Ecuagringo Marlin & Tuna Fishing Report, Feb 21-26 2020
The Galapagos Islands continue to deliver great marlin fishing and memories of a lifetime. Feb 21 to 26, 2020 saw a bit slower fishing than the previous 3 weeks of February but still by all means the fishing has been world class with a few surprises. Most boats have been releasing 2 to 13 marlin per day.
Crews are reporting more sardines on the banks than they have ever seen and on some days the marlin just don’t want to bite much as it seems they are full. Lots of birds, mahi mahi, some tuna, sea lions and sharks add to the great marine life show anglers can witness on a day of fishing.
San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands
Feb 21, 2020– Vertigo 2 fishing with Peter Santini reported releasing a 3 out of 11 striped marlin and a very large black marlin estimated by Santini to be around the 1000# magical mark on a spot called the Bull’s Eye two miles off 0-30 Bank.
Santini and Escobar happened to be fishing this location together onboard The Big Fish in 2010 when they caught the first black marlin on this particular spot. On The Hook captained by Julio Rodriguez fished with Robbie Browning, Wes Parish and Mike Oliver their first day of their 2020 trip and released 5/7 striped marlin and raised 11.
Feb 22, 2020– On The Hook raised 15 had 11 bites and released 6 striped marlin on the pitch baits with Robbie Browning’s group.
Feb 23, 2020– On The Hook went to 0-30 Bank and the bite was very slow even though there were plenty of fish and sardines but the marlin would not tease or bite. They raised 2 and had 1 bite, releasing 1 striped marlin with Browning group.
Feb 24, 2020– On The Hook headed for Española Bank and had a fantastic day of fishing with Browning group going 13/18 on pitch baits with the striped marlin and raising 23. A few double hookups made for an extra fun day.
Feb 25, 2020– Vertigo 2 with Peter Santini went 7/18 and raised 26 fishing Española Bank. On The Hook went 7/10 and raised 15 fishing circle hooks and pitch baits with Robbie Browning group on Española Bank. Patricia fishing with a group from Russia fished 0-30 Bank and had 2 bites releasing 1 striped marlin and raised 4.
Feb 26, 2020– On The Hook fishing with Robert Gollahon released 7 striped marlin from 15 bites and raised 20. This was Gollahon’s first fishing trip to the Galapagos Islands.
Folks you will not find as consistent a marlin bite year round anywhere in the Pacific. The Galapagos have been producing more year round marlin action than anywhere on the planet the last 21 years. Even in slow years we were still raising half a dozen to over a dozen fish per day average.
If you are new to the sport or a seasoned angler you owe it to yourself to give the Galapagos a try. Safe for the whole family with good lodging, decent seafood and fun activities for the whole family. Want to see vast marine life almost everywhere you go? Marine iguanas outside your hotel room?
What about breakfast with Darwin’s finches? Pictures with the giant tortoise? Better yet catch marlin, tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo and bottom fish sometimes all in the same day? There is no other place on Earth quite like it!
Isabela Isabela Giant Marlin Dates 2020 and 2021:
Due to a group’s change in schedule we now have April 18 to 22, 2020 again open to fish for giant blue marlin 5 days. Basic packages start at $21,900 for two anglers. Call us today 754-703-1991 if you want to be a part of the best giant blue marlin fishing in the Pacific.
If you dream is to chase the ultimate big game fish then this is a trip you cannot pass up. We are now booking late March and April 2021 dates for those who want to increase their chances at a grander blue marlin.