A Fish of Exceptional Quality: Trout Fishing Costa Rica VIDEO

rainbow trout fishing costa rica

“Trout fishing in Costa Rica is an experience most trout anglers fall in love with. Casting to hungry trout in the high mountain jungle makes even well versed anglers smirk” – Jesse Males

Trout fishing here in Costa Rica has been something that has taken us some time to really dial in. With most trout being in the 8-12 inch range this has been compared to fishing for wild brook trout or wild browns in small pocket water. Light leader and small 7’6″ 3wt fly rods by Walton Rods are the ticket. While most fish are in the 8-12 in range we do have some areas where fish of exceptional quality have been caught. On a recent trout fishing trip my fellow guide, Micah Baly, was able to land one fo these fish for a moment that non of us are going to forget anytime soon!


This fish came in at just over 22 inches and was a true wild Costa Rican Tico trout. The fish was spotted feeding in a current line at the end of the day and after just a few drifts it sipped a size 16 nymph and the battle was one. Honestly I was so shocked to see the fish that I didn’t even pull my camera out to start recording until after the fish was hooked.

If you are planning a trip to fly fishing here in Costa Rica and would like to fish with us, please shoot us an email to info@506outdoors.com and check out our guiding website, www.506outdoors.com to see all the tour options available.

Tight lines!

Jesse Males

Published by Backwater Fly Fishing

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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