The only word that comes to mind is “Caliente!” which means HOT! That’s what’s going on down here at the Tropic Star Lodge. The Marlin bite has exploded and there is also no end to the Yellowfin Tunas. One angler released 4 Blues in just one day and it doesn’t end there; numerous double header Marlin have also been recorded. There’s definitely more Blues than Blacks but that’s to be expected this time of year. Yes, It’s the bite I’ve been telling you about (July-September), and with a full lodge till the end of the season, the numbers are going to be incredible.
Inshore is still good but with the marlin and giant tuna bite on I don’t’ think we’ll be doing much inshore fishing for the next couple of months. Biggest Roosterfish released was a slob, estimated at 75 lbs.
The highlight for the last couple of weeks would have to be Danielle Erinakes’s 3 ½ hour battle with a 750+ lb PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN. Danielle happens to be only 13 years old and had that fish been taken it would have shattered the current IGFA Junior (Female) record which stands at 513 lbs. Congratulations Danielle on your HUGE Marlin.
Larry Robinson and David Tadlock both released their first BLACK MARLIN estimated at 500 lbs. Larry also released his first PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN around 250 lbs and a GIANT 75 lb ROOSTERFISH! Tom Buckuis also released his first BLACK MARLIN around 350 lbs and PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN that also went 350 lbs. Mark Poulshock “ZigBee” released his first 2 BLACK MARLIN. One was estimated at around 600 lbs. Dean Bornstein released his first 2 BLACK MARLIN around 350 lbs and PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN that was estimated at 400 and 300 lbs. His son Zack also scored his first 2 PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN, 500 and 350 lbs. He also nailed a 174 lb YELLOWFIN TUNA; Congrats!
Capt. Mike Galinis released his first PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN that went 350 lbs and John Heintz also got his first PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN, 400 lbs. Frank Guerra scored his first PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN around 400 lbs and Dan Mena scored his first BLACK MARLIN, 300 lbs. Trapier Marshall released 3 PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN, his first as well (350 lbs). Dustin Haese also got his first PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN around 275 lbs.
Mike Hagel released his first BIG PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN that went 500 lbs. Rue Stevens and Jack Boyer both their first PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN in the 350 lb range. Rachelle McBride released her first PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN estimated at 400 lbs and Phillips Marshall, Julie Mere and Jeff Kudla all released their first PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN around 250 lbs.