Another great trip to Mag Bay….our best to date. Six of us, Joe Staller, Chuck Bull, Dave Weaver, Bob Bowers, Phil Click and myself joined Jeff DeBrown of Reel Baja for 6 days of fishing for marlin, tuna and dorado outside and many species inside for fish up to over 20 lbs. For three of the group this was their first experience with big saltwater fishing. The beauty of this trip is that all six of us landed at least one marlin with several landing two. The weather cooperated this trip with 5 fishable days and only one when we couldn’t go outside.
Check out the videos of what it’s like casting for marlin with poppers
We had some pretty unusual events occur this trip also. We had sea lions chasing our hooked dorado. A sea lion also chased Phil’s tuna and waited under the boat until the guide released the fish. It came up and ate the fish right out of his hands, leaving just the head. A hooked dorado swam under the boat while trying to be landed only to break off and jump in the boat on the other side with the fly still in it’s mouth. Bob and I both hooked up a marlin with our flies while trolling for dorado. His line broke mine and he landed the marlin. The mangrove fishing wasn’t quite as productive species wise as last year but the fish we caught were better quality.
Here’s some pic’s
All in all…an excellent trip, several marlin over 200 lbs and mangrove fish over 20 lbs. Great group of guys, excellent guides and good accommodations at the Whale Tail Inn through Mag Bay Outfitters. I recommend it to anyone….we’re going back for sure!!