Gone Fishin’! It’s November and Blue Marlin are Peaking in the Osa Peninsula

Gone Fishing Sign

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November marks the beginning of the height of the fishing season for Marlin in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Ocean.  If sport fishing is your thing and you want to get a break from the stormy cold weather now is the time to book a trip to warm sunny Osa Peninsula. Blue Marlin peak now through December.  The Peninsula is probably one of the most laid back places you can travel to for a vacation especially if you are looking to unplug and unwind. With the boom this year in Dorado, it is expected that the Marlin populations will be especially strong this season. It is time to ditch your phone and let the annoying callers go to voicemail while you go the tropics. Remember there is Caller ID to pick up the calls that actually matter

Blue Marlin

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Regardless of whether you are a novice or professional sport fishermen with the right guidance and gear anyone can go fishing for Marlin. Costa Rica’s Pacific Ocean attracts anglers from all over the world every year because of the level of expertise of the Captains and boats equipped with the latest technology.  Marlin are a favorite big game fish for anglers. The Osa Peninsula is especially attractive because it is remote and you can escape the more heavily trafficked tourist destinations while enjoying particularly strong fishing populations. The Golfo Dulce is a major nursery for many migratory fish and whales that migrate through these waters every year.

November Marlin

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Blue Marlin like tropical waters and occur in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. They prefer tropical waters but make significant  migrations to the Northern and Southern Hemispheres for feeding in the spring and summer when the waters are warmer.  Blue Marlin are unusual because they have the ability to regulate their body temperature and can lower the limit of the temperature tolerance in order to migrate to the colder waters when necessary for feeding. However, they flourish in the warmer waters and are the most tropical of all the marlin. The Gulf Stream in the Western Atlantic and Argulas Current in the Indian Oceans serve as oceanic highways for migration. November through December is when they reach the Southern Pacific in large numbers for feeding while migrating to the Southern Hemisphere.

Blue Marlin are the focus of most sport fishermen traveling to this region during these months. They are known as the ultimate prize catch among the billfish.  They are the largest of the all the marlins and a challenging catch which is what makes them such a thrill for sport fishermen to catch. They can grow to weigh as much as 2000 lbs and as long as 300 ft.  These great creatures of the sea are legendary.

Fishing for Marlin

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When traveling to the Osa Peninsula, Crocodile Bay can accommodate both the pros and novices on offshore fishing trips for any big game fish.  Right now is the best time to travel here though if you are looking to catch a Marlin.  It is also a great time of year to be in the Osa Peninsula. Especially if you are on the dreary east coast and have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, now is a great time to pack your bags and jet down here to relax and do some fishing .