Casting lures for Marlin?

Bentrod 1

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Aug 11, 2006
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Chuck Barnett
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Ofishall Business, Bronco Billy, RR III, Qualifier 105
Anyone have suggestions for a good lure to cast to marlin on the surface? Specifically Mag Bay area, for those times when is too good to go to the bait tank, or the bait tank is empty.
Thanks...........
 

Pitchinwedge

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Aug 7, 2016
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Sammie
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Have no idea if it would work but a big popper or stickbait sounds fun.
 

miaf

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Apr 14, 2013
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Nomad Madscads will work.
 

DavyJones

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May 2, 2012
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I've seen two fishing shows with people throwing artificials for Mag Bay marlin.

1. The obsession of Carter Andrews with Carter throwing what looked like a large white Big Hammer slug. He got bit more than once.

2. Our own Local Knowledge boys. Episode 1 of this season. Throwing the Mad Scad.

DavyJones.
 

FAT CAT

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Nov 11, 2007
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Bill Burkett
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22' Twin-Vee Catamaran POLE CAT
You can get bit with just about any casting lure, but you'll lose most marlin due to the hooks. Replace trebbles with a single hook - that will help.
 

Let em eat 74

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Whichever1is leaving
Just be ready to duck when he shakes it loose and you suddenly have a missile headed right at you.
 

Reefer

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May 21, 2006
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Bob
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Pez Vela
We used to throw Pili poppers from time to time. I'd say some of the modern poppers would be a blast so long as you remove the hooks.
 

mahi

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Bob
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Henriques 28 Express
Try frozen ballyhoo.
 

critical

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Stuart
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Grady
I have no idea for sure but a giant curly tail like for halibut or lings with a big ass beast hook might get some attention. Cut it so the hook can penetrate. Cast n wind all thats needed.
 

Efishnsea

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Aug 2, 2007
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Ed Efishnsea
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21' Boston Whaler Outrage, + Kayaks--looking for 205 Conquest
I caught one on huge Krocodile / single hook changedout once on the 13' whaler at the 277. Brought it onto the green pier in Avalon to be weighed and cleaned by Rosie. It weighed 155#. The tenderloin tasted great!!