Kayak Fishing For Marlin Costa Rica

kayak fishing for marlin

“When it comes to crazy things you can do in a kayak, fishing for marlin in Costa Rica is certainly at the top  of the list!” – Jesse Males

A few months back my guiding service 506 Outdoors was asked if we would be interested in assisting Colby Blackwell from Tandem Kayak Fishing during his trip kayak fishing for marlin in Costa Rica! Needless to say our answer was a strong YES!

After much planning we met up with Cobly down in Golfito and before we knew it we were heading out with Thumper Bluewater Expeditions to the seamounts where we would bait-up and put his angling skills to the test!

Below is a behind the scenes look at the trip and how we caught a marlin via kayak!

After Colby hooked up on the marlin it became clear that this was going to be one heck of a fight. In order to land the fish from the kayak without tiring it out too much was a challenge in itself!

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With a lil luck and a lot of perseverance we were able to get the fish in, grab the bill, and cut the line. To our relief the fish swam off just fine and a hard round of applause and high fives went throughout the crew!

If you are interested in catching a marlin via kayak and would like our expertise, be sure to reach out to us via my guiding website for Costa Rica www.506outdoors.com.

Tight lines!

Jesse Males

Published by Backwater Fly Fishing

I’m Capt. Jesse Males, an avid fly fishing, snook snatching, kayak paddling, tarpon slaying, mountain hiking, manatee swimming fool from Central Florida. Over the years fly fishing has had a huge impact on my life and particularly on how I view the world we spend our time in. I am currently the owner and operator of backwaterflyfishing.com as well as our online fly shop, backwaterflies.com. The lifestyle that is called fly fishing has taken me to some amazing destinations and has provided me with some amazing experiences in the wild. From chasing big salty critters in the Florida Keys, to roosters in Coast Rica, to small wild trout in the Carolinas, and all the way up to the high mountain cutthroat of Wyoming; I have been blessed to experience fly fishing at its finest.

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