“Catch a Blue Marlin”
There isn’t any more memorable in sportifishing than catching a Blue Marlin, seeing it get hooked, to take the reel line with easiness, fighting with the fish for hours, and seeing near the boat, is an experience nobody forgets.
Blue Marlin fishing is a big challenge for us, as is for all world fishermen. This is taken very seriously by Cancun Boat Club.
Before the Blue Marlin enters the Gulf of Mexico, it travels through Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, up to the Yucatan Peninsula, where a narrow line exists between the Yucatan Peninsula tip, where Cancun is located, and the tip ofCuba,
Blue Marlin is known as one of the the animals that migrates faster, making it one of the fish species that travels the longest distances in the ocean. where Cape San Antonio is located. When arriving to this narrow zone, the Blue Marlin comes down to Cancun waters to feed from its marine biodiversity. The fishing points in the Cancun are located within 14 and 19 miles, where the sea depth varies greatly.
This impressive species has been difficult to document, as it migrates constantly and it can be found at around a depth between 200 and 250 feet. This animal is usually found alone or in couples, and are lonely hunters. They usually feed during the day, at not so deep locations, feeding from calamari and come out to the surface to feed of Flyfish, Mackerel, Bonito and Tuna.
This species can grow as long as 11 ft. and 1985 lbs., and its average life span is of 27 years.
The capture of this Blue Marlin takes multiple hours and even days. When we decide to look for a Blue Marlin, we take it very
Fishermen usually look for this species to live a unique fishing experience, for tagging, to win tournament, or to fight the biggest fish they have seen.seriously as we know that with the slightest mistake, it can escape.
We utilize reels of 50 lbs and 80 lbs Shimano Tiagra or Penn International prepared with 80 lb lines, specially made for this species. We utilize as bait, Bonitos and Escribanos when we do slow trolling, dredges and teasers.
When we fish with lures, we troll faster, with lure such as Marlin Magic, Black Bart, Pakula, and many more. When a Blue Marlin gets hooked, you notice very fast, because of the easiness and strength which with the line is pulled as the fish jumps. The fish wrestle with can take from an hour, for up to 6 hours.
We never accelerate the process of capture, and we wait until the fish has calmed and tired, this to get it close to the side of the boat. We never rush, because of the strength of the Blue
When you think that the Blue Marlin can be found near, it is characterized for recharging energy and swimming farther away.
Marlin at a short distance, it can become very dangerous for us, and for him as well.
Taking care of the species es another of our goals, beside fishing them. We take care part of campaigns such as “The Billfish Foundation” with its tagging program and following IGFA rules.
Cancun Boat Club recommends at least two fishing trips to increase your chance of fishing
Cancun and Isla Mujeres are located withing the top ten destinations in the world for Billfish fishing according to “Marlin Magazine”.a fish like the mentioned above, because it takes many hours of dedication.
Form part of a great experience in sportfishing and we will help you catch one of this magnificent species.