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Cabo Marlin Fishing Tackle

Cabo Marlin FishingIf you are bringing some fishing gear, here are some of the basic rule of thumb for the Cabo Region. Make sure your rods & reels are in the best working order. The fish in Baja are hard running serious fish, and will push the limit of your tackle. Have fresh main line on your reels. have fresh leader line on your lures. Be careful here to not confuse 100# mono leader with 100# mono line. Many (most?) manufacturers use a harder, more abrasion resistant mono for their leader material. Most manufacturers also usually under rate their mono leader by 25% or more (300# actually breaks at 400#). A 100# leader of hard, under rated leader material like Momoi is fine for striped marlin, but a piece of a nice soft 100# line like Berkeley Big Game may get sawed off pretty quickly.

Blue Marlin: 80lb line with 500 yards, with drag set properly, it will generally slow one down and catch the marlin. Or you can have a reel with 50lb line, but with 700 yards of line. Most Blue Marlin caught in the Cabo region are males, in the 250-350lb class. Once you get above that weight, its generally a female. Rods are 5 1/2 ft to 6ft, usually E-Glass, with a minimum of a tip and stripper roller guides. The rod butt must have a trolling gimbal, otherwise it will not set in the boat trolling slots properly, (the reel will turn over).
Blue Marlin Lures & Rigging: There are 4-5 basic lure colors that the local skippers use allot. Green/Black Yellow/Orange Blue/Pink Purple/Black Green/Blue
Lure style & size is a 10-12 inch, plastic or soft, but soft lures are gaining popularity in Cabo.
Rigging is 400lb 12ft clear mono leader with a tamdum double hook 12/0 Mustad Big Game.


Blue Marlin Live Bait: Their are several different ways to rigg a large live bait. The mexican skippers simply attach a 9/0 chrome stainless mustad hook, with a 250-400lb 8-12ft leader. They then run the hook through the bonito, tuna's nose. Other techniques include a wire threading and attaching the live bait hook to the baits forehead. More on this topic later.
Stripped Marlin: Leader length for lure fishing 12'-15' of 200# - 300# for striped marlin. 12'-15' of 100# to 150# for live bait for striped marlin and sailfish. The leader is usually tied to the main line with an albright.
Yellowfin Tuna: Leader length of 8' of 80# for live bait or chunking for tuna over 100#. A swivel is optional for live bait, but mandatory for chunking. 5' of 50#-60# for trolling or bait for tuna over 40#; 20#-30# for smaller fish
(usually no leader).

Dorado: Leader length is usually 6-8 feet, with 50-80 lb line. Live bait is the same with 60 lb line.

Wahoo: Leader Length of 2'-3' of 60#-100# single strand wire for live bait and trolled lures, 40#-60# cable for iron (Hopkins, Tady, Salas, UFO, etc), and 250# cable for Marauders, Bonitas, etc., for wahoo.
Sierra: Leader length of 5-7 feet with a swivel clipped to a CD4 Rapala
Roosters:
Pargo: Leader length of 3' of 30#-40# (green mono may work better than other colors) with a rubber core sinker for for pargo.
Amberjack: Leader Length of 3' of 50#-80# with a dropper loop and whatever weight of torpedo sinker, usually 4-16 oz., is necessary to get to the bottom for Amberjack or cabrilla and other things living in rock piles. Make the dropper with a spider hitch, with a 2' loop and 3' tag, with the hook on the loop and sinker on the tag, and with a half hitch in the tag near the sinker so it busts off first when you get hung in the rocks.

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Sportfishing Mexico for Blue Marlin Fishing, Black Marlin Fishing, Striped Marlin Fishing, Sailfish Fishing, Dorado Fishing, Wahoo Fishing, Permit Fishing, Bonefish Fishing, Tarpon Fishing, Snook Fishing
Sportfishing Mexico for Blue Marlin Fishing, Black Marlin Fishing, Striped Marlin Fishing, Sailfish Fishing, Dorado Fishing, Wahoo Fishing, Permit Fishing, Bonefish Fishing, Tarpon Fishing, Snook Fishing