Fishing For Marlin
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Fishing for Marlin

Catching Marlin  for Marlin is a physically demanding sport, and one that requires a lot of patience. But once a Marlin bites, it can pull hard for hours. That means you need a heavy-duty reel that can hold the strain and an angler who knows how to operate it.

The most popular method of catching Marlin is trolling. Live baits are most effective, especially bonito, dolphin, mullet, mackerel, and ballyhoo. However, rubber skirted trolling lures can be equally as productive.

White Marlin are found in tropical and seasonally temperate Atlantic waters, including the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and the Western Mediterranean. They are the smallest of the Marlin species and a very sought after catch. The White Marlin has a pointed dorsal fin that can be taller than its body depth, a visible series of pale blue stripes along their sides, and a rounded anal fin.

Fighting the Beast: Tips for Battling and Landing Marlin

This migratory species prefers water temperatures in the 70’s to low 80’s. They feed on mackerel, sardines, and anchovies. Striped marlin have a life span of 10 years and reach sizes up to 400 pounds and 13.5 feet. They are known for their long runs and tail walks, as well as their incredible fighting ability. This is why it is so important to release them healthy and quickly. Striped Marlin are primarily predators, but sharks and whales also prey on them. When you’re battling a Marlin, its best to use heavy-duty equipment because the fight can last for hours.