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Diablo Sportfishing
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Owner description: Owner operated fishing charter. Captain Kevin Malone is a USCG Licensed master Captain, IGFA certified and has a lifetime of fishing experience. Top of the line professional gear, tackle, electronics and safety equipment. Offshore, Inshore trips and Whale, dolphin and turtle tours as well. Full or 1/2 day.
Reviewed 6 April 2013

this was my third year in a row fishing with capt malone. Every year gets better than the last , Blue marlin ,black marlin sailfish, yellowfin tuna,mahi mahi, roosters,jacks ,cubera ....weve caught em all .This year we even rescued a entangled sea turtle . Ill be back for many years to come .

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Reviewed 17 September 2011

Those that know ocean/deep sea fishing know that a 21 foot center console boat is not something everyone can be comfortable in to begin with, let alone going 25 miles offshore, but I'm one of those that is. We slow-trolled live bonita (which we caught without much difficulty as we needed them). One early hit from a sailfish didn't result in a hookup, and we spent until 1:30 without a battle, but then we made up for it with a 3 1/2 hour marathon with the marlin that fishing dreams are made of - all on a 50 pound rig! (I even ran a full marathon in less time than it took to bring this fish in).

We would have had it in 45 minutes earlier but the single outboard engine on o
ur small boat died at the most impromptu moment, just as we first leadered the fish (got the leader in hand - i.e. had the fish at the boat). Which was interesting itself as we only had it right there because it got pissed off, probably about being latched onto such a small boat for so long, and attacked the boat (minimal damage). We had some of the best surface jumps and runs I've ever seen out of a marlin with this fish. Sailfish are better known for the acrobatics than marlin are, especially giant marlin.

We got dangerously late coming in with that long, epic battle and went through the debris zone in near darkness, barely avoiding a few logs and a couple turtles as we did, and it was pitch black by the time we made it all the way into the "marina" in Playa Dominicalito - which is really just a collection of a dozen boats on mooring buoys in a cove, there are no docks, no real facilities, etc.

Kevin the solo guide/mate/owner gave us a great deal and was very nice.

Disclaimer: we released the fish so I can't prove it was 1,000 pounds, but if it wasn't, it was darn close - and no, that's still well under the world record even for the 50 pound tackle I was on (many people use 80 to as much as 120 pound test tackle for monster marlin fishing).

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