GUAPOTE Fishing in the Jungles of Costa Rica

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“For me, when it comes guapote fishing in Costa Rica, the hunt is what it is all about.” – Jesse Males

Those of you that follow my blog and videos know that I am all about the adventure. No matter if I am backpacking for high mountain cutthroat trout out west or digging through the jungles of Costa Rica for guapote and machaca, I am all about the hunt.

Sure, you can fly into Costa Rica and catch a guapote in a stocked pond…but that just isn’t my style. So, recently I got to head out with some good friends to search out some flooded rivers and lagoons in search of guapote here in Costa Rica.

Despite high water conditions that would have most anglers calling it quits, we pushed ahead and made the best out of the 3 day camping experience.

Below is a short video featuring some of the action during our time in the backcountry.

If you are planning a trip to Costa Rica and would like to learn more about fishing with us, head over to my guiding website www.506outdoors.com to view our tour packages!

As you can see from this trip, we were definitely back in the cut for sure. An 8 hour paddle lead us to multiple hours of meandering around flooded lagoons and fishing blown out creeks.

I had multiple chances to land a guapote on fly during this trip but could not get the hook to stick. However, my friends Danny, Mark, and Wilmer didn’t seem to have that problem with their spinning gear. They all landed multiple fish. Wilmer being the leader of the trip with a total of 12 guapote in what seemed like two very short days.

Since I was a little kid these are the trips that I have loved to be a part of. They put you in places most anglers don’t go and give you the chance to experience the wild on your own terms. No stocked lakes or heavily managed areas, just wilderness.

If you are planning a trip to Costa Rica and would like to learn more about fishing with us, head over to my guiding website www.506outdoors.com to view our tour packages!

Tight lines everyone!

Jesse Males  

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I’m Capt. Jesse Males, an avid fly fishing, snook snatching, kayak paddling, tarpon slaying, mountain hiking, manatee swimming fool from Central Florida. Over the years fly fishing has had a huge impact on my life and particularly on how I view the world we spend our time in. I am currently the owner and operator of backwaterflyfishing.com as well as our online fly shop, backwaterflies.com. The lifestyle that is called fly fishing has taken me to some amazing destinations and has provided me with some amazing experiences in the wild. From chasing big salty critters in the Florida Keys, to roosters in Coast Rica, to small wild trout in the Carolinas, and all the way up to the high mountain cutthroat of Wyoming; I have been blessed to experience fly fishing at its finest.

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