Marlin Fishing Statistics Since 1998: Releases 16,773 | Bites 30,980 | Raises 62,152

Folks if you are thinking about a island paradise to get away from all the stress and have the opportunity to relax, fish for marlin and bring the whole family along without safety concerns then the Galapagos Islands are the place for you.

Ecuagringo has been Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands premier outdoor outfitter since 1993 and offering fishing trips now for over 22 years. We customize fishing trips, adventure trips and family trips to your hearts content.

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Fantastic Large Striped Marlin Bite Continues San Cristobal Island

Local boats are still encountering large numbers of sardines which attract the incredible numbers of striped marlin 120 to 250 pounds average. If you have never caught a marlin or even if you are a seasoned angler the Galapagos are the place for you to target big striped marlin.

On January 18, 2021– Fishing panga with local crew went to fish for tuna on Española Bank. They reported seeing multiple tailing marlin and lots of marine life including sea lions, sharks, manta rays and most of all sardines being balled up by frenzied striped marlin.

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Acres of sardines were seen on top and crew estimated seeing over 150 striped marlin feeding throughout the day. The tuna bite was ok with 10 yellowfins averaging 35 to 50 pounds caught trolling Rapalas and diving lures.

Two striped marlin were released on diving lures and they were not the target species. It is worth nothing that if they were after marlin they probably would have encountered many more with the right equipment.

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