Situated within this lush rain forest is the Silver King Lodge. Clearly, this is the place you want to be out of the four main lodges located at the mouth of the Colorado River.
Tarpon are taken all year but the best season is in the spring and summer. Although tarpon are the glamor fish here the Colorado River is also famous for it’s Snook. Snook are taken in the river and creeks all year but especially late summer through November.
The native guides use 19 foot Carolina skiffs for most river fishing applications. For Tarpon the guides will usually go beyond the greenish-brown water of the river mouth until the water turns blue outside, which is not far from shore. When the weather is too rough to fish outside you can fish in the river and creek mouths. 17 foot aluminum canoes are available for those who would like to fish the areas to “skinny” for conventional craft. There is a myriad of small lagoons and creeks in the backwaters all around the lodge. These are good areas to fish for the Guapote (similar to a Peacock Bass), Machaca (Shad), and Mojarra (Bream).
The lodge uses 23 foot center console open fisherman for the offshore fishery which offers some big surprises for those wanting to try something different. A variety of other fish such as yellow fin tuna, black fin, sailfish and dorado are abundant. For every five day, or more fishing package the angler receives one day of offshore fishing.
A first Class Lodge in every way. Spacious duplex cabins are well constructed of native woods and are inter-connected with the rest of the lodge with covered walkways. All the extra large rooms contain two full sized beds, ceiling fans, and a private tiled bath with hot water. The delicious gourmet meals are served family style and are presented very nicely. For those tired mussels after a hard day of fishing there is an extra large Jacuzzi to relax in.
The 2012 prices for this great lodge are very reasonable. Jan. 15th- Feb. 28, 2012 Three full days of fishing is $2,255.00. Extra day $360.00.Non-fisherman rate is $1,000.00 per three days. Mar. 1st- June 10th three full days of fishing is $2,240.00. Extra days are $360.00. Non-fisherman rate is $1,000 per three days. Sept. 1st- Nov. 10th three full days of fishing is $2,600.00. There is a three day minimum during these dates. Non-fisherman rate is $1,000.00 per three days. In almost all cases you will arrive in San Jose the day before you visit the lodge because of air schedules (We can arrange a charter aircraft if you want to be there sooner). These rates include reception at the airport, ground transfers,round trip scheduled air service to the lodge, accommodation at the lodge based upon double occupancy, meals complimentary laundry service,complimentary wine with dinner, local liquors, & loaner rods & reels. ot included are tips, fishing license ($38.00), fishing lures, imported drinks, departure taxes.
And last, but not least. If you are interested in fishing both of the beautiful coast of Costa Rica in a single trip we will adjust your itinerary accordingly. No problem! We will put you in the right place at the right time for your dream fish.
At Leisure Time Travel, we’re committed to seeing that our anglers are in the right place, at the right time, on their dream fish.
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