Surfcasting in Samara Beach
Want to do some surfcasting while vacationing in Sámara, Costa Rica? Bring your rod & reel with you! Ask Frank if you aren´t sure what equipment exactly to bring. In general Frank recommends to bring a spinning reel, a 15-20, some silver spoons, feathers or small poppers are doing its job.
Early morning before 6 am action starts at the beaches. It´s the best time and you will notice that all ages enjoy this type of fishing, whether young boys or old men, and some only fish with a handline. There aren´t any restrictions or licenses needed. You can have just fun and enjoy the casting. Another good time of fishing is in the later afternoon after 3 pm or right before sunset.
Sámara´s neighbor beaches Buena Vista or Camaronal are great spots for catching snook, and in Sámara itself you can try your luck in Matapalo. September and October are good months for catching snook, mackerel and snappers due to the rainy season and river mouths.
Don´t be afraid to talk to local guys about where to get live bait (sardines). You can also check out the small store Super Olas in Sámara, on the road to Carrillo Beach. It´s the only store in Sámara that sells some lures and other fishing accessories. This is also the place where to meet up with Frank!
And remember, a bad day of fishing is still better than a day of not having fished!
Your Samara Local Fishing crew