Marlin March 2018 Fishing Report
Greetings from the beautiful, warm waters of Drake Bay, Costa Rica. To sum up the last 30 days, the Marlin are biting! We have caught and released on average a Marlin every other trip. Most are Blue Marlin with the occasional Black Marlin mixed in. This is an exhilarating fishing experience as these beautiful and powerful creatures “greyhound” across the water at incredible speeds. We are also experiencing a decent Sailfish bite but we are anticipating the numbers to increase dramatically in the next 30 days. Fortunately for our clients, the Marlin are mixed in with the Sailfish, meaning anglers are catching the Marlin on lighter tackle making the quality of the fight more intense and fun!
An immediate way the angler can determine whether a strike is a Sailfish or a Marlin is that the Sailfish usually jumps straight up out of the water vertically and shakes his head aggressively from side to side, while the Marlin will swim horizontally at great speeds. The fisherman will also know by how the Captain maneuvers the boat. While the Captain often times backs down on a Sailfish, he will accelerate dramatically to “catch up” to the Marlin. Either scenario is a fun and exciting experience.
The Roosterfish bite on an in-coming tide along the numerous rocky outcroppings and the bottom fishing bite for Grouper, Amberjack and Snapper remains strong. To book a chance to catch a marlin with us today, please contact us here!
Until next time,
Captain Willy Atencio