FIRST EVER STRIPED MARLIN CAUGHT
Nov. 4, 2005, Larry Miller, East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico Fishing:
I just got back from fishing at Rancho Buena Vista. We were there from the the 28th of Oct. to Nov. 1st.
We fished on a 28 foot cruiser. Most of the bigger yellowfin tuna had moved off shore 50 to 60 miles out. The smaller 25 pound yellowfin are still around, not in huge numbers, hardly any dorado, lots of marlin, and sailfish.
The wind at East Cape was really strong. It starts early in the morning, three to four foot wind swells whitecap by noon.
East Cape fishing water is still pretty warm, 80 plus degrees.
I caught my first striped marlin and had to kill it, or it was going to die out at sea. We were fishing for dorado with live mackerel when it engulfed the bait. The deckhand said it was going to die; that was a real bummer. The dorado ranged in weight from 40 pounds to 20 pounds.