Marlin Makes History
October 1, 2015
This pacific blue marlin weighed in at San Diego's Marlin Club at 662.2 # on Sept.23. This is a rare catch for these waters; they are generally found in warmer waters. However, area waters are warm now - 74 to 78 degrees - and the marlin are here because they are chasing their favorite foods, Dorado and tuna. It is the largest pacific blue marlin weighed in San Diego - dating back in The Marlin Club records to 1931. John Campbell, an IGFA representative, witnessed the weigh in and shot this picture of Matt Santora, boat owner and angler, with captain and gaffer Andy Vo. The fish was hooked at 8:15 a.m., 9 miles west of Point Loma. The tackle was 100# test line and a lure.