The incredible marlin action that has put the Galapagos Islands on the map since the early 1990’s and continues true to its name even in 2019! Schools with dozens, sometimes even hundreds of striped marlin 120 to 300 pounds are balling up sardines and squids in the fertile waters of the Galapagos Islands.
The banks around San Cristobal Island attract sardines, bonito, tuna, squid and plankton which in turn attract striped, blue and black marlin. The action has been nonstop virtually since April 2018 and every month has recorded many days with double digits in the on and off seasons.
If you are looking for a safe, family friendly get away to experience the world’s hottest bite happening now then your next trip should be to the Galapagos Islands. When the season is on it sometimes is hard for our staff to keep up with reports in between bookings and our heavy work load but we do our best to keep you informed.
A special thank you to Nicolas Schiess, Peter Santini, Gus Hernandez, Mike Crossier and all the other captains and crews that are generous enough to share their reports so we can bring you the latest news from the Galapagos Islands.
March 8, 2019– Captain Gus Hernandes aboard On The Hook with Richard Kessinger and his son in law Fred fished in choppy seas on Española Bank. Gus reported raising 39 striped marlin and 1 blue marlin. They had over 25 bites and released 1 blue around 300# and 5 striped marlin.
Vertigo fishing with Pete Santini and his guest raised 18 striped marlin and a black marlin. They had 11 bites from striped marlin with 2 releases and 1 bite from a black marlin about 350# they lost close to the boat.
More fishing reports to come from the world’s best marlin bite. If you are ready to book 2019 or 2020 the time is now. Prime dates for 2020 are going fast. December 2019 and February 2020 are 70% sold out so don’t wait!