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Day 8 of 15 - Galapagos Islands - Marlin Heartbreak

By Capt Andy LoCascio - 03/07/2011 - Short URL: https://neangling.com/?p=3597 - Views: 204817

They are very few places in the world where you can actually miss a slam in a single day of fishing.  The Galapagos Islands is one of them.  Paul Stevens was fishing solo today and asked Pete Santini to get him something “big” as he has already caught striped marlin over 300lbs.

Striped Marlin

Santini heading out to find a blue or a black marlin.  We were pulling a spread loaded with big Iland lures and a mix of much larger lures.  Five minutes into the troll, while we were still setting lures, we raised a monster blue marlin that tried to eat the squid teaser, and then proceeded to swipe at the only two lures we had in the water and missed them both.  We never saw the fish again.

After rasing and dropping a few striped marlin we hooked into a huge black marlin late in the day.  Unfortunately we also hooked into a big striped marlin a few moments later which ran across the line with the black and cut it off (along with one of our favorite Iland Express lures).  The barrage of foul language out of Santini’s mouth made even our “very salty” crew cringe.  It was so bad that I started laughing.

After that we headed home and I swear we will crush them tomorrow…

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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