Arenal Lake Fishing

The premier fishing guide service on Lake Arenal. Lake Arenal -- Home of the World-Famous Guapote

Fishing Lake Arenal is an experience of a lifetime for the serious angler or novice. Lake Arenal is world-famous for a spectacular fish called the rainbow bass, or guapote, in Spanish. Lake Arenal also has another hard-fighting fish called machaca, which looks like a pirhana on steroids with its rows of razor sharp teeth.

Our Lake Arenal Fishing Tours, you fish at the base of Arenal Volcano, close enough to see and hear lava and boulders roll down the mountain. Most days the volcano has small eruptions of ash and steam that makes this a memorable fishing trip

Lake Arenal was created by filling the nearby valley with water from 1972-1976, and required the entire pueblo of Arenal to be relocated further up the hillside to what is now known as Nuevo Arenal (new Arenal). The lake is rather shallow on the far west end, and up to 180 feet deep at the east end by the volcano. As the lake levels change during the year, many islands appear and disappear, making it tricky to navigate at low water levels. This is also the best time for fishing on Lake Arenal.

Early morning is the best chance at a big guapote, they tend to be very tight on most points, waiting for you to drop the fly on their nose. 90% of all guapote caught here will be on top water flies, however while fishing our many river mouths, the Clouser Minnow with a sink line can produce some nice fish, and the strikes are really hard.

PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF :

At the Marina de Repressa (near La Fortuna), at La Mansion Hotel, at Los Heroes Hotel, or Nuevo Arenal Park.
Recommended to bring: light rain jacket, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses. Tours are conducted rain or shine. In the rare occasion it may be necessary, Our Captain reserves the right to delay or reschedule if weather conditions are dangerous.

INCLUDES :

* Fully equipped with bass seats, life vests, safety gear, fresh sandwiches, fruit, snacks, beverages & beer, * Comfy lounging cushions, * Complementary Costa Rican cigars, * Lowrance electronics
GPS, and marine radio, * Pick-up/drop-off at convenient locations,* Top-quality equipment, tackle, lures provided, * 18' Boston Whaler with 115 Hp Yamaha engine, * Half-day tours: 5 hours, * Full-day tours: 8 hours

Arenal Lake Fishing

Arenal Lake Fishing, Fishing Lake Arenal is an experience of a lifetime for the serious angler or novice. Lake Arenal is world-famous for a spectacular fish called the rainbow bass, or guapote, in Spanish. Lake Arenal also has another hard-fighting fish called machaca, which looks like a pirhana on steroids with its rows of razor sharp teeth. ...

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