Best Place for Marlin Fishing in the World
Striped marlin average 120 to over 250 pounds here making them an ideal challenge on light tackle. The size and the amount of striped marlin is not found anywhere else currently known. Smaller sized fish will congregate out Magdanela Bay, Mexico for a couple months of the year. The Galapagos are on call with hot marlin action 365 days a year.
The Galapagos Islands are your best shot to target striped and blue marlin combined. You also may encounter black marlin. Three different species of marlin have been caught in a single day and are possible in the Galapagos.
It’s a rare event to get all three of the Pacific marlin species in a trip of several days much less in a single day but it it may happen in the Galapagos. The tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo and bottom fishing make the alternative action to the marlin terrific on their own.
The excitement of watching 2, 3, 5 plus striped marlin come into the spread is about a good as great fishing gets. Multiple marlin, tuna, mahi and wahoo biting is a common happening in the Galapagos. Fast action packed days with anglers being tired out are normal.
The striped marlin raises average 5 to 50 plus any day of the year on one of the multiple seamounts and some days will even produce over 100 marlin chasing teasers all day long behind the boat. Considering the world commercial pressure put on all species it still is amazing that the protected waters of the Galapagos serve for the massing of marlin.
If you want to possibly see schools of hungry striped marlin busting the surface then you need to book a trip to the Galapagos. If you want to target the biggest blue marlin in the Pacific which consistently produces fish 500 to over 1000 pounds then Isabela Island in the Galapagos is the place to go.