The White Marlin


As water temperatures warm, the migratory season at Withe Marlin and their comfort zones chance consequently. Obviously, the most enthusiastic anglers are pumped to find White Marlin in the best cabo fishing charters.

But, why are more big-game anglers heading to this part of the world? In recent years, warm water has moved farther up the coast, carrying with it world-class billfish, including Marlin. Following this specimen, appears the first private yachts in Cabo San Lucas owned by die-hard, no-holds-barred anglers to follow the fish wherever they go. These anglers consider White Marlin the ultimate sport fish. One reason is White Marlin live in places few European anglers can reach.


It takes meticulous rigging and fine-tuned skills to fool these fishes. But the best part of White Marlin deep sea fishing is the incredible bite. Nothing beats the excitement of a White Marlin taking the bait.

Tropical fishes

In addition to White and Blue Marlin, the warm water brings schools of yellow fin tuna, blue fin, rooster fish, dorado and wahoo. As a result, the deep sea fishing in Cabo San Lucas conclude like a fishbowl with some of the best fishing in the world. The fish typically begin to arrive in late May; Tuna show up in early summer, and the Marlin arrive by late summer. When the warm-water eddies move the boat charter, anything can happen. For that reason, marlin fisherman must be on their toes. Who get it get big rewards.


How fishing a White Marlin like a professional?

Captain Champlin, son of veteran angler Jay Champlin from Maryland, uses the same tactics popular around the world. All this with the goal to caught at the Marlin, “We pull small ballyhoo positioned around dredges and teasers,” he says.

Dredges and teasers are designed to lure the fish to the boat charter. A dredge is a metal framework capable of pulling 30 or more natural and artificial lures with no hooks. The teaser is a chain of rubber squids, also with no hooks. Once the fish is in range, the crew pulls away the teasers and feeds the Marlin a hooked bait.


Champlin starts with a three-tier dredge on each side of the boat. “Dredge composition is critical,” he says. Champlin either uses an all-ballyhoo dredge or one with mullet on the outer arms and 9-inch swim shads on the inside. “I like ballyhoo on one side of the boat charter and mullet on the other,” he adds. Just outside and slightly behind the dredge, he dangles a squid chain teaser. Champlin goes with 9-inch squids punctuated with a large ballyhoo behind an Islander head.

The true reason

There is one reason these anglers chase marlin around the world: the fight. When a Marlin comes into the spread, swinging its bill and slicing the surface with its sickle fin, the crew will pull away the teasers and turn the fish’s attention to one of the baits. Then, as soon as the Marlin pounces on the bait, the angler must take the reel out of gear and let the line run.


As the Marlin turns the bait and swallows it, the angler lets the fish eat and start to move away from the charter yacht. That’s when the angler slowly pushes the drag to strike, cranks in the excess line, and pulls the hook into the corner of the fish’s mouth. While the fishermen are focused on hooking his fish, the captain puts the luxury yacht rental in a tight turn toward the action, continuing to drag baits in hopes of hooking a second Marlin.

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