Capt. Franky Pettolina’s Marlin Pattern
To start the day, Pettolina looks for the edge of a warmwater eddy to cross the canyon. He trolls along the edge, zigzagging from warm water to cooler water and back. During the day, he notes which direction the water is moving and marks each marlin encounter on his chart plotter. When he has three marks, he works the inside of the triangle to find more bites. As the warm water moves over structure, schools of marlin will break away from the edge to hunt.