About Us

As you can imagine, Ron Saunders (Capt. Ron) has a lifelong passion for fishing that began years before he won First Prize for largest fish in a Boy Scout tournament. Ron grew up fishing Lake Mead, Nevada, the mighty Klamath and Rogue Rivers in Oregon, and the Oregon coastline. His skills and ambition for lake and river fishing were lovingly guided by his grandfather, whom he visited every summer in Oregon.

As an adult he remained an avid fishermen while building his businesses in flooring, custom cabinetry, construction, and model rocketry, and he even had a weekend business tying custom flies and selling fly-tying supplies. Ron was a member of the San Diego Fly Fishers Club, hosting fly-tying classes and was a member of their emergency fish rescue team.

Ron was rarely without a boat, and always lived near bodies of water. His last "state-side" home was in Simi Valley, California, which afforded a plethora of fishing in the ocean and up the coastline, in nearby lakes, and the Easter Sierra. Any given weekend you would find Ron fishing one of these locales.

At Lake Arenal, Ron has found his perfect fit of challenging fishing grounds and exotic surroundings. You might say Ron took to Costa Rica like a fish takes to water.

Captain Ron's Fishing Tours was launched in 2006, and they've received very positive reviews from clients. Ron Saunders is a member of the IGFA (Intl. Game Fish Assn.), following their strict guidelines for professional conduct, and Ron is currently under review for acceptance to their Captains & Guide certification. Ron is a 10-year member of the Allcoast Sportfishing Network. He regularly has his fishing clients pictured in the Tico Times fishing report, and is listed in several guide books, including the Moon Handguide.

Captain Ron's is the preferred fishing guide service for discerning agencies such as:

  • Desafio Adventure Tours
  • Tabacon Grand Spa & Resort
  • The Springs resort & Spa
  • Arenal Observatory Lodge
  • Gingerbread Hotel & Restaurant
  • Magic Mountain Hotel & Conference Center
  • Moran Realty
  • and many other tour companies

To read more about Capt. Ron and fishing Lake Arenal, check out this article at http://www.welovecostarica.com/public/1740.cfm