Blue marlin

Blue Marlin belongs to the Atlantic Marlins family and is the largest of all marlins and also one of the biggest fish. Female Blue Marlins are more significant than males and can grow up to 14 feet and weigh 1985 pounds.

Appearance

The Blue Marlin is native to tropical and temperate waters, and you can find them mainly in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Ocean. When it comes to identification, Blue Marlin is one of the most recognizable of all marlins as well as other fishes.

Like the name Blue Marlin, they are blue in color on the top and silver-white below or on the belly portion. They have a visible dorsal fin with a long and sharp kind of spear-shaped upper jaw.

Habitat and Lifestyle

Blue Marlins live in larger water bodies like the sea, so it is rare to find Blue Marlins in smaller water bodies. Since these fish thrive on temperate water, they migrate and go where the currents are warm.

This Marlin feeds mainly on Mackerels, tunas, squids, etc. Blue Marlins are also one of the fastest fish in the seas or ocean. They use their spear-like upper jaw, which is sharp, to slash their prey and eat them.

Finding and Catching

This fish can be caught from an inflatable boat or kayak.

If you want to catch a Blue Marlin, then you will have to go to a large water body like the Pacific or the Indian Ocean to catch one of these bad boys! All is good for you if you live near such a place!
You can find and fish a Blue Marlin on a boat and with a strong fishing rod because this fish can be tricky!

Peak Season

The peak season of Blue Marlin is from August to December.

Best Bait

Best Baits to catch a Blue Marlin:

  • Ballyhoo
  • Mackerel
  • Squid
  • Bonito
  • Skipjack Tuna