GALAPAGOS SPORT FISHING
The Galapagos Marine Reserve is one of the most exciting and productive areas in the world to fish. And, Finally Sport Fishing (Pesca Vivencial) in The Galapagos Marine Reserve is allowed, this under strict environmental regulations and done exclusively by local active fishermen in order to ensure a strong local participation and direct benefit to the local economy, as well as, to stop out of season fishing and the illegal capture of species such as shark.
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This are the seasons for sportfishing in the Galapagos Islands:

Striped marlin : February - June believe it or not could go from 10 up to 50 a day, this is the peak season however you can catch it any month pretty much.

Blue marlin : Mid March up to late August is the highest season but Just as it is with the striped marlin you find it any time.

Atun(Tuna) black and yellow fins as well as wahoo, Dorado(mahi-mahi)

INDO-PACIFIC BLUE MARLIN
Makaira mazara (Jordan and Snyder, 1901)
Feeds principally on fish and cephalopods in shallow waters, but may descend into greater depths to feed. Reaches lengths to 4.5 m and weights of 523 kg.

STRIPED MARLIN
Tetrapturus audax (Philippi, 1887)
Feeds principally on fishes and cephalopods in shallow ocean waters. Wide-ranging oceanic fish, in tropical, subtropical, and temperate Pacific waters. Are solitary or seen in small groups; fast swimmers. Reaches maximum lengths of about 3.5 m, and weights of 189 kg.

PACIFIC SAILFISH; Picudo
Istiophorus platypterus (Shaw and Nodder,1792)
Principally piscivores, but also feed on squid and cephalopods. They prey on solitary fishes and shooling species, such as mackerel, anchovy and sardines. They approach their prey at moderate swimming speeds, and partially depress their fins into their groove-like channels. Suddenly they rush at the school of fish at great speed with the fins fully depressed. Once in the school they erect their fins and turn sharply to corner some individuals, which they spear with their prolonged bills. An open-ocean fish that lives near the surface, usually above the thermocline.
Size. Reaches a maximum length of 340 cm and a weight of 100 kg. The Galapagos tackle angling record is 327.7 cm TL and 100.24 Kg for a fish taken off Santa Cruz in 1947.

BLACK MARLIN; Picudo banderon
makaira indica (Cuvier,1832)
They reach lengths greater than 4.5 m and weights heavier than 700 kg.

SWORDFISH
Xiphias gladius
Opportunistic feeders, adults may forage over the bottom at great depths, in midwaters, or at the surface. Normally stay inshore near the bottom during the day, moving seaward at dusk habitat in Galapagos: open-ocean fish, often seen swimming at surface. The region around the islands is considered to be one of the principal swordfish grounds in the southeast Pacific (Palko et al., 1981) Size: grows to lengths of at least 5m, and weights of more than 500 kg.

WAHOO
Acanthocybium solandri (Cuvier, 1831)
An oceanic surface-dwelling fish that feeds on other pelagic fishes, like mackerel, bonito, porcupinefish, flyingfish, sardine, scad, amd lanternfish, and squids. Usually solitary, but may form small loosely structured groups. A migratory species found among the islands only during the warmest months, December through June. Reaches lengths of 2.1 m FL, and weights of at least 83 kg. adults spawn large numbers of eggs over an extended period; a 131 mm female was estimated to have spawned 6 million pelagic eggs (Collette and Nauen, 1983).

IGFA, International Game Fish Association
The International Game Fish Association is a nonprofit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping.