Yeah, So. Cal. Is buzzing with Marlin reports these days. Here's a report from BD Forums from earlier this week:
"The marlin have been everywhere. We watched a guy land one on the Middle grounds Sunday on a 15' Hobie. Heard there were three hooked that day between the middle grounds and the horseshoe. Yesterday, there was non-stop chatter about marlin being caught between the 150 to the north shoe. I believe one guy was two for two on the 150 Crazy crazy year!!"
Here's the thread:
150 - 8/10 - Marlin | Saltwater Fishing Forums
I happen to be over here, away from my local Okinawan waters sneakin in a little big of fishin with my brothers, and it's wide open for pelagics like never before it seems. We didn't have a billfish spread out because our crew were going for yellowtail, so picked up a decent one at Catalina Island. No marlin, but was fun to get this one anyway on a 30# outfit :-) .