Born Aug 7, 1980
Jason “Butterfly” Coffrin has been fishing since he was two years old, “even then taking it seriously”, He always had a love for the water and fishing for anything that swims. From bass fishing in his backyard to Costa Rica fishing for the giant Marlin. Growing up in Sarasota, Florida on the Gulf Of Mexico he fished for other species of fish like Tarpon, Snook and Redfish. His love for competition pushed him to start fishing tournaments a couple years back. He was most successful with tarpon, he won several local tournaments and the Professional tarpon series in Boca Grand winning a boat. Jason has also won numerous Redfish tournaments and has appeared on Fox Sports Net for the Top 5 in FLW Redfish Series.
Jason’s business plan came when he went to help out on a tournament boat for a week at Los Suenos in Costa Rica. He then knew he was destine to move to Costa Rica. Television has also been another great door opener for Jason, being on Fox Sports net and the Water Channel in Costa Rica fishing with Ocean Explorer. This is where the Unofficial World Record Rooster Fish with the Host really got Jason’s business amped to keep growing. You can see Ron and his amazing Rooster fish in the Photo Gallery of the site.
During Jason’s two year stretch he has released 60 Marlin, 12 of them being Black Marlin in the second year (see photo Gallery and Billfish Report.com) and an impressive 100 Rooster Fish documented releases weighing in from 10 pounds on 6 pound test to 157 pounds (unofficial world record, see photo gallery) on 30 pound test. He is a young man and has only been in Costa Rica for 3 years but, if you fish with him you will not only have a great time, you will catch fish and laugh like crazy. And if he feels up to it, you might watch him jump in with one of that incredible Marlin and revive the beauty while getting some great pictures of him in his world. Mr. Trigger Sport fishing Boca Chica, Panama is a firm believer of catch and release. Jason’s popularity came from the company taking photos and recording each catch and posting them to social networks and tagging the marlin. Well that caused a huge uproar in the community of well known captains. They couldn’t believe the amount of black marlin Jason was reporting. Jason finally got his break when billfishreport.com contacted him and he had them come on down! So they did, in the summer of 2010 they fished 5 days straight! Team Mr. Trigger caught multiple Blue Marlin. During the trip, he fought a marlin for a whopping 5 hours! He hooked it at 4:00 pm and released it at 9:00 pm. On the last day the editor was on the reel and a Black came up and before you knew it there were two in the spread! They lost them both but the editor was in such awe he gave us the credit we deserved for our photos.
Another way Jason Butterfly Coffrin has been successful is the HELP from the Bill Fish community captains!!! Jason has been truly blessed to be a student of Bart Miller “Black Bart Lures” Roddy Hayes “Legend lures” Jason Pipe of Gomera Spain and last but not least the crew of Billfishreport.com. These guys are all on a phone basis with Jason Butterfly Coffrin and have helped him with an insane wealth of knowledge. Jason “Butterfly” Coffrin has been learning how to handle a boat from Bart Miller and set up an everyday, weekly, monthly, and yearly game plan on how to fish the different conditions. Then turn around and learn how to set up a business from Roddy Hayes. jason has also fished all over the world in places like El Sal, Africa, Australia, Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua.
Jason “Butterfly” Coffrin takes his business very seriously and knows you will enjoy fishing with him and his crew in Boca Chica , Panama out of the little but beautiful hotel Bocas Del Mar!
START OF BUSINESS
Invited to Cost Rica in 2005 by a buddy to watch ship side the Los Suenos bill fish tournament! This 1 event got me the bug to pursue big game fishing! After breaking a hip and back surgery in 2007 I bought from Mote Marine Labratory a 24 ft Morgan inboard single screw diesel and began to fix it up. After two years of work and saving money Mr Trigger was shipped to Flamingo Costa Rica where I began my fishing career alone at first only inshore fishing and some offshore! After a sprint of two years went by 47 blue marlin,32 Stripe Marlin 17 black marlin and over 500 sail fish later in approximately 89 trips clients insisted on fishing a larger vessel !
So 2010-11 7 months time period was taken off from the charter life and the new once sunken in Mobile,Alabama Mr Trigger 34 Black fin was born and shipped to Quepos, CR. With no paperwork until November 2012 the boat sat with no trips… Then in 2013 we emerged again fishing Flamingo Costa Rica.
We have now made made our way to Boca Chica, Panama where I am now off the world famous Hannibal Bank a true pacific coast reef!
With that schedule of being in business for 4 years we have had some successful numbers and records when it comes to our charters!!
- 4 years fishing with Billfishreport.com
- 4 years featured in fish monster magazine
- Got fish got rum radio
- NBC Sports Radio Tampa Fl
- 157lb unofficial World record rooster fish
- 5 Marlin over 500lb 1 blue 1 black
- 3 IGFA Royal Slam records 2 Pacific Sails 1 Stripe Marlin
- 8 Mahi over 70 lbs
- 5 Wahoo over 80 lbs
- 12 Rooster Fish over 80 lbs
- 165 blue marlin
- 24 black marlin
- 39 stripe marlin
- Over 1000 sail fish
Pro Staff for:
- MarlinStar Lures
- Legend Lures
- Reactor Watch Ambassador
- RnD Spreader bars
- Penn International
- Coffrin Jewelers
2011 Black Bart Lures sales agent for Costa Rica
Diesel Mechanic school of Hard knocks
International Yacht Master license
USCG safety course up to date