Roosterfish Costa Rica Fishing Season:
All year long! I have taken them in almost every month in Costa Rica Roosterfish fishing waters.
Costa Rica Roosterfish Bait / Lures:
Lookdowns, Sardines, Bluerunners. I personally think the best live bait is Lookdowns these shiny plate size bait fish are like candy to big Quepos rooster fish. Use lure if live bait is not available but ask to try for live bait you will not be sorry. Ranger in white/red color / blue/chrome surface plugs are great for big Costa Rica roosterfish.
Best Rooster Fishing techniques:
Make sure you count to at least 5 slow, Let them get the big baits in there mouths and are turning away for a good hookset. One of the most sought after fish caught in Costa Rica. These guys are true fighting fish that don’t want to be caught. Battles with these guys can take over one hour plus. Found around the rocks just offshore and at the mouth of the rivers. This is not for the faint of heart. Just when you think you have a Costa Rica roosterfish beat he will spool you if your not careful. Take your time don’t horse them. A little trick is to ease the rod tip up not jerk it. If you jerk it they shake their heads and fight harder. Ease them up and you have a much better chance to land these beautiful fish.
Roosterfish Fishing References
Roosterfish Foundation: https://sites.google.com/site/theroosterfishfoundation/home/how-big-do-roosters-get