Costa Rica Records

World records from the waters of Costa Rica As listed in International Game Fish
Association’s world Record Game Fishes.

All Tackle Records 21
. Barracuda, Mexican Sphyraena ensis; 21 lb; Drake Bay; 3/27/87; E. Greg Kent. Bass, splittall Hemanthias signifer, 1 lb 8 oz; Playa Zancudo; 6/10/95; Dr. Craig Whitehead.

. Dolphin (Dorado or Mahi Mahi) Coryphaena hippurus; 87
lb; Gulf of Papagayo; 9/25/76; Manuel Salazar.

. Gar, Tropical Lepisostius tropicus; 6 lb 6 Os; Rio Frio; 11/22/94; John A. Corry.

. Grunt, burro Pomadasys crocro; 4 lb 1 oz; Rio Frio; 12/4/95; John A. Corry.

. Grunt, Pacific roncador Pomadasys baysnus; 3 lb 8 Os; Rio
Grande de Terraba; 1/28/90; Dr. Craig Whitehead.

. Guapote (Rainbow Bass) Cichiasoma dovi; 12 lb 9 oz; Lago Hue (also known as Lago Echandi); 4/13/91; Rick Killgore.

. Guapote, jaguar Cichiasoma managuense; 1 lb 10 oz; Barra Colorado; 9/9/97; John C. Taylor.

. Jack, Pacific crevalle Caranx can/nus; 29 lb 8 oz; Plays Zancudo; 1/1/94, Ronald C. Snody.

. Leatherjack, long/sw Oligoplifes altus; 3 lb 8 oz; Rio Cofo; 2/6/90; Dr. Craig Whifehead. (Same angler tied his own record for species at Plays Zancudo, 5/27/95).

. Machaca Brycon guatemalensis; 9 lb. 8 Os; Barra del Colorado; 11/24/91; Barbara Ann Fields.

. Mullet, hog Joturus ~ichard/; 7 lb 2 oz; Rio Sarapiqul; 8/9/95; Carlos M. Barrantes R.

. Seabass, leather Dermatolepsis dermafolepis; 4 lb 8 Os; Plays Zancudo; 1/23/93; Dr. Craig Whitehead. NOTE: This record appeared in past issues of the IGFA record book but
was omined in the 1998 edition.)

. Snapper, colorado Lutlanus colorado; 20 lb 8 oz; Plays Zancudo; 3/19/93; Dr. Craig Whitehead.

. Snapper, mullet Lutjanus aratus; 33 lb; Drake Bay; 9/23/97; Jose’ F Reyes Astorga.

. Snapper, Pacific cubera Lu(/anus novemfasciatus; 78 lb 12 oz; Bahia Paz Vela; 3/23/88; Steven C. Paull.

. Snapper, yellow Lu/anus argentiventris; 11 lb; Plays Zancudo; 3/12/93; Roy Venlura Roig.

. Snook, common Centropomus undecimalis; Rio Parismiha; 10/18/78; Gilbert Ponsi.

. Snook, Pacific black Centropomus nigrescens; 57 b 12 oz; Rio Naranjo; 8/23/91; George Beck.

. Snook, Pacific blacklin Centropomus med/us; 5 lb 8 Os;
Plays Zancudo; 9/10/95; Dr. Craig Whitehead.

. Tilapia Oreochromis n/lot/ca; 6 lb 5 oz; Lake Arenal; 2/10/95; Marvin C. Smith.

. Tilefish, golden-eyed Caulolatilus affinus; 1 lb 8 Os; Plays Zancudo; 3/10/93; Dr. Craig Whilehead.

. Line Test Records 41 Bonito, Pacific Sarda spp.; 8 lb; Golf/to; 2/13/78; Jean A. Lovetang, W-6.

. Dolphin (Dorado or Ma hi Mahi) Coryphaena hippurus; 87 lb; Gulf of Papagayc; 9/25/78; Manuel Sa/azar, M-50 (also holds all tackle record).

. Jack, crave/te Caranx hippos; 42 lb; Barra Colorado; 10/1/78; Marilyn Mattson; W-20.

. Jack, Pacific crave/te Caranx caninus: (1) 7 lb; Plays Zancudo; 12/20/95; Dr. Craig Whitehead, M-2. (2)18 lb 8 oz; Plays Zancudo; 9/2/95; Dr. Craig Whitehead, M-8. (3) 28 lb 12 oz; Golf/to; 8/2/92; Dr. Jerome N Matthews M-20; (4) 29 lb. 8 oz.; Plays Zancudo; 1/1/94; Ronald C Snody M-50 (also holds all tackle record).

. (5) 23 lb 8 oz Plays Zancudo; 12/23/92; Judy M. Sypniecki, W-50.

. Marlin, blue (Pacific) Maka/ra nigricans (1)182 lb 8 oz; Quepos; 3/15/89; Marg Love; W-4.

. (2) 303/b Flamingo Bay; 8/15/91; Deborah Maddox Dunaway W 12 Roosterfish Nematistius pectoralis (1) 42 lb Golf/to; 5/19/90; Dr. Jerome N. Matthews; M 8 (2) 88 lb 12 oz; Gulf of Pspsgsyo; 10/9/92; John Porr; M 18 (3) 28 lb Gulf of Pspagayo; 9/25/98; Beth K/a/ne; W 4 (4) 80 lb’ Flamingo Bay; 10/1/93; Virgin/s Jane Penley; W 8 (5) 43 lb Flamingo Bay; 7/18/92; Deborah Maddox Dunaway W 130 Runner, rainbow Elagatis bipinnulata (1) 24 lb Tamarindo; 11/23/86; Anthony V Spezzano; M-12 (2)14/b 7 oz Is/ada Coco; 3/26/84; Nors C. Schofield; Sailfish, Pacific latiophotus platypterus (1)111 lb Flamingo Bay; 7/5/93; Jerry Dunaway; M-2. (2)102 lb Flamingo Bay; 7/19/92;Deborah Maddox Dunaway W 2 (3)109 lb 12 oz;
Deborah Maddox Dunaway; W-4.

. Snapper cubera Lutjanus cyanopterus’ 88 lb 5 oz; Tortuguero 8/27 Snapper Pacific cubera Lufianus novemfasciatus (1) 2 lb; Plays Zancudo 12/18/95 Dr Craig Whitehead M 2 (2)12/b Matthews M 4 (3) 6 lb; Plays Zancudo 9/8/95 Dr Craig Whitehead (4) 48 lb 3 oz; Drake a Bay 6/6/97 Bill Kirby M 8 (5) 51 lb Drake a Bay; ve M 12 (6) 78 I z Vela;
C Paull M 30 (s/s cord).

. (7) 71 lb 9 oz Drake a Bay 3/26/8 .(8) 8 lb 8 os Go/fito 7/30/92 Cheri Ann Matthews’ W 4 (9) 38 lb stthews W 8 (10) 21/b; a W12 (11) 35/b 12oz; anhews W 16) Snook Centropomus app (1) 55 lb 8 oz Rio Parr/ta; 12 (2) 49 lb 13 oz; Rio Tulin 5/20/90 Gerardo Cespedes M 16 (3) 53 lb 10 oz; Rio M 20 (also holds all-tackle record) (4) 5 arsnio 8/23/91 George Beck, M 30 (5) 27 lb 8 oz Barr 0/2/89; onna . avenport; – Trevally, bigeye Caranx sexfasciatus; 6 lb. 13 oz; Bahis Paz Va/s; 4/14/83;Yvas FM. Hentic; M-2.

. Trevally, bluefin Carnx malampygus; (1) 18 lb; Quepos
4/5/97; Michael R. C/ark; M-6. (2) 20 lb; Tamarindo; 5/28/89;
Lawrence A. Gordich; M-12. (3(17 lb; Drake’s Bay. Cocos Is/and; 5/5/97; Mar/i Manser; W-6.

. Fly Fishing Records 18 Bonito, Pacific Sarda app.; 12 lb; Plays Flamingo; 5/24/94; Robert Rein; 8 lb.

. Dolphin (Dorado or Mahi Mahi) Coryphaena hippurus; 53 lb; Quapos; 1/14/97; Dr. Bill Mooney; 20 lb.

. Jack, crave/te Caranx hippos; 44 lb; Tortuguero; 2/20/79; RI Mi//er; 16 lb.

. Marlin, blue (Pacific) Make/ra nigricans; (1) 203 lb 8 oz; Plays Carri/lo; 2/12/91; Jim (Harry) Gray; 16 lb. (2( 260 lb; Flamingo; 8/6/91; Jim (Harry) Gray; 20 lb. (NOTE: These are the only two Pacific blue mar/in records recorded by /GFA on fly rod. All other tippet classes are opan(.Marlin, striped Tetrapturus audax; (1( 105 lb; Cocos /sland;6/28;Char/es Owen, Jr.; 8 lb. (2(185 lb; Cocos Island; 8/30/95; Char/as Tombras; 20 lb.

. Roostertish Namatistius pectorals /1( 33 lb 4 oz; Gulf of Papagsyo; 8/22/90; Eizo Maruhashi; 12 lb. (2) 31/b 12 oz; Gulf of Papagayn; 8/20/88; Jack Samson; 16 lb. (3) 40 lb; 6/5/94; Flamingo; Robert Rein; 20 lb.

. Sailfish, Pacific Istiophorus platypterus; (1/ 94 lb 8 oz; Duapos; 1/9/91; Jim (Harry(Grsy; 4 lb. (2(103 lb; 2/16/95; Tony Hedley; 6 lb. (3(106 lb 8 oz; Guapos; 1/2/91; Jim (Harry) Gray; 8 lb. (4(124 lb; Gulf of Fapagsyo; 7/21/89; Eizo Maruhashi; 16 lb. (5(128 lb 8 oz; Guapos; 1/10/93; Lee J. Dixon, II; 20 lb.

. Snapper, Pacific cubera Lutjanus novemfasciatus; (1) 20 lb; Drake’s Bay; 5/28/97; Co//in Huff; 16 lb. (2) 31 lb 12 oz; Drake’s Bay; 4/21/97; Kevin Keith Ross Winter; 20 lb.

. Snook Centropomus Undecimals; 26 lb; Barra de Colorado; 10/19/80; Bill Barnes; 16 lb.

. Trevally, bigaye Caranx seafascistus; 8 lb 1 oz; Drake’s Bay; 5/29/97; Co//in Huff. Tripletail Lobotes surinamenses; 16 lb 6 oz; Barra Colorado; 10/1/95; Jim (Harry) Gray; 20 lb.

. Wahoo Ancanthocybium solanderi; 57 lb; Gulf ot Papagayn: 6/13/95; Harmano Fehringer; 12 lb.