An angler fishing near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, died last Friday after falling overboard while fighting a striped marlin.
The incident occurred nine miles offshore and just beyond Gordo Banks, a popular fishing spot about 40 miles north of Cabo San Lucas on Baja California’s tip, in the Sea of Cortez.
Talmage, who was in his mid-60s, was fishing out of Gordo Banks Pangas and had reeled in a dorado (mahi-mahi) before hooking the marlin.
The sea was calm and Talmage was sitting in a stationary boat while fighting the billfish.
Eric Brictson, who runs the charter business, said that Talmage began to slip over the rail while adjusting his seating position.