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Blue Marlin Fishing – The Ultimate Catch


Blue marlin are considered one of the world’s, biggest, game fish.  Fully grown fish surpass 330 pounds (150 kg.). It is worth noting that females have the ability of reaching far bigger sizes than males, passing 1,000 pounds (450 kg). A Pacific blue marlin, documented in 1970 to weigh 1,805 pounds (819 kg), was caught by a group of fishermen out of Oahu, Hawaii. This weight is noted by blue and black marlin fishermen as the benchmark for a genuinely remarkable catch. Today, much exertion is coordinated towards focusing on the huge, blue marlin.

Atlantic Blue Marlin

Blue marlin can be found broadly in the tropical maritime waters of the Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific, with numerous fish making regular migrations into the calm waters of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. It is believed that such migrations are with the aim of exploiting those waters for food in spring and summer. Blue marlin have a restricted capacity for cold, water temperatures, with the lowest temperature resilience noted to be around 20 °C (68 °F), albeit singular fish have been documented to exist in cooler temperatures. Blue marlins are diverse feeders going after an extensive variety of prey species and sizes. Exploratory examination of blue marlin stomach substance has yielded life forms as little as scaled, down filefish. 

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Fishing Techniques

Regular Draw Fishing

The pioneers of blue marlin fishing utilized regular draws fixed to skip and swim. Today, fixed traps, especially Spanish mackerel and horse ballyhoo are generally utilized for blue marlin. Trolling for blue marlin with fixed traps, consolidated with a fake draw or skirt to make bait mixes, is still generally used, particularly along the eastern seaboard of the United States and in the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Venezuela.


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Counterfeit Bait Fishing

Blue marlin are fish that react well to the sprinkle, bubble trail, and a variety of fake bait. Trolling with draws is the most famous strategy utilized by blue marlin teams today. Hawaii is perceived as the origin of draw trolling for marlin, with captains working from the Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii creating numerous plans still utilized today. The most punctual marlin baits were cut from wood, cast in beverage glasses, or produced using chrome, shower towel pipes. In addition, they were evaded with elastic, inward tubes or vinyl, upholstery material cut into strips. Today, marlin draws are delivered in a tremendous assortment of shapes, sizes, and hues, mass-created by substantial producers and exclusively made by small scale, custom creators.

Live-Trap Fishing

Live-trap aimed for blue marlin typically utilizes fewer fish species, with the skipjack instrument considered the best formation of the trap. As trolling rate is restricted in light of the fact that snares must be trolled gradually to stay alive, live-goading is ordinarily picked where angling zones are moderately and effortlessly secured.

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Best Places To Fish

Mexico (Atlantic Coast)

In the eastern Yucatán, sanction vessels working from Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, and Playa del Carmen experience blue marlin in addition to various white marlin and sailfish from late March through July. It is believed that these months are the months when the waters found in the Gulf Stream convey billfish through the territory. The blue marlins found in the western Caribbean have a tendency to be below record-setting weights.

Virgin Islands

The island of St, Thomas in the US Virgin Islands is a standout amongst the most prestigious, blue marlin destinations. Full moons from June to October can go with some extreme blue marlin angling in the zone known as the ‘North Drop’. Draw angling, trolling regular traps, and the snare and switch are all prominent methods of fishing.

United States

The Outer Banks of North Carolina have long been known for their blue marlin angling. Since the mid 1950s, when Ernal Foster on the Albatross I made the first angling trips for blue marlin, Cape Hatteras has been known as a critical destination for the game angler.

Top 3 Catches

A Pacific blue marlin documented in 1970 to weigh 1,805 pounds (819 kg) was caught by a gathering of fishermen angling out of Oahu, Hawaii. In the Atlantic, the heaviest sport-angling catch is Paulo Amorim’s 1,402-pound (636 kg) fish from Vitoria, Brazil. The biggest blue marlin acquired at the Tsukiji market in Tokyo measured an enormous 1,106 kilograms (2,438 lb).


Blue marlin are a unique and significant type of game fish that are challenging to catch. If you have the skill, finances, and patience to catch a blue marlin it will be the catch of your lifetime that you will never forget.

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