200 lb striped marlin caught and released by private boaters

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  • Dylan Rose, Travis Rose, and Gene Perry teamed up to catch and release a nice striped marlin on Sunday, August 9th that he estimated at 8′ in length and approximately 200 pounds.

    Dylan hooked the fish, but the trio each took 3 turns fighting the fish.

    “The fish smoked a live sardine 5 feet off the stern of the boat, and the battle ensued,” Perry reported. “We were just inside of the 181 about 25 miles off the Carlsbad area.”

    “It was an amazing experience, being able to catch and get up close to a fish of that class was a gift. It was even better knowing it swam away to keep on living.”

    The marlin was not the only fish they caught of course, in this season of spectacular local tuna fishing. Perry said that yellowfin and dorado were also on the chew, with the tuna hanging around the boat. Lots of anglers are reporting this right now, tuna using the boat like they would a kelp paddy to help relate to the same area.

    For GPS coordinates to the 181 and other local hot spots, check out our San Diego Sportfishing Map.

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    Gene Perry
    Gene Perry

    Thanks for the write up! I want to give big credit to Dylan and Travis Rose who were also part of the epic fight and release of this amazing fish! Teamwork was a huge factor 🙂

    Stephen Chesley
    Stephen Chesley

    My hero

    Travis Allen
    Travis Allen

    Well done!! I’ve never seen one that size out here! Congrats.

    Jeffrey Cox
    Jeffrey Cox

    Epic catch. .
    Baited one Sunday that had to be around the same size. Got short bit she sank out.

    Austin J. Pierce
    Austin J. Pierce

    Saw this thing tail walking as we motored by! Epic! Nice catch!

    Michelle Woo Bowman
    Michelle Woo Bowman

    Finally someone who released their marlin! Congrats on the great fish!