SAILBOAT TROLLS FOR MARLIN HOOKUP 15 MILES OUT
Nov. 18, 2005, Chris Edmonson, San Carlos, Mexico Fishing Report:
About 2 weeks ago I sailed across from San Carlos, Sonora, to Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Since I usually drag my bungee corded handline behind the boat, I set it up for this crossing. I was in a 24-foot Venture sailboat.
About 15 miles out of San Carlos, the cord stretched out to its max and snapped the line at the end! As I looked back a fair sized, 125 to 150-pound marlin was doing the tail dance to clear itself of the hook. Good thing the line snapped because the last thing I was looking for in the cockpit was an 8 foot fish! I had in mind something a good deal smaller.
After that I didn't have any more line until I got to Mulege, but I did spot three more marlin before sundown. We had a great time at the Hotel Serenidad pig roast when we got there and then spent 10 days down in the Bahía Concepción area. The trip back to San Carlos was exciting in 30 to 35 knot winds and largeish seas...but no more fishing.
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