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Mexico’s Revillas Treasure

September 10, 2011
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Consolation prize: After his hook pulled on a super-cow yellowfin, Ray More (second from right) made do with a 200-pounder. Steve Zernia
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Rachel Olander with a 300-plus-pound tuna Doug Olander
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Capt. Josh Temple’s Gladiator, a 78-foot custom, aluminum-hulled sport-fisher based in Cabo. Rachel Olander
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The Revillagigedos are volcanic islands (shown is San Benedicto Island), with Socorro rising to more than 3,500 feet above sea level. Their isolation has resulted in a number of birds unique to the islands. Except for Roca Partida, the islands provide important breeding grounds for several species of sea turtles: leatherbacks, greens, hawksbills and ridley olives. Rachel Olander
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Single hooks hold fast and facilitate release of fish; the Yo-Zuri Sashimi Slider (left) proved the hot topwater bait. Rachel Olander
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Capt. Josh Temple hooked-up to a cow tuna Rachel Olander
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Wahoo at Roca Partida Rachel Olander
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Revillas prizes likely to grab plugs and jigs, include the striking leather grouper… Rachel Olander
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…a big rainbow runner… Rachel Olander
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…a handsome bluefin trevally… Rachel Olander
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An abundant and pugnacious species, the black jack Rachel Olander
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Striped marlin hooked by Andy Mezirow explodes off Roca Partida See more great photos from Roca Partida here! Doug Olander
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