Roosterfish (Nematistius pectoralis) is a game fish common in the waters of Mexico, Costa Rica, and Panama.
The Roosterfish is distinguished by its rooster like dorsal fin. Roosterfish can reach over 4 feet in length and over one hundred pounds. The weight of the
average fish hooked is about 20 pounds. Roosterfish are a popular game fish.
Best Time to Catch Them
Fishing Equipment Used
- Medium action bait rods 6-7 feet long, rated for 20-50 lb. line
- 20-50 lb. test line
- Leader 4-6 feet in length, with 50-80 lb. line
- Hook sizes of # 1, 2, 1/0 & 2/0 can be used, 4/0 to 7/0 hook for large baits
Roosterfish Fishing Testimonials
...One cast and I came up with this 30lb. Rooster and Alexia Kai was right at my side for the entire fight. That was her first big fish experience and watching the excitement on her face was priceless.
Captain Dan Peavy