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The Pelagic School of Fishing - Costa Rica

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The Pelagic School of Fishing - Costa Rica

At the Pelagic School of Fishing, we make fishing fun while coaching you through a wide variety of techniques and angling styles to make you a better fisherman. Join us at Club Pelagic - Costa Rica, where our highly experienced Pelagic Pro Instructors will teach you their tips and tricks from decades of experience in competitive sport fishing ventures around the globe. Whether you have fished once and simply have a passion to learn more, or you have the skillset of a lifetime big game angler, the Pelagic School of Fishing will hone your skills and elevate your angling prowess...

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CAPTAIN’S TACTICS: BLUE MARLIN KONA-STYLE

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CAPTAIN’S TACTICS: BLUE MARLIN KONA-STYLE

Pelagic Pro Team Captain, Kevin Hibbard, dives deep into the world of fishing off of Kona, Hawaii - the undisputed mecca for giant blue marlin - giving his insider tips, tactics, and rigging techniques for targeting some of our ocean's largest billfish. Hooking a blue marlin any day, anywhere, and any how is truly special. However, for me, catching a BIG KONA BLUE MARLIN registers on another planet… I swear if our marlin weren’t in the water, they would breathe fire and roar! Fishing off Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island is different than any other place in the world. For one,...

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SPECIES PROFILE: THE MAJESTIC BLUE MARLIN

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SPECIES PROFILE: THE MAJESTIC BLUE MARLIN

Of all the pelagic fish species in our oceans, none is more revered and respected than the blue marlin. Highly regarded amongst offshore fishing enthusiasts for its big game value, Makaira nigricans is one of the open ocean’s largest, fastest, and strongest predators reaching known weights of over 1,800-pounds and lengths of more than 16-feet while putting on amazing aerial acrobatics when hooked. Blue marlin release aboard MARLIN MAGIC II off Kona, Hawaii (Captain Marlin Parker / Image by Carol Lynne) The IGFA lists the All-Tackle (Atlantic) Blue Marlin record at 1,402-pounds caught off Vitoria, Brazil in February 1992 by...

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GYOTAKU: Art of the Process

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GYOTAKU: Art of the Process

Featuring Artist, Dwight Hwang  Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese method of fish printing. This intricate immortalization process was originally used by fishermen in the 1800’s to record their catch by using ink, rice paper, and delicate hand pressing to create a fish image. Today, Gyotaku has become an art form of its own utilizing a wide variety of fish and ocean creatures as a method of printmaking. Our Gyotaku Collection pays homage to the sea through the customary Japanese form of printing fish and sea creatures. Using original art pieces from revered artist, Dwight Hwang, whose focus is in bringing...

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WAHOO FISHING TACTICS: East Coast vs. West Coast

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WAHOO FISHING TACTICS: East Coast vs. West Coast

There is no doubt that fishing techniques, styles, and preferred methods vary depending on a multitude of factors – be it per target species, conditions, or body of water. When it comes to targeting wahoo, however, there seems to be a solid debate between the east and west coast (United States) on the best tactics for catching these tasty speedsters; even more-so than for other any big game species such as tuna or marlin. And while we won’t settle the debate here once and for all, we have laid out some of the favored techniques and best practices when trying...

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