An underrated, and often unexplored, aspect of fishing in Central America are the numerous freshwater opportunities. From pristine mountain rivers to the Panama Canal itself there are no shortage of locations or variety of species to fish for. The light tackle fresh water fishing is typically a more interactive and hands-on type of fishing vacation and typically involves stunning scenery.
Belize offers plenty of fresh water fishing opportunities with the numerous rivers mouths and lagoons than are home to snook and mangrove snapper. In Costa Rica you can float down jungle rivers, fish for rainbow bass on Lake Arenal, or fish the freshwater lagoons and mangroves along the Caribbean Coast for tarpon, snook, and tropical gar. Perhaps the most popular fresh water fishing venue is in Panama on the Panama Canal itself. Home to the exotic and aggressive peacock bass, freshwater anglers flock to experience this historical and exciting fishing location. Best of all, the peacock bass share the water with snook and tarpon to complete what we call the ‘Panama Canal Grand Slam.’