Tuna on the popper

NEW VIDEO – TUNA MADNESS – Catching hungry yellowfin tuna on poppers in Costa Rica

If you love catching tuna on poppers… don’t miss this video!

watch team zancudo put on a clinic featuring how to catch tuna on the popper in Costa Rica.

Join angler Kip Felice, owner Gregg Mufson and Videographer Extrodinaire Matt Rissell as they get knee deep in yellowfin tuna just less than a mile offshore.

Just when you thought the fishing operation at The Zancudo Lodge couldn’t get any better, owner Gregg Mufson adds a loaded Contender 44’ Z1 to their already elite fleet of high-end custom Contender boats.

Armed with poppers, Okuma rods and reels, and state-of-the-art Simrad radar, watch Team Zancudo crush yellowfin tuna and learn one of the greatest tricks ever to get awesome video footage of multiple popper strikes.

The Target: Yellowfin Tuna

Since Costa Rica’s new conservation law passed and forced industrial tuna purse seine boats 60 miles offshore, Costa Rica has seen a massive comeback in yellowfin tuna and a resurgence of marlin. The Zancudo Lodge boats are outfitted with cutting edge Simrad radar that finds birds up to five miles out and can get you to the porpoises and tuna fast. Anglers who wish to experience the adrenaline rush of catching yellowfin tuna on poppers in Costa Rica can check availability here.

incoming tuna


The Boat: The New 44′ Contender Z1

When it comes to fishing, you can’t control everything, but you can control what kind of boat you go out on as well as your captain, crew and gear. Our new Contender 44’ boasts a literal dream configuration featuring spacious casting areas, tuna tubes, tower to monitor the spread, comfortable seating and storage areas as well as all new state of the art Simrad radar….and of course the icing on the cake: Triple Yamaha v8 425’s to get you to the bite faster. The new boat also features SeaKeeper which stabilizes the boat so anglers can enjoy their fishing adventure to the fullest. Anglers can also sync their phone playlist to our top-of-the-line Rockford Fosgate audio system. BOOK YOUR TRIP

Big tuna on the rail

The latest Gear

In July, we made our annual pilgrimage to ICAST and brought back some of the newest tackle and gear for this season! We only work with the best in the industry to make sure your fishing adventure gives you the best possible chance to catch or release the target species you’ve been day dreaming about. Our gear includes Okuma, P-Line, BKK Hooks, Huk Gear, Bubba Blade, Black Bart Lures, Savage Gear Lures, Squid Nation, Yeti, Simrad, Nomad Lures and more.

If you’re interested in experiencing a dream tuna fishing trip on our new Contender 44′  Z1 or one of our 32′ custom contenders, contact us ASAP. We are already filling up for next season so get in touch soon to start the booking process.

Check Availability Here

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