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Kayak Fishing on Lake Arenal
Chase the evasive Rainbow Bass!
Costa Rica Kayak Fishing on Lake Arenal
Our Costa Rica fishing expedition on Lake Arenal can now be done in one of our specialized fishing kayaks. You will love this expedition-style fishing excursion, paddling along the peaceful and picturesque bays of Lake Arenal early in the morning. We tend to hug the shallower parts of the exposed islands and inlets for better fish-catching possibilities. As you cast your line along the quiet waters and whispering reeds, you'll probably be humbled by the views of the mammoth Arenal Volcano.
This is a great activity for hardcore fishing enthusiasts and also works great for couples and families. We bring along our Desafío Explorer boat as back-up so other family members can just hang out on the boat and enjoy the ride as you explore Lake Arenal together.
There are three main types of fish in Lake Arenal that we'll be fishing for: You will be delighted by the frisky nature of our Machaca fish (scientific name:Brycon behreaeon). This fish is best caught fly casting from your kayak or the shore. The Rainbow Bass (scientific name: Parachromis dovii) lurks in the tall brush areas of the lagoon and are known to have a strong fight like its cousin the Largemouth Bass. And the hardest to catch is the Bobo (scientific name: Joturus Pichardi) which, as we have experienced, have a good appetite for green, yellow and red lures that have good drag -- but they are definitely a hard catch!
They say the early bird catches the worm, but in the case of fishing on Lake Arenal, the early bird has a better chance at striking some fun fish close to dawn. Don't miss out on some excellent angling while in the Arenal Volcano area!
"Kayak Fishing on Lake Arenal is a Recommended Costa Rica Fishing Vacation option for Serious Anglers!"
Transportation to and from your hotel; Experienced nature guide and skilled fishing enthusiast; fully-equipped
specialized fishing kayaks with comfortable seats
life jackets and all safety equipment; fresh fruit
juice & beer; All rods (8 to 9 foot) with floating lines and poppers
tackles and lures (feel free to bring your favorites from home too!)
WHAT TO BRING
Rain gear (fishing trips run rain or shine); sunscreen; hat; sunglasses; sandals or wellies for wading in certain parts of the lakeshore
Maximum 4 people for use of kayaks **$25.00 per extra person on boat -- no fishing included**
Have a look at our Adventure Waiver if you have questions about our Costa Rica adventure tour policies
Recommended ages 8-75. For reasons beyond our control (climate, river levels, etc.), we may change to a more-suitable tour with an equal or similar adventure-appeal or offer other tour options so you don`t miss out on a fun day in Costa Rica. We reserve the right to cancel a trip due to unfavorable conditions & will only run a tour according to our policies. Full refund is given if (on rare occasion) no tour is run. This adventure involves some inherent risk and physical exertion, so you must be in good physical conditions!
NOTE: We have an extra transport charge for hotels outside of our normal pick-up ZONE 1: 1-22 pax: No extra charge ZONE 2: Lost Iguana, Observatory Lodge, Arenal Lodge & The Springs Resort: $20 per trip or $40 roundtrip. ZONE 3: Rancho Margot, Linda Vista, Arenal Vista: $25; $50 rndtrp ZONE 4: Leaves & Lizards, V. Hermosa, Tilajari: $35/trip; $70 rndtrp
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