Yesterday I fished for Snook at the Parrita rivermouth, one of the best places in Costa Rica to catch BIG Snook. There was a 53lb Snook caught from this very place early May 2016 and 20-40lb Snook are regulary caught here from the beach or from boats fishing just 100-200 metres over the surfline. I have fished Parrita lots of times now over all states of the tide and I have found that two hours either side of low tide seems to fish the best. I enjoy fishing very close to the rivermouth, either right where the river meets the sea or 100-200 metres down the beach. I always feel confident when I am here and it normally looks very 'fishy' but I have found that further down the beach, 200-500 metres to the left of the rivermouth often produces the best fishing. Today the conditions on the beach were far from ideal with chocolate brown water from the recent rains. The surf was quite big but managable and I did not feel that my efforts were being wasted. I came equiped with my light spinning tackle and tried a variation of soft plastics, jigs and plugs over several hours. Myself and the other 5 anglers on the beach failed to catch anything today and I feel that with the water being so brown a sardine or lookdown livebait could have worked much better today than artificial lures. I feel that the Snook will find the livebaits much easier than aritificials when conditions are like this. The birds were busy diving 200-300 metres off the beach which was a sign that the sardines were not far away. There were around 30 Vulchers sat on the beach at low tide which led me to believe that Sardines had been washed up on a recent tide (this happens a lot in Parrita) and the Vulchers were sat waiting to see if this would happen again. I learn every time I fish the beaches and rivermouths of Costa Rica and am having a blast, stood chest deep in water knowing that a monster Snook could bite at any second! If you are coming to Costa Rica and would like to fish for Snook either from the Beach or Boat please contact me, I would love to show you some special fishing spots.
I will be back to Parrita again soon!!