The inshore fishing in Central America is often overlooked due to the phenomenal offshore fishing that grabs headlines, but it is equally exciting and even more diverse. Between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean you can catch over twenty different species of game fish while inshore fishing. For the anglers who aren’t interested in trolling offshore all day you can cast poppers, slow-troll live bait, or go jigging as the inshore action is consistent and exciting.
Along Central America’s Caribbean Coast you can fish the reefs and cayes of Belize for tarpon, jacks, big barracuda, snapper, and wahoo or if you travel farther south to Costa Rica you can fish for mammoth sized tarpon and snook. Along the Pacific coastlines of Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala you can fish the volcanic coastline and countless islands for jacks, mackerel, big cubera snapper, snook, and the famous roosterfish. The unique dorsal fin and hard fighting ability of the roosterfish endear it to many salt water anglers as much as marlin and sailfish do.