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#11288589 - 12/17/15 03:30 PM Peacock Bass - Costa Rica
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Does anyone know of any Peacock Bass fishing in Costa Rica? I'm heading out there for a week.

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#11288608 - 12/17/15 03:41 PM Re: Peacock Bass - Costa Rica [Re: Jersey Dan]
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There is a lake over there with rainbow bass, Jersey. But they look like giant tilapia. If I were going to Costa Rica and the time is right, I'd be targeting tarpon, amigo!
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#11288789 - 12/17/15 05:02 PM Re: Peacock Bass - Costa Rica [Re: Jersey Dan]
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Saltwater is great this time of year. What town? Have you already book accommodations because they are near impossible to find right now (high busy season).

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#11288813 - 12/17/15 05:16 PM Re: Peacock Bass - Costa Rica [Re: squib]
Jersey Dan Offline
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Originally Posted By: squib
Saltwater is great this time of year. What town? Have you already book accommodations because they are near impossible to find right now (high busy season).


Flying into San Jose next month.

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#11288995 - 12/17/15 06:18 PM Re: Peacock Bass - Costa Rica [Re: Jersey Dan]
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Go for the Rooster Fish.
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#11289019 - 12/17/15 06:32 PM Re: Peacock Bass - Costa Rica [Re: Jersey Dan]
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I have a buddy that did the "Rainbow Bass" thing and he said it wasn't that great. I would be catching sailfish until my arms fell off this time of year.

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#11289387 - 12/17/15 09:26 PM Re: Peacock Bass - Costa Rica [Re: Fishspanker]
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Originally Posted By: Fishspanker
Go for the Rooster Fish.


Caught a bunch of rooster fish, sail fish, yellow fin tuna, amberjack and snapper. The most fun I've ever had fishing by a long shot. my wife and I had a blast fishing there 2 days on the pacific side.


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#11289563 - 12/17/15 10:58 PM Re: Peacock Bass - Costa Rica [Re: Fishspanker]
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Originally Posted By: Fishspanker
Go for the Rooster Fish.
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#11289684 - 12/18/15 07:00 AM Re: Peacock Bass - Costa Rica [Re: Jersey Dan]
Rob Lay Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jersey Dan
Does anyone know of any Peacock Bass fishing in Costa Rica? I'm heading out there for a week.


I was there this summer. I'm not Saltwater expert, but I guess Tarpon on Atlantic coast and Sailfish/Billfish on Pacific coast. We stayed in Quepos from San Jose. I highly recommend an offshore Sailfish trip with good chance at Marlin, Mahi-mahi, and Tuna. You can stop off on way back in for Snapper and Grouper. You can also book an inshore trip for Rooster. Watch video in my signature, I am now officially hooked on Billfish!
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#11289694 - 12/18/15 07:08 AM Re: Peacock Bass - Costa Rica [Re: Jersey Dan]
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I would also recommend the offshore fishing.
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#11289731 - 12/18/15 07:30 AM Re: Peacock Bass - Costa Rica [Re: Jersey Dan]
Jersey Dan Offline
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Great input. Appreciate it.

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#11291006 - 12/18/15 05:04 PM Re: Peacock Bass - Costa Rica [Re: Jersey Dan]
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I can't speak for the Peacock Bass in CR, but the offshore is unreal this time of year. We didn't go this year, but you will flat out wear your arms out on Sails. We usually catch a Marlin or two and plenty of Dorados as well. We fly to San Jose and stay at Los Suenos.

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#11380693 - 01/30/16 10:43 AM Re: Peacock Bass - Costa Rica [Re: Jersey Dan]
Jersey Dan Offline
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Registered: 01/01/07
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check out this Rooster Fish I caught yesterday in Costa Rica. I wonder how much this replica is going to costs.


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#11380738 - 01/30/16 11:13 AM Re: Peacock Bass - Costa Rica [Re: Jersey Dan]
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Loc: Justin, TX
Originally Posted By: Jersey Dan
check out this Rooster Fish I caught yesterday in Costa Rica. I wonder how much this replica is going to costs.


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Nice fish! How about the fight?
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#11380743 - 01/30/16 11:18 AM Re: Peacock Bass - Costa Rica [Re: Jersey Dan]
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Registered: 08/03/13
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Loc: Rowlett, TX
I'm not aware of Peacocks down there, but can attest to the sailfishing...been twice & it was phenomenal both trips. Dorado were also plentiful and fun to catch.
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