Black Marlin (Makaira Indica)
One of the most sought after Marlin due to their elusive nature. In Guanacaste, rainy season can bring these brutes into shallower water where they are sometimes hooked just 3 miles offshore.
Alfred Glassell, Jr. is thought to have caught the largest on Rod & Reel at 1,560 lbs. I have seen many captains report Black Marlin releases only to find out later that it is really a very tired blue Marlin. Easy tell: Black Marlin have a very short dorsal fin and cannot retract their peck fins.
Charter: Full day offshore
Catch: Catch and Release, strongest bite during our "Green Season"