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Subject: What Are The Sporting Qualities Of A Red Snapper In Los Suenos?
(Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:05AM by Lee Byard)

red snapper fishing los suenos costa ricaThe Red Snapper clings to the Los Suenos shore, frustrating anglers as it weaves between the reefs. Despite this fish’s brightly colored body and iridescent tail, it often proves elusive, shielding itself in the sandy Pacific waters.

This makes it a challenge to catch and, of course, increases its sporting quality profile.


The Red Snapper has a square-framed body, rarely exceeding fifty pounds. It’s not an exceptionally strong fish and requires only medium-grade tackle.


The Red Snapper, due to its tendency to hide between rocks and continental shelves, rarely achieves high speeds. It averages between 10 to 15 miles per hour.


The Red Snapper is famed for its powerful movements. This breed is relentless when caught, tugging at the line and trying to snag it against any sharp surface. It often dives deep in an attempt to break free and will take advantage of any slack.

Capturing a Red Snapper requires in-shore tackle and a steady hand. Locating this fish often proves difficult and keeping the line stable often proves impossible. Prepare for a reel-battle.

Contact Costa Rica Fishing Adventures to learn more about the Red Snapper. Ask us also about our charter ships and accommodations.
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