Rooster fish are one of the amazing and beautiful sportsfishing adventures in my humble opinion. The Dorsal fins of these beautiful fish resemble the plumage of their name sake. Growing to substantial proportions, these big dudes can even be fly fished with just the right set-up.
This 60 lb Rooster was caught in Panama.
This Monster Rooster was caught on a mullet fly in the Sea of Cortez, Baja California Sur.
Here is a link to a great site on World Record Rooster Fish and catching Rooster’s on the Flyhttp://www.southfishing.com/pages/articles/roosterfishlossuenos.html
I loved this quote, “Roosterfish are probably the most exciting gamefish to hook and fight,” explains Earl Warren, Senior Vice-President of Los Sueños Resort and an avid inshore angler. “You can see them actually come up on the bait with their black comb raised out of the water.”
This one too,”I spent five years fishing out of Cabo San Lucas in Mexico and never saw any roosters over 75 pounds my whole time there,” says Keene . “In the last five years fishing the Los Sueños area, I’ve seen at least 15 roosters in the 80 to 105 pound class. There’s definitely an all-tackle world record to be had in Costa Rica , and I truly believe that there are roosters up to 120 pounds in these waters.”
Here is another website with some great info on Costa Rica’s best locations for Roosterfish http://www.ticotravel.com/fishing/fishroost.htm