, 2018

Most visiting anglers come to this country with either marlin, sailfish, or tarpon on their bucket list. These are all spectacular fish and great angling challenges, available…

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