Why The Hell Are You Not In The Galapagos Right Now?
San Cristobal Island Hot Striped Marlin & Some Blue Marlin
The international big game fishing world showcases some fantastic destinations. I would argue that very few are quite as complete as the Galapagos Islands when trying to target striped marlin, blue marlin, tuna and bottom fishing. San Cristobal Island for the 7th year in the row now has shown to be the greatest marlin show on Earth.
Almost every single day fished this year from San Cristobal has yielded 10 to 50 raises of large striped marlin per day with some day exceeding 100 raises and over 70 bites. Blue marlin have been in the mix. If you want to come down and have fun with the striped marlin anytime of the year is a good time but the bite is exceptionally hot this year!
From March 27 to April 2, with 2 to 3 boats fishing most of the days on Española banks over 500 striped marlin have been reported raised in a week’s time and 4 blue marlin. No one seems to be targeting blue marlin out of san Cristobal Island when they want the high numbers of striped marlin. If they did chase the blue marlin off the banks they probably would find a few more.
We have a boat available for limited dates in April, May and June to fish the incredible bite happening in San Cristobal.
Isabela Island Giant Blue Marlin
After March being perhaps the worst on record due to unusual green water that lingered for most of the month. Conditions have cleared up dramatically around Isabela. The large schools of tuna and squid are back! Whales, birds diving, dolphins and tuna frenzies are the conditions along with cobalt blue water that we like to see. Peter Gelfand on his first day April 1, 2023 lost a 450# plus blue marlin after it spit hook on 30 seconds of running and spectacular jumps.
April 2, 2023 Peter Gelfand and Jamie Melvin set out on Patricia with Captain Yuri Gutierrez and had their first bite less than 6 minutes with lines in the water. Peter released a striped marlin about 175#. Second fish was a striped marlin estimated over 250# and was released about 12:15 pm. Third fish was a blue marlin believed to be 500 to 600# around 3:15 pm and was lost in first couple of minutes of fight when it spit the hook.