Fishing lake Arenal

Captain Marc el belga La Fortuna, Costa Rica Incorporated Licensed Insured

Lake Arenal is the largest man-made lakes in La Fortuna, Costa Rica and it’s surrounded by beautiful, dormant volcanos. Captain Marc Delvaux, owner and operator of Fishing Lake Arenal, will supply you with all the fishing gear you’ll need to target Rainbow Bass (Guapote) using a combination of casting, jigging, and trolling for this highly sought after species.

 

Rainbow Bass are native to Central America and can’t be found anywhere in North America. Guapote, meaning “handsome” in Spanish, have a healthy population in Lake Arenal. They are fiercely territorial and put up ferocious fights like their distant relative, the Peacock Bass. Rainbow bass are widely referred to as the best tasting freshwater fish in Costa Rica, and Captain Marc will fillet your catches at the end of the trip!

 

Captain Marc welcomes you aboard his beautiful 19’ Sea Pro boat. She can comfortably fish up to 4 anglers and she’s powered by a single 90hp Yamaha engine. Onboard you’ll find a fishfinder and a live bait well to keep your bait fresh. Rainbow Bass can’t resist a frantic, live baitfish thrashing in the depths of Lake Arenal! Captain Marc also has an ice box onboard to keep your catches fresh.

 

On Fishing Lake Arenal’s trips, you’ll be using an assortment of fishing techniques. To start off the morning, we’ll be casting and spinning with light tackle hooking up on Rainbow Bass. We’ll mix up the techniques in the afternoon, trolling and jigging will bring the Guapote to your bait when the water temperatures start to heat up.

 

With over 25 years’ experience fishing on Lake Arenal, Captain Marc Delvaux is your go-to-guy for this spot. He’s become intimately familiar with the feeding and migration patterns of the native Rainbow Bass. He’ll share his wealth of knowledge about Lake Arenal and the surrounding volcanos while you’re out on the water. For safety reasons, the minimum age limit for young anglers is 8 years old. Captain Marc is great with kids and novice anglers, he’ll make sure to bring them up to speed in no time!

 

Fish the largest man-made lake in Costa Rica with a veteran guide. Captain Marc Delvaux is eager to see you out on the water and to send you home with fresh dinner! Enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the surrounding jungles and volcanos, your fishing trip with Fishing Lake Arenal will be one for the books! Reserving your La Fortuna, Costa Rican fishing trip is just a couple of clicks away, book today!

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  Launch Location

Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, Costa Rica, La Fortuna

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Trips start at $150

4 Trips

1-4 guests

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2002 19' Center Console

90 HP engine(s)

  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

Select an Available Trip

private

VOLCANO, SUNSET FISHING TOUR

Includes 2 guests
+$30 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$30  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

Trip time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm (3 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This is a short afternoon trip for people that just want to enjoy the lake for a while and want to do some fishing at the same time. You'll likely catch Rainbow Bass and more!

Includes:
drinks,

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private

HALF DAY (AM)

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 12:00pm (5 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

A nice 5-hour tour, just enough to enjoy the lake and catch some nice Guapotes (Rainbow Bass). Your captain will provide necessary fishing equipment, snacks, and drinks. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Includes:
drinks, snacks,

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private

HALF DAY (PM)

Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

Trip time: 1:00pm to 6:00pm (5 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

A nice 5-hour tour, just enough to enjoy the lake and catch some nice Guapotes (Rainbow Bass). Your captain will provide necessary fishing equipment, snacks, and drinks. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Includes:
drinks, snacks,

Close details

private

FULL DAY

Includes 2 guests
+$75 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$75  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 4:00pm (9 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This trip is intended for serious fishermen or anybody who would love to spend more time on the water. Captain Marc will prepare all of your fishing equipment and make sure there are enough snacks and drinks for the day. Start with casting and spinning, switch to trolling and jigging in the afternoon.

Includes:
drinks, snacks,

Close details

Fish Species

Peacock Bass

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • CPR-Trained Crew

Navigation

  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Boat Gear

  • Livewell

Fishing Techniques

  • Drift Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Minimum Age

  • 8yrs

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Lake

About the Vessel

Captain

Captain Marc el belga

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length

19ft

Year Built

2002

Engine Manufacturer

Yamaha 90 four-stroke

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

90 HP