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.