March/April Marlin fishing report from Golfito

March started slowly this year but we had bites each day out. As the month progressed and the water started to cool the bite steadily improved. April brought the afternoon rains and the Marlin returned to their traditional deep offshore seamount haunts with a fury. Double digit shots became the norm for the rigs that could make the long run up to 100 miles offshore. By mid-month they started to move inshore as the Bonito and small yellowfin congregated around the FAD’s. Six, seven release a day on the Blues and Blacks became average. Now we are approaching peak season. This time is blessed with calm seas and lots of aggressive Marlin. While Stripes will be scarce till August, Black’s and Blue’s will please daily for the stand-up and FLY anglers lucky enough to get in on the action.