I'd have to say of all 3 fishing trips this was my least favorite. This was my 1st time not going out of the San Jose del Cabo marina and going out of Cabo San Lucas but I was extremely disappointed. Don't get me wrong, I was out on the water and I had a good time but I wouldn't pick them again.
We had 2 couples on the boat and it was my wife's first time out. There were 4 lines out trolling and that's all fine but once we caught a dorado it took the captain about 20 seconds to stop the boat. By that time we had dragged to dorado probably 50 yards. My wife jumps in the chair and reels in a 30 pound dorado in about 3 to 5 minutes. No fight or anything from the fish. My wife looked a bit confused. She was excited and let down at the very anticlimactic catch. We took off and trolled some more and next up the girl from the other couple experiences the same thing. She has been deep sea fishing and also said she expected a little more fight. Off we go again trolling and eventually we did hook a striped marlin, a 10 foot, 130 pound beast. Again dragging the fish 40 or so yards behind the boat. The other guy jumped in the chair and started reeling it in. These guys do put on a better show for sure. It jumped up and out of the water a few times and gave us what we expected for a moment but still was brought in within 10, maybe 15 minutes. Maybe it's the season or the fish themselves but I've seen 15 -20 pound tunas put up bigger and longer fights. It was just a little disappointing.
Before we went out the owner was very nice and very professional. The crew was polite but didn't really talk much. Which is fine too. When we tipped them with some cash and about 15 pounds of marlin they pretty much acted like the expected it. And none of us kept the bill and those can have value too.
For the price of the trip I wouldn't recommend these guys again. Or at least talk to the owners and make sure your crew isn't going to drag your catch have to death before you reel it in.
Next time we go back with the kids I won't take them here.
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