The Sea of Cortez was calm and the Sun was HOT!!! as my new friend Greg from Montana and I headed out on the BITE ME !!!! cruiser, to the Marlin grounds near La Ribera on the East Cape of Baja. We got our live bait and some Balliho, a dead fish used for bait, to throw out if we saw a fish on the top of the water. We got to the spot and put out our 6 line spread and started to troll. We had trolled for about 45 minutes, when I saw a giant blue shape rise out of the water and strike one of the plugs we were trolling. The deck hand leapt from the fly bridge as quick as a wink and set the hook for us . My pal Greg took the rod and fought the fish, like the Pro he is. The fight lasted nearly 1 hour, till the fish came up to the leader and the captain and deck took over. It was pan delirium as the fish was gaffed and brought aboard. Greg decided to keep the Blue Marlin to take home to eat , in Montana. It was HIGH FIVES !!! all around and then time to get back to fishing. In no time at all, I saw another large fish take the bait and it was my turn to battle the beast. I fought my fish for about 1/2 hour and then we decided to release it after pics were taken. it was then 10:30 and we had landed 2 nice marlin ,a Great Day!!!!! on the Sea of Cortez . Then we headed back to the Van Wormer Resort Palmas De Cortez , where we were staying, to celebrate our catch with a couple of Pina Coladas.