Jim has fished with me for about 3 years now. He hoped to get another nice blue marlin like last years 259lb-er but a huge floating cargo net changed his mind. We were the third boat to arrive at the cargo net floating just above the surface. Under it were a few hundred hungry mahimahi, small yellowfin tuna and some big galapagos sharks. We caught our first mahimahi on heavy conventional gear – a nice 25lb female. I decided to go with some lighter tackle gear so we switched to my Shimano Trevala rods with Shimano Baitrunner spinning reels. For the next few hours we caught 9 mahimahi from 12-25lbs on light gear. We even had a few doubles!
Jim and Roger did a great job fighting all those fish but quickly tired themselves out. They could fight fish no more! So, off we went trolling the nearby ledge where we had a small striped marlin almost to the boat before it jumped off. Not quite a big blue marlin but I don’t think Jim minded losing that fish….