TWO BLUE MARLIN ARE CAUGHT DURING SPORTFISHING TRIP
OUT OF EAST CAPE'S HOTEL PALMAS DE CORTEZ
Aug. 29, 2005, Manny Galvez, East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing:
My son Matt and I caught a blue marlin that weighed in at 250 pounds off the East Cape on August 20th.
We fished on the boat Drias out of Hotel Palmas de Cortez, about 15 to 20 miles out just off Los Barriles.
We fished 4 days Aug. 20th, 21st, 24th, and 25th. We also caught 1 sail fish released, estimated at 115 pounds, and a nice tuna caught by my son Matt, on the 24th.
The first couple of days were nice and calm with hot weather and the 24th was pretty rough with choppy seas but we did manage to catch the sail and a 30 pound tuna that day.
Fishing on the 20th, we caught two blue marlin, a 250 and an estimated 200 pounder released. We only kept the 250 pounder because it died during the fight. It fought valiantly and gloriously but succumbed to the depths during its final moments. We gave the meat to the captain and deck hand where I'm sure many a meal was served.
Fishing on the 21st, we caught seven tuna from 15 to 30 pounds.
The 25th was very stormy and scary with rain and very rough seas. We did manage to attract a marlin but after eating two of our mackerel he spit and split. We called it a short fishing day after getting pounded for several hours. Overall I think we did okay considering the storms that hit, and the 250 pound marlin is my personal best so far in our 3 years fishing the East Cape.
And also along for the trip were my wife Michelle and my daughter Jennifer. Although they did not fish, they had a good time at the pool where we stayed at Palmas de Cortez.
We also did a day trip in Cabo San Lucas on the 23rd and the weather was simply gorgeous. It would have been a great day to fish. The Palmas fleet did well, catching lots of marlin and sailfish averaging about three per boat. We had never been to Cabo before and we took a glass bottom boat tour to the famous arch and had a great time feeding the reef fish and seeing the sights.