EXCELLENT STRIPED MARLIN FISHING AT THE GOLDEN GATE BANK
Dec. 27, 2006, Mike Connolly, charter boat Falcon, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico:
Striped marlin fishing remains excellent in Cabo. The lighthouse has had some good marlin days even though bait has been very difficult to find in the daylight.
Some of the impressive striped marlin release totals confirm there has obviously been enough mackerel to keep fairly good numbers of marlin in the area.
The Golden Gate Bank remains the top spot with consistently good marlin fishing for virtually everyone that spends any time there.
Everything is on bait.
Early in the week dorado were mixed with the stripers with good numbers of each taking slow trolled bait.
Around Christmas the Golden Gate Bank scores were very impressive for those captains and anglers that worked hard. The Trauma, Luis Abaroa, had a 15 marlin day and a 10 marlin day, and had five marlin hooked up two times, for example.
On the Falcon, we had 10 striped marlin released out of 16 bites on Wednesday, all on bait, with one quad and most of the rest doubles.
There have been lots of satisfied anglers at the Gate.
The rough weather before Christmas flattened out by midweek and was ideal by Tuesday.
The water temperature was in the high 70s and blue.
There was a report of a 400-pound plus blue marlin released at Cabo Falso on a regular 100 pound leader striped marlin rig.
Yellowfin tuna have been tough to find most days. This is a good time to be fishing for striped marlin while they are available to make up for those days when they cannot be found anywhere. This does happen even in Cabo San Lucas.
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