San Quintin Marlin fishing!

scfisher

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Feb 19, 2007
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Aug 2nd late report.

Hand in hand with the reports of the big opahs that were caught from San Diego long range boats were also reports of marlin being hooked at the 240. We managed to hook one and fight it for a couple hours . Even with the ability to chase down the beautiful fish from the panga we just didn't have the gear to tire the relentless Marlin using just 40lb string . Enjoy the pics. It looks to be 130lbs. Lots of acrobatics during the two hour fight .

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cabo rob

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Dec 17, 2011
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Sorry to hear that one
40 lb test should have done it. I boated a 200+ striper with an avet mxl spooled with 40 lb mono and 50 lb spectra 2months ago. It took an hour ten minutes. Had to chase it a few times with the boat. But I got it !
Posting the pic and hoping the tree huggers don't complain too much.
 
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scfisher

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Feb 19, 2007
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Great job !! Awesome pic!!
My friend was fighting the Marlin and it wasn't even tired. My friend was pretty worn down and lactic acid building in the arms! Lol
 
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cabo rob

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They will wear you out ! Don't think there wasn't some rail riding going on, because I was tired too.
Overall, it was a great time, and I was happy to have the chance to experience it. Unlike the haters.
 
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amnajar

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I got bit by one last weekend on the Apollo, but we were hanging fish and could not chase it down. It came out of the water twice, beautiful sight. The thing was about to spool me when the deckhand pulled hard enough to break it off and save my spectra.

Thanks for sharing....
 
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OmanGT

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Great experience..two hours hanging on to a fantastic fish. The pics are awesome you guys must've been totally stoked. No worries with a long release. I can hear the yells while the fish was jumping.
 
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