Born Aug 7, 1980
Jason “Mr Trigger” 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 back yard to Marina Pez Vela of 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 Red Fish. 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 Marin in Costa Rica. He then knew he was destine to move to Los Suenos or Marina Pez Vela 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.
Jason has come a long way coming into his 10th year in Costa Rica. During Jason’s 10 year stretch he has released close to 750 Marlin, 100 of them being Black Marlin between fishing Panama and Costa Rica (see photo Gallery and Billfish Report.com) and an impressive 1000 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 35 yrs old now and has only been in Costa Rica for 8 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 Charters 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 up roar 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 told to 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 one of the anglers 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 where 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. Billfishreport.com has been fishing with us in Panama and Costa Rica ever since!
Another way Jason “Mr Trigger” 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” John Lagrone of the boat Xtasea 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, how to cope with Costa Rica from John Lagrone, fish with Jason Pipe “Bocinegro”in Spain. This past year Jason has worked in Hawaii for a commercial boat Magic in Honolulu and got a shot to work for Luna in Kona at the end of his stay in Hawaii before heading back to his own boat in Central America. While this has all been a blessing for Jason the billfishreport.com has been there since the beginning and helping every step of the way. “IT HAS BEEN AN INSANE RIDE” !!!
Jason “Mr Trigger” Coffrin takes his business very seriously and knows you will enjoy fishing with him and his crew whether it is in Quepos out of Marina Pez Vela December through June or Boca Chica, Panama July & August.
START OF BUSINESS
Invited to Cost Rica in 2005 by a buddy to watch ship side the Los Suenos bill fish tournament 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 Cr 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 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 CR.
We have now made made our way to Boca Chica, Panama where I am now running charters out of a boca chica hotel called Boca’s Del Mar.
With that schedule of being in business for 10 years we have had some successful numbers and records when it comes to our charters!!
8 years fishing with Billfishreport.com
6 years featured in fish monster magazine
Got fish got rum radio
NBC Sports Radio Tampa Fl
157lb unofficial World record rooster fish
10 Marlin over 500lb 1 blue 1 black
3 IGFA Royal Slam records 2 Pacific Sails 1 Stripe Marlin
8 Mahi over 70 lbs
12 Wahoo over 80 lbs
12 Rooster fish over 80 lbs
450 blue marlin
100 black marlin
240 stripe marlin
1200 sail fish
Representative of these companies
Reactor Watch Ambassador
RnD Spreader bars
Get Reel Lures
2011 Black Bart Lures sales agent for Costa Rica
Captain of Mr Trigger SportFishing with Bocas Del Mar Hotel Boca Chica,Panama
Diesel Mechanic school of Hard knocks
International Yacht Master license
USCG safety corse up to date
It’s been a hell of a 8 year experience we hope to see you in Panama and Costa Rica with us soon!!!
Thank you for reading
Capt Jason Coffrin