The Tarpon Reserve of the Northern Jungle of Costa Rica is a vast interior system of freshwater rivers, streams and flooded lagoons surrounded by green forests and swamps.
During the dry season, the lagoons and streams are reduced to almost a trickle, but as of August, the area literally comes alive. The channels of the surrounding volcanoes fill the streams, rivers and lagoons, creating a vast inland sea that is combined with migratory fish, monkeys, waders and alligators. Somehow, the primitive tarpon of the Atlantic feels this and travels more than a hundred miles inland to feed on the abundance of the flooded interior of the jungle. The party attracts shads of all sizes with most fish weighing 50 to 100 pounds. As well as 150 to 200 pounds.
The most exciting and dynamic fishing in the region is, without a doubt, the river. Flowing through a mosaic of virgin rainforest and active farmland, this medium jungle river is among the most intense and intimate landscapes imaginable to pursue the trophy Tarpon. When they get hooked, these big shadings usually go wild, jump into branches that stick out or plunge into the dark waters to engulf you in countless obstacles.
The other unique alternative is composed of a network of shallow lagoons fed by streams. While these are meadows in the dry season, in the fall and early winter they are full of forage fish that create an incredible fishing of tarpon in calm waters.
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