River Fishing Report – August 2014

Javier led several great fishing campaigns at the Nosara River mouth this month, and has begun to explorer up the river and into the surf via Kayak.

Javier managed to snag this little Mangrove before it escaped into the weeds.

He also scored a nice Ciero Mackeral out past the breakers.

Of course the Rio is thriving with a wide array of creatures, including this family of brightly colored crabs.

Javier also showed the river fishing ropes to our new friend Don Anglin. This hardcore shore angler serves as the Northern California Coordinator for Heroes on the Water, which is one of our favorite organizations.

His Snook hunt began in Tamarindo (70 miles north of us) and he worked his way south looking for the perfect fishing spot; his emails to Craig during his odyssey are priceless as he battled rains, limp bait, and his own traveling party weariness of the journey.

He missed a few big Snook at the River mouth, however Javier hooked up with this MASSIVE Snook:

Despite the missed fish, Don was all smiles as he shared his day with the other Fuppernos:


Keep your chin up Don! We know that your Snook is still here, lurking, waiting for your return.

“Hi Craig,

“I know you must be a busy man with everything going on here, so thanks so much for answering all my questions before and during my stay in Nosara. I think I made a life time friend of Javier, definatly my kind of fisherman and guy… needs work on the kayak surf landings though…Lol!!! wish I has film rolling on that one, but hey, happens to the best of us… he also still kicked my butt fishing, so he has last laugh…”

“Love my New Fishing Nosara Hat!!! Guys are already hitting me up about coming down to Nosara after some postings I have been doing… I’ll send your way or come back with them…”

“Either way, I know I’ll be back soon..”

“Thanks so much and

Pura Vida!!!”

There were other great scores from the river mouth this month:

Manual nailed this big daddy Permit (above) plus a Queen Snapper, while the famous Rasta scored this big Snook:


Javier kept up the pace with more nice reef fish:

What river report would be complete without catches from the famous Chimpy. Nice Snook as always for this Nosara legend: