Sailfish Sport fishing PanamaMr Trigger Sport fishing is now back in Quepos, Costa Rica with a brand new slip in Marina Pez Vela located on the coast of Quepos.

Mr Triggers new slip and Marina Pez Vela offer over 100 wet slips and marina facilities built to international standards and also a wonder fuel dock, very tasty restaurant and an open early market type store for you to buy some extra goodies before your fishing trip with us out of Quepos! Here are some of the other amenities that help make your stay in Quepos and fishing trip with Mr Trigger more enjoyable.

  • Docking can accommodate vessels up to 200 feet
  • State of the art concrete floating dock system
  • Safe operating depth of 14 feet offering ease of access to Mr Trigger
  • Dam protected basin providing safety and protection for you and your vessel
  • Friendly, accommodating, bilingual staff aboard Mr Trigger and Marina Pez Vela

We offer half day/full day inshore trips and full day offshore trips only. Our half days go from 6:30am to 11am and our full days are from 6:30am to 5pm in the marina.  We have week long packages for you to choose from with hotel or rental home nights multiple days on the water and transportation to choose from. We also have one day trips to choose from.

The fishing out of Quepos Costa Rica aboard Mr Trigger.

Sail fishing off the coast of Quepos, Costa Rica is truly like no other in the world. There are stories of better sail fishing other places but with the 10-20 mile run and the amount of Mahi Mahi, Marlin and Tuna mixed in with a 10- 60 release day of sails is very hard to beat! Mr Trigger was based out of Marina Pez Vela in the beginning and we truly had some record numbers like 78 sail releases in two days and multiple 30 and 40 release days in there as well!

Sailfish grow quickly, reaching 1.2–1.5 m (3 ft 11 in–4 ft 11 in) in length in a single year, and feed on the surface or at middle depths on smaller pelagicforage fish and squid. Individuals have been clocked at speeds up to 110 km/h (68 mph), which is one of the highest speeds reliably reported in any water organism.[3][7] Generally, sailfish do not grow to more than 3 m (9.8 ft) in length and rarely weigh over 90 kg (200 lb).

The sail is normally kept folded down and to the side when swimming, but it may be raised when the sailfish feels threatened or excited, making the fish appear much larger than it actually is. This tactic has also been observed during feeding, when a group of sailfish use their sails to “herd” a school of fish or squid.


Ernest Hemingway in Key West, Florida, USA, in the 1940s, with a sailfish he had caught

Sailfish are highly prized game fish, and are known for their incredible jumps and great speed. They can swim 100 m in 4.8 sec. They can appear in a startling array of colours, from subdued browns and grays to vibrant purples and even silver. Their body colours are often highlighted by stripes of iridescent blue and silver dots. Sailfish can change their colours almost instantly—a change controlled by their nervous system. The sailfish can rapidly turn its body light blue with yellowish stripes when excited, confusing its prey and making capture easier, while signalling its intentions to fellow sailfish. “Wikipedia Quote “2015

black copy Marlin fishing out of Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, Costa Rica can really go off! We have had some amazing days on Mr Trigger when it comes to targeting and releaseing large and small Blue Marlin, Black Marlin and Stripe Marlin!  We have had some great days out there just 10 to 30 miles out getting shots at over 10 Blue Marlin a trip and seeing double Black Marlin chasing one teaser! Our best day to date was when Mr Trigger released 3 slams in 3 blue Marlin 3 Sail fish and 3 Stripe Marlin not to mention 1 very big Black Marln in the 500 pound range! Quepos fishing can be the best in the world on any given day.  Marlin fishing in Quepos Costa Rica can be done a few different ways on the Mr Trigger, we pull lots of lures, drag ballyhoo and other larger dead baits and our favorite bait and switch method.  ” Bait and switch is when there are hookless lures on the water called teasers and when a fish rises up on them the mate pulls the teaser out of the water and our angler YOU drops a dead bait or lure in the water and attempts to hook the raised Marlin.

A marlin is a fish from the family Istiophoridae (includes about 10 species). It has an elongated body, a spear-likesnout or bill, and a long, rigid dorsal fin which extends forward to form a crest. Its common name is thought to derive from its resemblance to a sailor’s marlinspike.[1] Even more so than their close relatives, the scombrids, marlins are fast swimmers, reaching speeds of about 80 km/h (50 mph).[2][3]

The larger species include the Atlantic blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, which can reach 5 m (16.4 ft) in length and 818 kg (1,803 lb) in weight[4] and the black marlin, Istiompax indica, which can reach in excess of 5 m (16.4 ft) in length and 670 kg (1,480 lb) in weight. They are popular sporting fish in tropical areas.” Wikipedia Quote ” 2015

tuna1 Yellow fin tuna are fun to catch and fun to eat for sure!  Although tuna fishing has declined in recent years in Costa Rica and Central america in general there are still big schools of yellow fin tuna in the area for us to target for our anglers. We target them by leaving a little earlier in the morning than the next boat pulling lures and other techniques to get you that trophy tuna for your dinner plate.

The yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) is a species of tuna found in pelagic waters of tropical and subtropicaloceans worldwide.

Yellowfin is often marketed as ahi, from the Hawaiian ʻahi, a name also used there for the closely related bigeye tuna.[2] The species name, albacares (“white meat”) can also lead to confusion: in English, the albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) is a different species, while yellowfin is officially designated albacore in French and referred to asalbacora by Portuguese fishermen.” Wikipedia Quote 2015″

WR Rooster Rooter fish are one of the most amazing fish that Costa Rica has to offer! Maybe one of the hardest fighting fish in the ocean pound for pound. Inshore on light tackle I don’t compare the run to a bone fish but the sheer strength I sure do put them side by side.  Mr Trigger offers several different ways and tackle to catch these monsters but most of the time we are slow trolling live baits around inshore structure to target our favorite fish the mighty Rooster fish.

The roosterfish, Nematistius pectoralis, is a game fish found in the warmer waters of the East Pacific from Baja California to Peru.[1] It is the only species in the genus Nematistius and the family Nematistiidae.[2][3] It is distinguished by its “rooster comb”, seven very long spines of the dorsal fin.

The roosterfish has an unusual arrangement of its ears: the swim bladder penetrates the brain through the largeforamina and makes contact with the inner ear. It uses its swim bladder to amplify sounds.

Roosterfish can reach over 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in) in length and over 50 kg (110 lb) in weight.[4] The weight of the average fish hooked is about 20 lb (9.1 kg). The fish is popular as a game fish, but it is not considered a good eating fish.Catch and release is strongly recommended.”Wikipedia Quote 2015″

34 ft Black Fin Combi

34 ft Black Fin Combi Mr Trigger