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If there are rocks, there are snappers: that describes the entire Pacific coastline of Costa Rica
«Rocks & big poppers equals aggressive cubera snapper in Puerto Jiménez.»
The Pacific tide had begun to push towards the Ocean. In the next 6 hours a full ten feet of water will rush out of Golfo Dulce. Golfo Dulce is a large Gulf inside the Península De Osa, on the South Pacific of Costa Rica. For a few hours, the water moves slow. Below, at 120 ft. of water, lives an underwater Jurassic Park.
Formed 900.000 or even more years ago young volcanoes erupted in the ocean and sprayed lava in all directions. They made the isthmus of Central America. Some remained underwater as natural hives for the giant cubera snapper.
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This specific reef has a peak that rises an additional forty feet. Yesterday there was something unusual.
In the clear water hovering just a couple feet below the surface was one huge orange ball floating after another. It looked like a path of pumpkins. What it was, indeed, was a group of huge snappers taking advantage of that slow tide to see if a bank of sardines, bonito or m mackerel might pass swimming by.
Many anglers chase snappers. Their ammo: poppers, and one of their favorite locations is Southern Costa Rica. Many fishers like to fish blue water, as they say: the clearer the better. “Snapper will come up from 150 ft. to take the popper off the surface,” said one of them. “Make always sure you‘ve got the drag up on your reel very tight, because snappers sometimes go back to the hole where they came from.” The water tone also plays a role in fishers’ success. Green water will produce less snapper, but the best day is when the water is extremely clean and you may even catch thirty snapper, with the largest going over sixty pounds.
Lure color does not seem to make a lot of difference. It is the sound and spray these lures produce that bring the fish up.
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Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica