Marlin University Fishing Destinations | Marlin Magazine

Marlin University Destinations 2017 - 2018

Check out these great billfishing trips!

  • This year represents our first foray into the exotic location of Nicaragua. Like most of the great fishing spots along Central America's Pacific coastline, Nicaragua enjoys an incredible sailfish bite that lasts from the spring until deep into the summer months. Last year the Flor de Cana tournament enjoyed a record-breaking year, with just 25 boats releasing 1,371 billfish during three days of fishing!

    This unique Marlin University session allows you to fish for marlin in Nicaragua in an up-and-coming destination before most, and gives you a chance to explore an area that…
  • One of the most overlooked fisheries in the United States, the offshore action off Venice Louisiana is unmatched in the Gulf of Mexico. The nutrient-rich waters of the mighty Mississippi create an enormous food chain that ends with some of the largest collections of apex predators anywhere along the entire Gulf including wahoo, tuna, dolphin and marlin.

    One of the most overlooked fisheries in the United States, the offshore action off Venice Louisiana is unmatched in the Gulf of Mexico. The nutrient-rich waters of the…
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    Costa Rica is truly a fisherman’s paradise, offering up an insane number of bites on usually flat-calm seas. The main sailfish season runs from January through April, but you can catch billfish here in every month of the year. This past two or three years some boats enjoyed 100+ bites per day on big Pacific sails with a blue or striped marlin thrown in as well. Most of fishing you will do here involves pitching dead ballyhoo to billfish teased up on hook-less teasers.

    Situated on the Pacific coast just an hour and a half’s drive from the capitol of San Jose, Los Suenos provides the perfect location for anglers wishing to explore Costa…
  • Here's a striped-marlin honey hole that’s come on strong in the last few seasons: the Galapagos Islands. Situated some 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos gives anglers not just a taste of fishing in one of the world’s most untouched destinations but also an opportunity to tour some equally diverse ecosystems back on dry land.

    Join a once in a lifetime fishing adventure to catch billfish in the Galapagos Islands…
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    We’re going back to Guatemala to take advantage of the area’s huge number of billfish. With numbers that include 124 releases in a single day by one boat, 300 releases in three days on conventional tackle, 57 in a single day fly-fishing and an overall annual release rate of a dozen billfish per day per boat, it's clear that Guatemala's Pacific coast is the perfect place to learn the intricacies of the bait-and-switch.

    Join us in April for a Guatemala fishing trip of a lifetime. Marlin University heads to Guatemala to take advantage of the large number of sailfish in the area.
  • Both blue and white marlin show up in the clear, blue waters of the Dominican Republic, with whites popping up in the spring and hanging around well into the summer when blues arrive as well.

    Both blue and white marlin show up in the clear, blue waters of the Dominican Republic, with whites popping up in the spring and hanging around well into the summer when…