A True Costa Rica Fishing Adventure!

A photo tells it all on Lake Arenal

Captain Ron’s Lake Arenal Fishing Tours — the premier fishing guide service on Lake Arenal. Your adventure starts the moment you launch with Captain Ron. Experience the thrill of catching a guapote or machaca when you fish Lake Arenal, a sparkling fresh water 33-mile lake located in the north-central highlands of Costa Rica.

Lake Arenal is at the base of the Arenal Volcano, one of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations. The Lake Arenal and La Fortuna area is a convenient hub for many adventure tours, and features hot springs, zip lines, kayaking, white-water rafting, and other exciting excursions.


Lake Arenal —
Home of the World-Famous Guapote

Fishing Lake Arenal is an experience of a lifetime for the serious angler or novice. Lake Arenal is world-famous for a spectacular fish called the rainbow bass, or guapote, in Spanish. Lake Arenal also has another hard-fighting fish called machaca, which looks like a pirhana on steroids with its rows of razor sharp teeth.

Premier Guide Service
Your guide, Ron Saunders, is a seasoned American fisherman with top quality gear for conventional, spin, or fly fishing. Considered by many ” best fly fishing guide ” on the lake.

Captain Ron’s Lake Arenal Fishing Tours is the premier fishing guide service on Lake Arenal, fully equipped for North-American style fishing tours:

  • Half-day tours: 5 hours
  • Full-day tours: 8 hours
  • Top-quality equipment, tackle, lures provided
  • Includes fresh sandwiches, fruit, snacks, beverages & beer
  • Pick-up/drop-off at convenient locations
  • 18′ Boston Whaler with 115 Hp Yamaha engine
  • Fully equipped with bass seats, lifevests, safety gear
  • Lowrance electronics, GPS, and marine radio
  • Comfy lounging cushions
  • A complementary Costa Rican cigar