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Subject: Costa Rica: Marlin Tips
(Posted on May 1, 2013 at 06:18AM by Lee Byard)

It should be such a simple thing: tracking a fish that exceeds four hundred pounds, with a massive bill and a fin span that shames the height of many men. The Marlin is a giant in the deep. Finding it in Costa Rica should pose no problem.

The truth is far different than the assumption, however.

Instead the Marlin proves itself to be elusive, managing to hide from even experienced anglers. It is quick; it is clever; and it is forever hunting. Tracking it is a challenge. Catching it seems to border on the impossible.

There are ways, however, to increase the chance for success.

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Costa Rica boasts an ample supply of Marlins. The migration patterns are strong and the population is steady. Anglers can bait this breed... as long as they follow these suggestions:


Marlins are found in Costa Rica throughout the year, especially around the areas of Los Suenos and Jaco. December through April, however, is often cited as the most fruitful time. Anglers should plan their vacations accordingly.

Off Shore Sailing

Costa Rica provides many inland and bottom fishing opportunities. Marlins, however, are found off shore. Anglers must be willing to explore the Pacific, tracking this fish through deep waters. A charter service is recommended to make this an easier task.

Multiple Options

Trapping a Marlin with elastic lines is possible. Anglers should also, however, consider the possibility of trolling. This method is useful in deep currents, reaching farther than most standard lines and providing more precise fishing. It is particularly useful as a training exercise for novices.

The Marlin is among the most difficult fish to catch. Costa Rica, however, curtails that difficulty--as long as anglers remember to arrive in the proper season, sail far from shore and provide themselves with multiple casting options.

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