Blue Marlin Bite 9 Miles- Sept 17, 2016

The Capt decided to take the day off and have see for himself since the charters are slow this month.  We have a nice blue water pocket sitting just 9 miles from the house.  Since the moment the water changed from green to blue we put the lines out with 8 other local charter boats.  The days before most boats had no problem seeing 3-4 marlin a boat, and most were returning at noon!
While the sails pitch didn't have the hum (just saw 2 blues), for the first time in a while I hooked a nice blue marlin off the rigger bait in the first 20 minutes.  30 lb tackle with a fish over 300 lbs kicked my butt!  Very strange to see a bigger marlin smoke the rigger bait, they were hungry!!
We then saw just 1 more that wouldn't bite, but Capt Manolo next to us was on fire.  He went 5 for 6 on blues!  Releasing 3 sailfish as well.
Before 9 am, there were over 20 marlin bites reported between 8 boats!!!  At 9 miles, all about a 2 mile squared area.
This year as a whole since last November has proven to be the best year for both marlin and of course sailfish, as I personally close in on 35 blues for the year.
We ended the day-
6-5-5 Sailfish
2-1-1 Blue Marlin
1-1-1 Mahi

Capt Chris Starrs

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Hot marlin fishing right now in Guatemala.  The usually summer months are producing incredible marlin fishing.  Best part of all, its just 17 miles to the east.  Usually we have been find the blues under the thick patches of mahi mahi.  A bit further offshore we were getting into Sailfish as well. 

Our final results for marlin on July 23, 2016- 4-2-2 Blue Marlin (one around 400 lbs).

Sailfish- 4-4-2

Mahi Mahi- 12 (8-15 lb range)

 

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