Costa Wrap-Up

Carrillo, CR – We had a great time fishing with Capt. Jason Coffrin on Mr. Trigger. This was our fourth time fishing with him from Flamingo to Quepos and everywhere in between. On every trip, Capt. Coffrin has produced a marlin for us. Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin have all made their way boatside for us. This time it was not to be and maybe we were just too spoiled!

We had some pretty nasty water to deal with the entire trip, battling green water and red tide the entire time. Despite that poor water, Capt. Jason did manage to raise 3 Blue Marlin on the teasers. We put the hooks in two of them, but could not get them to get that aggressive bite we like so much. They must have been gorging themselves during the full moon as these lethargic blues would just swim up and open their mouths hoping something would fall in! Well, we tried to oblige in that regard, but we still needed some help from them.

Even though we were targeting Blue Marlin with larger teasers for bait and switch fishing, we  still managed to catch plenty of Sailfish to pass the time. Usually a dorado would not make news, but we caught an enormous 75 lbs. specimen that didn’t even look real. She measured 70” in total length and was a personal best for me.

This will be our last trip to Costa Rica with Capt. Jason as he is moving on to run Isla Parida Lodge down in Panama. No doubt we will make our way down there to try our best at some of the famed Black Marlin fishing off Hannibal Bank. We highly recommend fishing with Capt. Coffrin, so if you are thinking about a great getaway to Panama, check out Isla Parida. To get a hold of Mr. Trigger you can hit him up on Facebook or his website Mr. Trigger Sportfishing.

 

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  1. Thank you a ton for the write up !!!!! See you guys even farther south in Isla Parida Panama 🙂

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