El Ocotal – Costarica

ther is a jewel of a fishing resort on the Pacific coast…it’s El Ocotal

El-OcotalBillfishing is one of the most exciting facets of fishing. A trip may start out slowly, but then,that giant bill suddenly appears from nowhere and begins to slash at the bait.

The boat comes alive. “Mar-leen!” the mate yells. For an instant confusion wins out, but then the drill that you played over and over again shifts into gear. The marlin hits and begins those spectacular greyhounding leaps for freedom. The reel screams. The engine roars. Line melts off the reel. The captain is in hot pursuit of marlin. Thrill of billfishing; the magnetic excitement that draws anglers to El Ocotal, the posh resort on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast.