Flamingo, Costa Rica – We sometimes forget about the great variety of fishing in Costa Rica because we get so many great reports about the sailfish bite. We have no problem reporting on it, but I think people get used to seeing 5-7 sailfish a day and just assume everyone gets to experience that. Well, we are here to tell you that while the fishing can be great, it is fishing.
We got a great report from Capt Jason Coffrin on the Mr Trigger who fishes down in Flamingo mostly. In the last 7 trips he has raised 12 marlin and released 7. A marlin a day keeps the doctor away in our book! What we like about it though, was the good variety. He had one Black Marlin of about 200lbs, three Blue Marlin in the 200-250lbs range and then three Striped Marlin as well. Add a few sailfish and you have some good fishing!
We talk to Jason a lot and he almost exclusively fishes bait and switch. While we have all done that on Blue Marlin and even some Striped Marlin, he does that also on the Black Marlin. Not a first for sure, but we love a guy with guts.
Capt. Jason indicated that there have been a bunch of fry bait and bonita in the area and yellowfin tuna are moving in as well, so he expects some larger Marlin to pop up soon.
If you are looking for some good variety, go check out Capt. Jason Coffrin on the Mr. Trigger at (www.flamingo-fishing.com) or if you are a Facebooker add “MrTrigger Flamigocr” to touch base with him.