Crazy Striped Marlin Action off Magdalena Bay, Mexico

Located on the Pacific coast, Mag Bay can produce incredible fishing for striped marlin. Chris and Laura Jessen found out just how good it can be during two separate trips there in mid-November 2017, fishing aboard their Hatteras GT63, Fish Tank. Here is Laura’s report from that expedition. Play Video Play Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Remaining Time -0:00 This is a modal window. Foreground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Opaque Background --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Window --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Font Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400% Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform Dropshadow Font Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small Caps Defaults Done We relocated Fish Tank from our home port in Los Sueños, Costa Rica, to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for the tournament season in 2017 and decided to make two trips up the Pacific coast to Mag Bay with Capt. Ben Horning and mates Topher Wightman and Erick Martinez. Both trips were beyond epic; in fact, it was beyond anything we could have imagined. Six anglers — Chris, me, Thomas Garmany, Jenn Greaney, Blaire Biase and Hunter Carter — fished for three and a half days and released 334 striped marlin, two blue marlin and four sailfish for a grand total of 606 striped marlin, five blues and seven sails in six and a half days of fishing. Our best day was an incredible 125 striped marlin and two blue marlin. We were warned about how rough it could be there, but we had great weather, with the second trip being flat calm the entire time.
Crazy Striped Marlin Action off Magdalena Bay, Mexico
Six anglers caught a grand total of 606 striped marlin, five blues and seven sails in six and a half days.

The southwestern coast of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula has long been a hot spot for striped marlin, with the action centered off the sparsely populated region of Magdalena Bay. Located on the Pacific coast, Mag Bay can produce incredible fishing for striped marlin. Chris and Laura Jessen found out just how good it can be during two separate trips there in mid-November 2017, fishing aboard their Hatteras GT63, Fish Tank. Here is Laura’s report from that expedition.

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