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Fishing For Striped Marlin In San Cristobal Galapagos
The Galapagos Islands, also known as the "Enchanted Islands" , are some of the worlds most productive fishing grounds. Especially if you are chasing large Striped Marlin. Most people think that the Galapagos islands are what you see on National Geographic, islands without people, full of blue footed boobies, and 200 year old tortoises. While these islands are home to these amazing creatures, they are also home to people, a people who have lived in these islands for generations, and protect it because its their home. Fishing has been a staple of the Galapagos islands for more than a century, with boats traveling from as far as San Diego to fish the tuna rich waters. Now many local fishermen are turning to a fishery that is profitable for their families and preserves the park at the same time. It has been introduced to the park as "Eco Fishing". Eco fishing (Sportfishing) not only damages the local ecosystem than illegal but prevalent practices such as dynamiting the reef or bleaching it to catch more fish commercially, but it also fills hotels, and brings income to the local people. Last but obviously not least, for us fishermen, it is an amazing opportunity.
There are four populated islands in the Galapagos. Floreana and Isabella barely have any people and are not very developed, Puerto Allora seems like a bustling city in the Caribbean with infrastructure and plenty of cars. San Cristobal is the perfect balance. Its developed, but quite. An island with 10,000 people restaurants, bars, and STRIPED MARLIN FISHING.
When you first arrive in the town, you will find a the local sea lions, just hanging out. They have their own beach, but roam pretty freely througout the town. There they are welcome, with your fish not so much.
Fishing Rosa Blanca Bank For Striped Marlin
On our trip we became acquainted with the Samysol III. This boat is run by a father and son that are part of a three generation Galapagos fishing family. To fish for striped marlin here in the Galapagos you must run out to the Bank (Rosa Blanca Bank). Once you arrive you will be shocked. On out trip we saw 22 striped marlin and at one point had 5 in the spread at the same time.
Targeting The Striped Marlin
We fished mostly trolled lures, but with so many fish available there are are opportunities to target them modern heavy duty spinning gear and even fly.
Book San Cristobal Galapagos Marlin Charter
If you would like to book a charter with the top charter boat (tournament winning) contact Samysol III.
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