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

Young biologist’s only sailfishing trophies are tissue samples
Fishing
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Fishing
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Young biologist’s only sailfishing trophies are tissue samples

Todd Staley - May 22, 2017

The sailfish popped up in the spread lit up in an iridescent purple hue. This fish was hungry and vigorously slashed the teaser with its bill. Everyone…

Tarpon in the Pacific? Are there illegal aliens among us?
Fish tales
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Fish tales
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Tarpon in the Pacific? Are there illegal aliens among us?

Todd Staley - May 14, 2017

Fifty years ago, Jesús Chavarría was a small boy living in a little fishing village on the Sierpe River. He watched one day as a villager brought in…

Reader not fond of ‘torturing fish’ — but sportfishing isn’t the problem
Fishing
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Fishing
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Reader not fond of ‘torturing fish’ — but sportfishing isn’t the problem

Todd Staley - May 8, 2017

I started doing the fishing column for The Tico Times years ago when it still had a print edition. Four years ago I went over the side…

Offshore World Championship fishing tournament gets underway in Quepos
Fishing
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Fishing
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Offshore World Championship fishing tournament gets underway in Quepos

Todd Staley - April 25, 2017

The 2017 Lucas Oil Offshore World Championship billfish tournament got underway Monday with 50 teams from 29 countries competing for the honor of top angling team in the world.…

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