Shades of Blue on the East Cape with Mark Rayor

Blue Marlin

Now thats a Blue Marlin.


The bite down south dried up so there are not many footballs. Tuna are on porpoise schools 20 to 30 miles off shore from north of Punta Pescadero spreading south to below Los Frailes. It has not been hard to find porpoise but only about one out of ten schools are holding tuna. Then when the right one is found the fish are very spooky. Kite fishing has been deadly when conditions are right but there has been little wind and the porpoise changing direction and speed too much to make a good bait presentation.




Blue Marlin Boogey East Cape Style

Marlin have been scattered everywhere but the best bet has been about 15 off shore on a sea temp break that has been there for a few weeks. Today the Sea of Cortez was very grumpy with small craft advisories in the afternoon and we still managed a blue marlin just 3 1/2 miles from our mooring. Also a broadbill or two are still being sighted everyday.





Blue 3

Releasing a Blue

So, the other day I was talking about how spectacular blue marlin are. An angler asked how do you know when you have a blue on the line versus a striper or sailfish? Here is a quick photo illustration. Some of these photos are not my best work but they were all captured this week.





striper 1

Aerobatic Stripe Marlin








Sailfish push

Sailfish shuffle







Thanks Mark for the insight of your East Coast Bill Fish.

Blue Marlin get going thats for sure.

Tight Lines from your friends at Team Accurate.

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