Galapagos Islands Marlin Fishing Newsletter August 2019

Aug 15, 2019Newsletter

San Cristobal Island Has Delivered The Best Striped Marlin Bite 3 Years In A Row

Folks its hard to believe it is already August and 2019 is going by fast. The incredible marlin action in the Galapagos Islands has gone unrivaled anywhere on the planet. Over 7,000 striped marlin raised so far until the beginning of August and we are now in the offseason and the marlin are still bitting.

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If you are looking to book during the prime season (December to June) January and February 2020 are almost sold out so don’t wait. If you are looking for a chance at dozens of raises of marlin a day then the Galapagos Islands are for you! Located 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador on Western South America this is an easy destination to get to.

If you want to experience the finest, most productive marlin fishing anywhere in the world then the Galapagos Islands are for you. Why settle for a couple of bites during a trip when you could have multiple bites each day? It does not matter if you are an expert or a beginner the Galapagos offers something for every angler.

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Isabela Island Offers Grander & Giant Blue Marlin

Are you looking for the next grander marlin destination without having to fly half way around the planet? Isabela Island in the Galapagos is fast becoming a prominent giant blue marlin destination. Huge female blue marlin come to feed and spawn in the 6,000 to 9,000 foot drop-offs from Isabela Island. No other place in Pacific South America concentrates as many large blue marlin in such a small area. Fishing can start just 6 miles from port and you are usually never more than 15 to 20 miles out.

Most days you can expect 1 to 3 bites from blue marlin and fish average 500 to over 1000 pounds. The town of Puerto Villamil is host to 3,000 inhabitants making it a quiet and relaxing place. Isabela is a great island to bring the family to relax and there are several tours for the whole family to enjoy. A volcano crater, snorkeling with penguins and kayaking the bay are just some of the adventures.

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Possible International Tournament On The Horizon 2021

Ecuagringo is working with the Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism, the local Tourism Board of San Cristobal Island and several other organizations to possibly host the first Galapagos Islands international billfish tournament in 13 years.

Last tournament was in 2006. In the works will be the first international tournament in a decade that should bring anglers from around the world. Stay tuned for details and we will be posting more information on how to sign up and participate in weeks to come.

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