Available Species

“Central America Fishing is proud to be the premier outfitter for luxury, customized fishing vacations to Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Belize and Guatemala – which means we have a lot of places to fish! ”

We offer over 250 different options throughout our five countries, and with that comes an endless amount of different fishing venues and species to enjoy. Although we only target a small percentage of the hundreds of available species in Central America, the diversity of the marine life here with two oceans is unmatched almost anywhere in the world. Offshore fishing offers three types of marlin (blue, black, striped), we can catch both Pacific and Atlantic sailfish, yellow-fin tuna, dorado, and the elusive wahoo. Inshore fishing is where we find the most variety as we can catch up to 30 species in a week including trophies like roosterfish and cubera snapper. The freshwater fishing offers exotic local species like machaca, tropical gar, and both peacock and rainbow bass.

In Costa Rica and Panama we fish on the Caribbean for tarpon and snook, offshore and inshore on the Pacific, and our various lakes and jungle rivers for local exotic species. In Guatemala we get to experience one of the world’s very best sailfish bites, in addition to other pelagics like marlin, tuna, and dorado. Belize offers offshore fishing on the Caribbean as well, but you’ll find the most marine life along the Mesoamerican Reef, the second longest barrier reef in the world. It’s true calling card is the incredible shallow saltwater flats fishing for bonefish, permit and tarpon. We have the ability to catch up to 30 different species of fish in a single week here, below is a small sampling of the most popular available species in Central America.

Offshore Fishing

Black Marlin
Blue Marlin
Striped Marlin
White Marlin
Yellowfin Tuna
Blackfin Tuna

Inshore & Bottom Fishing

Cubera Snapper
Jack Crevalle
Horse-eye Jack
Bluefin Trevally
Rock Snapper
Red Snapper
Mullet Snapper
Lane Snapper
African Pompano
Pacific Snook
Broomtail Grouper
Black Grouper
Almaco Jack
Fat Snook
Rainbow Runner
Golden Trevally
Yellow Jack
Golden Tilefish
Marbled Grouper
Yellowedge Grouper
Snowy Grouper
Bull Shark
Nurse Shark

Freshwater Fishing

Rainbow Bass
Tropical Gar
Mangrove Snapper

Amazon River

Peacock Bass

Why Fish With CAF?

We have been fishing, living, and traveling around Central America since 2003. Plan your trip with local experts to make sure you are in the right place, at the right time, and on the right boat. We’ll help you fish for what you want, the way you want.

Free vacation planning + the best direct rates. No booking fees!

Personalized service from pre-arrival to 24/7 in-country support.

Hand-picked accommodations, fishing captains, expert guides for the best vacation experience.


Nearly 40% of our anglers are repeat & referral guests. CAF puts you on the fish!

We are proud to have a global reach and have hosted anglers from 14 different countries here in Central America!

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