Marlin (Blue)

  • Size 200 to 400lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

The warm waters and productive reef areas of Costa Rica make excellent conditions for billfish. While Blue Marlin can be found all along the coast, you can note their migration patterns by season, with August to December seeing many Blue Marlin in the south, Jaco and Quepos experiencing high season from September to December and the northern areas of Playa Flamingo and Tamarindo most frequented by Blue Marlin from November to March.

Some of the most famous Blue Marlin fisheries include the Los Suenos marina, Golfito and Drake's Bay. Frequented also by Black Marlin and Striped Marlin, going out of Los Suenos makes it possible to achieve a billfish 'Grand Slam'.

Marlin (Blue)

  • Size 200 to 400lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

Costa Rica Marlin (Blue) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Marlin (Blue) fishing in Costa Rica varies slightly throughout the year. High season is April to June and October to December. Low season is January to March and July to September. There is no closed season.

Fish Species Similar to Marlin (Blue) in Costa Rica

Marlin (Black)

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What People Are Saying About Marlin (Blue) Fishing in Costa Rica

"Half day with Captain Frank "

Jerry Garcia fished with Samara Local Fishing on August 7, 2018

Definitely best fishing experience I’ve ever had. Tuna, Marlin and Sailfish couldn’t have asked for a more perfect fishing trip.

"Full Day = Great Day!"

Sarah Dougherty fished with Fish On Sportfishing on July 12, 2018

Great day on the Fish On. We didn’t want to bottom fish so we trolled and caught Mahi and Wahoo. Huge Marlin came up about 20’ behind the boat which was awesome. We are avid offshore boaters and really enjoyed this trip. Kendar put us on fish.

"3/4 day trip"

Michael Martine fished with Flamingo Sportfishing: 32’ Blackfin on May 30, 2018

The captain and crew did a great job. The fishing was a little slow but we caught 2 sails and 2 Mahis. We had a blue marlin on. The guys took great care of my girlfriend and her daughter. I would certainly recommend this boat and crew.
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