Marlin University Special Feature

Marlin University has hosted hundreds of eager students wanting to learn the intricacies of offshore fishing.

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Guatemala, Costa Rica and Venezuela are examples of the big-bite places, where we can sometimes get 20 bites or more a day. Photo by Robert Bates
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The Costa Rica trip is a Marlin U staple.Photo by Robert Bates
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Marlin U students get to visit some of the most beautiful spots in the world. Photo by Robert BatesPhoto by Robert Bates
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While your billfishing education is our main concern at Marlin University, like most schools, there’s plenty of time to relax and blow off a little steam after a long day of learning. Photo by Robert BatesPhoto by Robert Bates
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There are two types of destinations that Marlin U visits: big-fish spots, known for size but not numbers, and great-bite spots, known for the good numbers of bites you can get in a day.Photo by Robert Bates
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Local boats usually know the waters and the techniques that work best in that area.Photo by Robert Bates
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Most of the spots we fish have local, well-known captains and mates — and we try hard to book those people for our Marlin U sessions.Photo by Robert Bates
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The primary focus of every Marlin University session is getting as many bites as possible, so we can teach our students how to operate a lever-drag reel with confidence.Photo by Robert Bates
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Capt. Bubba Carter, of Tijereta fame, was one of the captains for the first Marlin U event. Photo by Richard GibsonPhoto by Richard Gibson
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Whichever destination you choose, rest assured that our staff of professionals are on hand to take care of every detail of your trip.Photo by Robert Bates