The pursuit of Machaca

Althought it’s not the most loved fish in Lake Arenal, the Machaca is a hard hitting,quick to strike,Jumper much like the Tarpon. They hit all day long on different points,mostly when its windy, or when there is a good chop. For my clients i use only top water lures, Zara Spooks or poppers work great, it takes a little talent to land them very close to shore , but that will give you some ferocious hits. The Machaca is also a schooling fish unlike the Guapote ,find one and you will see more, usually right on thier tail.