Pescadero's blog

Just under 5lb machaca!

Just under 5lb machaca caught by Tom Hidinger castiing a small crank bait on 6lb p-line and ultra light gear -we are now providing high quality gear to try for those records you've been wanting to get!!!

Nice guapote pinto caught casting by this young lady

Huge male caught casting near a point

Sometimes wearing pink and saying 'venga' you get the big ones! Kathy Brumley and family , catch 8lb male guapote on 8lb line - she's entered in the new World Record page.
Good job Kathy!

Notable machaca on the bug!! Smile

Big talapia are biting too!!!

Nice male guapote!

Nice male guapote caught by my client fishing with my other guide.

Here's a very late fish report...

Lake levels are still down in a good way with lots of trees for cover being just under the surface. Not to much rain yet just in the later afternoon, making mornings best always!

Casting crank baits is the best right now with the occasional good top water.

Fly fishing is very good now working in tight on shore or points.

Happy new year everyone!

It's been a difficult December and now January with high winds and lots of rain. The lake is almost to capacity and cooler this time of year so....

The fishing has slowed up a bit. Late January early February it should pick back up and the big guapote will go back on the bite!

Fly fisherman are getting some nice machacca though all on surface bugs.


The reason we started a World Record Page is that the official US record holders, called IGFA (International Game Fish Association), currently will not accept any entries from Lake Arenal, Costa Rica for guapote, machaca, and tilapia. Their reason is that there is “no room in the book.” This is not acceptable to us, as fishermen, because any fish entered into the official World Record book (WR) should also include fish being caught by a fly rod, conventional tackle, tippet class, and entries for longest length.

Trying to release the 9 3/4lb male

Unfortunately it didn't survive. so it's being mounted soon!! Photo to follow when it's completed.

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