This year we have added a blue water fishing option for clients at Los Roques. Captain Alejandro has a one month old 36 foot Contender with twin 350 horse power engines. Alejandro has been doing offshore charters from Los Roques for the last 5 years and has considerable experience for conventional or fly fishing. What I was unaware of is just how good the fishing is here in Venezuela. The fishing here has huge veriety including all 5 species of Marlin. Right now we are in prime blue marlin season, so Alejandro took us out to give us a quick taste of what was beyond the flats.
After an hour of trolling with a pattern of teasers out they were hit by a 200 lbs blue marlin that took four of us an hour to bring to the boat. It still staggers me how powerful these fish truly are. We are in prime marlin season right now as they migrate up the coast feeding on the bait balls around right now.