Went On A Fishing Trip Only To Get There & It Was Not What You Expected?
Taking a fishing trip and not having it live up to your expectations can really suck. You plan, spend the money and put the time to go and it just does not come out as you would have hoped. Let’s face it, when you travel to fish and the bite is not there or maybe has not been there for year things can be pretty disappointing.
What if there was a place that offers various incredible fishing options for marlin, tuna, wahoo, grouper and more so if one species is not biting you can go and try for another? Want a place that offers much more than just fishing such as snorkeling with sea lions, sea turtles, penguins and sharks? Well there is such an exotic and unique fishing paradise and its name is Galapagos Islands.
Why Should You Fish The Galapagos Islands
While no one can control fish stocks or guarantee you will catch fish in the ocean you can increase your chances by going to destinations with high success rates. Destinations like Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama unquestionably have great fisheries. However, they are also very dependent on a major current. It just takes some green water to move in and your fishing trip has ended before it even started.
What do most of these fisheries have in common? They all have to head West and fish basically the same area day after day. If the bite is off there really is nowhere else to go. This is not a problem in the Galapagos Islands. Because you would be leaving from an island to fish your crew can take you East, West, North and South. There is always an area that holds fish and a current that contributes to catching them.
Besides the wide options of tours, activities and site seeing, the Galapagos offer some of the world’s best striped marlin fishing, topwater tuna fishing, bottom fishing and giant blue marlin shots. Ecuagringo will help you customize the right package for you.
You can mix fishing, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, beaches and much more. The marlin action is year round and our 3 boats have already raised over 8,300 marlin in 2019. Most fishing days boats raised 5, 20, 30, 50 and even over 100 marlin in a day. Our striped marlin are not small either. Most fish average 150 to 250 pounds.
Each year around 250 to 350 anglers fish with us and almost every single angler leaves having caught multiple fish. The Galapagos are located in a very unique conversion of major currents that mix cooler Humboldt Current waters with currents such as Panama and Equatorial coming from the North and the East.
The mixture attracts vast amounts of sardines, anchovies, squid, bonito, yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna and other smaller fish that are important on the pelagic food chain. Marlin anglers benefit the most as large amounts of marlin follow the baitfish. The banks and seamounts that are numerous in between islands are prime feeding grounds for billfish and will help concentrate sizable stocks on them.
The seemingly endless bottom structure makes it a great place to jig or bottom fish in 30 to 3000 feet of water for grouper, tilefish, swordfish, jacks, snapper and many other types of bottom dwelling gamefish. The topwater action for tuna can be second to none. Shots at grander blue marlin out of Isabela Island are real.
Whatever you prefer to fish for, you will find something in the Galapagos. Let us put together a dream trip of a lifetime to the world’s most productive fishing waters. Safe, easy to get to and with incredible fishing make the Galapagos a top destination on any anglers bucket list.