Costa Rica is renowned for its Sailfish and Marlin fishing – the local billfish species include the Pacific Sailfish, Black Marlin, Pacific Blue Marlin and Striped Marlin. The Marlin and Sailfish bite (Pacific Sails are usually much larger than Atlantic Sails) is year-round in Costa Rican waters, but the season really sparkles off the Central Pacific coast from late December through April. February is considered the top month to catch billfish. A dozen or more Sailfish releases in one day is normal, and it is not unusual to raise 30 or 40 and release 20 or more over a couple of days offshore in the peak season.
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