Striped marlin
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Gone fishin’

A striped marlin leaps while trying to shake the hook of Brandon Cotton, a Newport Beach angler participating in the Fiesta de 976tuna fishing tournament in Baja California’s East Cape region. (BLEU COTTON)
Brandon Cotton displays a sailfish caught aboard a Palma de Cortes cruiser during a recent Fiesta de 976tuna fishing tournament at Baja California’s East Cape. Sailfish and marlin are biting sporadically in the region. (BLEU COTTON)
Brandon Cotton displays a sierra mackerel aboard a Palma de Cortes cruiser during a recent Fiesta de 976tuna fishing tournament at Baja California’s East Cape. Sierra are among many species biting close to southern Baja’s beaches. (BLEU COTTON)
Sebastian Villareal of Rosarito Beach, Mexico, is all smiles after catching this large African pompano near La Paz, where many species of nearshore game fish are cooperating for anglers. (Jonathan Roldan / Tailhunter International)
David Fay poses alongside a 331-pound yellowfin tuna caught during a long-range trip aboard the Royal Polaris. He lost another large one to the sharks. (Bill Roecker / Oceanic Productions)
Kyle Pettigren holds with a gloved hand a 6 1/2-pound rainbow trout caught last week at Crowley Lake in the Eastern Sierra. The fish measured 25 inches. (Crowley Lake Fish Camp)
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