SAILFISH & MARLIN ON THE FLY - COSTA RICA - QUEPOS

BILLFISH RESEARCH PROJECT

The Billfish Research Project was founded in 2011 by Jamie Walker and Kerwin Steffen, the owners of Frenzy Sportfishing based in Quepos, Costa Rica. Jamie and Kerwin have fished the waters off Quepos for many years and have often wondered where the billfish migrate to when they are not thick off of Quepos. To answer this question they have put together a team consisting of scientists from the University of South Carolina's world renowned Baruch Institute, initiated a research project off of Quepos, Costa Rica using solar powered pop up satellite tags and are actively seeking other research project opportunities.

The film below shows their initial steps taken to catch, tag, and then monitor the initial performance of the tag with a 'onboard' bill camera!!

"SHADES OF GREY"- CAPTURING A SAILFISH TAKING A FLY

This amazing video tells the story behind Marc Montocchio’s quest to photograph a Sailfish in the process of taking a fly!! An amazing video detailing what it takes to not just raise a Sailfish, but to then get into the water and film it as the fish takes the fly.



The Picture!!- Shades of Grey by Marc Montocchio
The Picture!!- Shades of Grey by Marc Montocchio - A Sailfish caught as it takes a fly from the surface

FULL INFORMATION ON HOLIDAYS IN COSTA RICA

publication date: October 2012 by WhereWiseMenFish.com

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