The Golfo Dulce is a deep fjord in Costa Rica, which is home to roosterfish, mackerel, dorado, yellowfin tuna and many other sportfish.
During January of 2019 I visited this region of Costa Rica for the third time, and I brought down some members of myfishingcapecod.com with me to share in the experience.
On January 14 we hired a local commercial fishing captain and hopped onboard his panga boat. We set off to the edge of the Golfo Dulce and trolled with Rapala's for small yellowfin tuna and dorado. We even caught a few on poppers which was a rush!
00:32 - tiger shark sighting
00:59 - good shot of the Rapala lure
01:10 - first yellowfin tuna!
03:06 - second yellowfin
04:40 - third yellowfin
05:42 - fourth yellowfin
08:03 - BIG dorado on a popper!
12:00 - nice underwater shot of dorado
13:14 - success landing dorado!
13:30 - second dorado
Equipment used in this video:
Van Staal VR150
St. Croix Travel Rod
30lb Seagur Fluoro
30lb Power Pro Braid
Tactical Angler Bomb Popper white 2oz
Variety of 5-7 inch Rapala divers
GoPro Hero 4 (refurbished)
GoPro battery pack life extender
Flexible camera tripod attachment
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!