BLACK MARLIN OF 724 POUNDS CAUGHT BY SAN CARLOS BOAT ANDALE II
Sept. 25, 2005, Bob Blair, Fishing San Carlos, San Carlos, Mexico Fishing Report:
The 724-pound black marlin was caught by Miss Teton next to my boat, Andale ll, on Sept. 24, 2005. They were fishing just a quarter-mile away, 17 miles out on the 180 from Marina San Carlos.
The skipper of the "Miss Teton" is the father of my skipper Julio. His name is Abel Anaya. I saw his boat stop, and called him to see if he was "hooked up." His reply was, "BOB I GOT A BIG ONE ON." One hour later he still had a big one on. Two hours later he still had a big one on. He was using a Shimano 50 Tiagra and it was spooled at least 3 times. It got so hot they poured water on it, it was smoking so bad.
A total of 4, I think, anglers brought the fish in somewhere between 2 and 3 hours. Capt. Abel Anaya has been on these waters for 40 years and if it hadn't been for him they would not have gotten this fish. By the way these were first-time anglers.
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