Ron Hittel with his marlin caught on the first day. Photo supplied

Ron Hittel with his marlin caught on the first day. Photo supplied

Fight the good fight – marlin

Cabo is a fishing destination for big game fishing

With the November season of snow and rain in the North a nice getaway is Cabo San Lucas – a resort city on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.

Cabo is a fishing destination for big game fishing and is only a short four-hour flight from Vancouver.

Each November a free tournament is held with prizes for catching dorado, tuna and wahoo.

These fish are very tasty and can be brought home to Canada, and considering the halibut was closed so early this year, this fish is a nice staple for the supper table.

In Cabo there are hundreds of boats ready to whisk you away into the blue water on the hunt for the massive striped marlin.

The age of the fishermen doesn’t matter as the captains troll at a speed of eight knots with surface lures and dead bait.

A good captain can see the marlin on the surface and troll the baits in their path for the aggressive bite.

Once hooked your best bet is to sit in the chair at the rear of the boat as the battle begins.

The fight will take you 15 minutes to a few hours to bring the marlin to the boat for your picture.

At times a larger blue marlin will bite, and boy look out, because these fish are 400 pounders.

The boats use flags of a different colour to indicate the number and type of fish the boat has caught.

The nice thing is the weather is 30 Celsius and warms you to the core.

Renting condos overlooking the marina is my favourite as you can see all the boats coming in from the day.