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Day 3 of 15 - Galapagos Islands - Tuna and Marlin

By Capt Andy LoCascio - 03/03/2011 - Short URL: http://bit.ly/iaJxTc - Views: 254890

Incredibly calm today.  Not even a hint of breeze.  Santini and his crew (Paul, Shaun, and Mike) headed out for marlin and had a decent day with two big striped marlin, 14 attacks, and 18 raises.  Unfortunately one angler (who will rename nameless for this report) had bananas for breakfast and had 7 marlin jump off after they were hooked.  The angler was not Paul (who had his largest career striped marlin) or shutterbug Shaun who took the amazing photo below.

Striped Marlin – Paul Michele – Blue/Pink Iland Cruiser lure

Topwater Tuna

Yellowfin Tuna – Jesse and Wayne

As for my crew of Jesse, Wayne, and Tim we spent the first half of the day targeting Wahoo and had no success.  We switched over to tuna and unlike yesterday they were not blitzing on top.  Instead we found them finning on top occasionally sifting small baitfish from the water.  We needed to watch the water carefully and look for gentle pushes or a fin sticking out of the water.  Once again the popping plugs were deadly (though we did get one on a Yo-Zuri Bonito) and the fish were some of the largest so far.  Click here for our recommended tuna tackle for tuna plugging.

Tomorrow both crews are heading out for marlin…

Learn more about travel and fishing in the Galapagos at Sportfish Galapagos


By Capt Andy LoCascio - Host of Northeast Angling TV
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