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

Hot action with double digit marlin raises continues out of the Galapagos Islands. Manta, Ecuador has terrific conditions leading to a very good blue marlin bite. If you want a country that has the best marlin bite happening now then Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands are the place to go. Galapagos is offering plenty of shots at striped marlin with a decent blue marlin bite mixed in.

Galapagos Islands

San Cristobal Island:

May 22, 2018- On The Hook captained by Gus Hernandez headed to 0-30 Bank to fish his crew for a fishing report. They arrived to a bank full of life with dolphins and lots of sardines, sharks and sea lions feeding on the surface. Just as they arrived they were greeted by striped marlin balling bait on the surface and watching them slashing sardines. The team raised 28 striped marlin and 2 blue marlin and 1 black marlin. They went 9/18 on striped marlin bites, 1/2 on blue marlin and lost a black marlin estimated around 650# that broke the leader on a pitched bait from 30# standup intended for striped marlin.

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Santa Cruz Island:

May 24, 2018– Tesoro Galapagos captained by Nicolas Schiess posted that they had plenty of action on 0-30 Bank and went 3/25 on striped marlin.

Mainland Ecuador


May 23, 2018– Panga Don Teofilo reported going 5/9 on blue marlin and 1/1 on black marlin. Panga Explorer went 3/6 on blue marlin. Fishing was 17 to 35 miles out with excellent water conditions and lots of flying fish reported.

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Folks don’t be left out. Terrific fishing is in the works in Galapagos and Manta, Ecuador. We have some last minute openings available. 2019 is filling up and we are already taking bookings for the 2020 season. The world’s best marlin action is happening now in one country and dates and space is very limited.

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