isla cerrevalo, outside

tecateando

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Jan 11, 2009
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Forrest
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Parker 1801 CC, "La Mañanera"
i have to say that it surprised me how steep the learning curve would be down here, but things are finally coming together. the local (los barriles) bite has been on and off so we decided to take the run up to Cerralvo today. after 10+ hours of trolling for nada we decided to run outside cerralvo, and finally found some nice dorados off the shark buoys about 10 miles east of the island. they were ignoring anything small, and hitting 8" marlin jigs on the troll. pink and purple was the hot lure until one broke it off, then they were hitting blue-white-silver. we also saw three marlin, one of which slashed at our jigs for a while but wouldn't commit. any advice for how to close that deal would be much appreciated.

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mulegemike

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May 7, 2012
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Mission Viejo
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Mike
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Skipjack 262 "Pescadero"
As others said drop back a bait for the marlin. Have you tried going south? They had live sardinas at La Ribera a few weeks ago. Tuna were biting south of the lighthouse on 25# flouro. Good luck looks like a great time!
 
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Tre

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I have a place in El Cardonal, and good live bait can be challenging.

The striped marlin tend to commit to the black & green
and petrolero colors in the smaller sizes, meaning they will eat them, so if you don’t have bait to drop back/bait & switch try those colors.

I find they will bill slap the pinks, & bright colors Sometimes rather than bite them. That being said some days they eat anything and everything, and some days they will do just the opposite.

Another thing is to try to go a little faster if they are playing with them.

Nice Dodos!
 
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