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Old 02-01-2011, 08:07 PM
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I am going to visit a friend in San Jose for a week. I will be staying with her but she will be working during the week. I would like to take one day to go target Rooster fish. I have dreamed about catching one of those for years. I am sure a few of you have been there done that. Please give me advice on location and guides. Thanks

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Old 02-02-2011, 07:16 AM
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Capt Brandon Keene is one of the best roosterfish guides anywhere... He's based at Los Suenos Marina ( Jaco ). Contact him at...costaricaflyguy@hotmail.com
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I would check out Golfito, CR they have had several world records from there.
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A trip to Golfito may be tough to pull off as just a day trip. Whereas you can drive or bus from San Jose to Los Suenos quite easily. If my memory serves me right it's about a 3 hr drive. No matter what, it'll make sense to spend the night before so you can just wake up and fish. Driving in CR is taxing. Winding roads, pot holes, and crazy drivers!
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Originally Posted by Pez Gallo View Post
A trip to Golfito may be tough to pull off as just a day trip. Whereas you can drive or bus from San Jose to Los Suenos quite easily. If my memory serves me right it's about a 3 hr drive. No matter what, it'll make sense to spend the night before so you can just wake up and fish. Driving in CR is taxing. Winding roads, pot holes, and crazy drivers!
Thanks for feedback guys. I did not mean to say I would not travel overnight. Just that I will at least fish one day So I am willing to make the trip for the best fishing possible. More suggestions welcome.
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Originally Posted by offyourocker View Post
Thanks for feedback guys. I did not mean to say I would not travel overnight. Just that I will at least fish one day So I am willing to make the trip for the best fishing possible. More suggestions welcome.
Make the drive to Jaco, it's crazy enough. The drive to Golfito is too long (but worth it if you get the time). The rooster in Jaco are good(if in season?), but not sure how thick they are now.
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w/the new highway the drive from san jose to suenos is down to about 1½ hours and much less taxing
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^^^^^^ Agreed. It's now an easy day trip to Los Suenos.

Golfito is great for the roosters because of massive bait that runs through there but the trip basically requires a quick flight from San Jose unless you want to drive for 6 hours. I have not fished for roosters in Costa Rica, but have sail and bottom fished. My impression is that it's not the same fishery as Golfito or other locations further south.
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the drive to los suenos is def worth it. and a trip to pick up some "women" in the beatle bar and monkey bar in jaco afterwards is worth the shot too.
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Nature Air has a bunch of small planes that fly from San Jose to just about anywhere in Costa Rica. They were easy to deal with and the flights are cheap I believe there are several flights to golfito daily.
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I 2nd this idea!!!!!!!!!!! captbron
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Nature Air has a bunch of small planes that fly from San Jose to just about anywhere in Costa Rica. They were easy to deal with and the flights are cheap I believe there are several flights to golfito daily.
I think Golfito it is. I might never get to go again so I may as well do it right. Anybody has any guide they recommend there?
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