Costa Rica Fishing species - Most Common

Costa Rica offers common anglers and world-class fishermen and opportunity to fish for both small and large game fish. We have compiled a list of the most common and well-known fish you will find while here on your trip. When clicking on a picture below you will be taken to a page that describes some of the characteristics about the specific species. You'll be provided with a decent picture showing the markings of the fish which will allow you to identify some of the fish that you might catch.

Based upon the type of fishing that you will be doing will determine which of these fish you are more likely to catch. Some of them are well-known to spend more of their time in the shallow water while others typically remain in more deeper areas. Based upon the time of year will determine which species of fish is located both in shallow or deeper water.

You can use either artificial lures, cut bait, and also live bait for many of the fish listed below. Some of them will be caught from fishing right on the bottom while others you will be jigging just a few feet off of the bottom both in shallow and deep water. With the use of a fish locator or trial and error you will also find schools sometimes suspended somewhere in between. Some of the larger game fish are usually caught while deep-sea fishing trolling at a fairly rapid rate with a good-sized lure or maybe some live bait like shad. Some other common bait used is shrimp, or squid once again typically for fishing on the bottom or in some situations from the beach, some rocks, or off a pier.

Most of the Costa Rica fishing pictures listed below are very typical types of fish that you can find in both North and South America. Yes the markings on some of the fish will be a little different and the sizes in which you might catch can also vary greatly depending on water conditions such as temperatures and times of the year. We hope that this fishing chart will be of some assistance to you now and in the future.

You can click on any of the fish below to get more information and a larger picture of them.

Costa Rica Costa Rica Black Drum
Black Drum
Costa Rica Black Grouper
Black Grouper
Costa Rica Black Sea Bass
Black Sea Bass
Costa Rica Bluefish
Costa Rica Cobia
Costa Rica Flounder
Costa Rica Gag Grouper
Gag Grouper
Costa Rica Gray Snapper
Gray Snapper
Costa Rica Jack Crevalle
Jack Crevalle
Costa Rica Kingfish
King Mackerel
Costa Rica Ladyfish
Costa Rica Permit
Costa Rica Pompano
Costa Rica Redfish
Costa Rica Sheepshead
Costa Rica Snook
Costa Rica Spanish Mackeral
Spanish Mackerel
Costa Rica Tarpon
Costa Rica Seatrout
Costa Rica Sailfish
Costa Rica Yelllowfin tuna
Yellowfin Tuna
Costa Rica Wahoo
Costa Rica Blue Marlin
Blue Marlin
Costa Rica Yellowfin Grouper
Yellowfin Grouper
Costa Rica Mutton Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Costa Rica Bonefish
Costa Rica Dolphin
Costa Rica American Shad
American Shad
Costa Rica White Marlin
White Marlin
Costa Rica Yellowtail Snapper
Yellowtail Snapper
Costa Rica Greater Amberjack
Greater Amberjack
Costa Rica Swordfish
Costa Rica Red Snapper
Red Snapper
Costa Rica Roosterfish