The second morning Dad and I woke up at five thirty because we had another fishing excursion ahead of us! We met our guide, Captain Ron, at a small boat slip and we were off! The fish we were targeting was the exotic rainbow bass. We went along the shore, in the boat, casting as close to the shoreline as we could get without getting hung up. Just past shore the water drops over 15 feet and at that drop-off is where the rainbow bass like to wait to ambush each other. The only other type of fish in the lake is called a muchaka, which eats flowers and nuts that fall from trees, therefore the bass don't have much to choose from. Dad caught the first fish which was only about a pound. We had already spent two hours on the water and only had one fish so we were beginning to wonder if it was worth it. Not long after, my line went ZZZZZ and I knew that my luck had changed! After a fun fight I brought the fish in and the guide weighed it. It was over eight and a half pounds! The fish was florescent green with pink and black spots. It also had some decent teeth to it. We let the beauty go with high spirits and fished for another two hours without catching another over a pound.
The same day after lunch, we met another guide by the name of Jim who was going to take us out on Lake Cote. As soon as we were out on the water he started to set up the poles while still driving the boat. He threw all three rods in the water, which surprised us because we had no idea that we were going to troll, opened a beer, turned on some AC-DC and said "Now this is fishin!" At first we thought it might be a joke but it wasn't! We spent three hours trolling around the lake, every once in a while hooking on a small rainbow bass or muchaka. He told us all about his different alien encounters, how he ended up in Costa Rica and what he was going to do next. At one point he asked my Dad if he wanted a beer and after Dad said no he asked me! Of course I said no but this just shows his personality! He was extremely entertaining. We never hooked onto anything big but it was still a great time.