Summer marlin actiin!
TS Ivo blew past us without consequence, and they finally opened the port. We got a late start, blasted by the Cape Rocks, and busted some water out to the 95 spot. It was time to chase some billfish. Sea temps were in the mid 80s and conditions were perfect. We just barely had the lures, ballyhoos, and teasers in the water when we had a nice one come rippin in on the port teaser! We dropped a couple of live baits back but could’nt dupe it into biting! We made to the 95 and went into full tack mode working the high spot for a couple hours. I turned around looking into the pattern and saw a boil on the stinger long. I quickly grabbed the rod and free spooled the sewed bait ballyhoo back a few feet, set the drag, came up taught, and that fish was hung!! Bart was in the chair and did a great job working the fish. 17 minutes later we released a nice 90-100 lb. Striped Marlin! Nice one, Bart! After the normal congrats we got back to it, raising and hooking another nice one, unfortunately we dumped it after a few minutes. That’s fishing! So we opted for a beach run to end the day. We switched over to the 30 set ups hoping for a wahoo or dorado but it was not to be. We headed in after a great day of action. The boys were stoked especially Bart who nailed his 1st marlin. We swung into the harbor, gave Pancho the sealion our extra bait and headed to the slip.And so ended another classic day in Cabo San Lucas! The last I saw of the boys, they were quickly heading off for an late afternoon t-time at the golf course. Gotta love Summer at the Cape! Hard to beat that!! Saludos!!
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