My wife Lauren and I arrived on the southwest Pacific side of Costa Rica about 6 days ago. So far it's been an adventure (and lot of fun!) reacquainting ourselves with this rural Costa Rican community.
Lauren and I have really grown fond of the people here, as well as the environment, and of course the fishing!
Monster pacific black snook, roosterfish, needlefish and jacks inhabit this section of coastline, but acording to the locals, catching a cubera snapper in the surf here is a very rare event.
However, at around 7:00am this past Monday morning, I got super lucky. My popper was tumbling down the face of an incoming wave when I gave the popper one last "pop!"
The popper was now about 10 feet from my rod tip, and I was just thinking about making another cast when the rare and powerful cubera snapper burst through the wave and hammered the lure.
Cubera snapper are a sought after food fish in the area of the world. The meat is white and has the same texture as chicken. Needless to say we have been eating great the past few nights!
You just never know what might bite next here in Costa Rica! Special thanks to my awesome wife Lauren of @lblackerphotography for snapping these terrific photos of the snapper.
Yesterday and today I have seen several large fish of an unidentified species swirling behind my plug. I also saw what I believe was a huge snook crashing sardines against the beach.
Right now it's late on Wednesday night, but I wanted to make sure I published this post to let you know what is going on. Be sure to check back tomorrow and later this weekend for more updates.
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I’m fortunate to have grown up on the beach, and I’ve been fishing since kindergarten. I have great family, friends and fishing experiences to be thankful for. Just being out there is enough-catching fish is just a bonus!